Project Part 5- Narrated Presentation

In part 5 of your Capstone Project, the Narrated Presentation, you are creating a video or screencast presentation of your project. The Capstone Project Overview contains information on each of the sections and milestones for this course-long project.  (Note: You will also share your completed Narrated Presentation with your classmates in the Module 8 Discussion.)

Assignment Instructions

In this narrated presentation, you will present the key ideas and highlights of your capstone project.

For this assignment, please assume the audience is a leadership team within your organization. 

Include notes or a reference area that document your sources within your presentation. 

Your narrated presentation should be 2 – 3 minutes in length.

To ensure accessibility of your presentation, you will need to also include transcripts or closed captioning. A suggestion is to create your script prior to narrating or recording your presentation. You can then upload your script document as your transcript with your presentation file or URL.        

You may use a variety of tools including the Canvas video tool, PowerPoint with narration, the free versions of Screen-Cast-O-Matic, Zoom, Adobe Spark,or another tool or your choice.

For any online presentation tools that you use, be sure that (1) you have set the online viewing permissions so that your classmates and instructor will be able to view your presentation and (2) that you provide the presentation URL as part of your submission.

Submission Instructions

You may submit your deliverable as a file attachment, a media upload, or as a URL (for online presentation tools). Please also submit a transcript file with all audio/video submissions. For any online presentation tools that you use, be sure that your instructor will be able to view your presentation.  

Instructions for media uploads: 

Upload your media fileLinks to an external site.

Check your work and correct any spelling or grammatical errors. When you are ready to submit your work, click “Submit Assignment” in the upper right corner. If you are attaching a file, click on “Browse,” browse your computer, and select your file. Click “Open” and verify the correct file name has appeared next to the Browse button. Click on “Submit Assignment.” 

Narrated Presentation

Criteria

Ratings

Pts

15 pts

20 pts

20 pts

20 pts

15 pts

10 pts

Total Points: 100

15 pts

Exemplary

The selected topics are relevant, focused, and creative (one that is not traditionally looked at). A significance and need for research in this area is clearly and succinctly noted.

12 pts

Satisfactory

The selected topics are relevant but may be too broad or too narrow. A significance and need for research in this area is implied but should be more explicitly noted.

7 pts

Minimally Responsive

The selected topics may not be relevant or is not clearly stated. A significance and need for research in this area is unclear or missing.

0 pts

Unacceptable

There is no focused topics selected.

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome

Quality of Delivery (Narration)

20 pts

Exemplary

Narration is clear, well-articulated, well-paced, and appropriately projected. Visual aids are used creatively and appropriately to supplement the narration.

18 pts

Satisfactory

Narration is generally well-articulated, well-paced, and appropriately projected. Minor areas could have been clearer.

16 pts

Minimally Responsive

Messages are articulated verbally, but with inconsistencies in terms of pacing and/or projecting, making the video distracting. Visual aids are used, but do not necessarily supplement nor add clarity to video, or the connections are unclear.

0 pts

Unacceptable

Messages, if delivered verbally, were hardly audible or were not engaging.

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome

PO1(Oral): Prepare and deliver effective oral communications to shape organizational culture, resolve conflict, and relate information to diverse audiences.

20 pts

Exemplary

The content of the presentation is well organized and easy to follow, with the intended audience in mind (i.e., clear and relevant explanations are presented). Examples, details, and language are interesting and relevant, as well as used effectively to keep the audience engage and connected with the presentation. The narration is clear and well-articulated. There are no problems with spelling, punctuation, and grammar.

18 pts

Satisfactory

The content of the presentation is clear and easy to follow, with the intended audience in mind; however, further explanation of some ideas would enhance the clarity. Examples, details, and language are appropriate, though more relevant examples would facilitate a stronger connection with the audience. The narration is generally well articulated with minor spots of ambiguity. These problems and errors, however, are not serious enough to distract the audience.

16 pts

Minimally Responsive

The content of the presentation is difficult to follow, and is presented at too high or too low of a level for the intended audience, making it difficult to engage and connect with the audience. Although information is provided, it is unclear how the information is organized, and examples, details, and language are inappropriate or irrelevant for the audience. The narration may be provided, but does not supplement nor add clarity to the presentation. The organization of material should be reconsidered, and more details should be added.

0 pts

Unacceptable

The content of the presentation is incomplete and/or confusing. It appears that no consideration of the audience was taken into account. There is no narration to supplement the presentation.

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome

Connection with Audience

20 pts

Exemplary

The material is presented clearly with the intended audience in mind (i.e., clear and relevant explanations are presented). Examples, details, and language are interesting and relevant, as well as used effectively to keep the audience engaged and connected with the presentation.

18 pts

Satisfactory

The material is presented clearly with the intended audience in mind; however, further explanation of some ideas would enhance the clarity. Examples, details, and language are appropriate. More relevant examples would facilitate a stronger connection with the audience.

16 pts

Minimally Responsive

The material is presented at too high or too low of a level for the intended audience, making it difficult for the speaker to engage and connect with the audience. Examples, details, and language are inappropriate or irrelevant for the audience. Presentation indicates a lack of interest or confusion on the part of the presenter.

0 pts

Unacceptable

There is no consideration of the audience taken into account.

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome

Effective Use of Technology

15 pts

Exemplary

Various presentation props and tools are used creatively and effectively to enhance persuasion visually and auditorily, attracting audience with the natural and consistent flow from screen to screen throughout the entire delivery of the presentation.

12 pts

Satisfactory

Various presentation props and tools are used to enhance persuasion visually and auditorily. It may be overly stimulating at times, but not enough to take away from the persuasive message. The presentation generally attracts audience with a consistent flow from screen to screen throughout the entire delivery of the presentation.

7 pts

Minimally Responsive

Various presentation props and tools may be used, but in a choppy, disconnected way, distracting the audience away from the persuasive message at times. The flow from screen to screen is maintained, but is inconsistent and unnatural throughout the entire delivery of the presentation.

0 pts

Unacceptable

There is no variation of presentation props and tools used. The presentation is static, with little to no changes visually or auditorily.

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome

Control of Syntax, Mechanics, and APA Style (presentation and transcript)

10 pts

Exemplary

Choice of words and sentences demonstrate expertise in the field, using relevant key terms appropriately to convey messages in a natural way. There are no problems with spelling, punctuation, and grammar; APA style guidelines are followed accurately.

8 pts

Satisfactory

Choice of words and sentences demonstrate proficiency in the field, using relevant key terms appropriately to convey messages. There are minimal problems with spelling, punctuation, and grammar that should have been fixed. Problems and errors are not serious enough to distract the reader. APA style guidelines are followed, with only minor errors.

6 pts

Minimally Responsive

Choice of words and sentences demonstrate competence in the field, referring to relevant terms to convey messages, though at times forcibly, or not appropriately. There are problems with spelling, punctuation, and grammar, but not enough to interfere with the meaning. APA style guidelines are attempted with major errors.

0 pts

Unacceptable

Although ideas are presented, there is minimal usage of terms relevant and important to the field. There are significant problems with spelling, punctuation, and grammar that make it difficult to understand. APA style guidelines are not adhered to, which increases the risk of plagiarism.

  Cultural differences that impact management processes

“Cultural differences that impact management processes” is the chosen project title. Management practices in diverse businesses are affected by cultural variations amongst people. Several attempts have been made to address the problem, but further study is needed. Globalization and the rise of multi-national enterprises have resulted in a melting pot of many cultures. All of these are founded on a business’s views, beliefs, conventions, and established ways of doing things. Time management, technology, company culture, religion, and education all have an impact on the management process, as do these factors (Ayub Khan & Smith Law, 2018). Because of this, it is impossible to disregard the influence of cultural diversity on corporate management. The goal of the project’s research is to provide a collection of solutions that may be used to overcome the challenges posed by cultural variations that affect the management process.

Anticipated barriers

In cross-cultural teams, communication is one of the most anticipated obstacles to overcome. Because they originate from different cultural backgrounds, individuals of the team are likely to have a variety of communication methods. Disagreements among group members regarding overdue dates for tasks and projects are expected to arise due to the participants’ diverse communication styles, leading to misconceptions and miscommunications (Oden, 2021). Depending on which members of the group you’re addressing, your words and actions impact.

Another problem with cross-cultural teams is that working styles and expectations are quite different from one culture to the next. Cultures vary in their attitudes, values, and methods for forming bonds with one another. There is a high probability that the working methods and ethics of ethnic team members will vary as well. It may be normal in certain cultures to urge people to work longer than eight hours a day, but it may be seen as exploitative and unacceptable in other cultures.

Group vs. individual culture clashes in multi-cultural teams as well. They all have their own distinct working style, which is influenced by their cultural background. Individuality is prized in certain workplaces, and the freedom to express one’s thoughts and ideas is encouraged. It’s very uncommon for cultures to be more paternalistic in nature, with leaders choosing how things should be done and people following their orders. Individualistic cultures emphasize the importance of a person’s individuality above the interests of the collective. The emphasis on self-reliance in these cultures may have a detrimental influence on an organization’s management process. As a result, collectivism enhances organizational productivity by focusing on the process rather than the end result; furthermore, individualist societies place a premium on immediate gratification and outcomes over the long term. Because of this independence, private offices and intense rivalry have arisen inside these organizations (Hofstede, 2020). Competition and productivity are used to gauge company success, which is affected by a culture of individualism. Having an open office layout that encourages workers to form social bonds is a key component of a collaborative culture. Interdependence is essential for improving management processes inside a company and is beneficial in this regard. In contrast to explicit communication in the individualist culture, the communal culture uses indirect communication.

In multi-cultural teams, intolerance and a lack of education about diversity is another major problem. It is imperative that we confront the issues of intolerance and ignorance around cultural diversity. Keeping in mind the importance of respecting diversity in the management process is essential. Different nationalities, languages, religions, and skin tones may all be represented on your team. You should be prepared for this. Avoid joking or attempting to strike up a discussion based on your differences. In addition, the way individuals do their duties and conduct themselves in various situations will be different.

Possible strategies to overcome barriers

Cultural intelligence, cross-cultural management, and accepting cultural diversity are all possible strategies for addressing the consequences of cultural variations in management processes. The ability to demonstrate a certain set of culturally-associated abilities, behaviors, and attributes is a key component of cultural intelligence (Oden, 2021). These include cultural intelligence in spatial, interpersonal, intrapersonal, and linguistics. Cross-cultural management promotes the expansion of management collaboration in many nations where they operate. Managers may use cross-cultural management to understand their workers’ behaviour better and showcase some of the approaches by which firms can connect with their client demographics and their own staff. In the workplace, a favorable attitude toward handling cultural differences among employees is provided through embracing diversity.

Conclusion

In both good and bad ways, cultural differences may impact the management of a business. Understanding and implementing suitable ways to handle cultural differences in a business is the greatest way to ensure that it is beneficial to management operations (Kawar & Sumaya, 2019). Managers employ cultural intelligence and cross-cultural management in order to improve the success of their company. Through effective management, multi-national firms are responsible for ensuring that the work environment encourages the achievement of organizational goals. You can reap the benefits of cultural variety, but only if you create an environment where everyone can thrive and thrives.

 

 

References

Ayub Khan, M., & Smith Law, L. (2018). The Role of National Cultures in Shaping the Corporate Management Cultures: A Three-Country Theoretical Analysis. Organizational Culture. Intechopen. https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.78051

Hofstede, G. (2020). National Cultures, Organizational Cultures, and the Role of Management. OpenMindhttps://www.bbvaopenmind.com/en/articles/national-cultures-organizational-cultures-and-the-role-of-management/

Kawar, T. I., & Sumaya, P. (2019). Cross-cultural Differences in Management. Undefined. https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Cross-cultural-Differences-in-Management-Kawar-Sumaya/b5e0199f058aa7ab7a73876b6158df93fbceba07

Oden, C. (2021, November 12). Impact of Cultural Differences in Management. Project Topics. https://www.projecttopics.org/impact-of-cultural-differences-in-management.html

 

 

 

The Capstone Project is an opportunity for you to bring together everything you have learned within your MBA program and integrate that into your next steps as a professional.

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This project will require you to construct a detailed and well-thought-out analysis of a real-world business issue or topic by employing many of the business theories, concepts, and strategic analysis tools studied throughout your MBA program. The capstone project will take the full term to complete. A portion of the project will be completed and submitted within Modules 1, 3, 5, 6 & 7 with the final submission due during Module 8.

The overall project is worth 75% of your final course grade. Unless otherwise noted, all submitted work will be formatted to APA (American Psychological Association) standards, with citations and references included. For the final deliverable, you are expected to incorporate all updates into one cohesive document, with a cover page, executive summary, table of contents, and a reference section.

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Capstone Project Part 1: Choose Your Project – Due Module 1 (10%)

For your BUS 699 Project, you are going to be able to demonstrate some of the knowledge, skills, and abilities you have developed through your academic and professional background. This project is designed as an opportunity to create something that is relevant to your “real” life and can be useful to you and/or your organization. 

Please choose a project from the list  

Download from the list

or develop your own. The goal is for you to choose a project that is meaningful to you.

Your first milestone should include the following:

The project you chose and “why” you chose it.

The challenges you anticipate you might encounter while solving the issues you have identified in the project.

The strategies you will employ to overcome these potential barriers.

This assignment should be 3 to 4 pages in length, include evidence-based research, and be formatted following APA guidelines.

Evaluation:

Due: Sunday by 11:59 PM ET

The BUS699 Topic Selection Grading Rubric explains how you will be graded. The rubric can be found in the Rubrics section of the Course Introduction Module or within the M1.4 assignment instructions.

This assignment is worth 10% of your final grade.

Successful completion meets outcomes: PO4 and PO10

Capstone Project Part 2: Annotated Bibliography – Due Module 3 (10%)

The Annotated Bibliography is designed to get you focused on the literature related to your project. You will be asked to share at least 15 scholarly and industry-related sources that will help to inform your project.

Each source should include a synopsis of the source and how it will inform the final project. The assignment should be formatted following APA guidelines.

Evaluation:

Due Sunday at 11:59 PM ET

The BUS699 Annotated Bibliography Grading Rubric explains how you will be graded.  The rubric can be found in the Rubrics section of the Course Introduction Module or within the M3.4 assignment instructions.

This assignment is worth 10% of your final grade.

Capstone Project Part 3: Outline and Abstract – Due Module 5 (10%)

The Outline and Abstract will include a detailed outline of your final project. By this time, you have a clear pathway for your paper. 

Your detailed outline should include:

A clear pathway for your project including headings that outline the detail of your content. Please see for “Final project guideline” for an example of what should be included in this assignment.

A 150-word abstract that summarizes the key elements of your project.

Evaluation:

Due: Sunday at 11:59 PM ET

The BUS699 Outline and Abstract Grading Rubric explains how you will be graded. The rubric can be found in the Rubrics section of the Course Introduction Module or within the M5.4 assignment instructions.

This assignment is worth 10% of your final grade.

Capstone Project Part 4: Introduction and Conclusion – Due Module 6 (10%)

This assignment includes the introduction and conclusion of your final project. Keep in mind you want to start and end strong! Please review the source material within Module 6 to be sure you are including all elements of a strong introduction and conclusion. Your introduction should set the stage and include a thesis of your paper. Your conclusion should be a clear summary, analysis and include your final thoughts. 

Evaluation

Due: Sunday at 11:59 PM ET

The BUS699 Introduction and Conclusion Grading Rubric explains how you will be graded. The rubric can be found in the Rubrics section of the Course Introduction Module or within the M6.4 assignment instructions.

This assignment is worth 10% of your final grade.

Successful completion meets the following outcome: PO8 and PO9

Capstone Project Part 5: Narrated Presentation- Due Module 7 (10%)

In part 5 of your Capstone Project, the Narrated Presentation, you are creating a video or screencast presentation of your project.  (Note: You will share your presentation with your classmates in Module 8.)

Assignment Instructions

In your Narrated Presentation you will present the key ideas and highlights of your capstone project.

For this assignment, please assume the audience is a leadership team within your organization. 

Include notes or a reference area that document your sources within your presentation. 

Your Narrated Presentation should be 2 -3 minutes in length.

To ensure the accessibility of your presentation, you will need to also include transcripts or closed captioning. A suggestion is to create your script prior to narrating or recording your presentation. You can then upload your script document as your transcript with your presentation file or URL.        

You may use a variety of tools including the Canvas video tool, PowerPoint with narration, the free versions of Screen-Cast-O-Matic, Zoom, Adobe Spark, or another tool of your choice.

You may submit your deliverable as a file attachment, a media upload, or as a URL (for online presentation tools).  

For any online presentation tools that you use, be sure that (1) you have set the online viewing permissions so that your classmates and instructor will be able to view your presentation and (2) that you provide the presentation URL as part of your submission.

You may submit your deliverable as a file attachment, a media upload, or as a URL (for online presentation tools).  Please attach a transcript file with all audio/video submissions. For any online presentation tools that you use, be sure that your instructor will be able to view your presentation.

Instructions for media uploads: 

Upload your media file (Links to an external site.)

Review the information within M7.2 Required Readings that provides tips for creating effective presentations.

Evaluation:

Due: Sunday at 11:59 PM ET

The BUS699 Narrated Presentation Grading Rubric explains how you will be graded. The rubric can be found in the Rubrics section of the Course Introduction Module or within the M7.4 assignment instructions.

This assignment is worth 10% of your final grade.

Successful completion meets the following outcome: PO1

Capstone Project Part 6: Final Project Submission – Due Module 8 (25%)

The Capstone Final Project is an opportunity for you to bring together concepts, skills and practices you have learned within your MBA program and integrate them into your next steps as a professional. 

You will construct a detailed and well-thought-out analysis of a real-world business that employs many of the business theories, concepts, and relevant strategic analysis tools studied in the MBA program. This week’s deliverable integrates the analysis, recommendations, revisions, instructor feedback, and student learning from all of the sections from the previous weeks into one cohesive document.

Your final paper will be a minimum of 10 pages in length, use APA formatting, and follow this structure:

Cover Page

Executive Summary

Table of Contents

Introduction

Description of your project including the reasons why you chose it and what you hope to gain from the project.

Answers to the following questions:

How can you utilize your transformational leadership skills towards moving this project forward?  Please specifically consider multiple constituencies with divergent needs including ethical objections and social responsibility.

How will you address the change management process as part of your project. How will you include setting direction, aligning and motivating employees toward this change?

What are the risk and entrepreneurial solutions for sustainability innovation that delivers economic and social value?

Does this project have global impact?  Why or why not? 

What cultural difference do you see as having a potential impact on best practices? 

Application of one or more managerial theories you can apply as you move this project forward.

Conclusion

Reference Section

Evaluation:

Due: Sunday at 11:59 PM ET

The BUS699 Final Capstone Project Grading Rubric explains how you will be graded. The rubric can be found in the Rubrics section of Course Introduction Module or within the M8.4 assignment instructions.

This assignment is worth 25% of your final grade.

Successful completion meets the following outcome: PO1 and PO4