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None Provided13 The Internet has become one of the most universal methods for communication with over 100 million users worldwide. From e-mail to the possibly billions of web pages, there is an infinite amount of information flowing. And another enticing aspect of the Internet, is the opportunity to interact with other people. Chat Rooms and MUD (Multi-User Dimensional) games offer the person the ability to talk and mingle with others online. But with this newfound freedom, also comes the possi
Seperate peaceresponsibility A Separate Peace: Responsibility A responsibility is something for which one is held accountable. Often people say that one is responsible for ones own words and actions; if something happens as a result of something one does one is responsible for it. But is it possible that something could be the result of various actions from different people who are therefore equally responsible, or is there always one person who is most responsible for the incident at hand? Su
The Chosen by Chaim Potok In the novel, The Chosen, Chaim Potok successfully captures the strange customs of a Jewish community through wit and satire. Potok\'s novel focuses on two Jewish boys, who live in a world where high standards of achievement are expected of them by their families. The wish to become an insightful leader in the Jewish community was an always predominant custom of the two families. But with hard work and perseverance, the two boys (Rueven and Danny), find out who they re
What Just Happened What Just Happened? Literature is black text on white paper, however it is not simply black and white, but rather complexly colorful. It serves as a medium for escape and adventure. Readers have the privilege of omniscience into the lives of characters who are the antithesis of themselves, as well as character\'s whom the reader feels a deep connection with. Because it is not black and white, there is no single correct interpretation of a given work. A piece of literature l
white noise Thanks to everyone who voted for WHITE NOISE as October\'s Book-of-the- Month. WHITE NOISE is probably Don DeLillo\'s most popular novel, largely because most readers see it as DeLillo\'s warmest and most human book. In this story, the ideas that seem to captivate DeLillo are fleshed out in real life in a way that none of his other books quite achieves. Of course, there are a few stubborn souls (like me) who still feel THE NAMES, or one of his other books is better. But I think ever
Why The Russians Were Right Zubok and Pleshakov wrote this book in order [for westerners] to understand the Cold War from the Soviet perspective, one must understand the importance of that moment and the larger historic legacy of Russia and the Russian Revolution, vindicated by the victory of 1945 (2). These men wanted the western world to be able to read this book and understand the different personalities that made up the Kremlin, their personal experiences and how this affected their polit
Abraham Maslow Hierarchy of needs Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs When one thinks of what families do for each other, they will most likely think of care. More specifically they think of the care that a parent has for their child. Parents have to meet certain “needs” for the child in order for the its healthy survival. Children must be fed and clothed. Parents must also watch over the safety of and be the friends of the children. Cheering on in good times and making their child the best it
Attitudes and Intentions Dealing with the Consumer Attitudes and intentions have always been a major part of the marketers’ research. Attitudes, a person’s overall evaluation of a concept, is used in the integration process to see how an object is thought of and viewed. Intentions also determine most voluntary behaviors. Measures of consumers’ intentions may not be perfect indicators of the actual intentions that determine the behavior. Throughout the paper, I will discuss the relationship betw
BRILLIANT MINDS _______________________________________________________________ CONTENTS PAGE ABSTRACT.......................................................3 INTRODUCTION...................................................4 MOTION STUDY…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….4 FATIGUE STUDY…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………....6 CONCLUSION..................................................…….7 REFERENCES..................................................…….8 Abstract Frank
concept of leadership Leadership What is leadership? Leadership is having the ability to give guidance to those that will follow. Those that follow will help to complete the mission. Leadership is an immature science and the body of knowledge in the field has developed through a series of fits and starts. Leadership is a soft science, just as anthropology, sociology and psychology. It can not be proven exactly what it is. Leadership is an art, the skillful application of leadership behaviors be
Developing managers Developing Managers: The Functional, the Symbolic, the Sacred and the Profane [*]. Author/s: Ken Kamoche Abstract This paper offers a new perspective on international management by examining the role of culture and management development in creating international expertise, a sense of identity and realizing organizational control. A critical analysis of the culture transmission and management development philosophy and practice of a UK-based transnational reveals how the tra
Ergonomics In The Workplace ERGONOMICS IN THE WORK PLACE In the past, most businesses have strived for high production at low cost. This strategy resulted in the highest profit for a company. When in reality to many businesses, this was only a mirage. This was because the lower cost of the business usually resulted in a higher cost for the employees. This lower cost for businesses may have meant lower quality workplace items, lower salaries, less benefits, etc. These lower costs created an
Floundering Expatriate Table of Contents 1 Executive Summary 3 1.1 Introduction 4 2 Issues and Evaluation 5 2.1 Cultural Differences 5 2.1.1 Ethnocentrism 5 2.1.2 Ignorance of sub cultures 5 2.1.3 Inability to adjust 5 2.1.4 Individualism 6 2.1.5 Masculinity 6 2.2 Communication 7 2.2.1 Paralanguage 7 2.2.2 High vs Low Context 7 2.2.3 Lack of communication between US and Zurich office 7 2.3 Leadership and Motivation 8 3 Alternative Solutions 9 3.1 Solutions to problems with Donaldson 9 3.1.1 Int
: HRM Human Resource Management : How Groups Behave Differently From Individuals By: [email protected] ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR AND ANALYSIS COURSE ASSIGNMENT QUESTION 2 IN WHAT WAYS DO GROUPS BEHAVE DIFFERENTLY FROM INDIVIDUALS? This essay will attempt to answer the above question by not only studying the conduct of individuals and groups in a work context, but also by looking at the causes of behaviour. Organisational behaviour theories, experiments and case studies will be used to inv
: HRM Human Resource Management : How Groups Behave Differently From Individuals By: [email protected] ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR AND ANALYSIS COURSE ASSIGNMENT QUESTION 2 IN WHAT WAYS DO GROUPS BEHAVE DIFFERENTLY FROM INDIVIDUALS? This essay will attempt to answer the above question by not only studying the conduct of individuals and groups in a work context, but also by looking at the causes of behaviour. Organisational behaviour theories, experiments and case studies will be used to inv
Human Resource Managementa case study Management of Human Resources-Assignment 1 Introduction: In order to critically assess and recommend alternatives, I would like firstly to give a brief description of the business crisis the company was facing and the subsequent need for change in the companys overall business strategy. I would then like to focus on the key aspects of the firms human resources strategy and the changes that were made in order to supplement the overall changes in the busine
Is Money the only way to retain staff Is Money the only way to retain staff? Doward (Guardian 2001) states Sothebys having registered $178m of losses this year are spending $40m in a bid to retain key Heads of staff. It might pay Sothebys to understand McGregors Theories X, Y and Schein\'s Social theory as essential when looking for ways to motivate and retain staff. Theory X used financial rewards and punishments for untrustworthy employees involving company policy. Theory Y sees staff ne
Lifestyles Introduction If you look up the word Lifestyle in the dictionary you will find the definition a way of life or style of living that reflects the attitudes and values of a person or group. However this definition does not pertain much to marketing, or consumer purchasing habits. Another definition that would be of more relevance and importance to marketers is Lifestyle refers to a pattern of consumption, of how he or she spends their time and money. A lifestyle marketing perspecti
motivation theory in business Motivation Theory in Business B-12, G-47, I-24, O-51, I-5, N-36&&&&.BINGO!!!!!! A simple game of bingo, if analyzed closely, can be shown to be a tedious task consisting of a repetitive action that occurs after being prompted by a repetitive stimulus. The skill level needed to make that action is low, and the variability in the rules of the game rarely changes. This game is not unlike many of the jobs that can be classified as having low motivational potential
Motivation Theory X foundation of today\'s organizations. These theories go back to the turn of the century and in some cases are considered by the uninformed to be simply fads which come and go. As I have discovered, these theories are rather the steps on a ladder which continually takes us higher and higher. Douglas McGregor in his book, The Human Side of Enterprise published in 1960 has examined theories on behavior of individuals at work, and he has formulated two models which he calls Th
Motivation1 THERE IS NO ONE BEST WAY TO MOTIVATE THE WORKER, THE BEST APPROACH DEPENDS ON THE CIRCUMSTANCES IN WHICH THE MANAGER FINDS HIMSELF BY JOSEPH IBENI IGBEN A TERM PAPER FOR HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT (MBA 616) SUBMITTED TO PROFESSOR P.B. JOHNNIE (LECTURER) OF ABUBARKAR TAFAWA BALEWA UNIVERSITY PORT-HARCOURT OUTREACH. 30TH OCTOBER, 2000 INTRODUCTION A good first step towards understanding the best way to motivates people is to ask What do people want from their jobs? We might answer,
new Product Difussion New Product Diffusion The environment in which we all live and enjoy, is an interactive human orientated and based, as well as a financial one. This is so, since every movement, or satisfaction of a certain need, is actually translated into monetary transactions, between men or even big, multinational, organisations and firms. In our case this transaction is present, and people and their service needs satisfaction, those on which we have to depend upon, matching every
None Provided11 Greenspan And the U.S Economy One year ago, individual investors were praising Alan Greenspan. Now they\'re condemning him. What exactly happened? The ever-so important tech stocks collapsed, that\'s what. Those companies that were the highest-flying, most-popular investments suddenly dropped to levels that those buying great companies did not think it possible for them to go. Where just nine months ago we were in danger of inflation, now the American economy is coming to a da
Occupational Stress and way in which it may be overcome Abstract This paper examines stress in the workplace and examines secondary literature to recommend methods of reducing and preventing stress. The literature used provided great insight into the causes and effects of occupational stress and its affects on organizations collectively. The recommendations and techniques discovered were very interesting and provided detail pertaining to stress management. Introduction Most people experience st
REDUCTION OF POLICE CAUSED FATALITIES REDUCTION OF POLICE CAUSED FATALITIES 1. BACKGROUND AND STATEMENT OF NEED ท CURRENT CONDITION: Confrontations between private citizens with mental health issues and police officers have increased in recent years. Several of these situations have resulted in the deaths of mentally ill persons at the hands of police officers. The Governor has requested a long-range plan to drastically reduce these incidences. ท CAUSES OF CURRENT CONDITION: Government reductio
stress in the workplace 1.0 Introduction Throughout the eighties and into the nineties, work stress have continued to rise dramatically in organizations across North America. The eighties saw employees stressing out from working in a rapidly growing economy. During the nineties, beginning from the recession of 1992 till present day, employees are stressed by their own job insecurities in the face of massive downsizing and restructuring of organizations in order to be competitive on the global s
The Myth of the Earnings Yield The Myth of the Earnings Yield Essay written by Sam Vaknin Sam Vaknin\'s Psychology, Philosophy, Economics and Foreign Affairs Web Sites A very slim minority of firms distribute dividends. This truism has revolutionary implications. In the absence of dividends, the foundation of most - if not all - of the financial theories we employ in order to determine the value of shares, is falsified. These theories rely on a few implicit and explicit assumptions: (a) That th
What is Leadership What is leadership? Leadership is having the ability to give guidance to those that will follow. Those that follow will help to complete the mission. Leadership is an immature science and the body of knowledge in the field has developed through a series of fits and starts. Leadership is a soft science, just as anthropology, sociology and psychology. It can not be proven exactly what it is. Leadership is an art, the skillful application of leadership behaviors beyond technique
Artificial intelligence research paper Genesis, creation, the very beginning; from his inception, man has endeavored to control, to name, to create ultimately in his own image as he was created from God. Man forges his own destiny from the coals of his imagination and the raw iron of his will to create. His tools have changed as time has passed, but his desire, his fire to create; to change his world has not. Time and technology can temper mans creativity, but the desire burns as strong today a
cognition in interactive design “Cognition is an important factor when designing effective Interactive systems. Based on the factors below, discuss this statement in relation ton one or all of the factors. Attention; Working memory; Long and Short term memory The format of this essay is constructed in such a way as to break down each cognitive factor that I have concentrated on in relation to interactive design. They are namely Long and short term memory and perception. Each factor is defined a
Hackers Good or Evil Hackers, Good or Evil?? By: Christopher A. Busillo E-mail: [email protected] Imagine this, you are driving along the road and suddenly you see something spectacular. Now imagine that you are not allowed to deviate from your course to check it out. This is what a so-called hacker faces. Just imagine that you saw an injured person on the side of the road. In this analogy you are not allowed to help the injured person. A hacker is not allowed to explore like everyon
Internet Addiction1 A Growing Epidemic in America: Internet Addiction The Internet has become one of the most universal methods for communication with over 100 million users worldwide. From e-mail to the possibly billions of web pages, there is an infinite amount of information flowing. And another enticing aspect of the Internet, is the opportunity to interact with other people. Chat Rooms and MUD (Multi-User Dimensional) games offer the person the ability to talk and mingle with others online
The Internet The Internet is, literally, a network of networks. It is made of thousands of interconnected networks spanning the globe. The computers that form the Internet range from huge mainframes in research establishments to humble PCs in people\'s homes and offices. Despite the recent publicity, the Internet is not a new thing. Its roots lie in a collection of computers that were linked together in the 1970s to form the US Department of Defense\'s communications systems. Fearing the conseq
The Internet Its Effects And Its Future The Internet is, quite literally, a network of networks. It is comprised of ten thousands of interconnected networks spanning the globe. The computers that form the Internet range from huge mainframes in research establishments to modest PCs in people\'s homes and offices. Despite the recent hype, the Internet is not a new phenomenon. Its roots lie in a collection of computers that were linked together in the 1970s to form the US Department of Defense\'s
The Net The Internet is, literally, a network of networks. It is made of thousands of interconnected networks spanning the globe. The computers that form the Internet range from huge mainframes in research establishments to humble PCs in people\'s homes and offices. Despite the recent publicity, the Internet is not a new thing. Its roots lie in a collection of computers that were linked together in the 1970s to form the US Department of Defense\'s communications systems. Fearing the consequence
Video Games and Aggression As technology continues to forge ahead concerns about its effects on the populace are raised. Whether it be microwave ovens causing cancer or cell phones causing accidents, people are always interested in researching, and often condemning, these new products. Such is this case with videogames. Ever since Pongา swept the nation, scholars have been researching videogames effects on children. The most popular aspect of videogame research is whether or not games increase
Virtual Reality Introduction The term Virtual Reality (VR) is used by many different people with many meanings. There are some people to whom VR is a specific collection of technologies, that is a Head Mounted Display, Glove Input Device and Audio. Some other people stretch the term to include conventional books, movies or pure fantasy and imagination. However, for purposes of this research, we restrict VR to computer mediated systems. We would define Virtual Reality as a way for humans to visu
Virtual Reality1 Virtual Reality Virtual Reality is considered one of the most exciting technologies today, constantly evolving and improving. According to Eric Drexler, a world known pioneer in this field, VR is A combination of computer and interface devices (goggles, gloves, etc.) that present a user with the illusion of being in a three dimensional world of computer generated objects. The term ^virtual reality,^ is not finite in its meaning, but generally includes desktop VR, immersion VR
Virtual Reality Introduction The term Virtual Reality (VR) is used by many different people with many meanings. There are some people to whom VR is a specific collection of technologies, that is a Head Mounted Display, Glove Input Device and Audio. Some other people stretch the term to include conventional books, movies or pure fantasy and imagination. However, for purposes of this research, we restrict VR to computer mediated systems. We would define Virtual Reality as a way for humans to visu
Little Jake It all started when little Jake was one month old. He quickly learned that boisterous wails would cause his grandmother, Betsy, to rush to his crib. He was well on his way to becoming a little dictator. Betsy, being a kind-hearted and compassionate woman, felt sorry for the boy because he had no father or mother to speak of. Betsy would perform on command every time the child uttered a whimper. Her doctor suggested that she let the boy cry. He further explained that, in time, the ch
Parenting It all started when little Jake was one month old. He quickly learned that boisterous wails would cause his grandmother, Betsy, to rush to his crib. He was well on his way to becoming a little dictator. Betsy, being a kind-hearted and compassionate woman, felt sorry for the boy because he had no father or mother to speak of. Betsy would perform on command every time the child uttered a whimper. Her doctor suggested that she let the boy cry. He further explained that, in time, the chil
The Sins of the Father The Sins of the Father What happens to children severely traumatized or neglected during the first years of life? This is an infinite topic, so the focus of this exploration will be limited to three personality disorders. The symptoms of these personality disorders are diagnosed in adulthood, but their roots lie in the first 4 years of life. Erikson\'s growth stages of trust vs. mistrust and autonomy vs. self-doubt will form the foundation for understanding. When a chil
A View on Censorship and the Government A View on Music and the Government The censorship of music and other forms of entertainment by the government have long been the topic of discussion among social and political circles. Some forms of censorship such as warning labels for parents can be helpful. However the censorship of music is just not right, and the government has no right to do so. All too often the government gets on a self righteous feeling and thinks that it is it’s right to control
anti insanity defense The insanity defense refers to that branch of the concept of insanity which defines the extent to which men accused of crimes may be relieved of criminal responsibility by virtue of mental disease. The terms of such a defense are to be found in the instructions presented by the trial judge to the jury at the close of a case. These instructions can be drawn from any of several rules used in the determination of mental illness. The final determination of mental illness rests
Types of College Students You have just graduated from high school and passed the Standard Academic Test. Your application to college has been accepted and its your first day at class. It is most likely you will encounter three types of college students on your campus. The three types of college students are usually called the jocks, the nerds, and the normal people. The reason for this essay is to clear up some concepts regarding the three types of college students. One group, The Jocks, is t
Analysis of an Advertisement With red letters one and a half inches tall, this advertisement screams “Couch for sale.” In this advertisement, the advertisers want the consumer to sell their couch. It is an automobile they are trying to sell me. Why would I need to get rid of the furniture in my house? In smaller white text across the bottom of the two pages, the ad goes on to explain that the only enemy of the Nissan Xterra sports utility vehicle is the “fluffy cushions” of a sofa. How could an
chinese economic reform CHINESE ECONOMIC REFORM By: G.J. THORNTON Chinese Economic Reform Two years after the death of Mao Zedong in 1976, it became apparent to many of China\'s leaders that economic reform was necessary. During his tenure as China\'s premier, Mao had encouraged social movements such as the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution, which had had as their base ideologies such as serving the people and maintaining the class struggle. By 1978 Chinese leaders were searching
Communications Theory Communications is that what binds the world. Even though it is easy to give a simple answer when asked what communications exactly is, it is difficult to explain it so that it is understood clearly. There is a lot you need to consider with it. There are different areas concerning communications and very diverse functions in this area. Through this research report we will have a glimpse in the world of communications and with it more knowledge and understanding about it. Ta
Economic Reform in Russia Formerly the preeminent republic of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, Russia has been an independent nation since the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. Because of its great size, its natural resources, and its political domination, the Russian Federation played a leading role in the economy of the Soviet Union. In the years preceding the disintegration of the union in 1991, the economy of Russia and the union as a whole was in decline. In 1992, immediatel
Economics of War THE ECONOMICS OF WAR by C. Fred Bergsten, Director Institute for International Economics -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Op-ed for the Los Angeles Times Syndicate International September 2001 ฉ 2001 Institute for International Economics As the United States forges an international military and political coalition to counter the heinous attacks of September 11, it is equally important to mount a coordinated response to the economi