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2 AND A HALF PAGES FIRST ASSIGNMENT Module 3 – SLP
NEGOTIATION STRATEGIES & PROCEDURES
SLP Assignment Expectations
. The intent of the SLP is for you to apply the theoretical and general aspects covered in each module, to real-life and practical cases.
. Conflict is an integral part of our lives, and we encounter it in every aspect of our personal and professional activities.
. Surely, you have observed (or even participated in) some form of conflict at your workplace, be it a simple but heated interpersonal matter, or a full-scale organizational dispute.
. The SLP will always have three short parts you will need to address in EACH module, as described below.
. Focus should be put on sections II + III.
. As each module deals with a different topic, you can choose on describing and analyzing the same conflict in all modules, or widening your scope and describing different incidents.
Part I: Background and Settings (in about ½ a page):
. The Organization – Without revealing proprietary information, describe the organization of your choice (It should be one that you are familiar with, so preferably it would be easier, if it would be your own).
. The Conflict – Describe the workplace conflict issue you have chosen to write about.
. What is the underlying problem or difference?
. Who are the parties or sides in this conflict?
. Choose a Side – Choose one of the parties or sides in the conflict and let me know of your choice.
Part II: How Was It Negotiated? (in about 1 full page):
. Describe “your chosen” side’s decisions and/or behaviors and/or actions to the following:
. What preparations were made pre – negotiations?
. Were there any emotional reactions and behaviors at the negotiating table?
. How were proposals offered and were they accepted or rejected?
. Were the negotiations efficient and effective?
. How would you describe the relations between the two sides: before, during and after the negotiations?
Part III: What Would You Have Done? (in about 1 full page):
. Assuming you are the principal representative for your “chosen side”:
. What would you have done in this case to make the negotiation more efficient and effective?
SECOND ASSIGNMENT ONLY 2 PAGES PLEASE
Module 3 – SLP
Before starting this assignment be sure you are familiar with the following laws and their amendments:
U.S. Department of Labor. Wage and Hour Division (WHD) (n.d.) The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Retrieved at https://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/1421.htm
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Pregnancy Discrimination. Retrieved at https://www.eeoc.gov/laws/types/pregnancy.cfm
U.S. Department of Labor. (n.d.) Americans with Disabilities Act. Retrieved at https://www.dol.gov/general/topic/disability/ada
HR Hero. (2017) Occupational Health and Safety Administration. Retrieved at http://topics.hrhero.com/occupational-safety-and-health-administration-osha/
Prepare a 2- page paper (not counting the cover and reference pages) that discusses how the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, safety laws or other state laws might apply to the following scenario.
One of your old college roommates, Sandra, is a nurse who took a job that required her to be able to lift 50 pounds smoothly. She was told the job had this physical strength requirement for patient safety and to ensure that teams of nurses could move patients as needed. Sandra worked for a nursing home chain that employed 900 employees. Sandra had become pregnant and on her doctor’s advice tried to refrain from lifting 50 pounds. After she kept finding herself in situations at work that required her to do this kind of lifting, she decided to just stay home until the baby was born. After the baby was born, Sandra went back to work, but her baby developed a medical condition that required her to see doctor’s frequently. Sandra didn’t have anyone else who could be a “dedicated” caregiver for her baby, so she took leave from work to tend to her child. When her leave was about to expire, she got her daughter’s doctor to write a note in support of extending her leave. The note wasn’t clear and suggested that the doctor thought it would be nice, but not necessary, for mother and child to be together. Sandra’s manager told her that the nursing home wouldn’t be able to keep her job open for her any longer. However, he told her she should apply to the company again as a new-hire when she was ready to get back to work.
Use at least 2 Trident Online Library sources plus any applicable background readings to support your discussion. Submit your paper by the module due date.