Final Assignments (8-10)
Please watch the management video listed as Unit 8 Assignment Video found in Webliography before
starting your assigned paper.
This project focuses on management in your organization.
In a five to six page paper, describe the following items:
ï‚·Describe the management team in your business (include advisors, consultants, accountants,
ï‚·Describe the team concept, group dynamics, and the strengths and weaknesses of business
ï‚·Describe management philosophy concerning communication, and organizational culture.
ï‚·Discuss what leadership actions you would take to adapt your business should the following
happen in the first three years of operations:
o Your manufacturer has a labor strike that may last for 6 months.
o Three more competitors emerge who are now in direct competition with your
company in product quality and price.
o You have had to lay off half your employees and the rest are disheartened as a
High Performance Teams(discussion questions)
In the 21st century, more organizations are moving to the team concept to maximize overall organizational performance through the combined efforts of people. The old adage, â€œTwo heads are better than oneâ€ has proven to be a valid statement, as organizations strive to face the many challenges in the internal and external environments.
In this discussion question, please find an article in the Kaplan Library relating to high performance teams. If possible, try to find an article on high performance teams in the type of business you selected for your business plan. Answer the following questions relating to the article and your own experience with business teams:
- Please describe the background for the article you researched and explain why this particular best practice scenario appealed to you. What did you learn from the article that you could apply in your business?
- What are some characteristics of high performance teams? What are the strengths and weaknesses of business teams? Please share your experiences as a team member in either a business or non-business environment.
Career Planning (discussion questions)
When you start a business you need to be able to sell yourself as well as your business ideas and plan. In order to get yourself on the right path to success, complete and answer the following:
Visit the Kaplan Career Services by clicking here. Review career skills in the field of business and management and then create a 1-year action plan as to what specific actions you will take that will guide you towards realizing your ideal job.
Please include the following in your 1 year bulleted action plan: (In addition add your 1 year action plan to your Career Portfolio)
- Specify the ideal job you want.
- Determine what skills you need to get that job.
- What steps you will take to obtain the additional skills you might need?
- What networking avenues will you use to understand your field of interest, obtain advice, and help you increase professional development?
- How would you use a mentor or coach to assist you in personal branding?
DQ Currently, limited international laws exist in areas such as copyright/patent protection and confidentiality of information. Labor and environmental laws may vary significantly between the United States and many developing countries. In addition, although all countries have laws against bribery, there are some countries where corruption is quite common.
In this Discussion question, you are the owner of a manufacturing company, and you are considering a contract with a clothing manufacturer in Bangladesh. (Please keep in mind that you will use some of this information in your ethics policy in the final project.)
Please address the following in your response:
- In reflecting on the limited international laws and regulations and the differences between the US and other countries, briefly discuss some guidelines (principles and concepts) that you would have in your code of conduct (ethical/social responsibility policies).
- Describe the ethical decision-making framework (What will shape your code?).
- What are expected behaviors and how will you address poor behavior?
- Given the existence of regulations and laws by the United States, international governing bodies, and global organizations, list the major concerns and issues that you will need to be mindful of in developing a code of conduct for working with a foreign business.
Unit 10 Writing Assignment:
Â· Business Ethics Assignment & Final Project
Â· Complete parts 1 and 2 below (using the template provided) and follow instructions for submitting
Â· your final Business Plan by Friday 11:59 PM ET before the last day in Unit 10.
Â· Part 1: Code of Conduct
Â· Create a code of conduct policy for your business (two to three pages). This Assignment does not
Â· have to be submitted separately, but it must be included in the Final Business Plan (see Part 2).
Â· Assignment Checklist:
Â· 1. Prepare a framework, using concepts and values, for your Code of Conduct
Â· 2. Incorporate any legal, social and ethical principles under which you would want your
Â· organization to operate
Â· 3. Examine your code to make sure that it will be operable and will empower stakeholders to
Â· make ethical decisions
Â· Part 2: Final Business Plan (20-40 pages including code of conduct section):
Â· Put the following Assignment content from previous units in order to create your Final Business Plan
Â· then submit it before the end of the unit with at page in a Microsoft Word document in APA format.
Â· Please use the template provided.
Â· Title Page
Â· Business Description: (from Unit 1)
Â· You will describe the vision, mission, and the type of structure your business will take. In addition,
Â· describe, as the leader, how you will manage the business in order to realize the vision and achieve
Â· optimal performance.
Â· Code of Conduct: (Discussed in Unit 9 )
Â· Operations: (from Unit 2)
Â· This Assignment discusses the daily operations of your particular business.
Â· Unit 10
Â· ï‚·If you are in a production environment, please provide detailed instructions on how you plan to
Â· manufacture your product.
Â· ï‚·If you are a service-based business, please explain the business flow of how you plan to service
Â· your client base.
Â· ï‚·Please evaluate how economics, the government, and laws could affect value creation from a
Â· global context.
Â· Market Plan: (from Unit 4 Assignment, parts 1 and 2) This section of the Business Plan includes the
Â· market strategy, market research, and the 4Ps and SWOT Analysis.
Â· Information Technology: (from Unit 5)
Â· â€¢ Determine the information technology used in the business
Â· â€¢ Develop the information technology plan for managing and controlling information
Â· Financials: (from Unit 7 written Assignment)
Â· Part 1:
Â· ï‚·Discuss and show the cost associated with starting your company and show a
Â· ï‚·pricing model for your product or service (use a table to list your start-up funds) and then
Â· explain how you plan to obtain the start-up finances
Â· ï‚·Include Income Statements and Balance Sheets for three years.
Â· ï‚·Create a Break-even Analysis.
Â· ï‚·Develop a detailed Excel spreadsheet for this section and a financial summary in Word
Â· explaining your spreadsheets.
Â· Part 2:
Â· ï‚·Identify the components needed in cash flow statements.
Â· ï‚·Explain the benefits of cash-flow analysis and any problems that could arise if not conducted.
Â· ï‚·Use Excel or other spreadsheet software to create a cash flow statement for the third year.
Â· Management Summary: (from Unit 8)
Â· Management Summary
Â· The management summary (management plan) provides information on the management team,
Â· detailing knowledge, skills, and abilities. The management summary provides loan officers,
Â· investors, and potential partners with important information on the management and management
Â· philosophy. In addition, loan officers and investors might request resumes of the key personnel in