Main Objectives of a Process to Assess Higher Order Thinking”

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    1. Which of the “Main Objectives of a Process to Assess Higher Order Thinking” described on the Critical Thinking link does the sample discussion question and student response exhibit? In what areas is it weak? Defend your answer with a detailed evaluation that is clear and insightful.
    2. How can you as a student demonstrate critical thinking in your own writing? Defend your answer with a detailed evaluation that is clear and insightful.
  2. Your initial post should be 200 to 300 words in length, include two academic sources that are properly cited according to APA style

Student Response

Management in a Dynamic Business Environment

Indiana Organ Procurement Organization (IOPO) operates in the healthcare market facilitating the gift of organ and tissue donation in cooperation with local and national transplant centers along with tissue processing agencies. Human organ and tissue donation is regulated by the Federal Drug Administration, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and American Association of Tissue Banks. Together they define and regulate almost all aspects of donation and how an Organ Procurement Organization or Tissue Bank operates. In addition to outside regulations, IOPO maintains extensive internal policies and procedures that all employees are required to follow in order to facilitate IOPO’s mission of “Saving and Enhancing the quality of life though organ, tissue, and eye donation” (“About IOPO,” 2012) and IOPO’s vision “To create the most effective and influential donation and transplantation delivery model in health care.” (“About IOPO,” 2012).

IOPO’s dominate attribute would have to be that of rules and regulations as illustrated in the background above. The leadership style would fall into that of a coordinator due to leadership often working to coordinate the efforts of all to further IOPO’s mission and vision. The strategic emphasis would fall into two different styles; innovation and growth due to changes in healthcare and need for advancements in healthcare outcomes. The group culture would be that of Hierarchy due to the rules and regulations governing all aspects of donation.

Bateman, T.S., & Snell, S.A. (2013) describe a macro environment with continual changes in economy, technology, laws and regulations, demographics, social issues, and the natural environment causing businesses to adjust their outputs in order to adapt to changing markets. Therefore, I feel the competing values framework is a beneficial tool to analyze a company, but over time a company’s business environment may change causing a shift from one culture to another dependent on the macro environment.


About IOPO. (2012). Retrieved October 26, 2012, from

Bateman, T.S., & Snell, S.A. (2013). Management: Leading and collaborating in a competitive

world (10th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw Hill Irwin.

National Council for Excellence in Critical Thinking. (2013). Definition of critical thinking. Retrieved from

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