OL 215 Final Project One Guidelines and RubricOverviewThe final project for this course is the creation of a decision-making and principles of management paper.As you continue on your path to earn a degree in business administration, you will deepen your understanding of how effective management is a crucial aspect ofoverall business success, especially in today’s complex business world. As business and society continue to evolve, there will continue to be a demand formanagers who are able to organize their resources and strategically implement the functions of management to achieve the goals of an organization.The final paper for the course is divided into two parts: Final Project One and Final Project Two. Both parts of the assessment will focus on decision making andthe fundamental principles of management.In Final Project One, with the help of your instructor, you will select a successful company from the list provided. You will analyze the company’s best practicesand effective implementation of the fundamental principles of management. Final Project One is divided into two milestones which will be submitted at variouspoints throughout the course to scaffold learning and ensure quality final submissions. These milestones will be submitted in Module Two and Module Three.Final Project One will be submitted in Module Five.In Final Project Two, with the help of your instructor, you will select a struggling company from the list provided in the Final Project Two Document. You willanalyze the company’s ineffective implementation of the fundamental principles of management. Once you analyze the struggling company, your task will be tomake recommendations for a management improvement plan explaining how the company’s management team can improve in areas such as decision making,employee performance, and sustainability. Final Project Two consists of one milestone, which will be submitted to scaffold learning and ensure quality finalsubmissions. The milestone will be submitted in Module Six. Final Project Two will be submitted in Module Eight.In Final Project One, you will demonstrate your mastery of the following course outcomes: Analyze how an organization’s goals influence organizational planning that informs strategic decision makingAnalyze the functions of management and ethical principles for executing effective decision making in organizationsApply management techniques that ensure the continuous improvement of personnel and business processes to measure organizational performanceApply communication techniques aimed at increasing employee performance, thus achieving organizational goals and objectivesIllustrate the important connection between management and organizational culture Prompt Your employer recently conducted an employee survey and the greatest area of concern was related to management. The survey revealed that many employeesare not satisfied with management’s performance, and the employees feel like the company’s poor performance is directly related to a lack of effectivemanagement. The general manager has learned that you are currently pursuing a business degree and would like you to champion a team to help improvemanagement’s effectiveness. The general manager would first like to understand some best management practices from successful companies.For the first part of the final project, you will identify a successful company. You must select a company from the list of suggested companies below. Resourcesrelated specifically to the successful companies listed are provided.SAS Google SAS.comSAS: A New No. 1 Best EmployerHow SAS Became the World’s Best Place to WorkAn Interview With the Godfather of Data Analytics, SAS’s Jim Goodnight Google.comHow Google Motivates Their Employees With Rewards and PerksLessons From Google’s Management StyleGoogle’s Management Style Grows UpGoogle’s Greatest Innovation May Be Its Management Practice Zappos Zappos.com No Managers Required: How Zappos Ditched the Old Corporate Structure for Something New The Zappos Way of Managing Zappos Company Culture (5:41)Southwest Airlines SouthwestAirlines.com Southwest Airlines Opens for Business – Customers Effective Management at Southwest Airlines Southwest Airlines: Strategy Genius or Common Sense? (8:32) Apple Apple.comApple Management Lessons Every Company Should Steal8 Management Lessons I Learned Working at AppleSteve Jobs Talks About Managing People (2:26) Once you have selected a successful company, you will then analyze its application of the fundamental principles of management.Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed:I. Introduction. Provide a brief overview of the successful company that you have chosen to benchmark for management best practices. Consider includingspecific examples relating to the fundamental principles of management and the company’s mission and vision statement. II. Profile of a Successful Companya. Explain how the company has communicated its mission and vision within the organization. In other words, explain how the companydemonstrates the importance of the mission and vision to employees and other stakeholders.b. Identify the role management played in helping this company execute its strategic management plan. Justify your response. You could considerincluding a specific example of a time when this management plan led the company to success.c. Describe how management has helped to positively influence the organizational culture within this company. You could consider using somespecific examples, actions, or strategies that show how management has positively influenced organizational culture.d. Explain management’s pivotal role in the decision-making process within this company. Be sure to include specific decisions made bymanagement based on principles of ethics. You could discuss specific decision-making models used by the company that may have helped thecompany be successful.e. Evaluate how the use of the functions of management within this company has adhered to the principles of ethics. You could consider howusing the functions of management while adhering to the principles of ethics may have impacted the employees of the company.f. Explain how this company strategically uses human resources to develop its personnel. You could consider how this use of human resources hasenhanced the company’s business processes. III. Conclusiona. Summarize how the company utilizes the fundamental principles of management to ensure optimal performance. You could consider theactions taken by this company if optimal performance is not met.b. Analyze the decision-making strategies of the company for how they consider all the parts of the company as an interrelated system. You couldconsider how the decision-making strategies of the company align with a systems thinking approach. MilestonesMilestone One: Introduction of a Successful CompanyIn Module Two, you will submit a one-page (maximum) document that will identify your chosen successful company from the suggested list. You are expected toprovide a brief overview of the successful company that you have chosen to benchmark for management best practices. You should also include specificexamples related to the fundamental principles of management and the company’s mission and vision statement. This milestone will be graded with the FinalProject One Milestone One Rubric.Milestone Two: Profile of a Successful CompanyIn Module Three, you will submit a one- to two-page document that will provide a profile of your chosen successful company. This milestone will serve as a roughdraft and must cover the six critical elements described in Part II of Final Project One. You are expected to provide a minimum of two to three sentences for eachof the six critical elements: mission and vision, strategic management plan, organizational culture, decision making, principle of ethics, and human resources..This milestone will be graded with the Final Project One Milestone Two Rubric.Final Submission: Application of the Fundamental Principles of Management for a Successful CompanyIn Module Five, you will submit Final Project One. It should be a complete, polished artifact containing all of the critical elements of the final product. It shouldreflect the incorporation of feedback gained throughout the course. This assignment will be graded using the Final Project One Rubric. Final Project One RubricGuidelines for Submission: Final Project One must be three to four pages in length (plus a cover page and references) with double spacing, 12-point Times NewRoman font, one-inch margins, and APA formatting. Include at least two references cited in APA format.Instructor Feedback: This activity uses an integrated rubric in Blackboard. Students can view instructor feedback in the Grade Center. For more information,review these instructionsCritical ElementsIntroduction Successful Company:Mission and Vision Exemplary (100%)Meets “Proficient” criteria andincludes examples relating to thefundamental principles ofmanagement (P-O-L-C) and thecompany’s mission and visionstatementMeets “Proficient” criteria anddetails chosen demonstrateinsight into how the companycrafts its communication fordiffering audiences Proficient (85%)Provides an overview of thecompany that was chosen tobenchmark for managementbest practices Needs Improvement (55%)Provides an overview of thecompany that was chosen tobenchmark for management bestpractices but details lackrelevance or are cursory Not Evident (0%)Does not provide an overview ofthe company that was chosen tobenchmark for management bestpractices Explains how the company hascommunicated its mission andvision within the organization Explains how the company hascommunicated its mission andvision within the organization butdetails are either inaccurate orcursory Does not explain how thecompany has communicated itsmission and vision within theorganization Value7 11 Successful Company: Meets “Proficient” criteria andStrategic Management justification includes an examplePlanof a time when this managementplan led the company to successSuccessful Company: Meets “Proficient” criteria andOrganizational Culture includes specific examples,actions, or strategies that showhow management has positivelyinfluenced the cultureSuccessful Company: Meets “Proficient” criteria andDecision Makingdetails discuss decision-makingmodels that have helped thecompany be successful Successful Company:Principles of Ethics Successful Company:Human Resources Conclusion: Principlesof Management Conclusion:Interrelated System Meets “Proficient” criteria anddetails include how using thefunctions of management whileadhering to principles of ethicsmay have impacted theemployees of the companyMeets “Proficient” criteria anddetails show insight into how 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managementfunctions of management withinwithin the company hasthe company has adhered toadhered to principles of ethics principles of ethics but details areirrelevant or cursory Does not identify how thecompany has successfullyexecuted its strategicmanagement plan 11 Does not describe howmanagement has helped topositively influence theorganizational culture within thiscompanyDoes not explain management’spivotal role in the decision-makingprocess within this company orcite decisions made bymanagement based on principlesof ethics 11 Does not evaluate how the use ofthe functions of managementwithin the company has adheredto principles of ethics 11 Explains how this companystrategically uses humanresources to develop itspersonnel Does not explain how thiscompany strategically uses humanresources to develop its personnel 11 Does not summarize how thecompany utilizes the fundamentalprinciples of management toensure optimal performance 11 Does not analyze the decisionmaking strategies of the companyfor how they consider all parts ofthe company as an interrelatedsystem 11 Explains how this companystrategically uses humanresources to develop itspersonnel but details areinaccurate or cursoryMeets “Proficient” criteria andSummarizes how the company Summarizes how the companydetails include insight into actions utilizes the fundamentalutilizes the fundamentaltaken by the company if optimal principles of management toprinciples of management toperformance is not metensure optimal performanceensure optimal performance butdetails are inaccurate or cursoryMeets “Proficient” criteria andAnalyzes the decision-makingAnalyzes the decision-makingdetails include how the decision- strategies of the company forstrategies of the company formaking strategies of the company how they consider all parts ofhow they consider all parts of thealign with a systems thinkingthe company as an interrelated company as an interrelatedapproachsystemsystem but details are cursory 11 Articulation ofResponse Submission is free of errorsSubmission has no major errorsrelated to citations, grammar,related to citations, grammar,spelling, syntax, and organization spelling, syntax, or organizationand is presented in a professionaland easy-to-read format Submission has major errorsrelated to citations, grammar,spelling, syntax, or organizationthat negatively impact readabilityand articulation of main ideas Submission has critical errorsrelated to citations, grammar,spelling, syntax, or organizationthat prevent understanding ofideasEarned Total 5 100%
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