Due Week 4, worth 150 points
Leaders address issues and propose solutions. As a leader, you’ll need to stay
on top of events that may facilitate or hinder productivity. You must create and
implement solutions to address these issues.
This assignment exposes you to complex modern organizational challenges.
The solutions you devise should reflect your learning and research of organiza-
tional and individual influences in the workplace.
Select an organization
Select an organization in which current events have adversely affected
productivity, requiring management to resolve an issue related to:
corporate culture, managing diversity, leading teamwork, and
developing motivational strategies. The organization should be one
with which you are familiar — where you work now or have worked
previously (business, nonprofit, government, or military). You may also
consider other organizations in the news, such as Macy’s for the retail
industry, United for the airline industry, Wells Fargo for the banking
industry, etc. The focus is on finding solutions, but you should be
somewhat familiar with the organization or industry.


Plan your research

Use research from the course textbook, company website, business

websites (CNBC, Bloomberg, etc.), resources from the Strayer Library,

or outside resources to develop solutions to the following questions as

they relate to corporate culture, managing diversity, leading teamwork,

and developing motivational strategies to achieve the organization’s

goals and objectives. Your recommendations must be fully articulated

and supported with appropriate detail and sources.



and web-based blogs do not qualify as credible resources.


Imagine yourself as the task force committee leader at this organization. You

have been tasked with analyzing hindrances to organizational efficiency. You

must propose strategic solutions.

Create a full report in which you do the following:


Describe the Organization and the Issue to Resolve

Provide a brief description of the organization you selected. Present

the organizational issue that adversely affected productivity and that

you, the task force leader, will review and resolve.


Analyze Current Corporate Culture

How has the current corporate culture facilitated the development of

the current issue? Research the organization, dig into the culture, and

analyze how it contributed to this issue.


Review the mission and

vision statements as well as the corporate website.


Identify Areas of Weakness

What are the organization’s areas of weakness? Using your research

on organizational behavior approaches to corporate culture, diversity,

teamwork, and motivational strategies, identify areas of weakness.


Propose Solutions

What organizational practices would you modify? What solutions

should your task force recommend to management? As the leader of

the task force, identify the suggestions you would present to the

organization’s leadership with regard to modifying current

organizational practices to resolve the issue.


Prepare an Executive Summary

Summarize your recommendations and research findings in a

one-page executive summary that you will present to the CEO in an

upcoming executive meeting.


An executive summary is a

condensed version of your full report. It should summarize briefly all

the main points in concise paragraphs. It should be written clearly

and should use language appropriate for the audience.


Your assignment must follow these general APA formatting requirements:

Be typed (five to seven pages recommended, excluding cover and

reference pages), double-spaced, using Times New Roman font

(size 12) with one-inch margins on all sides

Include a References List

Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the

student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date

Include in-text citations following APA style, using attributive tags

and signal verbs

Cite at least two credible sources


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