mini book report

Provide an overview of the organization and your role in it. Give enough information about the firm to acquaint an unfamiliar person . Identify name, location, size, market segment, and a brief history. Identify the essential issues, events, or actions to help frame the problem and subsequent discussion points.
Problem Statement
Identify and clearly state the problem the leadership or organizational behavior issue that you have selected to research.
The problem statement should be phrased in terms of a researchable question. For example, if a work group is not performing effectively, an effective problem statement might be “How can group performance be improved?”
Literature Review
You must address at least six scholarly resources in this section. Approach this section as a mini “book report” on each of the reference sources that significantly informed your analysis and proposed solutions. Give the reader an encapsulated review of what information you found most relevant to your research. You may have found conflicting opinions/theories related to your topic area. Identify and discuss any such contrasts and/or describe in detail significant agreement among your sources. Your literature review should be separate and distinct from your analysis section; it is a summation of your research.
Identify at least three potential workable solutions to your problem and identify the pros and cons of each alternative solution and its high-level implementation steps.
Identify your preferred solution and describe exactly what should be done and how it should be done, including by whom, with whom, and in what sequence. Always explain your thinking behind your final solution set. It’s important to be clear about why a particular alternative (solution) was chosen, as opposed to others.
Terminal Course Objectives
DeVry University course content is constructed from curriculum guides developed for each course that are in alignment with specific Terminal Course Objectives. The Terminal Course Objectives (TCOs) define the learning objectives that the student will be required to comprehend and demonstrate by course completion. The TCOs that will be covered in detail each week can be found in the Objectives section for that particular week. Whenever possible, a reference will be made from a particular assignment or discussion back to the TCO that it emphasizes.
A Given that people make the difference in how well organizations perform, assess how an understanding of organizational behavior concepts and theories is a useful knowledge base for career success and for improving an organization’s effectiveness.
B Given the influence of factors such as values, attitudes, beliefs, feelings, and personality on individual behavior, demonstrate how knowledge of individual difference factors helps in understanding, predicting, and influencing individual behavior.
Use a diagnostic instrument such as the Life Styles Inventory (LSI) to assess your personal thinking and behavior styles and their role in accomplishing self-improvement goals.
C Given the array of theories of motivation, demonstrate their application to successfully guide employees toward accomplishing organizational objectives.
D Given knowledge of group dynamics and decision-making, apply this knowledge to a case analysis to diagnose an organizational problem and recommend solutions.
E Given an understanding of the communication process and given specific incidents of communication problems at the dyad, group, or organization level, diagnose the problem and develop a strategy for improving organizational performance through improvement of communication processes.
F Given a specific challenge of intra- and inter-group conflict, demonstrate specific conflict resolution behaviors a leader can use to effectively resolve the conflict.
G Given an understanding of the trait, behavioral, and situational theories of leadership, apply this knowledge to analyze a leadership situation, assess a leader’s leadership style, and determine the most appropriate leadership style for the situation.
H Given a requirement of organizational change, apply a framework for managing change, diagnose the forces for and against change in a situation, and recommend strategies for dealing with resistance to change.
I Given the concept that a relationship exists between corporate culture and organizational effectiveness, demonstrate how that relationship can be exploited to enhance a firm’s performance. Use a diagnostic instrument, such as the Organizational Culture Inventory (OCI), to do so.
J Given an understanding of the basic components of organizational structure and design, illustrate how an organization’s structure supports its organizational goals.