Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words tha

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…

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.  Idea:  In preparing to launch the coffee franchises in China, Mexico, and Saudi Arabia, you are planning to visit each country to interview potential global team members.  You know it is important to be aware of the value differences and social customs in each country to develop trusting relationships to avoid potential conflicts. Compare and contrast your approach to doing business and building relationships among the global team members. Apply the readings, Intellipath, and library resources to respond to the following: •Discuss collectivism and how it applies to China, Mexico, and Saudi Arabia.  Explain the role of relationship building in China, Mexico, and Saudi Arabia compared to the United States.  •Explain the cultural value differences in time (monochronic versus polychronic cultures), approaches to decision making (objective or subjective approach), and individualism that could potentially occur during global operations.   •What are some of the nonverbal behavior differences among the countries such as silence, eye contact, body movements, proxemics or interruptions that may affect doing business with your global team?
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 Discussion Question 1 “Technology-Based Assessments”  Please respond to the fo

 Discussion Question 1 “Technology-Based Assessments”  Please respond to the following: Visit Rubistar’s Website, located at http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php, and view any of the rubrics on its site. Analyze…

 Discussion Question 1
“Technology-Based Assessments”  Please respond to the following:
Visit Rubistar’s Website, located at http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php, and view any of the rubrics on its site. Analyze the anatomy of a rubric in terms of its features, advantages, and limitations. Next, based on your professional or personal experience, defend or critique the use of rubrics as meaningful assessment.
 Discussion Question 2
“Emerging Technologies for Instruction and Learning”  Please respond to the following:
Predict the next new technology-based assessment. Point out two (2) attributes and / or features of this prospective new technology. Discuss fundamental differences between the proposed technology and those discussed within Chapter 10 of the Howland et al. text (i.e., electronic e-Portfolios, clicker technology, surveys, and computer adaptive testing [CAT]).
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lease read Chapter 19 Discussion Case “Pink Sliming” (pp. 444-445) and provide r

lease read Chapter 19 Discussion Case “Pink Sliming” (pp. 444-445) and provide responses to the following questions below. Also view the discussion case video. Using…

lease read Chapter 19 Discussion Case “Pink Sliming” (pp. 444-445) and provide responses to the following questions below. Also view the discussion case video.

Using the concepts presented in Chapters 18 & 19 as well as the facts presented in this case, provide a one (1) paragraph response to each of the following four questions and respond to one (1) classmate’s post:
1.      After reading this case, should “pink slime” be banned as a hazardous food product or are the claims unfounded?
2.      Develop a public relations strategy that BPI and other firms that manufacture LFTB could use to combat the bad publicity and efforts to ban the use of the product.
3.      If BPI’s founder were to conduct a press conference, what points should he emphasize to the media and convey to the public?
4.      Besides a press conference, what other tools might BPI or other firms use to improve the public’s opinion of their products?
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   You must post replies of at least 200 words to each of the two discussion boa

   You must post replies of at least 200 words to each of the two discussion board threads. For each thread, you must support your…

  
You must post replies of at least 200 words to each of the two discussion board threads. For each thread, you must support your assertions with at least 3 scholarly citations in APA format as well as include at least 1 biblical integration. Each reply must cite at least 1 scholarly source or include 1 biblical integration. Scholarly resources must come from peer-reviewed journals.
Discussion Board #1
Key to Facilitation: Set a Clear Agenda
Need for an Agenda
A project event or team meeting needs a clear agenda to stay focused and without one the event or meeting will not have a clear purpose or terminal objective and may stray.  Starbird and Cavanagh (2011) provided that one key to facilitation is to “set a clear agenda” (loc: 1273).  One attribute of Engaged Team Performance is to keep work and data visible, and that includes the “key objectives, decisions, deliverables, and time” for a meeting (Starbird and Cavanagh, 2011, loc; 1273).  An agenda is a tool that the facilitator can use to make the intent of the meeting visible before the meeting and guide then use to guide the meeting.  The authors identified four aspects of a meeting, and personal experience highlights the impact of having or not having a clear agenda and sticking to it—emphasis on sticking to it.
Other researchers supported the purpose and the use of an agenda.  Kauffeld and Lehmann-Willenbrock as cited in Haar, Koeslag-Kreunen, Euwe, and Segers (2017) identified 10 factors in team meetings, which included factors related to goals, clarification through questions and answers, time management, and summarizing.  There were some similarities between the authors like setting meeting goals and having meeting objectives.   Haar et al. (2017) also commented on Uitdewilligen’s findings that in meetings “team members share their information, discuss what needs to happen next, and decide on an action plan” (p. 219).  The USAF (2015) Tongue and Quill mentioned the use of meeting minutes to capture a historical record of the meeting, which is like the summarizing that Haar et al. (2017) found.  Meeting minutes can be useful to share a summary with other that were not in attendance. 
 
 
Main Parts of an Agenda
 
 
An agenda includes four main items: objectives, decisions, deliverables, and time allotted (Starbird & Cavanagh, 2011).  First, the objective is the purpose of the meeting, and someone should not hold a meeting if it has no purpose (USAF, 2015).  Second, the agenda may list specific decisions that the team needs to make.  Third, deliverables may include the review of open action items and assigning new action items.  The action items (i.e. action plan) include the action description, accountable person, assignee, and due date (Starbird & Cavanagh, 2011, loc: 1314).  Reviewing the action plan keeps everyone on the same page regarding the status of each item.  Finally, each item on the agenda should have time allotted.  This helps the team and facilitator stay on track and set aside the necessary time.  These items help ensure the team’s agenda serves as “a road map for the time allotted, giving the facilitator time markers to test for agreement and to press for conclusion” (Starbird & Cavanagh, 2011, loc; 1273).
 
 
Personal Experience
 
 
           Personal experience shows that meetings can be very useful forums to align teams but can also be non-productive or non-value added if the meeting does not serve a purpose.  In this section, I will share some of my personal experience with meeting agendas.  I attended multiple meetings each week in my current organization.  Some are office staff meetings and others are weekly program team meetings that happened via teleconference.  Many followed a set agenda that aligns closely with what the authors above recommended.  Those meetings started with an overview of the agenda, reviews, action items, discussions of issues, requesting and getting approval from the approving officials, and setting the stage for the next meeting.  This is effective, and everyone knows what to expect. 
 
 
           As a manager, I also arranged and set up meetings as needed.  These can also be in the office, or via teleconference.  For less formal meetings, I have emailed calendar invites with an agenda (purpose, talking points, etc.) to the group.  When I did formal meetings or events, especially ones that last over an hour, I provided an agenda with a time breakdown to show which topics the group will cover to include the start and stop times. 
 
 
           Some of our staff meetings have run long.  This was due to the open-ended nature without a set agenda and no one keeping an eye on the clock.  While there were useful topics, action plan reviews, and so on, it can be counter-productive when meetings run long.  As Starbird and Cavanagh (2011) pointed out, an agenda should have time allotted.  This lets the attendees know when the meeting is expected to end, and for long meetings or events, gives them a breakdown of the order and times for each meeting topic.
Biblical Integration
 
 
           An agenda is a tool to keep on task and make sure the desired work is done.  Scripture in Proverbs 18:9 states “One who is slack in his work is brother to one who destroys” (TLV).  This speaks to the impact of someone being undisciplined in their work.  If being slack leads to destruction, then the lesson also teaches that if one is diligent, then one will build up and be successful.
 
 
 
 
References
 
 
Haar, S., Koeslag-Kreunen, M., Euwe, E., & Segers, M. (2017). Team leader structuring for team effectiveness and team learning in command-and-control teams. Small Group Research, 48(2), 215-248. doi: 10.1177/1046496417689897
 Starbird, D., & Cavanagh, R. (2011). Building engaged team performance: Align your processes and people to achieve game-changing business results[Kindle version]. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. ISBN: 9780071742269
 
United States Air Force [USAF] (2015). Air Force handbook 33-337: The tongue and quill.  Washington, DC.  Retrieved from http://static.e-drafting.af.mil/production/1/saf_cio_a6/publication/afh33-337/afh33-337.pdf
Discussion Board #2
Key to Facilitation-Set a Clear Agenda                                                                                             
Definition:
Facilitate- “to make easier: help bring about” (Merriam-Webster, Incorporated, 2018)
Agenda- “a list or outline of things to be considered or done; an underlying often ideological plan or program”
Summary:
One of the most important keys to the successful facilitation of any meeting is the facilitator’s ability to set a clear agenda for the meeting. Having a set agenda not only helps everyone stay productive and on track, but also ensures the meeting can be considered value-added. A well-planned agenda “communicates to attendees that the meeting will be conducted in an orderly fashion and that productivity is the goal…An agenda can help a group of employee’s functions as an effective team.” (Sessoms, 2018) An additional suggestion is to not only prepare an agenda, but provide the topics in advance to attendees so they can come prepared with any reports or documents needed for the meeting.
Discussion:
The concept of setting an agenda for meetings reminds me of a saying by Benjamin Franklin, “When we fail to plan, we plan to fail”. I have personally learned from previous experience when I first became a supervisor what happens when you fail to prepare for a meeting. I struggled to control the conversation and found the group getting off topic. I remember leaving the meeting and thinking about how my desired topics weren’t really covered even though we went over the allotted time. Because I work in a call center, we are only allowed limited time to take agents off the phone so every minute associates are pulled for a meeting really needs to be value-added. What I did not realize at the time was that my failure to properly prepare for the meeting did a dis-service to my associates by wasting their time and not presenting a clear message with outlined expectations. I have since learned the importance of preparing a detailed agenda to help keep people on track and on time, deliver a clear and consistent message, and outline expectations. Agendas, when “Used appropriately, they are a road map for the time allotted, giving the facilitator time markers to test for agreements and press for conclusion.” (Starbird & Cavanagh, 2011)
Biblical Integration:
Throughout the Bible we are taught the importance of being diligent and planning. Some of the more well-known scripture verses about planning ahead include Luke 14:28 which states, “For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough time to complete it?” and Proverbs 21:5 which states, “The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty”. (ESV) Through our diligence in planning we are able to deliver a more pointed message to others.
References
Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. (2018). Definition of Agenda. Retrieved from Merriam-Webster.com: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/agenda
Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. (2018, February). Facilitate. Retrieved from Merriam-Webster.com: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/facilitate
Sessoms, G. (2018). Why Do You Need an Agenda for a Meeting? Retrieved from smallbusiness.chron.com: http://smallbusiness.chron.com/need-agenda-meeting-24384.html
Starbird, D., & Cavanagh, R. (2011). Building Engaged Team Perfomrance. Implementation Partners LLC.
Discussion Board Forum Replies Grading Rubric
  
Criteria
Points Possible
Points Earned
 
Replies – Major Points
0 to 13 points
Major points are supported   by the following:
· At least 1 scholarly article from a peer-reviewed journal or   biblical integration;
· Pertinent examples (conceptual and/or personal); and
· Thoughtful analysis (considering assumptions, analyzing   implications, and comparing/contrasting concepts).
 
Replies – Contribution
0 to 13 points
· A contribution is made to the discussion.
· Each reply expounds on the thread.
 
Replies – Spelling and Grammar
0 to 7 points
Proper spelling and grammar   are used.
 
Replies – Communication
0 to 7 points
· Required word count (at least 200 words each) for 2 replies is   met. 
· Communication follows Student Expectations.
 
Total
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MJ609 Capstone: Visions for Change Lesson 4: Corrections Discussion Question 2

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Discussion 1:  In Chapter 2, you were introduced to various aspects of the inter

Discussion 1:  In Chapter 2, you were introduced to various aspects of the international monetary system.  In your own words, describe the evolution of the…

Discussion 1:
 In Chapter 2, you were introduced to various aspects of the international monetary system.  In your own words, describe the evolution of the international monetarysystem up to through the flexible exchange rate regime. In your description, discuss the criteria for a “good” international monetary system.  Also, be sure to support your answer by explaining why the stated criteria are necessary 
Discussion 2:
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I need assistance with this – plagiarism will be checked.
Thanks
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