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Evaluate two (2) key changes in the selected company’s management style from the company’s inception to the current day

Companies for Assignment 2

Please choose from the following companies for Assignment 2:

1) Walgreens

2) Hershey

3) Kodak

 

 

 

 Assignment 2 Submission

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Assignment 2: Management at a Company

worth 320 points

 

Faculty will provide two to three (2-3) companies for you to choose from for this assignment. Using the Internet and Strayer University databases, research the selected company from its inception to current-day operations.

Write a five to six (5-6) page paper in which you:

  1. Evaluate two (2) key changes in the selected company’s management style from the company’s inception to the current day. Indicate whether or not you believe the company is properly managed. Provide support for your position.
  2. Explain senior management’s role in preparing the organization for its most recent change. Provide evidence of whether the transition was seamless or problematic from a management perspective. Provide support for your rationale.
  3. Evaluate management’s decision on its use of vendors and spokespersons. Indicate the organizational impact of these decisions.
  4. As a manager within the selected company, suggest one (1) innovative idea that could have a positive impact on both the employees and customers of the company. Indicate the approach you will take in implementing the new idea. Provide support for your suggestion.
  5. Predict the selected company’s ability to adapt to the changing needs of customers and the market environment. Indicate how open communication channels are critical for successfully implementing change in the organization. Provide support for your prediction.
  6. Use at least three (3) quality academic resources. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Analyze the activities and skills associated with the planning function of management.
  • Analyze the activities and skills associated with the organizing function of management.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in modern management.
  • Write clearly and concisely about modern management using proper writing mechanics.

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.

Points: 320 Assignment 2: Management at a Company
Criteria Unacceptable

Below 70% F

Fair

70-79% C

Proficient

80-89% B

Exemplary

90-100% A

1. Evaluate two (2) key changes in the selected company’s management style from the company’s inception to the current day. Indicate whether or not you believe the company is properly managed. Provide support for your position.

Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely evaluated two (2) key changes in the selected company’s management style from the company’s inception to the current day. Did not submit or incompletely indicated whether or not you believe the company is properly managed. Did not submit or incompletely provided support for your position. Partially evaluated two (2) key changes in J the selected company’s management style from the company’s inception to the current day. Partially indicated whether or not you believe the company is properly managed. Partially provided support for your position. Satisfactorily evaluated two (2) key changes in the selected company’s management style from the company’s inception to the current day. Satisfactorily indicated whether or not you believe the company is properly managed. Satisfactorily provided support for your position. Thoroughly evaluated two (2) key changes in the selected company’s management style from the company’s inception to the current day. Thoroughly indicated whether or not you believe the company is properly managed. Thoroughly provided support for your position.
2. Explain senior management’s role in preparing the organization for its most recent change. Provide evidence of whether the transition was seamless or problematic from a management perspective. Provide support for your rationale.

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely explained senior management’s role in preparing the organization for its most recent change. Did not submit or incompletely provided evidence of whether the transition was seamless or problematic from a management perspective. Did not submit or incompletely provided support for your rationale. Partially explained senior management’s role in preparing the organization for its most recent change. Partially provided evidence of whether the transition was seamless or problematic from a management perspective. Partially provided support for your rationale. Satisfactorily explained senior management’s role in preparing the organization for its most recent change. Satisfactorily provided evidence of whether the transition was seamless or problematic from a management perspective. Satisfactorily provided support for your rationale. Thoroughly explained senior management’s role in preparing the organization for its most recent change. Thoroughly provided evidence of whether the transition was seamless or problematic from a management perspective. Thoroughly provided support for your rationale.
3. Evaluate management’s decision on its use of vendors and spokespersons. Indicate the organizational impact of these decisions.

Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely evaluated management’s decision on its use of vendors and spokespersons. Did not submit or incompletely indicated the organizational impact of these decisions. Partially evaluated management’s decision on its use of vendors and spokespersons. Partially indicated the organizational impact of these decisions. Satisfactorily evaluated management’s decision on its use of vendors and spokespersons. Satisfactorily indicated the organizational impact of these decisions. Thoroughly evaluated management’s decision on its use of vendors and spokespersons. Thoroughly indicated the organizational impact of these decisions.
4. As a manager within the selected company, suggest one (1) innovative idea that could have a positive impact on both the employees and customers of the company. Indicate the approach you will take in implementing the new idea. Provide support for your suggestion.

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely, as a manager within the selected company, suggested one (1) innovative idea that could have a positive impact on both the employees and customers of the company. Did not submit or incompletely indicated the approach you will take in implementing the new idea. Did not submit or incompletely provided support for your suggestion. Partially, as a manager within the selected company, suggested one (1) innovative idea that could have a positive impact on both the employees and customers of the company. Partially indicated the approach you will take in implementing the new idea. Partially provided support for your suggestion. Satisfactorily, as a manager within the selected company, suggested one (1) innovative idea that could have a positive impact on both the employees and customers of the company. Satisfactorily indicated the approach you will take in implementing the new idea. Satisfactorily provided support for your suggestion. Thoroughly, as a manager within the selected company, suggested one (1) innovative idea that could have a positive impact on both the employees and customers of the company. Thoroughly indicated the approach you will take in implementing the new idea. Thoroughly provided support for your suggestion.
5. Predict the selected company’s ability to adapt to the changing needs of customers and the market environment. Indicate how open communication channels are critical for successfully implementing change in the organization. Provide support for your prediction.

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely predicted the selected company’s ability to adapt to the changing needs of customers and the market environment. Did not submit or incompletely indicated how open communication channels are critical for successfully implementing change in the organization. Did not submit or incompletely provided support for your prediction.

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Partially predicted the selected company’s ability to adapt to the changing needs of customers and the market environment. Partially indicated how open communication channels are critical for successfully implementing change in the organization.  Partially provided support for your prediction. Satisfactorily predicted the selected company’s ability to adapt to the changing needs of customers and the market environment. Satisfactorily indicated how open communication channels are critical for successfully implementing change in the organization.  Satisfactorily provided support for your prediction. Thoroughly predicted the selected company’s ability to adapt to the changing needs of customers and the market environment. Thoroughly indicated how open communication channels are critical for successfully implementing change in the organization.  Thoroughly provided support for your prediction.
6. 3 references

Weight: 5%

No references provided Does not meet the required number of references; some or all references poor quality choices. Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices. Exceeds number of required references; all references high quality choices.
7. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements

Weight: 10%

More than 6 errors present 5-6 errors present 3-4 errors pres

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