Organizational Design, Structure, And Change Presentation

Each year Fortune magazine publishes a “Most Admired” list of the top companies in the United States. Firms are rated on these eight dimensions: innovativeness, quality of management, long-term investment value, social responsibility to the community and the environment, people management, quality of products and services, financial soundness, wise use of corporate assets, and, if international, a ninth dimension: effectiveness in doing business globally.

For this assignment, select a familiar organization (you are encouraged to select an organization in which you have been employed for at least 6 months (TARGET)). Then, choose one of the eight dimensions used to rate top U.S. companies in which the organization appears to be underperforming. Prepare a PowerPoint presentation (12-15 slides) that addresses the following:

1. Identify a major issue the organization is facing and in which dimension (of the eight identified above) it is underperforming. Explain the ramifications the underperformance is currently having on the organization. Identify the likely consequence of failure to improve in the selected dimension.

2. Analyze the relevance of the current organizational structure, design, and culture and their influence on organizational effectiveness, especially in relationship to the dimension in which the organization is struggling.

3. Determine whether the organization embodies the principles and values of conscious culture and management and its relevance to improving organizational function.

4. Present a plan to bring about necessary improvement using Kotter’s 8-step change model.

5. Address possible challenges to the suggested change and your plans for managing those challenges.

6. Explain how different subsystems need to be realigned in order to bring about the change.

7. Detail any lessons learned and evaluate strategies that you as a manager will either avoid or engage in when designing the structure, building culture, and managing change in your organization.

8. Present evidence from at least three scholarly articles to support your position and proposed change initiative.

While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric (SEE BELOW) prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

RUBRIC

1 Unsatisfactory 0.00%2 Less than Satisfactory 74.00%3 Satisfactory 79.00%4 Good 87.00%5 Excellent 100.00%
60.0 %Content 
5.0 % Identification of IssueIdentification of a major issue the organization is facing and in which dimension it is underperforming is absent, inappropriate, or irrelevant.Identification of a major issue the organization is facing and in which dimension it is underperforming is weak or marginal with gaps in presentation.Identification of a major issue the organization is facing and in which dimension it is underperforming is provided, but at a cursory level.Identification of a major issue the organization is facing and in which dimension it is underperforming is clear and integrated.Identification of a major issue the organization is facing and in which dimension it is underperforming is thorough and well integrated.
10.0 % Ramifications and ConsequencesExplanation of the ramifications the underperformance is currently having on the organization and the likely consequence of failure to improve in the selected dimension is absent, inappropriate, or irrelevant.Explanation of the ramifications the underperformance is currently having on the organization and the likely consequence of failure to improve in the selected dimension is vague or incomplete.Explanation of the ramifications the underperformance is currently having on the organization and the likely consequence of failure to improve in the selected dimension is provided, but at a cursory level and may contain some inconsistencies.Explanation of the ramifications the underperformance is currently having on the organization and the likely consequence of failure to improve in the selected dimension is clear and integrated.Explanation of the ramifications the underperformance is currently having on the organization and the likely consequence of failure to improve in the selected dimension is thorough and well integrated.
10.0 % Effect of Organizational Structure, Design, and CultureAnalysis of the current organizational structure, design, and culture, and their influence on organizational effectiveness in relationship to the dimension in which the organization is struggling, is absent, inappropriate, or irrelevant.Analysis of the current organizational structure, design, and culture, and their influence on organizational effectiveness in relationship to the dimension in which the organization is struggling, is weak or marginal with gaps in presentation.Analysis of the current organizational structure, design, and culture, and their influence on organizational effectiveness in relationship to the dimension in which the organization is struggling, is provided, but at a cursory level and may contain inconsistencies.Analysis of the current organizational structure, design, and culture, and their influence on organizational effectiveness in relationship to the dimension in which the organization is struggling, is clear and integrated.Analysis of the current organizational structure, design, and culture, and their influence on organizational effectiveness in relationship to the dimension in which the organization is struggling, is thorough and well integrated.
10.0 % Embodiment of Conscious CapitalismIdentification of whether the organization embodies the principles and values of conscious culture and management and its relevance to improving organizational function is absent, inappropriate, or irrelevant.Identification of whether the organization embodies the principles and values of conscious culture and management and its relevance to improving organizational function is weak or marginal with gaps in presentation.Identification of whether the organization embodies the principles and values of conscious culture and management and its relevance to improving organizational function is provided, but at a cursory level and may contain inconsistencies.Identification of whether the organization embodies the principles and values of conscious culture and management and its relevance to improving organizational function is clear and integrated.Identification of whether the organization embodies the principles and values of conscious culture and management and its relevance to improving organizational function is thorough and well integrated.
10.0 % Improvement PlanA plan to bring about necessary improvement using the 8-step change model is absent, inappropriate, or irrelevant.A plan to bring about necessary improvement using the 8-step change model is weak or marginal with gaps in presentation.A plan to bring about necessary improvement using the 8-step change model is provided, but at a cursory level and may contain inconsistencies.A plan to bring about necessary improvement using the 8-step change model is clear and integrated.A plan to bring about necessary improvement using the 8-step change model is thorough and well integrated.
10.0 % Challenges and Plans for Managing ChallengesIdentification of possible challenges to the suggested change, plans for managing challenges, and explanation of subsystem realignment needed to bring about the change is not included.Identification of possible challenges to the suggested change, plans for managing challenges, and explanation of subsystem realignment needed to bring about the change is incomplete or incorrect.Identification of possible challenges to the suggested change, plans for managing challenges, and explanation of subsystem realignment needed to bring about the change is included but lacks relevant supporting details.Identification of possible challenges to the suggested change, plans for managing challenges, and explanation of subsystem realignment needed to bring about the change is complete and includes relevant supporting details.Identification of possible challenges to the suggested change, plans for managing challenges, and explanation of subsystem realignment needed to bring about the change is extremely thorough and includes extensive supporting details.
5.0 % Lessons Learned and Evaluation of Strategies for Leading Teams and Fostering CollaborationLessons learned and evaluation of strategies to avoid or engage in when designing the structure, building culture, and managing change in an organization as a manager are absent, inappropriate, or irrelevant.Lessons learned and evaluation of strategies to avoid or engage in when designing the structure, building culture, and managing change in an organization as a manager are weak or marginal with gaps in presentation.Lessons learned and evaluation of strategies to avoid or engage in when designing the structure, building culture, and managing change in an organization as a manager are provided, but at a cursory level and may contain inconsistencies.Lessons learned and evaluation of strategies to avoid or engage in when designing the structure, building culture, and managing change in an organization as a manager are clear and integrated.Lessons learned and evaluation of strategies to avoid or engage in when designing the structure, building culture, and managing change in an organization as a manager are thorough and well integrated.
40.0 %Presentation 
15.0 % Presentation of ContentThe content lacks a clear point of view and logical sequence of information. Includes little persuasive information. Sequencing of ideas is unclear.The content is vague in conveying a point of view and does not create a strong sense of purpose. Includes some persuasive information.The presentation slides are generally competent, but ideas may show some inconsistency in organization or in their relationships to each other.The content is written with a logical progression of ideas and supporting information exhibiting a unity, coherence, and cohesiveness. Includes persuasive information from reliable sources.The content is written clearly and concisely. Ideas universally progress and relate to each other. The project includes motivating questions and advanced organizers. The project gives the audience a clear sense of the main idea.
10.0 % LayoutThe layout is cluttered, confusing, and does not use spacing, headings, and subheadings to enhance the readability. The text is extremely difficult to read with long blocks of text, small point size for fonts, and inappropriate contrasting colors. Poor use of headings, subheadings, indentations, or bold formatting is evident.The layout shows some structure, but appears cluttered and busy or distracting with large gaps of white space or a distracting background. Overall readability is difficult due to lengthy paragraphs, too many different fonts, dark or busy background, overuse of bold, or lack of appropriate indentations of text.The layout uses horizontal and vertical white space appropriately. Sometimes the fonts are easy to read, but in a few places the use of fonts, italics, bold, long paragraphs, color, or busy background detracts and does not enhance readability.The layout background and text complement each other and enable the content to be easily read. The fonts are easy to read and point size varies appropriately for headings and text.The layout is visually pleasing and contributes to the overall message with appropriate use of headings, subheadings, and white space. Text is appropriate in length for the target audience and to the point. The background and colors enhance the readability of the text.
5.0 % Language Use and Audience Awareness (includes sentence construction, word choice, etc.)Inappropriate word choice and lack of variety in language use are evident. Writer appears to be unaware of audience. Use of primer prose indicates writer either does not apply figures of speech or uses them inappropriately.Some distracting inconsistencies in language choice (register) or word choice are present. The writer exhibits some lack of control in using figures of speech appropriately.Language is appropriate to the targeted audience for the most part.The writer is clearly aware of audience, uses a variety of appropriate vocabulary for the target audience, and uses figures of speech to communicate clearly.The writer uses a variety of sentence constructions, figures of speech, and word choice in distinctive and creative ways that are appropriate to purpose, discipline, and scope.
5.0 % Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, language use)Slide errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning.Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader.Some mechanical errors or typos are present, but they are not overly distracting to the reader.Slides are largely free of mechanical errors, although a few may be present.Writer is clearly in control of standard, written academic English.
5.0 % Documentation of Sources (citations, footnotes, references, bibliography, etc., as appropriate to assignment and style)Sources are not documented.Documentation of sources is inconsistent or incorrect, as appropriate to assignment and style, with numerous formatting errors.Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, although some formatting errors may be present.Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is mostly correct.Sources are completely and correctly documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is free of error.
100 % Total Weightage