Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 350–450 words tha

Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 350–450 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.
Additional Information: Eddison Electronic Company (EEC) provides electricity for several states in the United States. You have been employed as a cost accountant at this organization. You were asked to provide training to operational managers in areas in which they are struggling, such as internal rate of return, simple rate of return, and net present value. Please discuss the following:
How is the internal rate of return calculated?
Explain how it supports a capital business decision versus the NPV model.
Explain how simple rate of return has been used in a company you are familiar with related to capital budgeting.

Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 350–450 words tha

Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 350–450 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.
Additional Information: Eddison Electronic Company (EEC) provides electricity for several states in the United States. You have been employed as a cost accountant at this organization. You were asked to provide training to operational managers in areas in which they are struggling, such as internal rate of return, simple rate of return, and net present value. Please discuss the following:
How is the internal rate of return calculated?
Explain how it supports a capital business decision versus the NPV model.
Explain how simple rate of return has been used in a company you are familiar with related to capital budgeting.

Part A: HR Professional Ethics Discuss three examples of ethical challenges that

Part A: HR Professional Ethics
Discuss three examples of ethical challenges that HR professionals may encounter as they apply to modern organizations. Discuss how you would address each situation (not necessarily the solution, but how you would approach the problem).  Use the resources provided to support your ideas.
Part B: Emerging HR Trends
Discuss three current or future trends impacting the HR profession.  What opportunities and challenges might these trends present for HR and for the organization? As a human resource professional, what new skills and/or competencies would you need to further develop to adapt to these trends and to continue to be successful in your role? Use the resources provided to support your ideas.

Watch the video on The Role of HR Has Evolved. Meet the 21st Century HR Leader (

Watch the video on The Role of HR Has Evolved. Meet the 21st Century HR Leader (Links to an external site.). Staffing of Multi-national Enterprise (MNE)s has been simplistically described as involving three types of international employees: parent-country nationals (PCNs), host-country nationals (HCNs), and third-country nationals (TCNs). Deciding on the type of employee to hire for an international endeavor is a strategic HR decision. Review the Case Study 8.1: Firms Woo Executives from “Third” Countries (Global) (p. 241). Answer the four questions at the end of the case. Take into consideration that there may be additional categories of employees available for international assignments. In addition, when answering the case questions consider creative, versus traditional, solutions. 
Tarique, I., Briscoe, D.R., & Schuler, R. S. (2016). International human resource management: Policies and practices for multinational enterprises (5th ed.). New York: Routledge.

Review the case study “Alaska Airlines: Navigating Change” and then complete the

Review the case study “Alaska Airlines: Navigating Change” and then complete the following: (a) State what actually occurred in the case regarding Kotter’s steps 5 and 6 of empowering employees for broad-based action and generating short-term wins, and (b) address each of the critical elements for Section II parts E and F in your change effort analysis. Make sure to include your recommendations for implementing Kotter’s steps 5 and 6.
E. Enable Action by Removing Barriers
Identify the forces, barriers, and hindrances to the organizational change effort, and describe each.
How can resistance be recognized? How will you eliminate resistance or mitigate its impact on the implementation of the change plan?
Describe actions that will enable and empower employees to help drive the change effort.
F. Generate Short-Term Wins
Determine how you will generate short-term wins. How will you reward these wins?
What can be gained from short-term wins? Support your response.
Guidelines for Submission: submitted as a 3–6 Word document with double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, one inch margins, and at least three sources cited in APA format. 

Reflect on an organizational change effort in the past that you are familiar wit

Reflect on an organizational change effort in the past that you are familiar with (this can be at an organization you researched or worked with) that experienced significant resistance from employees, and answer the following questions:
Why did employees resist the change?
What were the problematic issues that were not being effectively addressed, from the employees’ point of view?
Were the underlying concerns legitimate?
What could the leader have done to address the situation or prevent the concern from arising?
How would this have changed the outcomes of the change effort?

Book: Looking Out Looking In  Not all friendships are created equal. Gender can

Book: Looking Out Looking In 
Not all friendships are created equal. Gender can be a significant factor in dictating how we communicate with our friends. In Chapter 10, the text covers 3 types of friendships: (1) same-sex friendships, (2) cross-sex friendships, and (3) friends with benefits (FWB). When it comes to infatuation and attraction, do you think there is any value of talking about feelings of attraction (rather than ignoring or suppressing feelings) in cross-sex or same-sex friendships? In your opinion can platonic friendships be maintained when there is the potential for romance in a relationship?  Provide your response to these questions. Be sure to reference an example to support your responses. 

Read Chapter 6: Informed Consent (pp. 101-117) Analyze the scenario below. Appro

Read Chapter 6: Informed Consent (pp. 101-117)
Analyze the scenario below. Approach the case as a trained professional who must abide by your Professional Code of Ethics as it relates to informed consent.
How would you handle this situation?
Ethical Dilemma Involving Third Parties:
Your client is experiencing a crisis that is affecting her anxiety disorder. During the counseling session, she informs you about her mother who may be in danger.
Her mother’s doctor treated her for COVID-19 using an experimental drug that had not yet been approved by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA). Her mother trusts this doctor since she has been seeing him for years and he knows her medical history, which includes high blood pressure. Your client’s mother signed an Informed Consent to begin a course of treatment by the doctor without discussing it with her daughter (your client). This experimental drug interacted with her mother’s medication causing her heart to beat so rapidly, that she had to be rushed to the emergency room. She is now on life support! The ER nurse informs your client that the medication found in her mother’s blood work caused her to go into cardiac arrest and she wants to know who prescribed the medication.
Your client is emotionally distressed and tells you she is not sure what she should discuss with the nurse on behalf of her mother especially since her mother did not confide in her trying the new medication. In addition, her mother signed an informed consent.
However, because you feel this doctor was grossly negligent with the patient and could possibly harm others ethically, you have an obligation (duty to protect) your client. You ask your client for permission to discuss this case with your supervisor. You also seek the advice of your organization’s professional code of ethics, without divulging your client or her mother’s personal identifiable information. 
a)   Are you ethically responsible to intervene on your client’s behalf? 
b)  The helper-client’s confidential agreement has changed significantly since there are other parties involved; should you request an updated signed informed consent from your
client before taking further action?

Suppose you are the IT manager for an IT company. You receive a report that cont

Suppose you are the IT manager for an IT company. You receive a report that contains a list of computer equipment stored in the company warehouse. You notice that the list also includes items that you know are not stored in the warehouse. Would you consider this list as good information? Why, or why not? Give some examples of at least three items on this list that you consider to be good information and at least three items on this list that would not be good information. Explain your reasoning and include a discussion about why good information is important in MIS.