Assignment Description This assignment is designed to allow you to demonstrate your knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of leaders in the management and operations of an organization, including the critical roles of decision making, and communication. You will conduct a leadership analysis to apply concepts learned throughout the course and explore aspects of motivation, conflict and change management, and diversity in contemporary organizations. Choose a publicly traded organization. Research the company’s mission, vision, and value statements. Write a paper that defines each type of statement and explores how a company’s mission, vision, and values guide organizational standards and practices. Your written assignment should be 1,500 to 2,000 words in length and include the following sections and information: Company Overview and History: What is the company’s history of existence and background since incorporation? What products and/or services does the company offer? Company Mission Statement: What is a mission statement? How does it create a guide for organizational standards and practices within an organization? What is the chosen company’s mission statement? Analyze the strength of the statement and provide a recommendation on how the mission statement could be altered or rewritten to strengthen it. Company Vision Statement: What is a vision statement? What is chosen company’s vision statement? How is the company’s vision supported by leaders and employees throughout the company? Company Values Statement: What is a values statement? What is the chosen company’s values statement? How do the company’s values contribute to providing quality consumer goods/services? Formatting & Sources Please write your paper in the APA format. As part of your research, you may refer to the course material for supporting evidence, but you must also use at least two credible, outside sources and cite them using APA format as well. Please include a mix of both primary and secondary sources, with at least one source from a scholarly peer-reviewed journal. If you use any Study.com lessons as sources, please also cite them in APA (including the lesson title and instructor’s name). Primary sources are first-hand accounts such as interviews, advertisements, speeches, company documents, statements, and press releases published by the company in question. Secondary sources come from peer-reviewed scholarly journals, such as the Journal of Management. You may use like JSTOR, Google Scholar, and Social Science Research Network to find articles from these journals. Secondary sources may also come from reputable websites with .gov, .edu, or .org in the domain. (Wikipedia is not a reputable source, though the sources listed in Wikipedia articles may be acceptable.) If you’re unsure about how to use APA format for your paper and sources, please see the following lessons: What is APA Format? Definition & Style How To Format APA Citations Grading Rubric The course syllabus provides more information regarding the assignment grading policy for course assignments. Category Unacceptable (0-1) Needs Improvement (2-3) Good (4) Excellent (5) Total Possible Points Quality and thoroughness in addressing the topic (x3) The submission was not well-written and lacked supporting detail. Most of the research findings achieved the basic desired result. The topics discussed were specific, clear, and well-written. Submission included supporting detail, specific, clear, and well-written. 15 Mission statement analysis and quality of supporting detail (x3) The presentation of the mission statement was vague and the associated detail was not written well. The associated mission statement detail was not written well and was insufficient but achieved the desired result. The mission statement supporting detail was sufficient, understandable and clearly written. The mission statement supporting detail was understandable and clearly written. Submission included an example. 15 Discussion of the significance of a company’s vision and values (x2) The student’s selected company vision and values were not present in the submission. The vision and values did not include sufficient supporting detail. The vision and values were included with sufficient supporting detail present in submission. The vision and values were included with sufficient supporting detail. 10 Mechanics (x2) Incorrect spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and use of standard English grammar that frequently interferes with meaning. Several instances of incorrect spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and/or usage grammar Few instances of incorrect spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and usage of grammar No or very few instances of incorrect spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and usage of grammar 10 Before You Submit When you have completed writing your analysis, proofread the document to ensure there are not any grammatical or spelling errors present. Also, check for plagiarism so that your case study analysis is not too similar to any existing materials. You may want to use plagiarism checkers like PlagScan or DupliChecker Note: Plagiarized submissions will NOT receive a score. How to Submit Your Papers When you are ready to submit your assignments, please fill out the submission form and attach your assignment as a Microsoft Word, PDF, or Text document. After turning in both assignments, you may go ahead and take the proctored final exam. You do not need to wait for your written response to be graded. You should receive your assignment grade within one week. If you are not satisfied with the score you receive on your assignments, you may revise or rewrite your papers and resubmit them for grading using the same submission form. Keep in mind that the grade you receive on your assignments is only a portion of your overall grade for the course, and you are free to retake the proctored final exam as well if you choose. Please see the course syllabus for a more detailed breakdown of the grading policy.
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