Disruption in Mission Work: New OBU Research Addresses Sustainable Growth Strategies

Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) releases new published research entitled, ‘Mobilizing Missions in a Disruptive World: International Sports Federation Case Study,’ which provides functional significance in the sustainable growth for today’s non-profit organizations.

The structure of the American business economy has seen the prevalence of various non-profit organizations since the late 1800s. With religious pursuits as one of their main objectives, many such organizations have grown significantly over the years in its course of availability and services. With more such organizations cropping up in various verticals, the competition has also reached its highest pace.

This particular research is a collaborative output of students and professors that highlight the evident challenges of religious non-profit organizations in the  backdrop  of declining climate. The research is extremely crucial for experts and scholars to guide these organizations into adopting sustainable changes in support of climate change and also the dynamic and volatile marketplace. This research goes into the workflow of the international Sports Federation as a case study focusing on political, economic, social, environmental, and legal factors that collectively put the organization in a functional course. The direction of the business is directly dependent on these external factors that are always on the verge of dynamic change.

Even though non-profit, these establishments or organizations are always looking to maintain a strong position in the generic market. When sustainability and market growth come in a confluence of easily adaptable changes, the results are astounding. With a planet that is not only undergoing the wrath of climatic disruption, the other key factors of civilization, society, politics, economy, and culture are also in a constant position of alteration. The research concludes the importance of adopting sustainable changes so that both resources and market growth can lead the entire system into a better and maintainable framework.

Stephanie Dirlbeck

Nancy Lopez

Dr. Jack McCann

Dr. Daryl D. Green

The student contributors to this study are Stephanie Dirlbeck, Nancy Lopez, and Sara Lopez. Other professors associated with the research include Associate Professor of College of Business, OBU Dr. Daryl D. Green and Associate Professor in Marketing and Business at Union College in Barbourville, KY, Dr. Jack McCann. This collaboration between professors and students led to bigger prospects of research, career advantages, and the very basis of teamwork.

To view the article, please visit; https://merj.scholasticahq.com/section/705-case-study, while for information about this research or if you would like assistance with your organization, please contact Dr. Daryl Green at 405-585-4414 (daryl.green@okbu.edu).

About Paul Dickinson College of Business

The Paul Dickinson College of Business is part of Oklahoma Baptist University. This qualified and Christian-based education is addressed to those who want to pursue a bachelor degree in business. The university provides the skills needed by the business graduates in contemporary professional careers as a leader. The business  degree programs  of the Oklahoma Baptist University are accredited and acknowledged by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.

For more information on the Paul Dickinson College of Business at OBU, visit  www.okbu.edu/business.

An Uncertain World: Mapping Out Trump-Kim’s Nuclear Challenge

We live in a world riddled with risk and uncertainty. If you don’t believe this statement, please check the news. For example, President Trump increased global tension by canceling the US-North Korea summit in Singapore. Too many, canceling the historical meeting between the two countries were no surprise. Columnist Zach Beauchamp put it bluntly, “From the get-go, the Trump administration wanted something North Korea was never going to give: the North handing over its entire nuclear arsenal before the United States gave it anything tangible…there’s a fundamental flaw with America’s approach to North Korea that preceded Trump. That’s the fantasy that the US can somehow convince North Korea to voluntarily give up its nukes.”

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President Trump and North Korea’s Leader Kim Jong Un have hurdle insults at each other (especially through social media) for months. President Trump proclaimed about Kim: “The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea. Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime.” Kim fires back to Trump: “If the American imperialists provoke us a bit, we will not hesitate to slap them with a pre-emptive nuclear strike. The United States must choose! It’s up to you whether the nation called the United States exists on this planet or not.” This rhetoric between the two leaders have many citizens worried about a nuclear war. Continue reading

Cultural Intelligence: How Leaders Can Navigate the Racial Divide in America

Racial Divide-2017

In June of 1995, the Jury in the OJ Simpson trial announced a verdict of not guilty. The aftermath of dismal reactions highlighted significant conflicts and diverging views in America’s workplaces. In fact, white and black people had a different perspective on the OJ Simpson Trial and life in general. Eighty-three percent of whites stated that Simpson was “definitely” or “probably” guilty while only fifty-seven percent of blacks agreed with this assessment. Rather than carefully assessing one’s own viewpoint when evaluating a different culture, most individuals make assumptions about other cultures definitely.

Sadly, we still have not learned this lesson in the United States. The last several days have been very hectic as I try to answer students’ questions and address my own concerns about a recent Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary gaff that has provided another headwind for others sharing the Good News. Let me say that we have all done foolish things and have suffered the consequences. Most of us have had to debase the impacts of this photo on our popular culture to our students and others.

In the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth (TX), five seminary professors, including the dean of the School of Preaching, put on gangster-style clothing (perhaps dressing like urban rappers), flashing their gold chains and one holding a handgun. Written above the photo were the words “Notorious S.O.P,” which was a reference to the seminary’s School of Preaching and to the black rapper, Notorious B.I.G.

the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary-photo

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