Write 1page, plus cover sheet &
reference page, and will answer the questions from the case.
facts of the case and your answers will relate to key concepts in the book. You
will need to have in-text citations, APA format (6th ed), and substantiate your
findings. I suppose, I think, I believe is not appropriate here.
Integrative Cases found in the text
beginning on page 561 and listed below. Your case analysis
should follow the model described below as well as address each questions for
the specific cases. The responses to the specific question should be integrated
to this model. Some questions may already apply to the model so specify how
·Read the case thoroughly in 1-2
readings from Daft,
R. L., (2016). Organization theory and
design (12th ed.)United States: Cengage Publishing.
Reread the case and begin your written analysis using the following format
and/or headings: · Synopsis of the Situation: Write a
brief synopsis that describes the background information about the case, an
overview of the case.
Key Issues: Define the key issues/factors and the roles of the Key Players. You
should include only those issues that impact the identified problem.
Additionally discuss the leadership strategy as noted in the assignment rubric.
Define the Problem. Identify one key problem. While there may be several
problems and a multitude of symptoms, attempt to identify one problem, the
resolution of which would alleviate most of the symptoms found in the case. The
problem can frequently be defined around one of the key factors of marketing,
target market, environment, or marketing mix elements (product, price,
promotion, or distribution).
Alternative Solutions. Develop two or more alternative solutions to the defined
problem. This should not be a laundry list of actions one could take to address
every symptom, but alternative actions that could correct the problem at hand.
Identify the pros and cons of implementing each alternative. This section is
the recommendations & goals section as noted in the assignment rubric.
Selected Solution to the Problem: Select one of the alternatives and explain
why it would be best. Most of this work is already done if the alternative
solutions clearly point out advantages and disadvantages to each. This section
is the problem solving &decision making techniques as noted in the assignment
Implementation/Recommendations: Identify how to implement the selected solution
and what the expected results (positive and negative) might be. Your job is to
identify an action, not put off action. Additionally, discuss the measuring
outcomes as noted in the assignment rubric.
The Case Title and key question is:
CASE 6.0 – LEAN INITIATIVES AND
GROWTH AT ORLANDO METERING COMPANY DISCUSSION QUESTIONS. Why does culture have
to fit the organizational design.
1. Use APA Style including headings or labels. Using headings or labels
throughout your written analysis will help your reader follow your analysis and
recommendations. For example, if you are analyzing the weaknesses of the firm
in the case, include the heading Weaknesses.
2. Spend more time on Alternatives than Synopsis of Situation. This is where
you demonstrate your problem solving abilities. Be sure you (a)
identify alternatives, (b) evaluate each alternative, and (c) recommend the
alternative you think is best.
3. Use topic sentences. You can help your reader more easily evaluate your
analysis by putting the topic sentence first in each paragraph and following
with statements directly supporting the topic sentence.
4. Be specific in your recommendations. Develop specific recommendations
logically and be sure your recommendations are well defended by your analysis.
Avoid using generalizations, clichés, and ambiguous statements. Remember that
any number of answers are possible and so your professor is most concerned
about how your reasoning led to your recommendations and how well you develop
and support your ideas.
5. Do not overlook implementation. Many good analyses receive poor evaluations
because they do not include a discussion of implementation. Your analysis will
be much stronger when you discuss how your recommendation can be implemented.
Include some of the specific actions needed to achieve the objectives you are
6. Specifically state your assumptions. Cases, like all real business
situations, involve incomplete information. Therefore, it is important that you
clearly state any assumptions you make in your analysis.
Case Grading Rubric
provided realistic strategies to lead effectively, which include but are not
limited to: building teams, innovation, ethics, integrity, vision,
Solving & Decision Making:
provided relevant, feasible and high quality recommendations and goals.
Alternatives are provided and concepts are supported.
applied a variety of quantitative and qualitative techniques to make business
provided details to measure outcomes to provide the best recommendation(s).
Measurables are well-thought and realistic.
identifies key ideas, examines their interrelationships, and incorporates
quotations from sources logically, effectively, and gracefully, paper length
followed APA formatting guidelines with at least four citations (in-text and
reference list match) from peer-reviewed journals.
structure, grammar, diction; correct use of punctuation; minimal to no
spelling errors; no run-on sentences or comma splices. Paper contains an
introduction, supporting body, conclusion and reference page.
are arranged logically to support the purpose or argument. They flow smoothly
from one to another and are clearly linked to each other.
reader can follow the line of reasoning.