Due Week 4 and worth 190 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. In the Assignment Prep, you chose an organization, described its organizational issue, and identified how it hinders organization efficiency. This assignment exposes you to complex modern organizational challenges. The solutions you devise should reflect your learning and research of organizational and individual influences in the workplace. INSTRUCTIONS The new CEO has selected your consulting firm to provide him/her an analysis of the organizational efficiency. Following SWS standards, write a 2 to 3 page, double-spaced paper in which you will present to the CEO your findings during your research steps. You must propose strategic solutions in your paper to include the following: 1. 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 consultant, will review and resolve. 2. 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. Hint: Review the mission and vision statements as well as the corporate website. 3. Identify Areas of Weakness ○ What are the organization’s areas of weakness as they relate to the issue? Use your research on organizational behavior approaches to corporate culture, diversity, teamwork, and motivational strategies to help identify the areas of weakness. 4. Propose Solutions ○ What organizational practices would you modify? What solutions would you recommend to management that would help solve the identified weaknesses? As a consultant you will identify the suggestions and solutions you would present to the organization’s leadership with regard to modifying current organizational practices to resolve the issue. 5. References and Citations ○ Provide at least 2 quality resources such as the the course textbook, a company website, business websites (CNBC, Bloomberg, etc.), resources from the Strayer Library, and/or outside sources. Note: Wikipedia and web-based blogs do not qualify as credible resources. You can find in depth and quality company information using the Nexis Uni database through Strayer University Library: https://advance-lexis-com.libdatab.strayer.edu/api… ○ In-text citations are required when paraphrasing or quoting another source. 6. Formatting and Writing Standards ○ Formatting and writing standards are part of your grade. Align your formatting to the Strayer Writing Standards.
This is my assignment prep:
1. The company that I would like to research would be Office Depot
2. The organizational issues that I would like to discuss:
Culture: Employee engagement and morale are low. An environment of constant change, uncertainty, ambiguity, complexity and volatility exists. Motivation and engagement are missing. People do not fell empowered to speak truth to power, or to lead the charge to make an improvement in their circumstances.
3. Office Depot business practices are the result of the influences of the internal and external strategic factors. An example would be the company not having the ability to meet the needs and constant changes within the company. Not keeping up with the cultural differences of their employees to make sure that the company stands in line to keep up with the ever changing factors of the world..