Apurva: Personally I didn’t read the lever descriptions in great detail, so didn

Apurva: Personally I didn’t read the lever descriptions in great detail, so didn’t realize that some of them could be harmful rather than helpful. From personal experience I felt it was important to walk the talk and spread the word so to start I attempted to walk the talk and build a coalition of support, both of which were premature since the company wasn’t fully aware of the change initiative.  Once I got consultant’s support and conducted private interviews, I started to gain credibility. I continued to try various levers, but always came back to the consultants’ support, private interviews and started to build-in walk the talk. Once my credibility had stabilized I was able to hold a town hall meeting and conduct a pilot project.  At the end of 96 weeks I was not able to reach critical mass of 18 but close at 15.
Maya: I dont think that we all have faced similar missteps. Everyone has their decisions and success rate according to it. Some of the members have done well with the decisions that they made that I have not done well. The issue we all have faced is understanding all levers. It took almost 30 minutes to start and diagnose. For the change management and awareness of sustainability, I conducted interviews; in the start, I got sufficient credibility and properly timed to lever this pull.   As I needed to push the change thus, I revised the reward system, as the reward system is the most important and attractive way to convince the employees towards the change. This created a positive impact on the decisions. In week 46, I have sufficient credibility and have properly timed this lever pull to both increase  credit rating and influence all change targets before the trial stage. All those levers proved efficient for the simulation.
Amira 
Per the team discussion it seems most of us have a similar problem. Some of us did not study the levers carefully prior to implementing. This led to using levers at the wrong time which decreased credibility.
Before attempting the simulation, I reviewed the module content and video posted by the professor. Also, I read the information in the simulation.I didnt have prior experience with the simulation, nor do i have a lot of experience driving change of this magnitude in an organization. I believe if I took longer to study the levers and when to implement them I would have been more successful.
I used the Tell a Success story first which decreased my credibility since I did not introduce the change to the organization first.
I used the Walk the Talk lever a few times and it was effective to recruit members and raise my credibility. I used to confront the resistor twice since I had 2 resistors. The lever allowed me to recruit the resistors friends and network into the adopter stage. Even though the resistor did not always change his/her mind.
Ryleigh was the most successful. I completed the simulation after 81 weeks with a critical mass of 20 and credibility of 8. My final CER was .25. I could have ended the simulation with a critical mass of 19 at 79 weeks and CER .26 but I chose to keep going.
Ryleigh
I read the foreground and intro as well as familiarized myself with the lever definitions but all in all did not spend that much time before I began making decisions. In between I would analyze the impact and reference my levers again mbut usually quick to decide again.
I first chose to announce to everyone as I felt it was best for them to know change was coming before acting. I then walked the talk so as to demonstrate my values aligned before asking anything of my team. This was extremely effective and helped gain much awareness as well as interest early on. 
Which levers did you find yourselves using later? Why? What was the overall effectiveness? Why? Discuss this in the paper from a group perspective
In the latter half I found that clarifying goals, recognizing adopters and continuing to walk the talk helped move people into the adoption phase.

Each week you are to find an internet article related to prevention or substance

Each week you are to find an internet article related to prevention or substance use. Provide a link to the article at the top of your post. If the link does not work or does not take you directly to the article you will not get credit for your post. You are to write a 250 word summary of the article and why you think your fellow classmates would be interested in reading the article. This is due 48 hours prior to deadline. 50 points. 
You are then to respond to two other of your fellow classmates posts talking about specific points in the article that you read. You replies must be 125 words. 25 points each. 
The best way to place the link at the top of the page is by opening two tabs, one for the article and one for the discussion. Copy the link of the article past it in your discussion.

ACE Investigative Report  The assignment requires you to do some background rese

ACE Investigative Report 
The assignment requires you to do some background research on the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study. You will be asked to write a short article in the format of a newspaper article highlighting what you think is the most startling revelation from the background research that you completed and describing the implications of this research.
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study: The ACE study is a landmark study that more than anything highlighted the critical need for an understanding of the life course perspective and what happens during a lifetime. As preparation for understanding the impact of this research, you are asked to explore its relevancy by engaging in a process of inquiry. By imagining that you are an investigative reporter you will write an article. You have been given a topic and website as a starting point: 
You will review the website which contains much information on the ACE study, but you will need to widen your search beyond the website to make sure you have the most up to date information about the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study. You should have a minimum oa three references.
Writing an Investigative Report: Imagine you are an investigative reporter researching the ACE study. You will write a 3 to 4 page article, choosing your own headline reflecting the biggest revelation you have identified from reviewing the research. Much like news reporters, select a headline designed to get the attention of the reader. You will need to have at least 3 sources that you reviewed for this article. Make sure that you discuss the implications of your conclusions about the ACE research.
In writing your article consider the following techniques used by investigative reporters outlined on this website. 
Writing Techniques Used by Investigative Reporters
1. Stick to the facts
2. Avoid personal comments
3. Keep your language simple
4. Avoid vague words
5. Check your work
6. Use illustrations
7. Dont forget to use headlines
SAMPLE HEADLINE
Early Experiences Change Your Life for a Lifetime
The article should be no more than 4 pages. You can also add a graphic or chart as well. This means you will need to be succinct and ensure that you highlight the most significant content you uncovered during your research that will have the greatest impact on improving the lives of people and fitting with your headlines.
Sample Article : How Adverse Childhood Experiences Affect You as an Adult
Assignment Task:
This assignment will require you to do some background research on the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study. After doing your research, address the following items.
Write a short article in the format of a newspaper article highlighting what you think is the most startling and significant revelation based upon what you learned from your background research that you completed on the adverse childhood study.
The life course perspective suggests that human behavior is shaped in unique ways by what happens during a persons life. Describe how this perspective is supported or not supported by the adverse childhood study.
Select a title for your article that highlights your conclusion and follow the guidelines above on how you write an investigative article.

Quality Find a recent example (within the last three months) of a company that h

Quality
Find a recent example (within the last three months) of a company that has dealt with the impact of poor quality.
Summarize the situation.
Which one (or more) of the nine (9) dimensions of quality was/were impacted?
How did the company respond?
How did the quality concern affect customer satisfaction?
Would you respond the same? Why?
Or would you respond differently? Why?
No attachment please. Proper business language/grammar/punctuation/style are expected.

Upload your Week 6 report here. This week’s report should draw from the lectures

Upload your Week 6 report here. This week’s report should draw from the lectures on Labeling and Critical Theories.
For these assignments, you are to use at least one of the theories discussed in the prior week to argue why a suspect is either likely or unlikely to be the murderer. Your group should be working together to narrow down the suspect pool, but you will each individually submit these reports. To be clear, all group members need to write and submit their own reports. While you can choose the same person as other members of your group, your reports should be in your own words. An example of how this might look is copied below:
The Age-Graded Social Control Theory states that an individual is likely to engage in criminal activity when their social bonds are unstable and not of high enough quality to provide informal social control. Information from the case reveals that Theodore Mullins had trouble at his prior job. Theodore was a high school history teacher at Stockbridge High. He was asked to leave after displaying gendered microaggression boarding on the line of verbal abuse for 9 years. Information also reveals that Theodores relationship with his wife and children are unstable. He and his wife have a strain on their marriage due to her being the main breadwinner of the household and also due to his fragile masculinity. Theodore has no relationship with his children. He claims that he and his daughter have nothing in common because she is a female and his son is trangendered which he doesnt accept. Based on this information, Theodore has an unstable relationship with his wife and children, meaning he lacks quality bonds to conventional others who would act as agents of informal social control. Additionally, he was fired due to microaggression towards women which is the gender of each of our suspects. Considering all of this information, I believe Theodore is likely the killer.
These reports can integrate information from the case files or weekly information requests, but should be predominantly concerned with the theoretical reason(s) a suspect may or may not be the killer. These reports do not count as official guesses for the murderer. In order to get full credit on this report you must:
-Identify one suspect either likely or unlikely to be the killer
-Use at least one theory from the week’s lectures along with the information provided about the suspects to make an argument as to why the person is likely or unlikely to be the killer
-Specifically apply the tenets of the theory in the explanation
*These reports should only be about 1-2 paragraphs in length.
*Below is the link for the suspects, victims, and other important info
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1cZkvaC74DXEdRMarNZ5rNy_HId6CzJhQ?usp=sharing

Write a narrative story about how each type of rock transforms into the next (in

Write a narrative story about how each type of rock transforms into the next (in any order you choose). Be sure to include the sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic processes we discuss in class (e.g. uplift, transportation, partial melting, etc.). Be creative with your narrative, but make sure it’s scientifically accurate.
**Remember: chemical weathering is part of the rock cycle, so you may include a recombination of elements into new minerals during the sedimentation phase.
This story must be in paragraph form with proper sentences. If you use outside references, cite them properly.

Apurva: Personally I didn’t read the lever descriptions in great detail, so didn

Apurva: Personally I didn’t read the lever descriptions in great detail, so didn’t realize that some of them could be harmful rather than helpful. From personal experience I felt it was important to walk the talk and spread the word so to start I attempted to walk the talk and build a coalition of support, both of which were premature since the company wasn’t fully aware of the change initiative.  Once I got consultant’s support and conducted private interviews, I started to gain credibility. I continued to try various levers, but always came back to the consultants’ support, private interviews and started to build-in walk the talk. Once my credibility had stabilized I was able to hold a town hall meeting and conduct a pilot project.  At the end of 96 weeks I was not able to reach critical mass of 18 but close at 15.
Maya: I dont think that we all have faced similar missteps. Everyone has their decisions and success rate according to it. Some of the members have done well with the decisions that they made that I have not done well. The issue we all have faced is understanding all levers. It took almost 30 minutes to start and diagnose. For the change management and awareness of sustainability, I conducted interviews; in the start, I got sufficient credibility and properly timed to lever this pull.   As I needed to push the change thus, I revised the reward system, as the reward system is the most important and attractive way to convince the employees towards the change. This created a positive impact on the decisions. In week 46, I have sufficient credibility and have properly timed this lever pull to both increase  credit rating and influence all change targets before the trial stage. All those levers proved efficient for the simulation.
Amira 
Per the team discussion it seems most of us have a similar problem. Some of us did not study the levers carefully prior to implementing. This led to using levers at the wrong time which decreased credibility.
Before attempting the simulation, I reviewed the module content and video posted by the professor. Also, I read the information in the simulation.I didnt have prior experience with the simulation, nor do i have a lot of experience driving change of this magnitude in an organization. I believe if I took longer to study the levers and when to implement them I would have been more successful.
I used the Tell a Success story first which decreased my credibility since I did not introduce the change to the organization first.
I used the Walk the Talk lever a few times and it was effective to recruit members and raise my credibility. I used to confront the resistor twice since I had 2 resistors. The lever allowed me to recruit the resistors friends and network into the adopter stage. Even though the resistor did not always change his/her mind.
Ryleigh was the most successful. I completed the simulation after 81 weeks with a critical mass of 20 and credibility of 8. My final CER was .25. I could have ended the simulation with a critical mass of 19 at 79 weeks and CER .26 but I chose to keep going.
Ryleigh
I read the foreground and intro as well as familiarized myself with the lever definitions but all in all did not spend that much time before I began making decisions. In between I would analyze the impact and reference my levers again mbut usually quick to decide again.
I first chose to announce to everyone as I felt it was best for them to know change was coming before acting. I then walked the talk so as to demonstrate my values aligned before asking anything of my team. This was extremely effective and helped gain much awareness as well as interest early on. 
Which levers did you find yourselves using later? Why? What was the overall effectiveness? Why? Discuss this in the paper from a group perspective
In the latter half I found that clarifying goals, recognizing adopters and continuing to walk the talk helped move people into the adoption phase.

Each week you are to find an internet article related to prevention or substance

Each week you are to find an internet article related to prevention or substance use. Provide a link to the article at the top of your post. If the link does not work or does not take you directly to the article you will not get credit for your post. You are to write a 250 word summary of the article and why you think your fellow classmates would be interested in reading the article. This is due 48 hours prior to deadline. 50 points. 
You are then to respond to two other of your fellow classmates posts talking about specific points in the article that you read. You replies must be 125 words. 25 points each. 
The best way to place the link at the top of the page is by opening two tabs, one for the article and one for the discussion. Copy the link of the article past it in your discussion.

ACE Investigative Report  The assignment requires you to do some background rese

ACE Investigative Report 
The assignment requires you to do some background research on the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study. You will be asked to write a short article in the format of a newspaper article highlighting what you think is the most startling revelation from the background research that you completed and describing the implications of this research.
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study: The ACE study is a landmark study that more than anything highlighted the critical need for an understanding of the life course perspective and what happens during a lifetime. As preparation for understanding the impact of this research, you are asked to explore its relevancy by engaging in a process of inquiry. By imagining that you are an investigative reporter you will write an article. You have been given a topic and website as a starting point: 
You will review the website which contains much information on the ACE study, but you will need to widen your search beyond the website to make sure you have the most up to date information about the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study. You should have a minimum oa three references.
Writing an Investigative Report: Imagine you are an investigative reporter researching the ACE study. You will write a 3 to 4 page article, choosing your own headline reflecting the biggest revelation you have identified from reviewing the research. Much like news reporters, select a headline designed to get the attention of the reader. You will need to have at least 3 sources that you reviewed for this article. Make sure that you discuss the implications of your conclusions about the ACE research.
In writing your article consider the following techniques used by investigative reporters outlined on this website. 
Writing Techniques Used by Investigative Reporters
1. Stick to the facts
2. Avoid personal comments
3. Keep your language simple
4. Avoid vague words
5. Check your work
6. Use illustrations
7. Dont forget to use headlines
SAMPLE HEADLINE
Early Experiences Change Your Life for a Lifetime
The article should be no more than 4 pages. You can also add a graphic or chart as well. This means you will need to be succinct and ensure that you highlight the most significant content you uncovered during your research that will have the greatest impact on improving the lives of people and fitting with your headlines.
Sample Article : How Adverse Childhood Experiences Affect You as an Adult
Assignment Task:
This assignment will require you to do some background research on the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study. After doing your research, address the following items.
Write a short article in the format of a newspaper article highlighting what you think is the most startling and significant revelation based upon what you learned from your background research that you completed on the adverse childhood study.
The life course perspective suggests that human behavior is shaped in unique ways by what happens during a persons life. Describe how this perspective is supported or not supported by the adverse childhood study.
Select a title for your article that highlights your conclusion and follow the guidelines above on how you write an investigative article.

Quality Find a recent example (within the last three months) of a company that h

Quality
Find a recent example (within the last three months) of a company that has dealt with the impact of poor quality.
Summarize the situation.
Which one (or more) of the nine (9) dimensions of quality was/were impacted?
How did the company respond?
How did the quality concern affect customer satisfaction?
Would you respond the same? Why?
Or would you respond differently? Why?
No attachment please. Proper business language/grammar/punctuation/style are expected.