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CRITICAL THINKING AND DECISION MAKING IN BUSINESS

 

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PHL 320 Week 1 Critical Thinking Memorandum
Critical thinking is an important part of problem solving, decision making, and everyday life.  So, what is critical thinking and why is it so important?  

Prepare a 700-word memo to yourself on critical thinking in which you include the following:

Explain critical thinking.
Provide an example from your personal experience of critical thinking applied to a business decision.
Discuss the importance and benefits of using critical thinking.
Relate the importance and benefits of critical thinking to the example provided.
Discuss ways you might use critical thinking in your current job or chosen career path.
Format your assignment consistent with APA guidelines.

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PHL 320 Week 2 Business Practice Argumentative Essay
Review the "Writing Argumentative Essays" section in Ch. 3 of Critical Thinking.

Write an 1,050-word argumentative essay on your approved business decision in which you include the following:

Discuss why the business decision is good or not good for business.
Define the term good for the purpose of this situation.
Identify the premise and conclusion by placing a number in bold at the beginning of the sentence with the word premise or conclusion.  For example: (1, Premise), (2, Premise), (1, Conclusion), (2, Conclusion).
Sentences labeled as "1, premise" are premises for the sentence labeled as "1, conclusion."
All premises should be labeled for each conclusion in the article. If a sentence is a conclusion and a premise for another conclusion, place two labels.
At the end of the paper, identify one example of how you used deductive reasoning and one example of how you used inductive reasoning.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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PHL 320 Week 3 Problem Identification
Select a business situation such as reorganization, office closure, expansion, etc.

Locate 1-2 articles each from the University Library about the subject.

Prepare a 700-word discussion of the business situation. The discussion should include the following:

Summarize the issue from the article.
Identify the problem discussed in the article.
Explain why this is the underlying problem.
Relate the research to the problem.
Explain how a clearly defined problem could help with solutions.
Format the assignment consistent with APA guidelines.

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PHL 320 Week 3 The Planning Process
Interview someone you know who is in a management role. This can be at your current place of employment or someone that you know personally who works in a managerial role.

Prepare a 700-word discussion of the interview including the following:

Discuss what you discovered about contingency planning.
Discuss how creativity and critical thinking relate to contingency planning.
Explain how you might integrate creativity into your own planning process.
Discuss what you learned about creativity and its relationship to the decision-making process.
Identify the key steps that might require a contingency plan.
Format the assignment consistent with APA guidelines. 

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PHL 320 Week 4 Problem Solutions
Select two potential creative solutions for the problem you identified in Week 3.

Create a 700-word discussion of potential solutions and the team's decision-making process.

Identify two potential solutions.
Summarize the methods the team used to develop creative solutions.
Describe ways the team overcame barriers to creativity to identify solutions.
Discuss how critical thinking was applied to come up with potential solutions and to motivate change.
Explain how the team used the four key factors to make the suggested business decisions.
Cite a minimum of 2 sources.

Format the assignment consistent with APA guidelines.

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PHL 320 Week 4 Decision-Making Process Evaluation and Infographic
Develop a 350-word evaluation of a recent business decision in your work or desired career.  Include the following:

Discuss the influence the decision-making process had on the outcome.
Evaluate the effectiveness of the process.  What stages were most challenging and why?
Create a "Decision-making Process" infographic in an appropriate format for the organization based on the action plan. This can be done using Microsoft® PowerPoint, Microsoft®Publisher®, Word, or sites such as Glogster® and PiktoChart®.

Identify the stages of the decision making process as it relates to your decision.
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PHL 320 Week 5 Problem Solutions and Evaluation
Review key points from your Learning Team Assignments from Weeks 3 and 4. Revise using the feedback provided by your facilitator that will be used to develop the final presentation.

Create a 10- to 12-slide presentation including detailed speaker notes that act as the text of the presentation based on the identified problem(s) and the identified solutions. In the presentation you will include the following: 

Recommend one of the identified solutions from Week 4.
Explain why the team selected this solution.
Identify sources to support the team's decision and explain why the sources are credible. Include an explanation as to the difference between claims and sources and the effect this has on the decision.
Analyze the various tools and techniques the team used in the critical thinking and decision making process.
Discuss how the team used critical thinking to help mitigate risks related to the problem or business situation.
Cite a minimum of 2 sources.

Format the assignment consistent with APA guidelines.

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PHL 320 Week 5 Ethics and Social Responsibility
Identify a business in your local community. This can be your current place of employment or a business with which you are familiar.

Develop a 1,050-word examination of the ethics and social responsibility practices within the organization. Include the following in your examination:

Select a business decision made within the organization.
Identify the potential ethical implications associated with this decision. 
Determine the effect this may have on the decision making process.
Identify how the organization applies corporate social responsibility to the business.
Evaluate the influence that corporate social responsibility has on the organization.
Discuss the application of critical thinking to corporate social responsibility.
Format the assignment consistent with APA guidelines.

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