Assignment 2: Required Assignment 1—Organizational Assessment

Assignment 2: Required Assignment 1—Organizational Assessment

As a manager, you have to continually evaluate the organization and its strategy and consistently adapt the business model to ensure that the overall business plan is one step ahead of the competition.

In this assignment, you will get an opportunity to learn, from actual experiences, how an informed manager would assess the current overall health of an organization and make decisions regarding future opportunities and performance.

Tasks:

Select an industry relevant to your career. If you lack work experience, you can base your selection on real-life market situations or business areas that you may have knowledge about. You can also consult sources such as the Wall Street Journal, Financial TimesBloomberg Markets, the EconomistUS News and World Report, and the Argosy University online library resources.

  • Research the growth opportunities in the industry, competitive strategies that were employed, typical customers, and other relevant information related to the industry. Specific opportunities will differ depending on the industry selected, but be sure to consider current economic events and news relating to the industry that may influence the future direction of your industry.
  • Within this industry, select a midrange-performing company that provides goods or services. Then, address the following:
    • Analyze why this company maintains the level of success it does from an economic and financial perspective. Develop at least two visual aids (e.g., charts, graphs, or tables) to support your argument.
    • Evaluate whether the company’s pricing and positioning decisions contribute to or hinder that success.
  • Evaluate whether the strategy currently used by your industry, as discussed in previous sections, appears to be sustainable over time.

Write 5 pages

 

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Read the case study “Leading Change: Carlos Ghosn at Renault and Nissan

Read the case study “Leading Change: Carlos Ghosn at Renault and Nissan” on pages 164-172 (ATTACHED) of the course textbook. Consider the outcomes of Renault-Nissan Alliance and the Nissan Rival Plan, and discuss strengths and weaknesses of Ghosn’s approach to leading change at Nissan.

Write a five-page paper outlining the main issues and solutions for the case study. Cite ideas from Spector (2013) and at least two of the required reading articles for Unit VII. Format your paper in APA style, and include the following seven section headers:

a) Issues

b) Proposed Solutions

c) Upward Communication

d) Barriers to Change

e) Emotional Bonds

f) Personal Reflections

g) Conclusion

In the Personal Reflections section, share what could be done in your Unit VIII Final Project concerning any related topics, (e.g., upward communication, barriers to change, and emotional bonds that help or hinder during change) as they are present in your chosen institution.

Course Textbook

Spector, B. (2013). Implementing organizational change: Theory into practice (3rd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

 

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Resource: Blossoms Up! Case   Study

Most   organizations face a disruption in their business continuity based on an   “event” that creates a change in life cycle.

Coming into   your new role, you recognize that a Crisis Management Plan has never been   created for the company, Blossoms Up! In your last company, it experienced a   business continuity disruption that had a severe impact on its financial   standing, but an effective business continuity and crisis management plan   significantly helped to respond quickly to the major issue and in an   organized manner. This is one more area in which you can prove HR to be an   important strategic partner.

For this   assignment, you will focus on one of three main events that could happen to   Blossoms Up!

  • Unexpected death of the CEO, Seth Smith
  • Negative media publicity–For example, a news story breaks out        about a $500,000 sexual harassment claim filed against a high-ranking        director
  • Strike–Upon possible unionization and a collective bargaining        impasse, a strike occurs disrupting the company’s ability to harvest        their products

You assess   the three events that could cause Blossoms Up! to undergo business continuity   disruption rising to a crisis state and decide to get to work on the one you   think is most pressing and should be implemented now.

Research the Internet and University Library for information   on crisis management plans and various templates.

Design a 1,050- to 1,400-word Crisis Management Plan to   respond to the potential event determined to be the most pressing.

Include the following:

  • Evaluate which departments and people need to be a part of the        crisis management team. Consider:
    • HR
    • Top management
    • Operations personnel
    • Public relations experts
    • Legal assistance
    • Insurance carriers.
  • Prepare a policy statement that includes the legal and ethical        standards for responding to the event. Avoid “no comment” or        have your company appear uncooperative or secretive during a crisis        situation.
 

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A female Hispanic floriculture supervisor, Ana Mendez, has reported to Employee Relations that she feels she has been sexually harassed

CONFLICT RESOLUTION SCENARIO

A female Hispanic floriculture supervisor, Ana Mendez, has reported to Employee Relations that she feels she has been sexually harassed by Ellis Wilson by frequently stopping to see her at her worksite and commenting on how sexy she is and asking her to “just go for a few drinks” on many occasions. She states that she has rejected his advances and informed him if he did not stop harassing her she would report it to management. He did not stop. Ellis’ position is that he happens to have work and audits to be done in areas where she happens to be. He does not believe his comments complimenting her should be taken seriously because he is just a friendly type of guy. Ellis does not seem to realize that innocent actions may be perceived as sexual harassment.

Employee Relations Manager, Roberto Miranda, discussed the matter with you. You direct Roberto to apply conflict resolution techniques in hopes of keeping the matter from accelerating into a full-fledged EEOC complaint. Smith has informed you he wants this matter resolved quietly and quickly.

Discuss with your team different ways to handle this sensitive matter considering the positions of Smith, Ellis Wilson, and the floriculture supervisor.

Write a 1000-word conflict resolution plan, in the third person voice.  Follow APA formatting and style guidelines.

  • Evaluate at least two conflict resolution techniques.
  • Design a conflict resolution strategy that is      reasonable, fair to both sides, and results in everyone being educated      about sexual harassment in the workplace.
  • Include any disciplinary action, if you believe it is      warranted.
  • Include any other technique that will help resolve or address      the conflict, i.e. ethical considerations, settlement offer, disciplinary      action, demotion, termination, etc.

Use headings to appropriately signal the topics and keep your document organized

Use a minimum of three academically appropriate sources from the UOP Library in the paper. Include a Title page and a References page.

***ALL CHARTS AND GRAPHS MUST BE PROPERLY CITED

 

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BANKS Industries is currently operating in both the United States and China.

BANKS Industries is currently operating in both the United States and China. As a US-based company, BANKS is accustomed to conforming to US law regarding employee health and safety. However, Chinese law is different and, in many cases, offers looser standards for employee protection.

Using the module readings, the Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet, respond to the following:

  • From a global perspective, should the company operate under the laws that are provided in each country of operation or should it adhere to the higher standard regardless of where it operates? Justify your answer.
  • Is this a legal issue, an ethical issue, or both? Justify your answer.
  • Cite at least one example of differences in health or safety standards that BANKS should consider as it moves forward. Explain why this standard should be considered.

Write your initial response in 300–500 words. Your response should be thorough and address all components of the discussion question in detail, include citations of all sources, where needed, according to the APA Style, and demonstrate accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation

 

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Change is inevitable, and it seems to be even more common as the world rapidly becomes globalized

Change is inevitable, and it seems to be even more common as the world rapidly becomes globalized. You know that BANKS Industries is about to reorganize a number of departments, and your team is likely to be affected. As you prepare for this process, you start to think about how you will handle this news and communicate with your team, especially given the diverse needs of your team members.

Using the module readings, the Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet, research cultural communication and courtesies. Then, based on your communication strategy for handling change, prepare a case study that addresses the following:

  • What challenges does change represent when considering the reactions of a diverse team? What are the barriers you might encounter?
  • How will you communicate the need for change with your team, while addressing the team members’ diverse needs?
  • How does a lack of consideration for differences cause communication to fail? Provide an example.

 Write an 3-5 pages of content Microsoft Word format.  Apply APA standards to citation of sources.  

 

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The mission statement describes the purpose of the organization (i.e., why the business exists)

The mission statement describes the purpose of the organization (i.e., why the business exists). As outlined in the Mission Statements article, here are some things to consider when evaluating a mission statement:

  • Is the mission statement focused on satisfying customer needs rather than on the product?
  • Does the mission statement tell who the company’s customers are?
  • Does the mission statement explain what customer needs the company is trying to satisfy?
  • Does the mission statement explain how the company will serve its customers?
  • Does the mission statement fit the current market environment?
  • Is the mission statement based on the company’s core competencies?
  • Is the mission statement motivating and does it inspire employee commitment?
  • Is the mission statement realistic?
  • Is the mission statement specific, short, sharply focused, and memorable?
  • Is the mission statement clear and easily understood?
  • Does the mission statement say how the company wants to be remembered?

Review the following mission statements. Evaluate each mission statement based on the above criteria and explain how the mission statements meet or failed to meet those criteria.

Home Depot’s Mission Statement
The Home Depot is in the home improvement business and our goal is to provide the highest level of service, the broadest selection of products, and the most competitive prices. We are a values-driven company and our eight core values include the following:

  • Excellent customer service
  • Taking care of our people
  • Giving back
  • Doing the “right” thing
  • Creating shareholder value
  • Respect for all people
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Building strong relationships

Nike’s Mission Statement
Our mission is to bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete in the world.

In addition to the text, you must use at least one scholarly source. Your paper must be three to four pages in length (excluding a cover page and reference page) and be formatted according to APA style.

 

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Define, explain, and identify your own power and privilege

Learning Objectives – Chapter 3

  • Define, explain, and identify your own power and privilege.
  • Provide reasoning as to why diversity is important to maintain profitability.
  • Be able to apply strategies to create a multicultural work environment and diversity plans.
  • Be able to create an HR plan with diversity considerations.

Module 3 Overview

On a Tuesday afternoon, as you are getting ready to go to lunch, you receive an e-mail from your human resources (HR) manager about the need to hire a new project manager, and there is a $500 bonus for referring a friend who successfully joins the company. Immediately, you e-mail your friend Daniel, because you know he would be great for the job. Daniel is eventually hired for the position, and a few months later a new e-mail goes out asking for friend recommendations for a new position. You and Daniel both recommend someone, and eventually that person gets hired. Over the next year, hiring notices are not advertised externally as the organization has had good luck with this hiring practice. Seems like a great way to recruit new people, doesn’t it? It can be, but it also can be a detriment to the diversity and multiculturalism of the workplace. How, you might wonder?

While not true across the board, people have a tendency to spend time with people who are like themselves, in race, income level, and other aspects of diversity such as sexual orientation. In fact, according to the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and a study published in the American Journal of Sociology, it is much more likely that someone will name a person in their own race as a friend than someone of a different race (Moody, 2001). Likewise, even from a young age, people tend to choose friends who are of the same race. As a result, when you recommend Daniel for a position, it is highly likely that Daniel is similar, from a diversity perspective, to you. Then, when Daniel recommends someone for a job, it is highly likely that he, too, is recommending someone with similar characteristics as you both. This obviously creates a lack of multicultural diversity in the workplace, which can mean lost profits for companies.

 

Learning Objectives – Chapter 4

  • Discuss the need for forecasting human resource needs and techniques for forecasting.
  • Be able to explain the steps to an effective recruitment strategy.
  • Be able to develop a job analysis and job description.

Module 4 Overview

Over the last two years, the company where Melinda works as HR manager, Dragon Enterprises, has seen plenty of growth. Much of this growth has created a need for a strategic, specific recruiting processes. In the past, Dragon Enterprises recruited simply on the basis of the applications they received, rather than actively searching for the right person for the job. The first thing Melinda did when arriving at the company was to develop a job analysis questionnaire, which she had all employees fill out using the website SurveyMonkey. The goal was to create a job analysis for each position that existed at the company. This happened to be the point where the organization started seeing rapid growth, as a result of increased demand for the types of parts the company sells. Luckily, since Melinda followed the industry closely and worked closely with management, part of her strategic outline planned for the hiring of several new positions, so she was mostly ready for it. Keeping in mind the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) laws and the company’s position on a diverse workforce, Melinda set out to write new job descriptions for the job analysis she had performed. She knew the job analysis should be tied to the job description, and both of these should be tied to the job qualifications. Obviously, to recruit for these positions, she needed to develop a recruitment plan. Over the next year, the organization needed to hire three more floor management positions, three office positions, and fifteen factory floor positions. Next, she needed to determine a time line to recruit candidates and a method by which to accept the applications she would receive. After sharing this time line with her colleague, the chief operating officer, she went to work recruiting. She sent an e-mail to all employees asking them to refer a friend and receive a $500 bonus. Next, part of her strategy was to try to find very specialized talent in management to fill those positions. For this, she thought working with a recruiting company might be the best way to go. She also used her Twitter and Facebook accounts to broadcast the job openings. After a three-week period, Melinda had 54 applications for the management positions, 78 for the office positions, and 110 for the factory floor positions. Pleased with the way recruiting had gone, she started reviewing the résumés to continue with the selection process.

 

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 Assignment 3: Talent Management Strategy   Due Week 6 and worth 200 points

I must have ORIGINAL work ONLY and up to date REFERENCES. PLEASE.

Assignment 3: Talent Management Strategy
Due Week 6 and worth 200 points
Envision an organization (profit, nonprofit, product-or service-driven) with 200 people in which 20 are identified leaders.
With this organization in mind, write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you:

  1. Formulate a talent management strategy to encompass the entire talent requirements of the organization.
  2. Determine the key components of talent management, including identifying, assessing, and developing talent.
  3. Examine how the talent management process is a strategy for a competitive advantage for your organization.
  4. Assess  how the talent management strategy should change with the anticipation  of the organization doubling in five to six (5-6) years.
  5. Use at  least five (5) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note:  Wikipedia and other Websites do not quality as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be  typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with  one-inch margins on all sides; references must follow APA or  school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional  instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the  assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title,  and the date.
  • The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Examine the process of linking talent management to organizational goals to gain a competitive advantage.
  • Analyze the process for crafting a talent brand and accessing talent channels.
  • Determine the characteristics of an effective onboarding model.
  • Explore how to identify and develop high-potential talent.
  • Analyze behavior change theories and their impact on talent management processes.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in talent management.
  • Write clearly and concisely about talent management using proper writing mechanics.
 

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Goal: to develop an understanding of how a supervisor works to handle issues related to various types of diversity in the workplace

Professional Interview 

Goal: to develop an understanding of how a supervisor works to handle issues related to various types of diversity in the workplace. The paper should focus on the impact of a diverse workforce and the role of leadership on a day-to-day basis within the organization and should represent what was learned about managing diversity in the workforce through each stage of the project.

Step 1

1.  Using at least three scholarly sources, research strategies for the effective management of diversity in the workplace. Such issues could include:

a. managing an age diverse workforce

b. dealing with cultural differences among employees

c. etiquette of doing business with someone from abroad, etc.

2. Develop a list of questions to be used in interview.

a. Questions should be open-ended with the goal to gain as much insight into the topic as possible.

b. Questions will be reviewed and approved by the instructor PRIOR to the interview.

Step 2

1. Interview a representative of a manager/supervisor of a local company/organization regarding effectively managing differences among employees as well as situations effected by those differences.

a. Remember to include some background information regarding the person interviewed.

2. Document interviewee’s responses.

Step 3

Following the interview, write notes on several of the following points:

1. What types of diversity issues were discussed?

2. What impact on the workplace was explored?

3. How were issues discussed resolved?

4. How did the interviewee see his/her role in resolving the issue at hand?

5. How does the interviewee see the role of diversity in the workplace unfolding in the future?

6. Were you surprised by any of the answers you received to your questions?

7. Can you make connections to other learning experiences?

Step 4

1. Write a 5-6 page paper, citing three scholarly sources, and course texts

2. Synthesize the information

3. Explain what your perceptions were of the organizational issues which are typically faced by managers/supervisors in relation to diversity in the workplace.

a. Reflect the student’s understanding of how the elements of his/her topic influence the workplace and those who are employed in the setting.

4.  Describe the significance and meaning of the information they have gained and the relationship of this information to theories and concepts of workplace diversity discussed in class or addressed in the course readings.

 

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