This course project is designed to give you real life practical experience while examining some of the key elements of organizational behavior as they apply to a specific organization.Additionally, the project offers you the opportunity to develop and create your own recommendations for the organization.
Each week, you will complete a weekly project (parts A - E) and, in week 7, you will synthesize all of this into a final project that will be your recommendations. For the weekly projects, you will be conducting research and presenting findings related to the organization that you selected. For the final project, you will develop a formal recommendations paper based on your research. Consider the weekly projects as a way to examine the current state of the organization. Consider the final project as a way for you to provide recommendations to better the organization.
Timeline and Point Allocation
See the course calendar for specific due date: * Topic Selection: Week 1 (30 points) * Part A: Week 2 (50 Points) * Part B: Week 3 (50 points) * Part C: Week 4 (50 points) * Part D: Week 5 (50 points) * Part E: Week 6 (50 points) * Project Recommendations: Week 7 (100 points)
One of the most critical steps in this class is selecting an organization. You will use this topic for each weekly project and the Project Recommendations. An organization must be submitted for approval before you can proceed to the next elements of the assignment. Failure to submit your topic selection by the due date will preclude you from completing the upcoming project assignments. When selecting an organization for purposes of these assignments, it’s best to select a mid-size organization where you will be able to access the information needed to complete these assignments. Selecting an organization that is too large, like Wal-Mart or GE, will be too significant a scope for these assignments. Selecting a