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 Memorandum

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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 700-750 word memo to someone in your organization 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 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

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For this assignment, the student will create an argumentative essay explaining what makes a good business decision. This allows students to use critical thinking in their research to identify the importance of deductive reasoning and inductive reasoning.
Assignment Steps
Review the "Writing Argumentative Essays" section in Ch. 3 of Critical Thinking.
This Individual Assignment requires you to develop an argumentative essay on a business practice.
Look at a business in your local area and identify a controversial business decision. This could be a situation such as location of a new landfill, rate hikes, a business closure, or a bar being built on the same block as a school.
Write an 1,050-1,100 word argumentative essay on a 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.
Include a minimum of two references
Write in third person
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
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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

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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 1-2 articles each from the University Library about the subject.
Note: I have posted two sample articles. Your team may uses these or you may research your own.
Prepare a 700-800 word discussion of the business situation such as an office expansion, office closure, or reorganization that would include laying off staff. 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.
    • Include a minimum of two references
    • Write in third person
Format the assignment consistent with APA guidelines.
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Individual: The Planning Process

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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 1,050-1,100 minimum word discussion of the interview: This
is not an essay! Please only use the attached interview form.
    • 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.
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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

All Assignments listed below for Week 4 are included in this purchase!

 

Learning Team: Problem Solutions

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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 Infographic or Presentation

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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 - please choose one from these two assignments:
First choice:
Develop a 3-5 slides MS Power Point of a recent business decision in your work or desired career. If you choose a 3-5 slides Power Point please include speaker notes that total 700-750 word evaluation of a recent business decision in your work or desired career. This is not an
essay!
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.
    • 700-750 word evaluation of the business decision from your work or desired career
Second choice:
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®, Word, or sites such as Glogster and PiktoChart. If you use Glogster or PiktoChart, copy and past the
inforgraphic to a MS Word doc for grading and include speaker notes that total 700-750 word evaluation of the business decision. This is not an essay!
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.
• 700-750 word evaluation of the business decision from your work or desired career.
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

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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
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 1,050-1,100 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.
    • Include two references.
    • Write in third person.
Format the assignment consistent with APA guidelines.
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Final Examination

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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?