Tag: Evaluation

‘In profit-oriented organisations the amount of profit provides a ready-made measure of performance. In many public sector organisations, however, the absence of suitable output measures makes performance evaluation much more difficult.’ Discuss.

1. Introduction During the last twenty years, the challenges of performance measurement in both the public and private sectors have been widely discussed (Behn, 2003; Carter et al., 1992; Hood, 2006; Kaplan and Norton, 2004; Micheli and Neely, 2010; Pollitt and Bouckaert, 2004; Smith, 1995). Financial measures based on numbers generated by the traditional financial …

In profit-oriented organisations the amount of profit provides a ready-made measure of performance. In many public sector organisations, however, the absence of suitable output measures makes performance evaluation much more difficult.’ Discuss.

Introduction During the last two decades, the challenges of measuring performance in both the public and private sectors have been widely discussed (Behn, 2003; Carter et al., 1992; Hood, 2006; Johnson and Kaplan, 1987; Kaplan and Norton, 2004; Neely, 1999; Pollitt and Bouckaert, 2004; Smith, 1995). Financial measures based on numbers generated by the traditional …

Health assessment is an evaluation of the health status of an individual by performing a physical examination after obtaining a health history.

Introduction Health assessment is an evaluation of the health status of an individual by performing a physical examination after obtaining a health history. (Mosby’s Medical Dictionary, 2009) At the followings, I choose abdomen case in health assessment to apply on a client I had been caring in my past clinical practice. To diagnose, monitor, and …

In profit-oriented organisations the amount of profit provides a ready-made measure of performance. In many public sector organisations, however, the absence of suitable output measures makes performance evaluation much more difficult.

1. Introduction During the last twenty years, the challenges of performance measurement in both the public and private sectors have been widely discussed (Behn, 2003; Carter et al., 1992; Hood, 2006; Kaplan and Norton, 2004; Micheli and Neely, 2010; Pollitt and Bouckaert, 2004; Smith, 1995). Financial measures based on numbers generated by the traditional financial …

An evaluation of Repetitive Stress Injury (RSI)

Introduction The incidence of repetitive injury has steadily increased over the past decade and evidence indicates that this trend will continue. (Millender et al 1992, Byng et al 1997). In UK according to the NHS report, 1 in 50 workers has reported symptoms of repetitive stress injury (RSI) (Scot et al 2008). More recently there …

An Evaluation of the reasons why a multinational enterprise undertakes FDI

Introduction There are many conceptualisations and variations to the definition of MNCs; however the most commonly accepted definition is that of Barros and Cabral (2000) who defines a MNC as the corporation which has large structure spanning the national border of a country to include operations and bases in several countries. For a firm to …

The Cross-Cultural Determinants Of Employee Motivational System Effectiveness: The Comparison And Evaluation Of Starbucks Coffee Company Practices In Uk, Poland, And Germany

Abstract As the world is becoming an integrated global market place, it has become crucial to recognize the cross-cultural variances and correspondence that influence the success of internationally recognized brands where studying and understanding of both the market as well as the employees present in host countries are fundamental to establish successful managerial judgment. Hence, …

By reference to academic literature, explore and critically evaluate the concept of core benefit. Make recommendations to management from the conclusions arising from that evaluation.

1. Introduction Kotler and Keller (2009) suggest that marketing is generally organised at five different levels, the most basic of which is the “core benefit”, that is, the key factor about the product or service that customers buy (Kotler et al 2009). At each level, more value is added to the product. This concept will …

Critical evaluation of impact of stress on employee performance and productivity

Introduction Today businesses are more focused on quicker and cheaper ways of achieving output than on any other business aspect (Hammer & Hershman, 2010). This is one of the leading causes of stress in the workplace. Health and Safety Executive (2006) outlines six substantive factors as potential causes of stress at work. Working conditions that …

Critically Evaluation Of The View That During Times Of Recession And Economic Downturn, Employee Commitment Can Be Assured With A Steady Income

Introduction Commitment in the workplace plays a major role in contributing towards the performance and efficiency of an organization. For an organization to perform at its peak level, its workforce must be committed towards the goals of the organization and must be engaged with their work (Rehan & Islam 2013). In unprecedented changes and economic …

An evaluation of marketing strategies in international insurance companies, with a view to identifying successful strategies for future use within the industry

Literature Review Issues relating to the marketing of insurance companies have been the subject of many discussions, often focusing particularly on one jurisdiction and the ways in which organisations can become more internationally successful. The financial sector has become considerably more competitive, in recent years and, as such, it is now important for those involved …

Test Evaluation of the bipolar form of the Mood States (POMS-BI)

Scenario A cancer which is present within families may be considered to be a stressful life event which may cause psychosocial morbidity and lead to other health risks. Frost et.al (2000) conducted a study into the psychosocial morbidity and health concerns accompanying individuals’ perceived increased risk of cancer. In this study, they recruited 39 patients …

Evaluation of Cardiovascular and related Health Interventions in the Uk

Abstract This research proposal focuses on the healthcare initiatives in the UK pertaining to cardiovascular and related diseases. Using journal articles and government reports as secondary sources and comprehensive questionnaire based interviews and direct telephonic surveys as the primary input, the study aims to evaluate the preventive health programs to ascertain their effectiveness. These results …

Case Study Evaluation and Analysis using Leadership Theories and Concepts

Introduction Leadership is one of the most important factors that determine the overall performance of an organisation (Lussier & Achua, 2012). As argued by Hogg,Van Knippenberg and Rast (2012), how leaders in organisation’s delegated duties, make decisions and interact with other members either positively or negatively affects employee output and thus influences the attainment of …

Legalising Prostitution: Debate, communication model and evaluation

Section 1: Group Discussion This section contains what was discussed during group discussion session. The general area of prejudice chosen for discussion was prostitution. Dubbed the oldest profession, there was unanimous observation among group members that prostitution is still loathed in the society, and commercial sex workers, mostly women, are still treated with contempt within …

An evaluation of the impact of social policy in relation to childhood poverty since 1997

Introduction This essay considers the effects of government policy on child poverty since 1997. This date represents both a high and low point of the war against child poverty. On the one hand, poverty and inequality were at their most serious in post-war history, with over one in four children living in relative poverty; on …