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HCS 325 Week 1 Management Style Essay
Open your web browser and search for Management Quiz.
Select a quiz or quizzes to answer
Write a 350- to 700-word essay on your management style. Reflect on the following:

  • What do you define as management?

  • What are good qualities of a manager?

  • What are poor qualities of a manager?

  • Do the qualities change based on different situations (social environment, work environment, or home environment)?

  • Do you agree with the results of your management quiz? Discuss.


Format your essay consistent with APA guidelines. Don't forget to cite your quiz source if you refer to it.
Click the Assignments File tab to submit your assignment.
 
HCS 325 Week 1 Roles and Functions Worksheet
Complete the worksheet attached  to your right addressing the roles and functions of the health care manager. 
 Cite at least two references, one of which may be your course textbook, to support your thoughts
 Format your references consistent with APA guidelines.
 Click the Assignments File tab to submit your assignment. 
Assignment: Roles and Functions of a Health Care Manager
Student:
Instructions: Complete the following short answer questions. Use outside sources (one may be your textbook) to support your answers when necessary.
 
1.       For each of the following functions, briefly define and describe the function (3 points, .5 for each)
a.       Planning
b.      Organizing
c.       Controlling
d.      Staffing
e.      Directing
f.        Decision Making
2.       For each of the following functions, provide an example of how you have used each of the functions in managing yourself or others. You may also provide an example of how you have observed these being used in your workplace. (3 points, .5 for each)
a.       Planning
b.      Organizing
c.       Controlling
d.      Staffing
e.      Directing
f.        Decision Making
3.       What is the most important of the six functions for a health care manager? Support your answer. (1 point)
4.       Describe what you hope to learn from this health care management course (.5 points).
 
List your references here using APA format (.5 points):
 
HCS 325 Week 1 Roles and Functions Paper
Write a 350- to 700-word paper that defines the roles and application of management functions used by today's health care managers. Address the following in your paper, based on this week's readings:

  • The functions of management in a heath care setting

  • How these functions apply to managing others or even yourself in your current or previous job

  • Roles of managers and leaders in the diversified health care industry

  • The most significant aspect related to health care management you want to gain by taking this course


Cite at least three references, one of which may be your course textbook, to support your position.
 Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
Click the Assignments File tab to submit your assignment.
 
 
HCS 325 Week 2 Case Study
Required Prior Knowledge: Ch. 1-3 & 13
Read the "Choosing a Successor" case study at the end of the textbook.
Write a 350- to 700-word summary of what you have learned during this case study. It may help to reflect on the following questions provided at the end of the case study:

  • Identify the strengths and weaknesses of each candidate for the leadership role.

  • Which of the factors you consider important would most favor Taneshia? Felipe? Amanda?

  • Do you think the ethnicity of the candidate influence the person selected?

  • Which of the three candidates would you recommend to be the next leader? Why?

  • If Taneshia is chosen, what do you think would be her biggest problems as a leader and being able to work with the others? Felipe? Amanda?

  • Should Paul have considered an outside candidate to be his successor?


Click the Assignments File tab to submit your assignment.
 
 
HCS 325 Week 2 Organizational Structure Presentation Audience and Action Plan, Part I
Resource: Organizational Structure Presentation, due in Week 5
 Consider the following scenario:
 You are a manager of a large rehabilitation center that provides short-term care rehabilitation services on an inpatient and outpatient basis. Your center is proposing a new addition of long-term care services and, with this expansion, you must hire and train several new employees.
 Identify the audience--for example, a board of directors or a new management team following an acquisition or a merger--for your final presentation due in Week 5. Provide a rationale for your audience selection.
 Develop an action plan for the final presentation. Determine what process you will follow to complete the assignment.
 Submit your audience selection and action plan to the facilitator for approval.
 Cite two to three references, one of which may be your course textbook, to support your position. You will use these references to complete your final presentation.
 Format the reference list consistent with APA guidelines. 
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HCS 325 Week 2 Effective Communication Paper
Workplace trends within and outside health care require employees to connect with an ever-widening array of coworkers, consultants, off-site employees, and other resources. Sharing knowledge is critical to any organization's success, especially in the health care industry.
 Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper in which you address the following questions:

  • Which organizational model best describes your organization or an organization with which you are familiar?

  • How does your organization currently share knowledge or involve employees in formulating solutions to problems?


Include the following in your paper:

  • The techniques that have been most effective for sharing information and ideas

  • The techniques that proved to be ineffective

  • How these techniques might be applied or modified in a health care work environment

  • How  technology might also affect this process


Cite a minimum of three references, one of which may be your course textbook, to support your position.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
Click the Assignments File tab to submit your assignment.
 
 
HCS 325 Week 3 Importance of Teams
Resources: The five step planning process linked to your right.
 Consider the following scenario:
 As the management team of a busy call center for a health care organization, you note that the volume of calls has doubled over the past year. Although you do not have the budget to hire additional staff, you do have an additional $20,000 to spend on your department to improve efficiency and customer satisfaction.
 Write a 700- to 1,050-word essay, using the five step planning process that describes how your team might improve efficiency and customer service in your department by focusing on teamwork. Address the following in your team's proposal:

  • Describe briefly each of the five steps of the planning process

  • Identify how each of the steps will be applied in the given situation. Give specific examples.

  • Explain why teams are essential to health care

  • Outline how teams are used in other industries (examples might be aviation, auto racing, and the military.. or any other industry)

  • Determine how teamwork lessons from other industries might be applied to the health care industry


Cite at least two references, one of which may be the course textbook, to support your position.
 Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
Click the Assignments File tab to submit your assignment. Each team member should enter the assignment section and attest to their participation on the assignment.
 Complete a team evaluation and submit via private message to evaluate your team participation. 
 
 
HCS 325 Week 3 Organizational Structure Presentation Annotated Bibliography
Resources: Reference and Citation Examples and the Reference and Citation Generator at the Center for Writing Excellence
 Submit an annotated bibliography containing five to seven references to be used in the Organizational Structure Presentation due in Week 5.
 Format the references consistent with APA guidelines.
Click the Assignments File tab to submit your assignment.
 
 
HCS 325 Week 3 Organizational Structure Presentation Communication Methods
Write a 700-1050 word paper in which you address the effects of organizational structure on communication regarding the following scenario:
 You are a manager of a large rehabilitation center that provides short-term care rehabilitation services on an inpatient and outpatient basis. Your center is proposing a new addition of long-term care services and you must develop a plan for the organization to communicate during and after the expansion. Address the following points in your response:

  • What are appropriate communication methods for managers within this organization?

  • What is the importance of these communication methods within this organizational structure?

  • What internal relationships must be considered? Identify the relationships that need to be developed within the organization.

  • What external relationships must be considered? Describe the relationships that your organization will need to develop with outside individuals, groups, or organizations. 


Format paper consistent with APA guidelines.
 Note. You will also use this information to complete the Organizational Structure Presentation due in Week 5.
Click the Assignments File tab to submit your assignment.
 
 
HCS 325 Week 4 Motivational Methods Paper
Consider the following scenario:
 Within your organization, upper management has decided that your team's department must be downsized, and it is up to each team manager to begin preparing his or her team for the changes. One of the changes to be addressed involves motivational techniques. As team, you must research and understand various motivational methods to lead and implement change within your area.
 Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which your team discusses the motivational methods you would use when introducing such a significant change to your organization. Address the following:

  • Which three motivational methods would you as a manager apply? Explain the methods using the theoretical concepts from your reading. Use three of the theories in chapter 3 of your reading. 

  • Describe how each of the motivational methods would be applied specifically to the situation AFTER the downsizing has happened (NOT to determine who should be downsized or before the downsizing). Give specific examples of how you will implement the method/theory in your newly downsized department. 


Cite two to three sources to support your team's position. One may be your textbook.
 Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
 
 
HCS 325 Week 4 Organizational Structure Presentation Action Plan, Part II
Continue working on the Organizational Structure Presentation due in Week 5.
 Submit an updated action plan for the final presentation that describes the steps you have completed since Week 2, as well as the steps you have yet to complete.
 Summarize, in approximately 350 to 700 words, the process you used. Address the following in your summary:

  •  What worked well?

  • What challenges did you encounter?

  • How did you overcome these challenges?

  • What would you do differently if you had the opportunity? Why?


Click the Assignments File tab to submit your assignment.
 
HCS 325 Week 4 Final Presentation: Annotated Bibliography
Resources: Sample Annotated Bibliography
 Submit an annotated bibliography containing at least six references to be used in the Organizational Structure Presentation due in Week 5. These can and should be references you have used in the previous assigments as well as those to support your final presentation. Do not use a dictionary of any sort as a reference.

  • Briefly summarize the resource so that you will know what is contained in the resource when you complete your final presentation Summary alone should be 75-125 words. 

  • Specifically identify the key objective(s) that you will use each resource to address for the final presentation.


    • THESE ARE THE OBJECTIVES for your final presentation:


      • The effects of organizational structure on communication.




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        • Identify communication methods for managers within this organization.

        • Explain the importance of the identified communication methods within this organizational structure.

        • Explain what internal relationships must be considered.

        • Explain what external relationships must be considered.


      • The steps involved in organizational planning and functions of management




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        • Identify the steps to plan and implement change within the organization.

        • Explain how the steps may be applied to the scenario.


      • Strategies and methods needed to influence organizational change and to minimize conflict




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        • Analyze strategies that might be used to bring about change in the organization.

        • Explain how the strategies may be used to prevent or to minimize conflict.

        • Explain strategies that can be applied if conflict does arise.

        • Explain the manager's role in conflict management.


      • The ethical issues considered important in today's health care organization




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        • Explain how ethical issues may alter the way change is conducted in the organization.


      • The effects of financial and human resource management controls




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        • Explain how financial and human-resource control issues affect the decision-making process.


      • The analysis of the administrative process needed to track outcomes and improve quality




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      • Analyze environmental influences related to health care which may affect outcomes and quality within the organization.

      • Analyze how the implemented change will be tracked or evaluated.




 Format the references and the paper consistent with APA guidelines. USE the sample annotated bibliography as your guide.
 
 
HCS 325 Week 5 Reflection Management Style
As the Health Care Management course draws to an end, refer back to an essay you created as an individual in the first week of class. As a team create a reflection using the individual essays as well as think about the following proposed topics.  Analyze how yours and your teammates' opinions and definitions have changed as a result of the material covered in class. It will be helpful to retake the leadership quiz you completed for your first essay.
 Write a 350- to 700-word essay reflecting on your team's management style. It may help to include the following:

  • Has your definition of a manager changed based on this course? Discuss.

  • Do you still agree with the good qualities originally identified? Would you add or delete any original qualities?

  • Do you still agree with the poor qualities originally identified? Would you add or delete any original qualities?

  • Do the qualities change based on different situations (social environment, work environment, or home environment)?

  • Discuss the results of your management quiz (pre and post).

  • Did your results change? Discuss.


Format your essay consistent with APA guidelines.
Click the Assignments File tab to submit your assignment.
 
 
HCS 325 Week 5 Organizational Structure Presentation
Consider the following scenario:
You are a manager of a large rehabilitation center that provides short-term care rehabilitation services on an inpatient and outpatient basis. Your center is proposing a new addition of long-term care services, and with this expansion, you must hire and train several new employees.
Develop a 12- to 15-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation on the organizational structure of the rehabilitation center described in the scenario above. Create the presentation for the audience you selected in Week Two.
Address the following in your presentation:

  • The effects of organizational structure on communication.


    • Identify communication methods for managers within this organization.

    • Explain the importance of the identified communication methods within this organizational structure.

    • Explain what internal relationships must be considered.

    • Explain what external relationships must be considered.


  • The steps involved in organizational planning and functions of management


    • Identify the steps to plan and implement change within the organization.

    • Explain how the steps may be applied to the scenario.


  • Strategies and methods needed to influence organizational change and to minimize conflict


    • Analyze strategies that might be used to bring about change in the organization.

    • Explain how the strategies may be used to prevent or to minimize conflict.

    • Explain strategies that can be applied if conflict does arise.

    • Explain the manager's role in conflict management.


  • The ethical issues considered important in today's health care organization


    • Explain how ethical issues may alter the way change is conducted in the organization.


  • The effects of financial and human resource management controls


    • Explain how financial and human-resource control issues affect the decision-making process.


  • The analysis of the administrative process needed to track outcomes and improve quality


    • Analyze environmental influences related to health care which may affect outcomes and quality within the organization.

    • Analyze how the implemented change will be tracked or evaluated.



List major points in the slides. Include detailed explanations in the speaker notes section that correlate to each point.
Include videos, audio, photos, diagrams, or graphs as appropriate.
Include at least five references to support your presentation.
Format your presentation consistent with APA guidelines.
Click the Assignments Files tab to submit your assignment.
 
 
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