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Mission, Vision, Social Responsibility, Strategic Planning;Students will select two companies from the list below to compare the mission statements, assess the quality of the statements and provide recommendation to improve the quality of the mission statement. Students will then focus their attention on one of the organizations within the pair and research the organization?s contribution to social responsibility. Lastly, students will create a SWOT analysis and make recommendations to for turning the weaknesses into strengths and the threats into opportunities.;Required Elements to include in the Mission and Vision Paper;Part I;Select one of the following pairs of companies;Patagonia Outdoor Clothing and Columbia Sportswear;Bank of America and Wells Fargo;Google and Yahoo;Hilton Hotels and Marriott Hotels;Whole Foods and Trader Joe's;Southwest Airlines and Jet Blue Air;UPS and FedEx;Using the companies' investor Web sites, annual report, or other reliable web source (not a Wiki file), find the mission statement of each of the two companies;Prepare a well?reasoned analysis of the similarities and differences of the two organizations based on the mission statement;Discuss the quality of each mission statement based on concepts from the course material.;Assess whether the mission statement clearly defines the organization and drives strategic decisions?;Provide recommendations to the leadership team for improving the quality of the current mission statement;Discuss the vision for each company. Do the companies appear to be heading in the same direction? Explain your rationale and provide support for your position.;Part II;Select one of the companies in the pair and respond to the questions below. Ensure that correlations are drawn between your responses and concepts discussed in the e-text;How does the company respond to the issue of social responsibility? In what kinds of activities does the organization participate? Do you think its activities are appropriate? Explain you answer;Prepare a SWOT analysis of the selected company, including at least two strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats each;Based on the concepts learned so far, provide your recommendation for turning the weaknesses into strengths and the threats into opportunities.;Required Formatting of Paper;This paper should be double-spaced, 12-point font, and between five and six pages in length excluding the title page and reference page.;Title page with your name, the course name, the date, and the instructor?s name.;Use APA formatting for in-text citations and reference page. You are expected to paraphrase and not use quotes other than in identifying the mission statement and vision statement.;You are required to use the company investor websites and at least two academic or highly respected business publications, to a total of no less than four references.;Submit paper in the Assignment Folder.;Assignment 2;Performance Measure Critique-PowerPoint Presentation;In this assignment, students will create a PowerPoint presentation based on research performed on four categories of performance measures. Student will select two performance measures from each of the four categories and explain what the measure is used for and its usefulness and importance. Students will then discuss what potential actions an organization may consider based on the outcomes of the measures, how to address the gaps between historical information, short-term goals and objectives and the strategy to achieve the mission and vision.;In completing this assignment, students will meet the requirement of outcomes 4;develop measures and assess outcomes against plans and standards to improve organizational effectiveness;Required Elements to include in Performance Measure Critique;Presented below are several different types of performance measures.;human resource measures: performance evaluations, productivity reports, turnover, absenteeism, employee satisfaction survey;financial measures: profit/loss, return on investment, profit margin, change in level of sales, budget comparisons and analysis;market position measures: market share, size of company in comparison to competitors, global distribution and sales measures;product/service measures: customer satisfaction survey, rate of customer returns, product rate of failure, number of clients served;Select two specific measures of each type or identify your own measures for each type;For each measure you have selected or identified, explain what the measure is, evaluate the usefulness and importance of the measure;Discuss what potential actions an organization may consider in light of the outcomes of the measure. You should have a total of eight measures, two for each type;How can organizations address the gap between performance measures that are derived from historical information and based on short-term goals and objectives and the strategy to achieve the mission, and vision? Explain.;Required Formatting of Paper;Students will present between 14-18 PowerPoint slides;Include a title slide with your names, the course name, the date, and instructor?s name;Create a script to deliver the presentation using the notes pane of each slide to narrate the PowerPoint as if presenting to the class;Use APA formatting for in-text citations and references. You are required to use course material and at least two academic or highly respected publications, for a total of no less than three references;Each student should submit the PowerPoint presentation in the Assignment Folder and in the Discussion area.;Instructions;Final Project: Case Study;The case below illustrates the importance of the four functions of management. Many young entrepreneurs with dreams of starting their own businesses believe that managing a business is simple. This case shows what can happen when a new owner does not pay adequate attention to important components of management and;fails to develop or share a mission statement;fails to determine the best way to organize resources, including personnel;underestimates the importance of recruitment, job design and descriptions, and training;assumes that motivation will occur naturally;fails to define standards and other measurable outcomes;ignores negative information;delays actions to improve organizational outcomes.;Required Elements to include in Final Project;Students will act as a management consultant to Amanda Smith and present a series of recommendations to her in response to the concerns identified above and at least two other concerns based on what you observe in the case presented below;Students are required to show what you have learned in the course and educate Amanda as to the importance of the four functions of management, and therefore should include each of the four functions in your paper;Recommendations to Amanda on how to improve the management of her small business should be succinct but should still persuade Amanda that the recommendations will have positive outcomes for her company;Students are expected to show what they learned in the course by applying theories and concepts as support to the recommendations.;The paper should include a summarization of the control function and describe how it fits into the planning, organizing, and leading functions. Part of the summarization should include a discussion of the importance of accurate and timely information and the link between planning and controlling.;Required Formatting of Paper;This paper is required to be in the form of a letter addressed to Amanda;This paper should be double-spaced, 12-point font, and should be between five and six pages in length excluding the title page and reference page;Title page with your name, the course name, the date, and instructor?s name;Include a reference page;Use APA format for in-text citations and references. You are required to use the e-text and at least two academic or highly respected business publications, for a total of no less than three references. Students need to paraphrase and avoid direct quotes;Submit the paper in the Assignment Folder.;Group Category;Leadership Scenario - Group Project;Group Name;Group 4;Instructions;Leadership Scenario - Group Project;You will be divided into study groups of between three to four students for this project. The group will act as a self-managed team, and will therefore determine its own timetable, task list, guidelines for communication, goals, and so forth. As an individual, you are expected to participate fully in the project. Everyone in your group will receive the same grade for the project.However, if a student fails to contribute to the project, the student will earn a zero for the assignment. Additionally, there is a peer evaluation for which the individual efforts of group members will be evaluated and graded.;A leadership/motivation case is provided below. The case includes important leadership issues including, but not limited to, motivation, ethical decision-making, communication, establishing an organizational culture, and managing change. The case allows students to apply what has been learned in this course about leadership and motivation.;All students in the group will receive the same grade for the paper. However, if a student fails to contribute to the project, the student will earn a zero for the assignment. Contribution is defined as submitted work that is used in the assignment.;Part I;Required Elements to include in the Leadership Scenario;Select two of the theories of motivation and two leadership theories as presented in our e-text and apply them to the information from the case;Use headings to identify each theory discussed in your presentation;Explain the theory in your own words;Apply the theory to the case. In total, you will apply four different theories to the case.;Two important considerations;You will be able to apply some theories more clearly and easily than others. As with all management theory, the situation will dictate which theories might work best and which won't apply. So, part of the grade will be based on the selection of the appropriate theories.;Be sure you have the facts of the case correct and that you explain and apply the theories correctly. Selecting appropriate theories is only good when you can show that you understand the theory and apply it accurately;Required Formatting of Paper;This paper should be double-spaced, 12-point font, and between five and six pages in length excluding the title page and reference page;Title page with your name, the course name, the date, and instructor?s name;The paper should present an introduction, four theories and a summary of the theory and its application to the case study;Each theory presentation should be no less than 250 words and no more than 750 words;References should include the e-text and at least two academic or highly respected business publications, for a total of no less than three references;Use APA formatting for in-text citations and reference page. You are expected to paraphrase and not use quotes. Deductions will be taken when quotes are used and found to be unnecessary;Submit the paper in the Assignment Folder.;Due Date

 

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