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Assignment # 2 – Chapter 14 Case – “Hewitt-Packard Company”

You are to write a three to five (3-5) page report that answers the following questions:

1. Discuss the three most serious problems you have identified in the case. Defend why you think they are the most serious.

2. Describe how the company should attempt to correct each of the three most serious problems.

3. Recommend a leadership style or combination of initiating structure and consideration the CEO should adopt to address the problems of distrust and declining morale. Explain your answer.

4. After having examined all of the issues facing HP, recommend whether the CEO should focus on the approach to the current strategy or on implementation and execution. Defend your decision.

The format of the report is to be as follows:

o Typed, double spaced, Times New Roman font (size 12), one inch margins on all sides, APA format.

o Type the question followed by your answer to the question.

o In addition to the three to five (3-5) pages required, a title page is to be included. The title page is to contain the title of the assignment, your name, the instructor’s name, the course title, and the date.

NOTE: One of the criteria that you will be graded on is the quality of your answers, the logic/organization of the report, your language skills, and your writing skills.

The assignment will be graded using the following rubric:

Outcomes Assessed
· Explain the principle theories of leadership and motivation, and describe the fundamental considerations in managing and motivating individual and group behavior.

· Use technology and information resources to research issues in management.
Grading Rubric for Assignment # 2 – “Hewitt-Packard Company”

Criteria
0

Unacceptable
20

Developing
30

Competent
40

Exemplary

1. Discuss the three most serious problems you have identified in the case. Defend why you think they are the most serious. Did not complete the assignment or insufficiently discussed the three most serious problems identified in the case; defended insufficiently why they are the most serious; omitted key information and/or included irrelevant information. Discussed partially 1-2 of the most serious problems identified in the case; defended partially why they are the most serious; omitted key information. Discussed with 60 – 79% accuracy and thoroughness. Discussed sufficiently 2-3 of the most serious problems identified in the case; defended sufficiently why they are the most serious. Discussed with 80 – 89% accuracy and thoroughness. Discussed fully 3 or more of the most serious problems identified in the case; defended fully why they are the most serious. Discussed with 90 – 100% accuracy and thoroughness.

2. Describe how the company should attempt to correct each of the three most serious problems. Did not complete the assignment or insufficiently described how the company should attempt to correct each of the three most serious problems; omitted key information and/or included irrelevant information. Described partially how the company should attempt to correct each of the most serious problems. Described with 60 – 79% accuracy and thoroughness. Described sufficiently how the company should attempt to correct each of the most serious problems. Described with 80 – 89% accuracy and thoroughness. Described fully how the company should attempt to correct each of the most serious problems. Described with 90 – 100% accuracy and thoroughness.

3. Recommend a leadership style or combination of initiating structure and consideration the CEO should adopt to address the problems of distrust and declining morale. Explain your answer.

Did not complete the assignment or insufficiently recommended a leadership style or combination of initiating structure and consideration the CEO should adopt to...
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