Telecommuting at MedEx

After reading the case study “Telecommuting at MedEx” at the end of Chapter 12 of your textbook, write a short paper that addresses the following:

Requirements: 1-2 pages

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Hence, based on the identified benefits, telecommuting has significant advantages, including improving employees’ working morale and productivity. Employees’ working morale plays a substantial role in boosting organizational performance. Once measures such as telecommuting are in place, Parajuli (2020) reveals that employees feel more enthusiastic about working their best and retaining such freedom. However, a disadvantage is employees may encounter distractions when working in their home spaces. Distractions from family, friends, and kids may prevent them from delivering their tasks in good time. Furthermore, the organization may encounter challenges offering telecommuting due to the needed tools, such as computers and routers for high-speed internet, considering not every employee may have these devices.

Despite the disadvantages and challenges of telecommuting,

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Sickle cell trait

You can draw your genogram either by hand, or you can use any word processing program to create graphics. Investigate how sickle cell trait can affect the offspring of the Jones family.

Mr. Jones is 57-year-old and is a carrier of sickle cell trait; his wife Ms. Jones is 50 years, and she also has sickle cell trait. Use the following questions to guide your genogram. Limit your genogram to 3 generations


How many of the children might be born with sickle cell disease?

How many percent of their children might not be affected?

How many percent might have the sickle cell trait?

Requirements: Depending on the question ask

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  1. How many children might be born with sickle cell disease?

25% of the children might be born with sick cell diseases. This is illustrated from a homologous chromosome pair for each parent. In the genetic diagram below, it is represented by SS.











SS                    SN (25%)                          NS (25%)                                  NN(25%)


  1. How many percent of their children might not be affected?

            25% of Mr. Jones’s family’s children will not be affected. This is represented by NN (no blood disorder) in the genetic diagram above.

  1. How many percent might have the sickle cell trait?

                50% of Mr. Jones’s children might have the sickle cell trait. In the genetic diagram above, it is represented by SN (25%) plus NS (25%) to yield 50%. When an offspring inherits one sickle cell gene and one normal gene, they will have a sickle cell trait (SCT) (CDC. (2020, December 14). 50% of the offspring with SCT will not show symptoms of sickle cell disease (SCD),

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Training and Development

Now it’s your turn! Below is all the information given on a training program needed, called Effective Communication. You are a trainer in the given situation.

Download the Project Information Document here.

Part 1 – Paper

The requirements below must be met for your paper to be accepted and graded:

Write at least 5 pages summarizing how this training will be effective and how it should be evaluated using Microsoft Word in APA style, see example below.

Use font size 12 and 1” margins.

Include cover page and reference page.

At least 80% of your paper must be original content/writing.

No more than 20% of your content/information may come from references.

Use at least three references from outside the course material, one reference must be from EBSCOhost. Text book, lectures, and other materials in the course may be used, but are not counted toward the three reference requirement.

Cite all reference material (data, dates, graphs, quotes, paraphrased words, values, etc.) in the paper and list on a reference page in APA style.

References must come from sources such as, scholarly journals found in EBSCOhost, CNN, online newspapers such as, The Wall Street Journal, government websites, etc. Sources such as, Wikis, Yahoo Answers, eHow, blogs, etc. are not acceptable for academic writing.

Part 2 – PowerPoint Presentation

Create a PowerPoint presentation and record yourself presenting the response to the assignment. The presentations should be a minimum of six minutes in length and include at least 15 slides.

TIP: If you have Office Mix, you can record a voiceover for your PowerPoint presentation. Or, you may use a free app called Screencast-o-matic to record your presentation. With Screencast-o-matic, you can record a screenshare of your PowerPoint slides while you verbally present your information. You can even select an option where you are visible in a thumbnail in the lower right-hand corner of the screen while the PowerPoint slide fills up the rest of the screen. Visit this website for the free download:

The requirements below must be met for your presentation to be accepted and graded:

Design and format each slide for a presentation, see example below.

Include a cover slide and reference slide (these slides do not count toward the 15 slide requirement).

Use at least three references from outside the course material, preferably from EBSCOhost. Text book, lectures, and other materials in the course may be used, but are not counted toward the three reference requirement.

Identify sources on slides that contain reference material (data, dates, graphs, quotes, paraphrased words, values, etc.) and list them on a reference slide.

References must come from sources such as, scholarly journals found in EBSCOhost or on Google Scholar, government websites and publications, reputable news media (e.g. CNN, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times) websites and publications, etc. Sources such as, Wikis, Yahoo Answers, eHow, blogs, etc. are not acceptable for academic writing.

Requirements: 5 page for part I and 15 slides for part II

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Since Tim does not wish to fly the two project coordinators from Bangkok, he proposed that I should organize a Skype session with them as I train the other eight project coordinators (Grantham University, 2018). Tim would also like me to set up weekly coaching sessions for every project manager and Tim for one month after the effective communication training culminates. To facilitate the training, Tim purchased an effective communication training manual from USA training (Grantham University, 2018). Tim expects me to integrate this information and any other research I might come across during the proposed training session. Finally, Tim wishes that the training session will be interactive and, as such, requested me to include at least one activity around communication in training.

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Navigating Change

Review the case study “Alaska Airlines: Navigating Change” and then complete the following: (a) State what actually occurred in the case regarding Kotter’s steps 3 and 4 of developing a vision and strategy and communicating the change vision (two to three paragraphs), and (b) address each of the critical elements for Section II parts C and D in your change effort analysis. Make sure to include your recommendations for implementing Kotter’s steps 3 and 4.

C. Form a Strategic Vision

  1. Determine the values that are essential to this change. Why are these values essential?
  2. Establish the vision for this organizational change effort. How will this vision be effective in promoting your change effort?
  3. Identify your intended targeted outcomes. Defend your choices.
  4. What must occur for the organizational change effort to be considered a success? Defend your response.

D. Communicate the Change

  1. What is required for the change to be communicated effectively within the organization? Why?
  2. Determine actions you will take to encourage two-way communication for effective feedback loops during implementation of the change effort. Explain why these actions will be effective.
  3. How will you support the direct supervisors in the organization in their efforts to communicate with employees about the change effort?
  4. Describe how you will address any concerns or anxieties regarding this change.
  5. Who needs to be involved and in what capacity for this change effort to be a success?

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The targeted outcomes reduce operating costs for the company, thus increasing the profit margin and shareholder values. The Alaskan airline has been encountering a problem with the souring operation costs, pushing it almost to bankruptcy.   Therefore, reducing the operating costs will increase the profitability of the company.

The Organizational Change Effort to Be Considered a Success

The organization needs to improve its efficiency in its operation. Inefficiency has caused Alaskan airlines troubles in the service delivery, including poor customer service, flight delays, and poor handling of the customer luggage, among others. Improving service operations will help the company reduce the cost of operations and improve customer service

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Heterosexual Privilege

The following are the components of heterosexual privilege:

1. The assumption that everyone is heterosexual.

2. Heterosexuality is the only “normal” sexual orientation.

3. Social institutions, laws, and public policies may exclude the acknowledgment of other sexual orientations or deny rights to LGBTQIA+ individuals.

Please respond to the following questions. Use and cite at least 2 of the week’s resources and 400 words or more in your response.

Requirements: 400 words or more

Below are the learning resources.

Bond, B.J., Miller, B., & Aubrey, J.S. (2019). Sexual References and Consequences for Heterosexual, Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Characters on Television: A Comparison Content Analysis. Mass Communication & Society, 22(1), 72-95.

Haefele-Thomas, A. & Combs, T. (2019). Chapter 2: Sexual Orientation: Stories and Definitions. Introduction to Transgender Studies. Harrington Park Press, LLC.

Tatum, E. (2015, March 29). 10 Examples of Straight Privilege. Everyday Feminism.

Watermark Retirement Communities. (2021, January 20). Not another second: LGBT+ seniors share their stories (Official film) [Video]. YouTube.

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In every annual film and television awards season, the discussion about the lack of diversity in the entertainment world must come across. The dearth of LGBTQIA people in major roles in front of the camera is surprising, given the diversity in our countries and communities (Bond, Miller, & Aubrey, 2019). One needs to look at industry gatherings to notice the problem as only whites and heterosexual people attend the awards while the industry supports what the quantitative analysis tells us. If I were a television or movie executive or director, I would try to diversify the industry by accommodating as many LGBTQIA people as heterosexual ones. Audiences need to see all people in the community represented in movies and TV shows (Bond, Miller, & Aubrey, 2019). Therefore, every corner of the industry needs to embrace a more diverse world to increase the quality of its output and broaden its audience. That is important because it will help create awareness about the community as the industry has a profound impact on our culture, economy, and psyche and has proven unable to solve the problem.

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Strategic communication case study.

Finish and submit your strategic communication case study. In addition to the sections covered in the three milestones, conclude your project by completing the Follow Up section as outlined in the Final Project Guidelines and Rubric document. Use the following headings, ensuring that every critical element listed is addressed under each heading:

  1. Introduction
  2. Internal Communication
  3. External Communication
  4. Follow Up

For additional details, please refer to the Final Project Guidelines and Rubric PDF document.

Requirements: 5 pages

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The company’s success continued to grow as the years passed until 2010 when RIM again felt pressured by marketplace changes after Apple’s iPad release. Since Apple did not have direct competition in the tablet market, RIM was forced to scramble to develop new products for this market or opt out of it altogether. Even though the company was able to develop the BlackBerry Playbook, it could not rival Apple’s iPad, resulting in a decline in its share of the U.S. smartphone market. This, coupled with the growing competition within the market, forced the company to lose the dominance it once held in the smartphone market. Things took a turn for the worse when Boys Genius Report (BGR) published an online article featuring the contents

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Interpersonal Communication in Multicultural Settings

Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas:

As a new member of the global work team, establishing team communication guidelines is a must. You decide that this is a good time to discuss the team’s charter with your colleagues. Discuss the following questions with your team:

The materials found in the MUSE may help you with this assignment such as the article Teamwork Communication Strategies.

Requirements: 400-600 words

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As intimated in prior parts of the paper, employees in today’s working environment work with colleagues from different cultural backgrounds. Generally, culture denotes an integrated system of values, behaviors, beliefs, and communication patterns shared by members of a particular social group (Jain & Pareek, 2019). Such a phenomenon means that team members will have different communication styles and decision-making approaches. The underlying cultural differences in a global team can adversely affect communication between team members. For instance, different team members will have varying perceptions of time management, personal space, and symbols depending on their culture. Poor comprehension of different cultures, particularly how they influence team members’ conduct, and decision-making,

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Interpersonal communication skills

  1. Journal Entry 3: What strategies would you use to increase your interpersonal communication skills with community partners? Explain your rationale.
  2. Please respond to the following: Consider the utility of Twitter, Facebook, or similar social media vehicles. Using 140 characters or less, develop a social media hash tag that will promote public health awareness and increase local health communication efforts. Provide a brief explanation of the campaign aims and target audience.

Requirements: 1 page each

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The essence of the above social media hashtag is to create awareness of the approved Covid19 vaccines. Social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter are vital in connecting billions of people worldwide. Each of these social media platforms attracts or appeals to different demographics. According to a report published by the Newyork Times, Facebook has a broad appeal ranging across people of all ages, while Twitter is mostly preferred by college graduates (Arnold et al., 2019). Most people between 18- to 24-year-olds prefer using other social media platforms such as Instagram.

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Development department on Cyber Security

Produce a 2500 (+/-10%) words report analysing selected case study/-ies on cyber security incidents in the Critical Infrastructure for a given industry of your choosing (such as, Water, Energy, Telecomms, Oil, Gas Electric…) Choose only one industry.


Your research should draw information from real world case studies (e.g. Stuxnet, Flame, Ukrainian Power Grid, Wannacry etc.) and relevant papers of high quality; however these should not be the sole bases of your report.

You are working as an independent consultant for a Cyber Security firm that operates a Research and Development department on Cyber Security in Industrial Control Systems. The firm wants to gather intelligence on cyber security in Critical Systems in order to come up with new products and solutions. Your assignment is to do research in this area and produce a report that addresses the firm’s needs. In particular, your research will focus on:

1. The analysis of the current threat landscape in cyber physical control systems used in the Critical Infrastructure for a given industry of you choosing.

2. The analysis and evaluation of current cyber-security approaches in the field.

3. Ways to improve current cyber security approaches, analysing their impact on the system.

4. Produce a topological map identifying the location of interventions you would apply (Section 2 and 3).

I have attached the files that you may need. Please read the (Task Specification) file,It contains useful information that you will need to write the report. Regarding the references and citations, I would like them to be Harvard-style,

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The third instance is the 2015 Ukrainian Power Grid Attack, wherein a cyber-attack targeted the power grid in Ukraine, resulting in a massive blackout that affected many citizens. The incident was attributed to a Russian state-funded institution and involved malware that was designed to disrupt industrial control systems, together with those used in telecommunications (Slowik, 2019). The attackers used spear-phishing emails and malware to gain get right of entry into the networks of the energy grid operator and then used that to launch a coordinated attack that resulted in the disruption of power distribution. This incident demonstrated the capacity for cyber-assaults to disrupt important infrastructure, which includes telecommunications networks, and the want for robust security measures to protect against such threats.

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Leadership skills in communication

Observe all faculty’s different

communication and leadership skills when facilitating lessons and read peer-reviewed articles about communication skills.


Requirements: 400 words


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). These programs prevent students from feeling lost and minimize culture shock, especially for those who come from a different country or continent. They also provide an opportunity for the leaders to understand the cultural composition of the student body, identify the different cultures, and get information on the ways they can build multiple people together. In conclusion, becoming aware of biases, self-education, and training of new students are some ways that leaders can exhibit effective communication and good leadership when dealing with culturally diverse students.

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