ASSIGNMENT 1

Debate the Merits of Planning

For this discussion, students choose which side of the debate they’d like to represent in their discussion post. Each side of the debate has a short video in support of its stance. Content to review for this discussion board can also be found in iBook Chapter 5.

 

Do you agree that planning is important and a difference-maker in organizational performance? If so, select option 1.

1st Option: FOR Planning – 
brief video on the managerial benefits of planning (Links to an external site.)

 

Do you disagree that planning is important? Do you feel having a plan is too rigid and leaves the organization not agile enough to recognize new opportunities? If so, select option 2.

2nd Option: AGAINST the plan – 
brief video on the criticism of having only a “plan” (Links to an external site.)

 

ASSIGNMENT 2

Using information from (Chapter 5), news articles, company websites, digital library searches, etc. analyze the company’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities & threats.

Submit a two-page preliminary examination of the chosen organization’s SWOT (Porsche). Each section of the SWOT needs to have at least one item in it demonstrating an example of the company’s status in that category. The submission should include 4 subheadings, each titled:

Strength

Weakness

Opportunity

Threat

A successful submission will include content from the selected organization’s website as well as content from iBook Ch. 5. Both sources need to be cited and referenced in the paper.

3rd Component Critical Assignment: SWOT (1)

Criteria

Ratings

Pts

 This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome1. Writing Standards

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threshold: 29.8

40 pts

Writing demonstrates a clear point of view using outstanding structure, grammar, spelling, and format throughout, with no discernable errors. Consistently uses proper APA-style citations and References.

35 pts

Writing demonstrates a point of view, using appropriate detail to demonstrate an understanding of the topic. Consistently uses proper APA-style citation methods.

30 pts

Writing demonstrates a nontransparent point of view, using appropriate detail to demonstrate an understanding of the learning topic. Shows a good effort to utilize APA-style citation methods.

20 pts

Writing is difficult to understand, not well organized, and/or has many grammar and spelling errors. Demonstrates some effort to utilize APA-style citation methods.

0 pts

Writing does not make sense to the reader; errors in grammar, spelling, and structure. No citations or References to demonstrate the source of ideas or content.

/ 40 pts

 This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome2. Application of Content

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threshold: 29.8

40 pts

Applies both course materials and independent research to support points. The application demonstrates considerable knowledge of the content from your sources.

35 pts

Applies course materials and/or independent research to support points. The application demonstrates adequate knowledge of the content from your sources.

30 pts

Applies course materials and/or independent research to support points (but not both), demonstrating what you’ve learned from your sources.

20 pts

Content appears to be mostly based on opinion, with limited application of learning content, not demonstrating learninganything new from materials.

0 pts

Content does not contain any cited research or application of content from assigned course materials.

/ 40 pts

 This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome3. Originality and Contribution

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threshold: 14.9

20 pts

Originality and contribution are clearly demonstrated. Uses common materials in a new, clever, or surprising way.

15 pts

Originality and contribution are demonstrated. The work is unique and shows a personal touch.

10 pts

Originality and contribution are somewhat demonstrated. Attempts to find new uses for commons materials or ideas.

5 pts

Originality and contribution are attempted The work is predominantly conventional and predictable.

0 pts

The student does not demonstrate originality or contribution—Reformulates collections of available ideas and materials.