Assignment 2: Required Assignment 2—Workforce
2020 Executive Report

Both leadership and organizational strategy in the next decade
will see major trends affecting the way organizations conduct business. These
include the deployment of more technology to extend reach and access, increased
globalization, increased diversity, more focus on extended supply chains, and a
more nomadic workforce. In this assignment, you will consider these trends and
analyze how they may impact your selected organization and what actions are
necessary to get ready to address these trends.

You have been appointed by your organization (either a
hypothetical one or one you are familiar with) to prepare its Workforce 2020
executive report.

The report should be as detailed as possible for the CEO of your
organization. That means it should include the key points of your research,
analysis, and findings. The report should also contain examples of specific
application to your company in a clear, concise, and informative
document.

InModule 4, you began your research on
Workforce 2020. In this module, you will expand on the work you did inModule
4
. TakeModule 4’s paper, and incorporate the
items below into your work. Be sure to use the module readings, Argosy University
online library resources, and the Internet, including federal guidelines.
Select at least 3–4 scholarly resources for use in this assignment.

Complete the following:

  1. Analyze your organization in
    its present form. Explain your organization’s structure, workforce
    diversity, market/customer diversity, and communications technology.
  2. Forecast future trends.
    Identify the economic, social, demographic, and workforce parameters that
    are expected to be in the U.S.
    in the year 2020. Explain how those trends will or will not be reflected
    in your organization. Consider addressing the following:
    1. What are the general workforce
      trends?
    2. How will these trends impact
      your industry?
    3. What are the general trends in
      leadership/management that are impacting your organization?
  3. Synthesize data and recommend
    changes needed for the future. Identify and recommend leader,
    organizational, and workforce trends that must be considered for change in
    the larger macro environment (for example, advances in technology or
    globalization) in your organization. Identify related outcomes for each
    specific topic: Consider addressing the following:
    1. What leadership actions should
      the organization take?
    2. What competencies will be
      needed?
    3. What does the organization
      need to do to be prepared?

To conduct a holistic assessment of your
selected organization and the challenges and opportunities it faces in
addressing the noted trends, consider some of the concepts listed below as you
develop your recommendations for the organization. It is not necessary to
include all the concepts, but you should include 2–3 of them to do a thorough
analysis. For example, leadership models and diversity management are likely to
be pivotal areas for the organization. You could talk about the environment
trends that were noted in the beginning of this assignment and then discuss how
leadership practices and approaches in your selected organization may have to
change to meet or address those trends.

  1. Analyze how the following
    concepts apply to your organization:
  • Diversity management
  • Leadership models
  • Ethics
  • Decision-making models
  • Problem solving
  • Conflict management
    processes

Ensure that your paper includes the following:

  • An integrated report with an
    introduction and summary
  • A set of recommendations that
    will enable the organization to meet the expected challenges of 2020
  • Trends in your own organization
  • 3–4 credible, cited sources
    supporting your projections

Support your assertions using the selected scholarly resources.

Write an 8–12-page paper in Word format. Apply APA standards to
citation of sources. Use the following file naming convention:
LastnameFirstInitial_M5_A2.doc.

BySunday, May 27, 2013, deliver your
assignment to theM5: Assignment 2 Dropbox.

Assignment 2 Grading Criteria

Maximum Points

Explained your organization’s current structure, workforce
diversity, market/customer diversity, and communications technology.

76

Identified what the economic, social, demographic, and workforce
parameters that are expected to be in the U.S. in the year 2020 will be.
Explained how those trends will or will not be reflected in your selected
organization.

68

Synthesized data to recommend leader, organizational, and
workforce trends to be considered in the larger macro environment.

88

Identified related outcomes for each specific topic (for
example, leaders, competencies, and preparedness).

40

Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated
ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources;
displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

28

Total:

300

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