challenges facing public administrators

Understanding the organizational, legal, and cultural differences between managing in the public sector versus the private sector is vital to organizational success. Public managers face unique challenges (both ideological and practical), which is why an understanding of the dynamic interaction of theory and practice is important. In addition, public managers need to understand the enduring issues and evolving tools required in public service.

For this milestone, first select an organizational, a legal, or a cultural challenge facing public administrators that is also of interest to you. You may select one of these challenges, or you may choose another, with instructor approval:

 Discuss the emergence of the “governance without government” concept, which focuses on the importance of networks, nontraditional partnerships, and the markets to guide society, rather than traditional bureaucratic institutions. This movement has taken hold in Europe and is gaining momentum in the United States.

 How is the new public administration movement impacting the “accountability versus efficiency” paradigm that has defined the profession since its inception?

 How is the reintroduction of privatization impacting public policy decision making and the targeted social outcomes? For example, imagine a state determines that access to high-speed internet for every home is essential for long-term public health, yet in areas of the state, the market has determined that it is not profitable to provide the service. Should the state form a partnership with a private sector business (i.e., subsidize) to ensure that their social goal is obtained?

 What are effective performance measures to evaluate programs and management in the public sector? Traditionally, the focus has been on measuring inputs and activities. Is this focus still effective?

 How can flexibility and creativity be integrated into the structures of public organizations in a way that allows for nimble, street-level decision making to swiftly adapt to ever-changing environmental conditions while maintaining some level of accountability to the citizens?

For your milestone submission, draft the Introduction and Theoretical Overview sections of the final project (Sections I and II), focusing on the challenge you selected.

Be sure to address all the following critical elements:

I. Introduction

Concisely describe your chosen organizational, legal, or cultural challenge in the field of public administration.

II. Theoretical Overview: Ensure that you focus your response specifically on the organizational, legal, or cultural challenge that you selected.

A. Public Administration Advocates: Describe the original advocates for the development of professional public management within the federal government of the United States. In your description, consider questions such as these: What were their viewpoints? How did they advocate for the development of public administration?

B. Impact on Public Administration: Differentiate between the views of Dwight Waldo and Herbert Simon. How did each impact the development of the public administration profession?

C. Public Administration Dichotomy: Analyze the founding dichotomy of public administration as expressed by Dwight Waldo for its impact on public administration practice.

Guidelines for Submission: This submission should be about 1 to 2 pages in length and should use double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, and one-inch margins. Sources should be cited according to APA style.

discuss the damage wrought by the indian ocean earthquake and tsunami

Discuss the damage wrought by the Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami. Include details on death tolls, total amount of damage, effect/impact on the cities affected, etc. Essay needs to be around 300-500 words. 

write a page double space length journal about an ad any type of an ad

1.write a page (double space) length journal about an ad (any type of an ad) analyzing the persuasion technique used in the ad. For example, you could pick a TV commercial using a comparative advertising (one of the persuasion techniques) and talk about how the brand utilize the technique.

personal crimes analysis power point

Personal, Property, and Computer Crimes Analysis Presentation

Submit your personal crimes analysis using Microsoft® PowerPoint® or another pre-approved presentation tool.

Create a 10- to 15-slide presentation that includes a reference slide with at least four references cited throughout the presentation. Include the following:

  • Differentiate between assault, battery, and mayhem.
  • Identify and explain kidnapping and false imprisonment.
  • Compare and contrast between rape and statutory rape.
  • Provide examples of property and computer crimes.
  • Choose two states and compare the definitions and punishment for these crimes.

Include appropriate photos, short videos, or headlines, as needed, to represent your analysis.

Format your presentation consistent with APA guidelines.

need help factoring polynomials

Please help factor these polynomials. I would also appreciate if you can discuss briefly how you arrived at the answer, and provide tips on how to work on similar problems in the future. Thanks 

1.)  x2 – 15x + 54

 2.)   x2 – 8x – 9

3.) x2 – 10x – 11

4)    x2 – 6x – 16

inferential statistics and analytics 2

his week you will begin working on Phase 2 of your course project. Using the same data set and variables for your selected topic, add the following information to your analysis:

  1. Discuss the importance of constructing confidence intervals for the population mean.
    • What are confidence intervals?
    • What is a point estimate?
    • What is the best point estimate for the population mean? Explain.
    • Why do we need confidence intervals?
  2. Find the best point estimate of the population mean.
  3. Construct two confidence intervals for the population mean: a 95% confidence interval and a 99% confidence interval. Assume that your data is normally distributed and the population standard deviation is unknown.
    • Please show your work for the construction of these confidence intervals and be sure to format your equations to fit the appropriate form (may need editing here).
  4. Write a paragraph that correctly interprets the confidence intervals in context of your selected topic.
  5. Compare and contrast your findings for the 95% and 99% confidence intervals.
    • Did you notice any changes in your interval estimate? Explain.
    • What conclusion(s) can be drawn about your interval estimates when the confidence level is increased? Explain.

the value of the fair play alliance

What do you see as the value of the Fair Play Alliance? Based on our readings and discussions, how could/should it work? Remember– at least 500 words, so your account might require a great deal of detail. Also feel encouraged to do outside research to add to your response.

Reading link:

which formula should be used to determine the total cost

The wedding photographer for the Smith/Jones wedding charges $1,000 for her preparation and first 60 prints. The cost is $2.00 per photo for photos beyond the first 60. Which formula should be used to determine the total cost, C, as a function of the number of photos, p, that are purchased, assuming at least 60 are purchased? 

a. C = 1000 p + 2 

b. C = 1000(2p – 60) 

c. C = 1000 + 2(p – 60)

Please explain your answer. Thanks! 

PSY101 The Architecture of Sleep and the Function of Dreams

As you complete this exercise, consider the following:

  • Have you ever been able to remember more than one dream in one night?
  • Have you tried to figure out the meaning of your dreams or ever wondered about possible symbolism in dreams?

By the end of this activity, you will be able to:

  • define and provide examples of biological rhythms, including the sleep cycle
  • compare and contrast theories of the nature and functions of dreams
  • describe and locate the complex functions of the cerebral cortex

Complete the following:

Please write a two – three page essay covering the following topics:

  • Describe how sleep changes during the course of one night?
  • Describe these changes related to changes in the electrical activity of the brain.
  • When do you dream during the sleep cycle?
  • Are there differences in the types of dreams that occur at different times?
  • What functions did Freud attribute to dreams?
  • What functions do researchers think dreams serve today?

Your essay should be a minimum of 500 words (two-three pages) and should completely address each question. Cite at least two references including the text to support your response. Although APA Style is not required for this essay your writing should be clear and concise. Please submit via the assignment drop box as a WORD attachment.

Implementing Technology Article

Identify industries outside of health care that have deployed innovative management techniques, operational practices, or technology to improve their workforce.

Identify best practices and determine which could be implemented to improve the workforce for a specific health care service, facility, or other health sector-related occupation.

Write a 450-word article that explains how a specific management technique, operational practice, or technology can be used to improve a specific health care workforce.

Cite at least 3 reputable references to support (e.g., trade or industry publications, government or agency websites, scholarly works, or other sources of similar quality).

Format according to APA guidelines.