Project One Role of the Leader
In the first assignment, students are given a scenario about Global Delivery Direct (GDD), a Norfolk, England medium-sized global delivery company that was started in 1968 by four college friends. In this project, students will demonstrate an understanding of the broad role of a leader within an organization.
Outcome Met by Completing This Assignment
- develop and implement methods for establishing a constructive organizational structure and culture that fosters positive employee and employer relationships
- evaluate the culture and policies of an organization to recommend and implement improvements that support its vision, success, and sustainability
- assess the interactions between the external environment and the organization to foster responsible and effective leadership and organizational practices
In Part One students will explain the executive leaderâ€™s role in creating an organizational structure and learn to distinguish the different organizational structures and how decision making plays a role in the organizational structure. Students gain an understanding of the challenges related to organizational structure and organizational culture that a leader faces when merging two companies to create a competitive advantage.
In Part Two students have the opportunity to research the merger of two well-known companies with the goal of assessing what happens when two very different organizational cultures are joined as one. Taking what is learned from the merger, students apply concepts and ideas to Global Delivery Direct (GDD).
Step 1: Review â€œHow to Analyze a Case Studyâ€ under Week 4 Content.
Step 2: Create a Word or Rich Text Format (RTF) document that is double-spaced, 12-point font. The final product will be between 4-6 pages in length excluding the title page and reference page.
Step 3: Review the grading rubric for the assignment.
Step 4: In addition to providing an introduction, students will use headings following this format:
- Title page with title, your name, the course, the instructorâ€™s name;
- Part One;
- Part Two.
Step 5: In writing a case study, the writing is in the third person. What this means is that there are no words such as â€œI, me, my, we, or usâ€ (first person writing), nor is there use of â€œyou or yourâ€ (second person writing). If uncertain how to write in the third person, view this link: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/first-second-and-third-person. Also note that students are not to provide personal commentary.
Step 6: In writing this assignment, students are expected to support the reasoning using in-text citations and a reference list. If any material is used from a source document, it must be cited and referenced. A reference within a reference list cannot exist without an associated in-text citation and vice versa. View the sample APA paper under Week 1 content.
Step 7: In writing this assignment, students will use resources from the course material and no more than 4 external source documents. NOTE: The expectation is that students provide a robust use of the course material. Students may use external resources to address the research for FedEx and Kinkoâ€™s but other material should come from the course readings.
Step 8: In completing the assignment, students are expected to use the facts from the case study paired with the weekly courses readings to develop the analysis. The case study is not cited or referenced.
Step 9: In writing this assignment, students are expected to paraphrase and not use direct quotes. Students are expected to paraphrase, which can be learned by reviewing this link: https://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/QPA_paraphrase2.html
Step 11: Read and use the Global Delivery Direct (GDD) Company Profile.
Step 12: Read critically and analyze the following scenario:
Please see Part I and II attached….