Week 6 Task 5
Reply to the following 3 posts in 100 words or more each.
Decision making consists of selecting the best available option for a specific issue. The steps of decision-making include analyzing the problem and the expected goal or outcome. The next step is to gather best available information, research, or relevant data. Develop criteria for choosing the best option. Each criterion should have a specific weight and be used to analyze each possible alternative. Make a decision.
Are these steps practical or part of your decision-making routine?
ASHLEY TOTAH MANGUM
Hi professor and class,
Social science research is used to answer questions about human behavior. Just like other research, it starts with a topic or question that needs to be answered. Social science research uses an already existing or previous hypotheses, uses a specific method or instrument to test that hypothesis and analyzes the results (Moe, 2017). The difference between both qualitative and the quantitative research is the measurement or instrument used to test the data. In qualitative research, the individual researcher or team is the instrument used to gather the data. In quantitative, on the other hand, “instrument is independent of the research team and collects valid and reliable data” (Moe, 2017). Instrumentation, is used to describe the “development of your instrument as well as its testing and later application in data collection” (Moe, 2017). In quantitative research, two instrument types are used: questions and tests, like surveys, scales or questionnaires. A research instrument needs to be both valid and reliable (Moe, 2017). Thus, the instrument used to capture what you want to know comes from the structure of your instrumentation.
Moe, R. (2017). Academic Research Foundations; Quantitative. [Video File]. Retrieved from https://www.lynda.com/Education-Elearning-tutorial…
Employee Engagement through Sustainability
posted by ASHLEY TOTAH MANGUM
Hi professor and class,
The video focuses on employee engagement through sustainability measures. It states that engaged employees have a “strong emotional commitment to the company and its goals” (Bennell, 2016). Employees who are engaged have a “greater tendency to be highly productive, be strong brand ambassadors, are top revenue generators and are drivers of innovation” (Bennell, 2016). Companies now have sustainability programs, which help retention and satisfaction rates. It suggests that millennials are attracted to companies that have employee engagement programs with sustainability as a “key driver” (Bennell, 2016). Sustainability green teams, volunteers and personal sustainability plans within the local community are some examples of sustainability measures that keep employees engaged. Our organization has a Sustainability department with a “Green Team” that picks up e-waste, including batteries, old equipment, etc., and donates to locate charities, among other volunteer work they do. Sustainability and environmental programs within an organization helps get employees involved by positively impacting their environment and helps their business’ “bottom line” (Bennell, 2016).
Bennell, D. (2016). Improve employee engagement and retention through sustainability practices. [Video File]. Retrieved from https://www.lynda.com/Business-Skills-tutorials/Im…