This paper should be 8 pages in length (not including the title page and the reference page). Be sure to cite sources using APA documentation style. Your grade will be based upon your ideas, use of the materials discussed in class along with other supporting documentation such as readings, in-class assignments, additional source materials, etc. found in journals. College-level writing is expected. Rubric can be found in Blackboard.
Choose one topic (any topic) that we discussed in class and show how you might apply the concepts or strategies in your current job situation, in the job situation of someone that you know and/or in a current situation in the public. Application and demonstration of learning is key. Consider the examples below or you may choose from any of the end-of-the chapter exercises “Apply Your Skills: Case for Critical Analysis” from chapters 1, 2, 7, 8, 11, 14, 15, 19 (Management by Daft).
- Disruptive Innovation
- Creating a Culture That Is Willing to Change
- Is MBO (Management By Objectives) a Flawed Technique?
- The Strategic Management Process
- Steps of OD (Organizational Development)
- Benchmarking and TQM
- Value of Contingency Planning, Scenario Building & Crisis Planning
- Stretch Goals: Good Stretch or Bad Stretch?
__/20 Meets assignment content criteria as specified/detailed in the course syllabus. Assignment content coverage is clear, complete, thorough, and demonstrates depth of analytical thinking and self-reflection.
__/10The model and paper are well organized and coherent; APA citations used to support points presented.
Style and Grammar Criteria
__/10 Meets college-level writing criteria, e.g. clear, concise, coherent, and without grammatical or mechanical errors. APA is used accurately and without errors, including a list of references.