I. TERM PROJECT INSTRUCTIONS:
TERM PROJECT: An in-depth managerial analysis of a selected organization. It is recommended that a team is created and they choose a publicly held Fortune 500 company because the information will be more readily available. The company that you choose should demonstrate exemplary success or you may choose a company that has failed. Please consult with your professor regarding your choice of company. The professor will advise as to how the teams will be created. There are two components to the project: Written report and a PowerPoint or video presentation (Professors choice).
Issues and questions to be addressed:
What is the mission of the organization?
Present the organization’s mission statement
Provide a brief history of the organization
Identify its main customers and competitors
Organizational Structure and Leadership
Describe the formal organizational structure
Profile its top leadership
summary of background
Discuss the key factors in the organization’s general environment and how they impact the organization
Discuss the key factors in the organization’s task environment and how they impact the organization
Discuss the culture of the organization: what are some of the artifacts or rituals that support the culture?
Who are the organization’s heroes? Here is the link to an article about one organizational hero: https://hbr.org/1999/07/the-toxic-handler-organizational-hero-and-casualty/ar/1
What role has culture played in the success of the organization?
Discuss the role innovation has played in the company’s success or failure
Is innovation encouraged in the organization? If so, how?
Discuss the organization’s commitment to sustainability; give examples.
Identify one initiative that the company has undertaken to demonstrate its responsibility to the environment
Identify at least two threats and two opportunities that the company is facing today.
What strategic recommendations can you make to mitigate the threats and exploit the opportunities?
Assess your interest in joining this organization or not; would you be interested in working at this organization? Why or why not?
Monroe College databases
3 double spaced pages for the body of the report. You should also have a cover page and a reference list, (these two pages do not count toward the five).
FORMAT OF REPORT:
APA style, with in-text citations and a fully documented reference page. The report must have a header for each section of the report. The report will be submitted into Safe Assign and will determine if any plagiarism exists. Deductions will be made accordingly. Double spaced one-inch margins, 12-point font.
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