Activity Context-This assessment measures your progress in mastering the following course competencies:
Analyze how diverse ways of knowing heightens leaders’ abilities to enhance the future of organizations.
Evaluate how systems thinking impacts knowledge sharing across organizations and sector boundaries.
Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for members of the business professions.
Activity Instructions-This assignment has three parts.
Part 1 Review the course project description, A Multi-Dimensional Approach to Problem Solving, to ensure you understand the project requirements.
Part 2 Select an organization, or setting within the organization, with a recurring issue or problem that needs to be addressed. If you are not currently in an organization, select one with which you are familiar and that you can access in order to complete the requirements for the course project. If this is not possible, seek guidance from your instructor.
Part 3 Write a 5–6 page paper in which you synthesize information from the articles you found through your research in this unit, as well as course readings, to do the following:
Describe the existing organizational issue or problem you are addressing, as well as its setting within the organization.
Describe the focus of the intended change, along with a rationale for selecting this issue or problem.
(Focus examples: broken lines of communication within a hierarchically structured organization; high employee turnover that affects overall achievement of organizational goals; silos or lack of information sharing that contributes to redundant work; continually doing business as usual, leading to stagnation or lack of innovation within an organization.) Assess the importance of using evidence to address organizational issues or problems. Analyze how key performance indicators might be applied in addressing the issue or problem. Analyze how a shared leadership process might be applied in addressing the issue or problem. Analyze how systems thinking and knowledge sharing might be applied in addressing the issue or problem.
Reference (and cite) at least five resources, other than those included in the required course materials. Use APA style to cite and reference all resources used.
Written communication: Paper should be clear and well organized, with no technical writing errors, as expected of a business professional.
References: Use at least five references, other than those included in the course materials. APA Style: References and citations should be formatted using current APA style. Length of paper: 5–6 typed, double-spaced pages, with one inch margins. The title and reference pages do not count toward meeting the number of required pages. Font: Times New Roman, 12 point.