Inheritance and Genetic Engineering
Go to The New York Times Website to read the article titled “Concerns are raised about genetically-engineered mosquitos”, dated October 30. In your own words, summarize the pros and cons of using genetically engineered insects to control pests. Determine if you would be for or against the use of genetically engineered insects in your neighborhood, and explain why.
"Effective Evolution and Processes Affecting Evolution"
Species have been traditionally characterized as “primitive” and “advanced.” For example, mosses were considered to be primitive, and flowering plants advanced; crocodiles were primitive and mammals were advanced. Most biologists of today think it is incorrect to characterize any modern species as primitive. Determine whether or not you believe it is incorrect to refer to any modern species as primitive, and explain why.
"At the Country Club"
• From the case study, explain why managing information is a challenging issue for hospitality organizations in regard to the three elements of the guest experience: the service product, the service setting, and the delivery system. Give examples with your response.
• Imagine you have ordered food in a restaurant, and you discover it is undercooked and unappetizing. Provide two examples of how information through a service delivery system could correct these errors efficiently
The Internet and Information
• From the e-Activity, review each Website and identify the types of information the Website provides. Suggest two additional features, such as larger font sizes, improved organization, more color, etc. that could be applied to each Website you reviewed in order to make it more attractive or easier to use.
• One of the most effective strategies for increasing the flow of information within a hospitality organization is to give all employees access to the company intranet and all corporate information. Describe three ways how allowing access to the company intranet could help communication and three ways how it could hinder communication within a hospitality organization.
•Imagine you are in the planning phase of establishing a service delivery system for a five-star restaurant. Create one service quality standard for this restaurant that could also be used in other industries other than hospitality. Ensure the standard meets the “SMART” criteria. Explain your reasoning behind the service standard you create.
•Describe an experience you had in an industry other than hospitality that met your expectations. Apply a service quality standard from your experience to an area within the hospitality
•Identify a planning technique used in a non-hospitality industry that would also be valuable in the hospitality industry for planning a service delivery system. Explain your reasoning for your decision.
•A major function of planning a service delivery system is to prevent problems. Apply a beneficial prevention strategy or tool used in a non-hospitality industry to an area within the hospitality industry. Provide an explanation with your response.