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TASK FORCE COMMITTEE REPORT

30 Jul

ASSIGNMENT 1
TASK FORCE COMMITTEE REPORT:
ISSUE AND SOLUTIONS
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 organizational and individual influences in the workplace.
PREPARATION
1. 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.

2. 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.
Note: Wikipedia
and web-based blogs do not qualify as credible resources.
INSTRUCTIONS
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:
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 task force leader, 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? Using your research
on organizational behavior approaches to corporate culture, diversity,
teamwork, and motivational strategies, identify areas of weakness.
4. 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.

5. 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.
Note: 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.
PROFESSIONAL AND APA FORMATTING REQUIREMENTS
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

POINTS: 150
Criteria
1. Describe the
Organization
and the Issue
to Resolve
Weight: 20%
Does not
describe the
organization or
provide details
about the
company. The
issue and its
impact on the
company are
not provided.
Partially
describes the
organization
and provides
some details
about the
company, but
additional
details would
improve the
description.
The issue and
its impact on
the company
are not clearly
articulated.
Sufficiently
describes the
organization
and provides
details about
the company.
The issue is
identified and
the author
sufficiently
describes what
he/she knows
about it and its
impact on the
company.
Fully describes
the organization
by providing a
relevant and
robust but concise overview of
the company
(e.g. when they
were established, what
service(s) or
products they
provide, and
other relevant
information).
Additionally, the
author fully
describes the
issue he/she has
identified; what
he/she knows
about it and how
it has impacted
the company.
Unacceptable
Below 70% F
Fair
70-79% C
Proficient
80-89% B
Exemplary
90-100% A
ASSIGNMENT 1: TASK FORCE COMMITTEE REPORT: ISSUE AND SOLUTIONS
The culture is
not described
or the company is not
differentiated
completely
from others.
Poses unsupported connections or
connections
are not
included.
Partially
describes the
company’s
culture. Lacks
details and/or
multiple sources are not
utilized to
provide a
well-rounded
perspective.
Makes loose
connections
that were not
supported by
sources or that
were not fully
articulated
Satisfactorily
describes the
company
culture by
drawing on and
synthesizing
corporate
information
about the
company.
Makes logical
and realistic
connections
that are
supported by
source material.
Completely
describes the
company’s
culture by
detailing how
the company
positions itself
from internal
and external
perspectives.
Draws strong,
logical connections about how
the culture did
or could have
supported/facilitated the challenge. Makes
direct connections and supports points
with source
material.
Does not
identify areas
of weakness
or does not
provide supporting source
material
Partially identifies areas of
weakness and
makes loose
connections
between the
weaknesses
and supporting
material.
Satisfactorily
identifies areas
of weakness
and provides
valid details
supported by
source material.
Completely
identifies areas
of weakness
and provides
strong details
with logical
connections
and supporting
source
material.
2. Analyze
Current
Corporate
Culture
Weight: 20%
3. Identify Areas
of Weakness
Weight: 20%
Does not
describe modifications to
organizational
practices, or
does not identify solutions that
would resolve
the issue. No
source material
is provided.
Partially
describes
modifications
to organizational practices
and solutions
to resolve the
issues. Lacks
supporting
details and
source material
Satisfactorily
describes modifications to
organizational
practices. Provides solutions
that make some
connections
with supporting
source material
to indicate how
the solutions
will resolve the
issue
Completely
describes modifications to
organizational
practices and
provides solutions with
strong connections and supporting source
material. Logically details
how the solutions will
resolve issue.
Did not
prepare a
one-page
executive
summary.
Prepares a
partial executive summary.
The issue and
problem are
not clearly
stated and the
main points are
not summarized.
Paragraphs are
not short or
concise. Language could be
more appropriate for the
audience.
Satisfactorily
prepares an
executive summary. The issue
and problem are
stated and most
of the main
points are
summarized.
Paragraphs
could be more
concise.
Language is
appropriate for
the audience.
Prepares an
exemplary
executive summary. The issue
and problem
are clearly
stated. All of
the main points
are summarized.
Paragraphs are
short and concise, providing
the right
amount of
detail.
Language is
ideal for the
audience.
4. Propose
Solutions
Weight: 20%
5. Prepare an
Executive
Summary
Weight: 10%
Writing does
not meet minimum standards.
Tone is not
professional.
Communication
is wholly lacking in logic,
clarity, and/or
consistent
formatting.
Contains many
spelling,
mechanical,
formatting,
citation, and/or
grammatical
errors.
References are
not provided.
Writing is
satisfactory.
Professional
tone is developing. Shows
moderate logic,
clarity, and/or
consistent
formatting.
May contain
more than a
few spelling,
grammar,
mechanical,
formatting, or
citation errors.
Does not meet
the required
number of
references;
some or all
references are
of poor quality.
Writing could be
improved, but
meets acceptable standards.
Tone is professional. Shows
logic, clarity,
and consistent
formatting. May
contain few or
no spelling,
mechanical,
and/or grammatical errors.
There may be
minor formatting or citation
errors.
Meets the
number of
required references; all references are
high-quality
choices
Writing is excellent. Tone is
professional
and sophisticated. Shows
logic, clarity,
and consistent
formatting.
Contains no
spelling,
mechanical, or
grammatical
errors. Is free of
formatting and
citation errors.
Exceeds
number of
required references; all references are
high-quality
choices
6. Write
Professionally
Using Quality
Resources
Weight: 10%

 
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