PHL/320 Critical Thinking and Decision Making in Business

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PHL/320 WEEK 1 CRITICAL THINKING PAPER
PHL/320 WEEK 1 KNOWLEDGE CHECK
Read "Common Core" and "The Lost Opportunity of Common Core State Standards."

Complete the University of Phoenix Material: Critical Analysis Worksheet.
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PHL/320 Week 1

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Individual: Critical Thinking Paper

Option #1: 897 words! A+ Work!

Option #2: 675 words! A+ Work!

Option #3: 753 words! A+ Work

Option #4: 914 words! A+ Work!

Purpose of Assignment
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?
Assignment Steps
Prepare a 700-word (maximum) paper on critical thinking including 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.
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PHL/320 WEEK 2 CRITICAL THINKING QUIZ
PHL/320 RE-ORGANIZATION AND LAYOFF TEAM DISCUSSION AND SUMMARY

PHL/320 Week 2

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Individual: Business Practice Argumentative Essay

Option #1: 1,113 words! A+ Work!

Option #2: 1,121 words! A+ Work!

Review the "Writing Argumentative Essays" section in Ch. 3 of Critical Thinking.
Write a 1,000-word (maximum) argumentative essay on a controversial topic including the following:
      • Clearly present to topic under consideration
      • Clearly state your claim (your position regarding the topic)
      • Identify your reasons in support of your position.Ideally you will enumerate or bullet point

         these reasons together with any cited references in support of your reasons
      • Compile a logical conclusion for your argument.
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PHL/320 THE PLANNING PROCESS
PHL/320 WEEK 3 KNOWLEDGE CHECK QUIZ
PHL/320 PROBLEM IDENTIFICATION
PHL/320 WEEK 3 elect a business situation such as reorganization, office closure, expansion, etc.
Locate 1 to 2 articles from the University Library about the subject.
Prepare a 700-word discussion of the business situation. The discussion should include the following:
PHL/320 Week 3

 

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Learning Team: Problem Identification

Option #1 / Downsizing / 914 words! A+ work

Option #2 / Downsizing / 909 words! A+ work

Purpose of Assignment
For this assignment, the Learning Team conducts basic research related to a business problem. This allows students to use critical thinking in their research to identify problems and discuss how to develop potential solutions. This will build a foundation for the rest of the Learning Team's assignments.
Assignment Steps
Select a business situation such as reorganization, office closure, expansion, etc.
Locate 1 to 2 articles 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
      • Identify the symptoms manifested by the issue
      • Develop a list of quesitons you would ask as you attempt to get to the core problem
      • What is the core problem
      • Explain why this is the underlying problem
      • Relate the research you undertook to get to the problem
      • Explain how a clearly defined problem could help with solutions
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Individual: The Planning Process

Option #1: 1,245 words!

Option #2: 744 words!

Purpose of Assignment
For this assignment, the student will identify and interview someone they know who is in a management role. This allows the student to integrate the experience of real world managers with their own insights into planning and strategy. The assignment also reinforces the importance of contingency planning.
Assignment Steps
Interview someone you know who is in a management role. This can be at your current place of employment or someone you know personally working in a managerial role.
Prepare a 1,050-word discussion of the interview:
      • Define what is meant by a contingency plan
      • 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 contingency planning process.
      • Discuss what you learned about creativity and its relationship to the decision-making

          process.
      • Identify the key steps that might be required in contingency planning.
Please note that you are not to include the interview questions with your submitted paper.
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PHL/320 DECISION-MAKING PRESENTATION
PHL/320 PROBLEM SOLUTIONS
PHL/320 WEEK 4 KNOWLEDGE CHECK
PHL/320 Create a 700-word discussion of potential solutions and the team's decision-making process.

PHL/320 Week 4

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Learning Team: Problem Solutions

Option #1 / Downsizing / 375 words!

Option #2 / Downsizing / 879 words!

Purpose of Assignment
For this assignment, the Learning Team will identify two possible solutions to the core problem identified in Week 3. During this discussion, consider the methods used to think of creative solutions. Describe how critical thinking was used in the group discussion to
identify these solutions, and explain how the team overcame barriers.
The assignment should demonstrate how the team used the four key factors with their business decision.
Assignment Steps
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 two sources.
Format the assignment consistent with APA guidelines.
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Individual: Decision-Making Process Presentation
Purpose of Assignment
The assignment for Week 4 gives students a chance to examine their own decision-making process as well as use a creative method to illustrate the stages of the process. This gives students the opportunity to take their real world, personal decision and relate it to their future work and careers.
Assignment Steps
Create a "Decision-Making Process" graphic presentation in an appropriate format for the organization based on the action plan. This is to be done using Microsoft PowerPoint.
      • Select a decision you made recently as it relates to your work or desired career.
      • Identify the stages of the decision making process as it relates to your decision.
      • Create your graphic presentation as you would for a management meeting
      • The notes section of the PowerPoint slides should be the wording you would use as you

         deliver your presentation
Format consistent with APA guidelines.
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PHL/320 UOP FINAL EXAM PHL320 FINAL WEEK 5
PHL/320 LABOR PRACTICES PAPER
PHL/320 WEEK 5 KNOWLEDGE CHECK QUIZ

PHL/320 Week 5

Individual: Ethics and Social Responsibility

Option #1: 1,334 words! A+ Work!

Option #2: 874 words! A+ Work!

Option #3: 1,267 words! A+ Work

Purpose of Assignment
This assignment is designed to identify how decisions impact a business. Corporations have an obligation to be ethical at all times. For this assignment; the student will identify potential ethical implications surrounding the decision, and how this may impact the decision-making
process. From there, corporate social responsibility will be explained and how it can impact the outcome of decision-making for an organization.
Assignment Steps
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 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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Final Examination - 2 Sets Included (2 Full Exams / Different Exam Questions PLUS a 144 Answer Key

to other questions that may not be on Set#1 or Set#2)  NOTE: Exam Questions change frequently, so there is no guarantee that these questions have not changed.  They are listed here for you to view before purchase.  Thanks!

Set #1

1. Who among the following individuals is most likely to exhibit event creativity?​

2. When does the incremental model of decision making take place?

3. ​In the stages of decision making, what should managers do immediately after identifying and diagnosing a problem?

4.​ ​As a barrier to effective decision making, when do framing effects occur?

​5. Which of the following acts represents scapegoating?

6. How can organizational politics that impacts organizational decisions be reduced?

7. ​Which of the following is considered a change-specific reason for employees' resistance to change?

8. ​What is true of the features used to judge a person's credibility?

9.​ ​Which of the following is considered a general reason for employees' resistance to change?

10. ​What is a fact related to strategic planning?

11. Which of the following is most likely to block new ideas from evolving within an organization?​

12. ​Identify an example of spontaneous creativity.

13. In the context of moving people to change, what should managers do to unfreeze?​

​14. Which of the following is likely to improve a group's decision making process?

15. ​Identify a subjective claim from the following examples.

16. ​When is a valid argument considered as being sound?

17. Identify the drawback of utilitarianism.​

18. Who among the following individuals is most likely to be a victim of wishful thinking fallacy?​

19. ​During internal resource analysis of the strategic management process, what does operations analysis involve?

​20. How does a person reason deductively?​

21. ​When does the straw man fallacy occur?

22. ​Annie, an employee, who often attributes her team's failures to bad luck, attributes the failures of other teams to their personal shortcomings. Which of the following cognitive biases do Annie's attributions exemplify?

23. Identify the statement that accurately describes the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.​

24. In the context of levels of planning, what would be the responsibility of a frontline manager?​

25. ​Which statement best describes a conglomerate diversification strategy?

26. Which of the following questions is useful to be considered in the first stage of decision making?​

27. What should a leader do to effectively manage group decision making?​

28. ​In the context of cognitive biases, when does the false consensus effect occur?

29. ​Which of the following is an objective claim?

​30. Sam, a marketing manager, often makes ethical decisions based on what others feel about those decisions. He often considers opinions from other managers and employees. Which of the following ethical systems do Sam's decisions follow?

 

Set #2

  1. Who among the following individuals is most likely to be a victim of wishful thinking fallacy?
  2. Which of the following is considered a change-specific reason for employees’ resistance to change?
  3. In the context of levels of planning, what would be the responsibility of a frontline manager?
  4. Which of the following is likely to improve a group’s decision making process?
  5. Who among the following individuals is most likely to exhibit event creativity?
  6. When does the incremental model of decision making take place?
  7. In the stages of decision making, what should managers do immediately after identifying and diagnosing a problem?
  8. As a barrier to effective decision making, when do framing effects occur?
  9. Which of the following acts represents scapegoating?
  10. How can organizational politics that impacts organizational decisions be reduced?
  11. What is true of the features used to judge a person’s credibility?
  12. Which of the following is considered a general reason for employees’ resistance to change?
  13. What is a fact related to strategic planning?
  14. Which of the following is most likely to block new ideas from evolving within an organization?
  15. Identify an example of spontaneous creativity.
  16. In the context of moving people to change, what should managers do to unfreeze?
  1. Identify a subjective claim from the following examples.
  2. When is a valid argument considered as being sound?
  3. Identify the drawback of utilitarianism.
  4. During internal resource analysis of the strategic management process, what does operations analysis involve?
  5. How does a person reason deductively?
  6. When does the straw man fallacy occur?
  7. Annie, an employee, who often attributes her team’s failures to bad luck, attributes the failures of other teams to their personal shortcomings. Which of the following cognitive biases do Annie’s attributions exemplify?
  8. Identify the statement that accurately describes the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
  9. Which statement best describes a conglomerate diversification strategy?
  10. Which of the following questions is useful to be considered in the first stage of decision making?
  11. What should a leader do to effectively manage group decision making?
  12. In the context of cognitive biases, when does the false consensus effect occur?
  13. Which of the following is an objective claim?
  14. Sam, a marketing manager, often makes ethical decisions based on what others feel about those decisions. He often considers opinions from other managers and employees. Which of the following ethical systems do Sam’s decisions follow?

***************BONUS PRESENTATION INCLUDED***************

 

Identify a business in your local community. This can be your current place of employment or a business with which you are familiar.

Complete an 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.

Create a powerpoint presentation to cover each bullet point. No more than 6 bullets per slide and no more than 6 words to describe each bullet. Use speaker notes. Add visuals to each slide and reference page. The Company will be Budweiser and the recent decision will be how Budweiser replaced its logo on the cans with "America".

You can use this website as a reference but feel free to use more if you need to. http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/nation-now/2016/05/10/budweiser-renames-cans-beer-america-anheuser-busch/84176886/