Write 1page, plus cover sheet & reference page, and will answer the questions from the case.
Give key 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 they correlate.
·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 rubric.
· 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 proposing.
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.
Individual Case Grading Rubric
|Student provided realistic strategies to lead effectively, which include but are not limited to: building teams, innovation, ethics, integrity, vision, originality etc.|
|Recommendations & Goals:||Problem Solving & Decision Making:||Measuring Outcomes:|
|Student provided relevant, feasible and high quality recommendations and goals. Alternatives are provided and concepts are supported.||Student applied a variety of quantitative and qualitative techniques to make business decisions.||Student provided details to measure outcomes to provide the best recommendation(s). Measurables are well-thought and realistic.|
|Student identifies key ideas, examines their interrelationships, and incorporates quotations from sources logically, effectively, and gracefully, paper length is met.||Student followed APA formatting guidelines with at least four citations (in-text and reference list match) from peer-reviewed journals.||Sentence 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.||Ideas are arranged logically to support the purpose or argument. They flow smoothly from one to another and are clearly linked to each other. The reader can follow the line of reasoning.|