PHC 373 Maternal and Child Health- global level comparative data

PHC 373 Maternal and Child Health- global level comparative data

Task:

Maternal and child health is an important public health issue because we have the opportunity to end preventable deaths among all women and children and to greatly improve their health and well-being.
On the light of this statement, answer the following questions (using both the national and global level comparative data): –

1. Explain the infant and under five mortality rates (definitions, statistics, causes)
2. Discuss the maternal mortality ratio (definition, statistics, causes) 
3. Explore the challenges and barriers for improving maternal and child health
4. Evaluate the important actions taken by the government to improve the maternal and child health condition

Instructions:
• Length of thewrite-up should be 500-1000 words.
• Font should be Times New Roman, and size should be 12.
• Heading should be Bold
• The text color should be Black 
• Line spacing should be 1.5.
• Proper headings with number should be given for each segment
• Avoid Plagiarism
• Assignments must be submitted with the filled cover page
• Use proper references using APA style (at least three up to date references should be used)
• Don’t forget the “in-text citation”.

LIFESCI3G03 Epidemiology of Psychiatric Disorders

LIFESCI3G03 Epidemiology of Psychiatric Disorders

Question:

Epidemiologic studies are critical to the development of health policy. Without various kinds of studies in humans, we wouldn’t have the basis to form good policies to improve the health of individuals, communities and populations. Epidemiologic studies help to identify populations at risk for developing diseases, other risk factors and some studies even tell us about the cost and benefit of reducing exposure to these risks and the impact on disease development and progression. Just as epidemiology is critical in policy development, health policy is an important part of the field of public health (Public Health Agency of Canada, 2008). What is health policy, anyways? While there are many different definitions out there, and this is even a debate among healthcare providers and health promotion practitioners, this definition (while long-winded) nicely summarizes the meaning:

Healthy public policies improve the conditions under which people live: secure, safe, adequate and sustainable livelihoods, lifestyles and environments, including housing, education, nutrition, information exchange, child care, transportation and necessary community and personal social and health services (Milio, 2001) With this broad definition in mind, healthy public policies can be many different things. It can be a ban on trans fats in prepared food, it can be a tax on sugary beverages, it can be rules around using screening tests for different diseases, rules around fortification of foods, or rules around physical activity for children at schools. Healthy public policy is also about how the Government of Canada spends money to improve and maintain the health of Canadians, through rules and regulations, but also through providing publicly funded programs to improve health. The key here is that the programs are funded (fully or partially) by the government.

Even though most policies and programs are based on evidence, we know that there are flaws, and it is hard for policies and programs to be perfectly suitable for all Canadians. As more research is published around the world, maybe the policies and programs should change and adapt to meet the needs of Canadians, today?

As you are learning about a health policy and the research that supports it, and does not support it, let’s think about how to get a message out about this health policy that needs to be revised. The global COVID-19 pandemic has brought the issue of mis- and disinformation to the forefront. It has shown us that when it comes to health, we are in an infodemic, which is the overabundance of information, both online and offline (World Health Organization, 2021). An Instagram account like @oncanadaproject is an example of using social media to disseminate evidence-based information on prominent issues to help people navigate this infodemic! Objectives: To learn more about a health-related policy or publicly funded program in Canada, to synthesize research that supports aspects of the program, to discover research that suggests that the policy may need to be revised. You will also create a 2 slide Instagram post to help educate your peers about the policy and research suggesting that it should change.

  1. Written portion

Give a scientific description of the disease that the policy or program is supposed to impact. What are the physiologic impacts of the disease, and describe the economic, social and psychological impacts.

Describe the policy or program, including what the policy or program is, who is responsible for delivering the program or implementing the policy and who specifically it is supposed to impact.

Provide an overview of epidemiologic studies that support the development of the policy or program. Be sure to highlight key methodological details that relate to the policy, and the results indicating effectiveness (or not!).

Not all policies are perfect! Find 2 studies that support changing the policy or program in some way.

Discuss the details of these studies, and the how modifying the policy or program would be expected to influence the physiologic, economic, social and psychological impacts of the disease.

Knowledge translation portion (2 mock social media slides + discussion post + response) For the science communication component of this assignment, students are asked to create a 2-slide social media post related to the health policy that they wrote about in the written portion of the assignment. The post should be designed for a lay audience, i.e., anyone on a social media app with little background knowledge on health policy.

The post should clearly, simply and concisely communicate on the following points:

What is the policy? Consider the following:
 
WHO does the policy impact?
 
WHAT is the rule/behaviour/procedure that the policy is addressing. I.e. Policy regarding physical activity in schools is addressing rules surrounding the amount of exercise that must occur within schools by children.
 
Discuss if there is new or competing literature that suggests that this policy need be revised. Science is also an evolving field. Policy is not set in stone and may require change as a result of new information coming to light, and changes in society over time. As a result, it can be important to be communicate and address whether new data confirms the adequacy of existing policy, or requires modification in order to accommodate new evidence.

Summarize competing/alternative evidence related to the policy.

Suggest whether policy-makers should consider making a change. Be clear about what part of the evidence indicates the change is necessary. For great ideas about how to organize and design the “slides” consider visiting @oncanadaproject. This organization of volunteers aims to disseminate information on prominent issues in Ontario, and utilizes social media to do so. The post at the following link describes the approach of various Canadian province’s approach to COVID-19, and shows a great example of how to clearly present information:

There will be no limitations on the type of program used to generate the slides. Use of PowerPoint is suggested, and students should feel free to explore creative platforms such as Canva, Slidesgo, etc for templates. Students are not expected to pay for the use of any platforms but may choose to use the free services available on such platforms.

Citations on slides:

Any information you include in your slides should be referenced. For this project, please use superscript with the post, and provide the citation written at the bottom of the corresponding slide (Citation must have: first author, year, journal issue, volume, pages – this is an abbreviated citation style for you to use for this component of the project).

Slides will be posted on a Discussion Board for this course. Students should click the “Communication” Tab on Avenue to Learn, and then select “Discussions” from the options provided. Students should then select the topic “Please post your slides here!”. Once within the “Please post your slides here!” Topic, students should click the blue button which reads “Start a New Thread”. The “Start a New Thread” will automatically bring you to a new page where you can add a subject line. The subject line should be something descriptive and include the policy you have chosen. See example in the screenshot below. In order to add your slides, you should select “Insert Image” where you will be able to upload 2 image files (i.e., JPEG) from your computer.

Once you post your slides, each student will post a comment or question about another peer’s post. Please comment on a post that has not yet received a comment, to ensure that all posts have a comment. Once your post has a comment from another peer, reply with a thoughtful answer or comment back to your peer. Note: Conversation related to the post does not need to be supported by any references to literature, but students may do so if it helps to illustrate a point or idea. Please keep comments kind and considerate. Please refer to the McMaster Netiquette guidelines (https://sscm.mcmaster.ca/the-code/netiquette/).

Written portion

Overview of the disease/health condition that the policy or program is directed at /10
  1. Brief scientific explanation of the disease/health condition (i.e., physiologic impact, how does it develop, who does it affect)
  2. Discussion of economic, social and psychological impacts
  3. The majority of information cited should be from peer-reviewed literature, however foundation reports and governmental resources can be used.
  4. International research can be used.

Description of the policy or program /10

 
Details of the policy or program in Ontario or Canada
Who delivers or implements it?
Who is it supposed to impact?
Information cited may be from foundation reports and governmental resources, or from peerreviewed literature.
 
Synthesis of studies/reports that support the policy or program /10
 
Emphasis on methods that relate to current policy
 
Discussion about effectiveness of policy or program
 
The majority of information cited should be from peer-reviewed literature, however foundation reports and governmental resources can be used.

International research can be used.

Revision of the policy or program /10
 
Description of 2 studies that support changing the policy or program
 
Discuss the details of these studies, and the how modifying the policy or program would be expected to influence the physiologic, economic, social and psychological impacts of the disease.
 
The majority of information cited should be from peer-reviewed literature, however foundation reports and governmental resources can be used.
 
International research can be used, and the research presented does not need to chronologically precede the policy (i.e., if the policy was developed in 2012, you can use research from 2008. Sometimes policy makers can’t/don’t incorporate all research into creating policies)
Writing, formatting, spelling and grammar /5

NUR256 Research and Evidence Based Logical Argument

NUR256 Research and Evidence Based Logical Argument

Task:

Create a report on an annotated bibliography based on the topic ‘Mental health of children and their parents during the coronavirus outbreak’
The report needs to contain:
Introduction/background
Annotated bibliography (4 x relevant and current research articles)
literature evaluation (based on the four articles)
Conclusion
In your annotated bibliography you will need to address the following elements:
Was the article qualitative or quantitative?
What was the aim of the research?
How was the study conducted?
What were the results of the study, and do they answer the study question/aim?
What are the strengths and limitations of the study?
Overall statement on applicability of research to clinical practice
Knowledge of the underpinning principles and theories of research
Demonstrate an ability to locate and select appropriate literature to answer a healthcare question
Show critical thinking concerning the selected articles and develop a coherent argument for how they address the specified research question
Apply academic convention to develop a clear and logical argument.

HMD225 Foundations of Hospitality Leadership Intelligence

HMD225 Foundations of Hospitality Leadership Intelligence

Task:

Develop an argument that SUPPORTS or OPPOSES the stated position: Research academic journals to find theory-based evidence (avoid non-academic material) to support your position Using your research, develop your argument using logic-based structure for each main point Ensure that your main points support your conclusion. Provide appropriate examples that support your main points. Defend your conclusion by indicating potential objections and your rebuttal to those objections. Topic is Personality in More Important Emotional Intelligence When It Comes to Career Success Personality and emotional intelligence are key factors associated with career success. The extent to which a hospitality manager can use his/her inherent personality traits, and regulate his/her emotions for situational effectiveness, has a direct effect on the path to promotion. Personality Domains – Extroversion, Openness to Experience, Conscientiousness, Agreeableness, Emotionality, Honest-Humility Emotional Intelligence Domains – Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Management Written Papers – Papers are to be no more than 2000 word (not including references). APA 7th edition formatting style is required. Font – Times New Roman 12-point, 1-inch margins – top bottom left and right, double-spaced and pages numbered. At least 5 academic research sources must be cited to support your theory, position, and conclusion. Your references should be sourced from the UNLV database of academic journals. Please do not use magazines, newspapers, internet, or TV, sources because these sources are subject to false and misleading assertions. Your paper should be outlined in 5 sections that use the following headers: Abstract Introduction (brief) Group Position Key Arguments Conclusion (includes rebuttal) The first page will be a title page formatted based on APA 7th edition standards to include the title, course section, and date. Attach file will provide you with guidance on developing logic-based arguments

PSY 3056 Social Psychology: social mental health interventions

PSY 3056 Social Psychology: social mental health interventions

Questions:

The assignment for this module is a 2000-word report that proposes a community based mental health intervention or campaign. Your report will draw on recent research evidence and practice guidance to provide a clear rationale for your proposal.
Structure of Your Report:
1) Context (300 Words): Give an overview of the community that your intervention and the specific mental health issue that you are targeting.
2) Review (700 words): Critically discuss previous community level interventions that have addressed this problem or communities that share characteristics with the community that you wish to support.
3) Implementation (700 words) : Discuss in detail how your intervention/campaign would be implemented.
4) Impact (300 words): Discuss what measures or outcomes would indicate whether your programme had worked Your report should be set out under these headings and you should stay within the word limits for each section (plus or minus 10%). There is further detailed guidance on what should go into each section below.
 
Give an overview of the community that your intervention and the specific mental choose a well-defined community: A group of people who are linked by social ties,and/or share common experiences, perspectives or characteristics.
• Outline the community you have chosen to focus but avoid stereotypes and blanket assumptions. Any statement that you make about a community should be well founded in available data & evidence.
• Provide a rationale for your choice.
• Choose a specific mental health issues that you want to target (e.g. depression, psychosis, pts, etc.)
• This section will be mainly written in the present tense.
 
Critically discuss previous community level interventions that have addressed this problem or communities that share characteristics with the community that you wish to support.
• The aim of this part of your report is provide a basis for planning the intervention that you propose in the next section.
• This is the most essay like part of your report.
• Write a critical review of relevant published community or social mental health interventions.
• It is important to evaluate the studies and interventions that you discuss.
• This section will be mainly written in the past tense as it will describe research and initiatives that have already happened.
 
Discuss in detail how your intervention/campaign would be implemented.
• The aim of this part of the report is to produce a detailed overview of how your intervention or campaign would be implemented.
• In designing your own intervention or campaign you should draw upon, and modify,existing interventions that have been used. You should propose something new but firmly grounded in existing approaches (an action research approach).
• It is important to provide a rationale for the actions that you are implementing.
• It is important to explicitly consider in this section how you will foster engagement and grassroots activity from community members.
• Have a look at Castillo, E. G., et al. (2019). Community interventions to promote mental health and social equity. Current Psychiatry Reports, 21, 35 for a good range of examples.
• This section will mainly be written in the future tense as it will discuss what you will do.
 
Discuss what measures or outcomes would indicate whether your programme had worked (or not).
• What would change if your intervention had worked? What would change in the short-term and what would persist over the longer-term (legacy).
• What would you measure to check this?
• It is important to consider engagement with your programme from community members as an indicator of success.
• Have a look at Chapter 6 in Jason et al. (2019). Introduction to Community Psychology.
• This section will mainly be written in the future tense as you will discuss what you will
Further Tips and Guidance.
a) Getting started on your assignment.
Before you decide the on the topic and intervention for your assignment it is important to have a clear idea of the range of interventions for mental health that have been used at a community level. This means that you should do plenty of reading before you begin to start planning your report. Reading widely before planning coursework has been shown to improve final grades
(Torrance et al., 2000), so even if you are itching to get started it is best to spend some time,first, immersing yourself in the topic.
You can read chapters 1 and 11 in Jason et al. (2019). Introduction to Community Psychology to get started on understanding the field. This paper Castillo, E. G., et al. (2019). Community interventions to promote mental health and social equity. Current Psychiatry Reports, 21, 35 provides a good range of examples on community mental health interventions. Most lecture
sessions have included examples of social and community interventions. For further ideas you can look at the videos that have been posted to MyLearning.
 
b) Finding and selecting sources.
As with all university assessments (particularly in your final year) it is important to show that you are familiar with the cutting edge of the topic that you are writing about. This means that you will need to undertake a proper literature search once you have narrowed down to a topic. If you need a refresher on literature searching you can find a guide here.
 
However, when it comes to this module there are some additional sources of ‘grey literature’ that you mind find helpful. These sources include reports produced by the World Health Organisation, British Psychological Society, the Mental Health Foundation and Local NHS trusts. We have linked several such sources to the MyLearning page for the module. You should ensure that the resources that you rely upon are written by experts for a specialist audience. Avoid using resources that are targeted at the general public (e.g. NHS 111) as these are may oversimplify complex subjects and do not convey a sense that you have
mastered the depth of a topic.
 
c) Identifying a community for your intervention
There are many definitions of ‘community’ and we will not be requiring you to use one particular definition of the term. A broad definition of community: A group of people who are linked by social ties, and/or share common experiences, perspectives or characteristics.

MGT 3201 Research Methods: Social Media Influencers

MGT 3201 Research Methods: Social Media Influencers

Questions:

The selected research topic is “Mental Health Awareness during COVID-19.” During the pandemic, many social media influencers have highlighted the importance of mental health and spreading mental health awareness. Consequently, I personally had a belief that mental health is as important as physical health and became more aware about mental health during COVID-19 pandemic from social media influencers whereas I needed to search and know more about mental health, became aware of mental health, and now I believe that many contributions are being done by the UAE government and across the globe to spread mental health awareness.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), mental health is defined as “a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the

normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution

to his or her community” (WHO, 2004). During coronavirus (COVID 19), a significant measure of fear, anxiety, and concern are being generated as it has quickly been spread across the globe, especially among specific categories of people such as the elderly, first-line defenders, and individuals with severe health problems. Therefore, the primary effect on mental healthcare will increase the stress and anxiety levels along with the health precautions measures implemented – such as lockdown, which will disrupt many people’s daily life activities and routines – the number of people who are feeling lonely or depressed, abusing alcohol or drugs, or engaging in self-harm or suicidal behaviour will rise (Gao et.al., 2020).

In 93% of nations worldwide, the COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted or stopped essential mental health care at a time when demand for mental health services is rising, and mental health care is now becoming more in demand as a result of the pandemic. Trauma, loneliness, financial hardship, and fear may start or increase psychological problems. Nowadays, insomnia and anxiety are becoming more common problems for many individuals (Tandon, 2020).

Many mental health organizations have been underfunded in which will see an increase in prices as the pandemic spreads. Mental health should get at least 2% of national health budgets, but that’s not enough. In addition, foreign donors must do more: fewer than 1% of health assistance is designated for mental health, despite this. This indicates that not even a single person is there who has not been impacted by the crisis of COVID-19 in terms of their mental state (Cullen et.al., 2020).

Hence, in this research the major focus is to be drawn on the mental health during the time of pandemic with the implication of different factors, level of awareness, addressing different activities as treatment or solutions, and insurance concerns. In order to conduct the study, it is important to create major research questions that needs to be addressed in an effective way: How does COVID-19 has impacted the mental health of people in the UAE? Is the mental health awareness increasing among people, and how? What can be the relevant management activities that people can do to overcome the impact of psychological problems associated with COVID-19? Do insurance companies need to cover the costs of mental health illness or psychological sessions which are mostly costly to many people 

The COVID-19 pandemic has made mental health an even more crucial concern, despite that we are already were living a hectic life before that. Mental health encompasses much more than just the absence or presence of a diagnosable mental disorder. A person’s physical and mental well-being intertwine here (Pierce et.al., 2020). It’s true that many individuals have struggled with mental health issues in recent years. In addition to the illness’s physical effects, COVID-19 has resulted in social and self-isolation, separation from family members and friends, quarantine, and mobility restrictions, causing more individuals than ever to feel powerless, alone, bereaved, anxious, and depressed as a consequence of the condition.

As a consequence, there has been an enormous rise in the need for health care support services. Which also highlights an important aspect where people were in need for insurance companies to cover the costs of psychological sessions. Furthermore, the governments, communities, and community associations must devote more resources to treating psychological distress both during and after the pandemic, if they are to meet these challenges and increase the accessibility of assistance. One way to help is through volunteering. As well as helping those in need, volunteering offers participants a feeling of purpose, which may help lift their spirits and promote positive thought (Watkins, 2020).

Being aware of the physical and emotional health is critical during these times, especially that the phycological or mental illness is frequently misunderstood, making it difficult to identify those who are affected (Greenberg et.al., 2020). It is important to dig into the research and to get more information about the mental health influence on people.  Accordingly, in order to conduct the study, it is important to create some major research objectives that needs to be addressed in an effective way. So, some of the research aims and objectives are mentioned below:

  • To demonstrate the impact of COVID-19 on the mental health of people in the UAE
  • To analyze whether the mental health awareness is increasing, and how is it increasing

(c) To list the relevant management activities that people can do to overcome the impact of psychological problems associated with COVID-19.

(d) To conduct whether the mental health costs should be covered by insurance companies.

FACC 6885 Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrencies- Bitcoin Cash

FACC 6885 Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrencies- Bitcoin Cash

Task

Question:

Pick one cryptocurrency from the chart below and evaluate the attributes, benefits and risk associated with one such cryptocurrency. Which cryptocurrency would you invest in or use?

Instruction:

Read the attached articles and links:
 
https://blog.coinbase.com/introducing-the-crypto-rating-council-d6ee33a8f34d
https://support.coinbase.com/customer/en/portal/articles/2630943-supported-digital-currencies
https://listing.coinbase.com/policy
Yu, Yang (Gloria) and Zhang, Jinyuan, Flight to Bitcoin (Oct 26, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3278469 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3278469
https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3278469
 

 Bitcoin

BTC

$178,335,376,350

$10,000.07

17,833,412

 Ethereum

ETH

$22,638,391,386

$211.54

107,018,514

 XRP

XRP

$13,353,934,432

$0.311770

42,832,704,971 *

 Litecoin

LTC

$5,669,031,175

$90.29

62,788,443

 Bitcoin Cash

BCH

$5,373,723,657

$300.08

17,907,350

 Binance Coin

BNB

$4,620,411,046

$29.71

155,536,713 *

 Tether

USDT

$4,018,024,637

$0.997773

4,026,990,838 *

 
source- www.coinmarketcap.com

ICT40415 Information Technology Networking and Skype for Business

ICT40415 Information Technology Networking and Skype for Business

Task:

The purpose of this assessment is to assess your competence in planning and preparing for a scenario-based software deployment.
The following topics are covered in this assessment:
ICT Contracting
Deployment planning
You will be assessed on the evidence you produce by completing the required tasks set out in this document.  Please refer to the check list at the end of this document before submitting your work for marking to ensure you have completed all tasks.
This is a written and verbal assignment with a combination of questions both verbal and written and specific materials you need to produce. The tasks to be assessed are:
Part 1 – Prepare for work as an ICT Contractor
1.Contractor responsibilities
2.Contractor Induction
3.Interview with ICT Manager
4.Advise ICT Manager of upcoming work
Part 2 – Plan for deployment 
1.Summarise current environment
2.Investigate deployment methods
3.Specify software for SOE
This assessment will be conducted in a combination of locations.  
All tasks EXCEPT for the Interview with the ICT Manager can be completed in the classroom (unsupervised) or outside the classroom (unsupervised).  
The Interview with the ICT Manager task is to be conducted either in the classroom (supervised) or online via Skype for Business (supervised) requiring a lecturer to complete an observation checklist for each student.
To receive a satisfactory outcome for this assessment you must complete all tasks correctly
You may refer to your learning materials in completing the assessment.
Students are to use the following documents for this assessment:
Students will be advised of assessment outcome after the completed assignment is submitted to the 4SCCM-System Center Configuration Manager Learn site.
Students will be provided feedback in regards to the assessment and the outcome via email notification from Learn.
Students have 2 attempts at this assessment with a re-assessment date to be set by the assessing lecturer.  All assessments including re-assessments must be received and assessed within the subject duration period.

PMQ502 Project Management Essentials-growing concern from the community

PMQ502 Project Management Essentials-growing concern from the community

Task:

This project comprises the establishment of a new Medically Supervised Injection Room (MSIR) in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane. The project is part of a four-year trial conducted by Queensland Health with $32 million in funding. Queensland Health would like to take lessons learned from the Department of Health and Human Services (Victoria) and NSW Health MSIRs to develop their program. A number of stakeholders have been identified, including local community health services, local residents, schools, businesses, Queensland Police and Brisbane City Council.
 
There is growing concern from the community about the centre attracting drug users and drug dealers to the area. Residents and business owners are concerned it will also increase the number of individuals sleeping rough in the area and lead to syringes appearing in the streets around the centre. On the other hand, statistics from the Victorian MSIR reveal that staff safely managed 2,657 overdoses, many of which may have been fatal or resulted in serious injury if they had happened outside the facility.

The MSIR operates under strict oversight including:

a) legislation to ensure the facilities can operate within Queensland

b) ensuring the safety of the staff and that illegal drugs won’t be provided or dealt at the facility with security stationed inside and outside the facility

c) coordinating social support interventions for issues like mental health, housing and family violence—helping those suffering with addiction to recover and rebuild their lives

d) working closely with the Queensland Health and Queensland Police to support community safety while minimising drug harm.

As well as the $32 million in funding for the MSIR, an additional $7 million dollars has been allocated to improve the area surrounding the MSIR, including:

facilities in a nearby public housing estate
improvements to parks and sidewalks
construction of additional community rooms
improved street lighting and security cameras.

It is important that the project incorporates local communities in the generation of these facilities and improvements. In your team, you are required to develop and document a comprehensive project management plan (PMP) for the delivery of a sub-project within this scenario. Your team will select a sub-project from the following five scope options.

BSBSTR801 Lead Innovative Thinking and Practice : Business Plan

BSBSTR801 Lead Innovative Thinking and Practice : Business Plan

Task:

The following Assessment Task uses a simulated business called Angel Solutions Australia (ASA). To complete the tasks, you will need to access information, templates, and policies & procedures which will be provided by your trainer/ assessor.

For this assessment, you will play the role of Michael Torch, ASA Business Compliance Specialist. ASA is a consultancy service providing assistance with compliance, finances, human resources, information technology and other business needs to ensure that businesses have the expertise and support that they need to survive and prosper. You should familiarise yourself with what ASA does, the company’s services and history, its organisational structure and its employees. Ensure that you read the ASA Business Plan to understand the company’s mission, vision and business objectives.

Part A – Report

To begin the assessment tasks, read the following email and then complete the tasks that follow:

The ASA board has raised a concern over lack of innovation in our business operations and wants a senior team to brainstorm ways on how we can be more innovative.

ASA prides itself on its key values, including a strong commitment to quality, customer service, innovation and excellence, and a satisfied workforce. However, there are no formal systems or processes in place for continuous improvement and innovation to ensure that the organisation meets its overall vision and values.

We are facing a number of issues. I have summarised these issues below:

  • highnumber of customer complaints
  • highstaff turnover
  • notmeeting strategic 

To start with, please prepare a report for the board assessing the innovation & creative capabilities within the organisation. To this end, I want you to refer to the strategic goals of the organisation, and the operational performance data that I have attached, so you have an understanding of where things stand currently, and where the organisation wants to go.

Task Instructions:

Research innovative thinking & emerging practices for business innovation. Make an analysis and submit a 1500-word report, including:

  • Areview of the trends in innovative thinking and emerging creative business practices as they relate to ASA’s current operational scenarios as well as future goals.
  • Thetechniques and tools to generate ideas and facilitate creative 
  • Innovationdrivers and 
  • Issuesthat impact innovative thinking and 
  • Identifyand analyse potential barriers and risks to innovation and devise strategies to respond.