MGMT 360 – Strategy is often considered both an art and a science.

Learning Activity #1

Strategy is often considered both an art and a science. The strategic management process requires a core understanding of the organization internally, the environment externally in which the organization operates, competition and a host of implementation challenges. As you think about how effective leaders lead in a strategic fashion explain why the most effective strategies are both an art AND a science.

Provide APA formatted supporting rationale/explanation for your position, i.e., be sure to provide a clear definition of strategy as an art and as a science and then use specific aspects of that definition to support your answer/position.

Learning Activity #2

Organizations must clearly articulate a Mission Statement and Vision Statement in order to effectively strategically plan. Failing to understand that initial step of the Strategic Planning process often leads an organization away from, instead of towards, effective strategic planning.

Select ONE of the industries/company combinations below (NOTE: you will use this SAME industry/company for ALL future learning activities) and identify the company’s mission statement and vision statement. Review each statement and clearly explain whether each is effective or ineffective and why. Provide APA formatted supporting rationale/explanation for your position, i.e., be sure to provide a clear definition of an effective mission statement and vision statement and then correlate aspects of that definition to the actual statements of your selected company to support your position.

Industry/Company

  • Airline/ American Airlines
  • Banking/ Suntrust
  • Healthcare/ Aetna

300 WORD MINIMUM FOR EACH LEARNING ACTIVITY (600 WORDS TOTAL)

Assume that the following information relates

Assume that the following information relates to your most recent bank statement dated september 30:

balance per bank statement at september 30.....................$3,400

Checks written that had not cleared the bank as of september 30:

#203 university tuition $1,500

#205 university bookstore 350

#208 rocco’s pizza 25

#210 stereo purchsase 425

#211 october apartment rent 500

Interest amounting to $4 was credited to your account by the bank in september. the bank’s service charge for the month was $5. in addition to your bank statement, you received a letter from your parents informing you that they had made a $2,400 electronic funds transfer directly into your account on october

 2. After reading your parents’ letter, you looked in your checkbook and discovered its balance was $601. adding your parents’ deposit brought that total to $3,001. prepare a bank reconciliation to determine your correct checking account balance. Explain why neither your bank statement nor your checkbook shows this amount.

Social Learning Theory-Comprehensive Overview

Social Learning Theory: Comprehensive Overview

Social Learning Theory

Describe the historical development of the theory. Evaluate
the intellectual and historical evolution of this theory and discuss how your
discipline adopted and incorporated this theory. You may need to discuss the
historical evolution of your discipline and how this theory fits in.

What are the major assumptions posited by the theory?

What is the scope and what are the problem areas addressed
by this theory? How has your field of practice adopted this theory, and how has
it influenced the problem areas it addresses?

What are the main intervention strategies this theory
advocates? How do we know these intervention strategies are effective?

ASSESSMENT 1 – Applying theory to a real-life situation facilitates und Understanding.

ASSESSMENT 1

OVERVIEW

Write a 3–4-page assessment in which you examine scholarly
research articles about a chosen theory or concept, describe the theory or
concept in terms of your own experience, and explain how the theory or concept
increases awareness of social perception, social interaction, or social
influence.

Applying theory to a real-life situation facilitates und
Understanding.

CONTEXT

Our social world places many demands on us. For example,
what happens when people are placed in an emergency situation where no one
seems to be responding? What do young children do when they must choose whether
to eat one cookie now or two cookies if they wait longer? What do people do
when they work on a team comprised of strangers who increasingly produce
clearly wrong answers?

QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER

To deepen your understanding, you are encouraged to consider
the questions below and discuss them with a fellow learner, a work associate,
an interested friend, or a member of the business community.

• How are humans
affected by both nature and culture?

How are social perceptions influenced by culture?

Write a 3–4-page assessment in which you examine scholarly
research articles about a chosen theory or concept, describe the theory or
concept in terms of your own experience, and explain how the theory or concept
increases awareness of social perception, social interaction, or social
influence.

Applying theory to a real-life situation facilitates
understanding.

SHOW LESS

By successfully completing this assessment, you will
demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and
assessment criteria:

• Competency 1:
Apply information literacy and research skills to locate scholarly information
in the field of social psychology.

• Use valid, scholarly
research resources relevant to the field of social psychology.

• Competency 2:
Apply social psychological research and theory to examine social perception,
social interaction, and social influence.

• Explain how a theory or concept and
research findings affect social attitudes.

• Competency 3:
Analyze social psychological theory and research to explain personal,
professional, and social issues.

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Describe how a theory or concept is evident in real-life situations.

• Competency 4:
Examine the research methods frequently used in the study of social psychology.

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Describe research methods used to examine a theory or concept related to
social psychology.

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Explain research findings pertaining to a theory or concept related to
social psychology.

• Competency 6:
Apply critical thinking skills to resolve conflicts and issues in the field of
social psychology.

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Describe the purpose of research conducted in social psychology.

• Competency 7:
Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with
expectations for professionals in the field of psychology.

• Explain a theory or concept of social
psychology.

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Write coherently to support a central idea with correct grammar, usage,
and mechanics as expected of a psychology professional.

Use APA format and style.

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Assessment
Instructions ??Preparation?Select one of the social psychology
theories or concepts of interest to you from the list below:

Self-perception theory.

Agent self.

Appraisal motive and self-enhancement motive.

Self-handicapping.

Self-serving bias.

Over-justification effect.

Confirmation bias.

Actor-observer bias.

False consensus effect and false uniqueness effect.

Theory perseverance.

Once you have
selected your theory or concept, search in the Capella library to locate two scholarly
research articles on the theory or concept.?Instructions?Use these articles to complete the following:

Explain the theory or concept you selected.

Describe the purpose of the study.

Describe the research methods used in each of the studies.

Explain the research findings for each study.

Describe how you have personally observed the theory or
concept in practice.

Explain how the theory or concept, along with the research
findings, increases awareness of social perception, social interaction, or
social influence.

Your
submitted assessment should be 3–4 pages in length, excluding title page and
reference page. You are not required to use resources other than the two
articles your assessment is based on; however, you may do so if you wish. Be
sure that you follow APA guidelines for format and style.