Case analysis sections will be due each week. Please use the attached APA-ready template located at the bottom of these instructions to facilitate the start of your paper. The sections will be compiled and refined into a comprehensive final case analysis (critical assignment) at the end of the course. The final case analysis must be at least 8 pages in length and is due on Week 8 Day 3. It must provide an in-depth analysis of the Harvard Business Publishing case study titled, GE’s Two-Decade Transformation: Jack Welch’s Leadership [Product No.: 399150-PDF-ENG].
The paper must be supported by the Organizational behavior: Managing people and organizations text (Griffin, Phillips, and Gully), as well as five other outside sources.
The intent of the paper is to provide students the opportunity to further explore topics from the course, demonstrate an informed understanding of the topics, and apply relevant knowledge to analyzing and evaluating the case.
The final case analysis (critical assignment) must include the following components which will be graded according to the standards that are established in the Final Case Analysis Grading Rubric attached to the assignment in Blackboard. The schedule for submitting each section and the final case analysis is as follows:
Week 1: Summary of Background and Facts
Week 2: Statement of Core Problem
Week 3: Secondary Problem
Week 4: Solutions
Week 5: Constraints and Limiting Factors
Week 6: Implementation of Best Solution
Week 7: Evaluate Leadership Decisions
Week 8: Final Case Analysis (Critical Assignment)
Each of the above components must have a section heading and address the requirements as specified in the grading rubric. In addition, writing quality and adherence to APA standards will be graded.
The papers must reflect the work of each student. This is not a group assignment in terms of the actual term paper; however, students are encouraged to collaborate and discuss the contents of the case outside of class. Collaboration and dialogue will enhance the learning experience as students share opinions, analyze the issues, formulate critiques, and evaluate judgments related to the case.
Note: Term papers must be at least eight pages in length with Times New Roman font, 12-point in type size. Title and reference pages do not count toward the eight page requirement.
The final case analysis is the critical assignment for this course and it must be passed at an acceptable rate in order to pass the course.