Organizational Analysis: The GM Culture Crisis: What Leaders Must Learn From This Culture Case Study.

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OL 342 Final Project Guidelines and Rubric

Overview Organizations across multiple industries have experienced change related to internal and external influences founded upon behavioral theories. Short- and long- term organizational success requires leaders to distinguish connections between these influences and individual, group, and organizational behaviors. Organizational behavior reviews the usual suspects that influence organizational performance and sustainability, including, but not limited to, leadership approach and style, motivational methods and models, internal and external culture, individual behaviors, attitudes, and individual perceptions. The purpose of this project is to explore these topics from the three specific layers related to organizations: the individual, the group, and the entire organizational system. The project will be a case study analysis of an organization. The analysis will include exploring the organizational modeling, the leadership theory used, and the organizational culture of the company in the case study. By examining an organization through the case study, you will better understand how the different aspects of organizational behavior manifest themselves within a company and how that influences the operations of the company. You will use this case study for this project: The GM Culture Crisis: What Leaders Must Learn From This Culture Case Study. In this assignment, you will demonstrate your mastery of the following course outcomes:

 Analyze organizational shifts in common business practices in the form of structure or design throughout history for their influence on modern organizational ideals

 Assess internal and external influences to ensure alignment with organizational outcomes

 Analyze behavioral cause and effect in terms of the organizational outcomes in both employee and organizational performance

 Analyze the impact of culture on organizational operations for its influence on leadership styles and motivational theories on behavior within the organization

 Apply organizational behavior models and decision-making tools used by management in a business organization

Prompt For this project, you will analyze a real-world case study through the lens of organizational behavior, including at least cultural, diverse, motivational, and leadership model perspectives. You will identify these key components within the case study, using proper organizational behavior terminology, and discuss the impacts each appears to have within the organization itself. Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed:

I. Introduction A. How is the organization described in the case study? What are its key attributes? What are its strengths and weaknesses?

II. Organizational Modeling A. Describe a current behavioral organizational model used in the case study. B. Compare the current behavioral organizational model used above to other models used within the industry and also within external related

industries. C. Explain why there are differences between the organizational model used by the organization in the case study and those used by organizations

in another similar industry. In other words, what are some of the reasons for using these different organizational models? D. Compare the current impact of culture on current organizational models to the impact culture has had on past organizational models. E. Explain how the organization is or is not operating within an organizational model unique to its industry. F. Explain if motivational models have shifted in comparison to the organizational modeling trends.

III. Evaluate Leadership Theory

A. Describe a leadership style used in the case study and why there was a shift in leadership style throughout the case study. B. Explain the characteristics and decisions of management in the case study that help explain the shift in leadership style. C. Identify the internal and external influences on the organization that may have caused the shift in leadership style. Be sure to explain your

choices. D. Describe the relationship between a leadership style used by the organization in the case study and the decision-making process.

IV. Assess Organizational Culture

A. Discuss the internal culture present within the organization. Be sure to utilize terms relative to organizational behavior. B. Identify specific examples from the case study that demonstrate the internal culture present within the organization.

V. Insights and Conclusions

A. Explain why the leadership style(s) and internal culture of the organization complement each other or do not complement each other. B. Explain whether or not the changes in leadership style or internal culture of the organization influenced each other. C. Explain how the leadership styles and internal culture of the organization may have influenced the behavior of the employees within the

organization. You could consider providing specific instances or examples from within the case study to support your response.

Milestones Milestone One: Introduction and Organizational Modeling In Module Three, you will write a short paper that addresses Sections I and II of the final project. This milestone will be graded with the Milestone One Rubric. Milestone Two: Leadership Theory, Organizational Culture, Insights and Conclusions In Module Five, you will write a short paper that addresses Sections III, IV, and V of the final project. This milestone will be graded with the Milestone Two Rubric.

Final Project Submission: Organizational Analysis In Module Seven, you will complete and submit your final organizational analysis. This submission will be graded with the Final Project Rubric, below.

Final Project Rubric Guidelines for Submission: Your organizational analysis should follow these requirements: double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, one-inch margins, and APA 6th edition citations and style. Instructor Feedback: This activity uses an integrated rubric in Blackboard. Students can view instructor feedback in the Grade Center. For more information, review these instructions.

Critical Elements Exemplary (100%) Proficient (85%) Needs Improvement (55%) Not Evident (0%) Value

Introduction: Organization

Meets “Proficient” criteria, and description is an especially comprehensive overview of the organization

Describes key attributes, strengths, and weaknesses of the organization in the case study

Describes key attributes, strengths, and weaknesses of the organization in the case study, but description is cursory or inaccurate

Does not describe key attributes, strengths, and weaknesses of the organization in the case study

5.5

Organizational Modeling: Current

Organizational Model

Meets “Proficient” criteria and describes the behavioral organizational model used in a way that is especially comprehensive

Describes a current behavioral organizational model used by the organization in the case study

Describes a current behavioral organizational model used by the organization in the case study, but description is cursory or inaccurate

Does not describe a current behavioral organizational model used by the organization in the case study

6

Organizational Modeling: Other

Models

Meets “Proficient” criteria, and comparison demonstrates a nuanced understanding of the behavioral organizational models used in the industry of the organization in the case study as well as other related industries

Compares the current behavioral model used by the organization to other models used within the industry and also external related industries

Compares the current behavioral model used by the organization to other models used within the industry and also external related industries, but comparison is cursory or inappropriate

Does not compare the current behavioral model used by the organization to other models used within the industry and also external related industries

6

Organizational Modeling: Differences

Meets “Proficient” criteria, and explanation demonstrates a nuanced understanding of the differences of organizational modeling in different industries

Explains why there are differences between the modeling used by the organization in the case study and organizations in another industry

Explains why there are differences between the modeling used by the organization in the case study and organizations in another industry, but explanation is cursory or inappropriate

Does not explain why there are differences between the modeling used by the organization in the case study and organizations in another industry and why they are different

6

Organizational Modeling: Culture

Meets “Proficient” criteria, and comparison demonstrates a nuanced understanding of the impact of culture on the development of organizational models throughout history

Compares the current impact of culture on current organizational models in comparison to the impact culture has had on past organizational models

Compares the current impact of culture on current organizational models in comparison to the impact culture has had on past organizational models, but comparison is cursory or inaccurate

Does not compare the current impact of culture on current organizational models in comparison to the impact culture has had on past organizational models

6

Organizational Modeling: Unique

Meets “Proficient” criteria, and explanation demonstrates keen insight into the organizational models used in the industry of the organization in the case study

Explains how the organization is or is not operating within an organizational model unique to the industry

Explains how the organization is or is not operating within an organizational model unique to the industry, but explanation is cursory or inappropriate

Does not explain how the organization is or is not operating within an organizational model unique to the industry

6

Organizational Modeling:

Motivational Models

Meets “Proficient” criteria, and explanation demonstrates keen insight into the current state of organizational modeling and how motivational models align or do not align with current trends

Explains if motivational models have shifted or have not shifted in comparison to the organizational modeling trends

Explains if motivational models have shifted or have not shifted in comparison to the organizational modeling trends, but explanation is cursory or inappropriate

Does not explain if motivational models have shifted or have not shifted in comparison to the organizational modeling trends

6

Evaluate Leadership Theory: Leadership

Style

Meets “Proficient” criteria, and description demonstrates a nuanced understanding of leadership styles and why they can change

Describes a leadership style used in the case study and why there was a shift in leadership style throughout the case study

Describes a leadership style used in the case study and why there was a shift in leadership style throughout the case study, but explanation is cursory

Does not describe a leadership style used in the case study and why there was a shift in leadership style throughout the case study

6

Evaluate Leadership Theory:

Characteristics and Decisions

Meets “Proficient” criteria, and explanation demonstrates keen insight into how the behaviors of management in the case study may have influenced the shift in leadership style

Explain the characteristics and decisions of management in the case study that help explain the shift in leadership style

Explain the characteristics and decisions of management in the case study that help explain the shift in leadership style, but explanation is cursory or inappropriate

Does not explain the characteristics and decisions of management in the case study that help explain the shift in leadership style

6

Evaluate Leadership Theory: Internal and External Influences

Meets “Proficient” criteria, and explanation demonstrates keen insight into how internal and external influences on the organization in the case study may have influenced the shift in leadership style

Explains the internal and external influences on the organization that may have caused the shift in leadership style

Explains the internal and external influences on the organization that may have caused the shift in leadership style, but explanation is cursory or inappropriate

Does not explain the internal and external influences on the organization that may have caused the shift in leadership style

6

Evaluate Leadership Theory: Relationship

Meets “Proficient” criteria and makes cogent connections between a leadership style used in the case study and the decision-making processes

Describes the relationship between a leadership style used in the case study and the decision-making process

Describes the relationship between a leadership style used in the case study and the decision-making process, but explanation is cursory or inappropriate

Does not describe the relationship between a leadership style used in the case study and the decision-making process

6

Assess Organizational Culture: Internal

Culture

Meets “Proficient” criteria, and the discussion is an especially comprehensive overview of the internal culture of the organization

Discusses the internal culture present within the organization using terms relative to organizational behavior

Discusses the internal culture present within the organization using terms relative to organizational behavior, but discussion is cursory or inappropriate

Does not discuss the internal culture present within the organization using terms relative to organizational behavior

6

Assess Organizational Culture: Examples

Meets “Proficient” criteria, and identification demonstrates a nuanced understanding of the internal culture present within the organization

Identifies specific examples from the case study that demonstrate the internal culture present within the organization

Identifies examples from the case study that demonstrate the internal culture present within the organization, but identification is inappropriate

Does not identify examples from the case study that demonstrate the internal culture present within the organization

6

Insights and Conclusions: Complement

Meets “Proficient” criteria, and explanation demonstrates a nuanced understanding of how leadership styles and culture complement each other

Explains why the leadership style(s) and internal culture of the organization complement each other or do not complement each other

Explains why the leadership style(s) and internal culture of the organization complement each other or do not complement each other, but explanation is cursory or inappropriate

Does not explain why the leadership style(s) and internal culture of the organization complement each other or do not complement each other

6

Insights and Conclusions:

Influenced Each Other

Meets “Proficient” criteria, and explanation demonstrates a nuanced understanding of the influence that leadership styles and culture have on one another within the organization

Explains whether or not the changes in leadership style or internal culture of the organization influenced each other

Explains whether or not the changes in leadership style or internal culture of the organization influenced each other, but explanation is cursory

Does not explain whether or not the changes in leadership style or internal culture of the organization influenced each other

6

Insights and Conclusions: Employees

Meets “Proficient” criteria, and explanation provides cogent example for how employee behavior was influenced by the leadership styles and internal culture of the organization

Explains how the leadership styles and internal culture of the organization may have influenced the behavior of the employees within the organization

Explains how the leadership styles and internal culture of the organization may have influenced the behavior of the employees within the organization, but explanation is cursory or inappropriate

Does not explain how the leadership styles and internal culture of the organization may have influenced the behavior of the employees within the organization

6

Articulation of Response

Submission is free of errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, and organization and is presented in a professional and easy-to-read format

Submission has no major errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization

Submission has major errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization that negatively impact readability and articulation of main ideas

Submission has critical errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization that prevent understanding of ideas

4.5

Total 100%