Organizational Analysis and Leadership Evaluation (minimum of 15-20 pages): For this assignment, you will complete the following items:
Organizational and leadership assessment and analysis is a fundamental process that public administration leaders use to gather information, assess needs, and plan actions. In this assignment, you will build upon some of your previous coursework by analyzing your chosen public sector organization in terms of its organizational structure, current management, and leadership theories in use. You will evaluate the effectiveness of these theories, identify some key concerns, and provide some strategies for improvement for your organization.
The assignment is divided into three parts. Part I concerns the organizational structure and management theories and processes in use. The bulk of this section will come from your Unit 3 assignment and will provide a review of your original findings. Part II examines the leadership theories and practices being used in this organization and your evaluation of their effectiveness. In addition, you will examine what this organization might look like with a different type of leadership theory or practices in place. Part III concludes the analysis with the identification of some areas of concern related to leadership, and a plan for improvement.
Part I: Organizational Management Assessment
?Assess the organizational structure and management theories being used in your organization. State whether these approaches are appropriate for the current situation, and include your rationale.
?This should be a summary of your findings from the Unit 3 paper and does not need to be the entire paper.
Part II: Leadership Evaluation
?Examine the current leadership theories and styles being used by leadership in this organization.
?Determine if this approach is appropriate for the current situation for this organization.
?Evaluate and discuss the possible need for a different type of leadership that could be used. Identify another type of leadership that might be used at your organization and describe what this might look like, whether you feel it would be more effective, and any potential issues or concerns noted.
Part III: Strategies for Improvement
?Use the SWOT analysis template to determine the current state of your organization, identifying at least one issue per section. Discuss your findings and elaborate on strategies for improvement of one of your identified areas of concern from either the Threats or Weaknesses sections. Support your argument with citations and references from the literature.
?Conclusion: Summarize the key points in each of the three parts of your paper, including citations for supporting literature.
?References: Should be in correct APA format.
?Appendix: Include the SWOT analysis you completed and any additional tools you may have found useful in your organizational analysis.
Your final paper should be a minimum of 2,300 words, using correct APA style and formatting including citations, a minimum of 17 to 20 references, with at least 15 of your references coming from peer-reviewed sources. This assignment will be submitted to your instructor as a Word attachment and will also be included in your e-portfolio.
To achieve a successful project experience and outcome, you are expected to meet the following requirements for each of the project components.
â?¢Written communication: Written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.
â?¢APA formatting: A minimum of 17 to 20 resources (with a minimum of 15 resources from peer-reviewed sources. Citations must be formatted according to APA (5th Edition) style and formatting. You may also refer to the interactive APA Refresher. Include APA subheadings.
â?¢Length of paper: A minimum of 2,300 words with double-spaced pages.
â?¢Font and font size: Arial 12 point.
Organizational Analysis and Leadership Evaluation Grading Criteria
Assess leadership challenges with application of appropriate theory, concepts, skills, and behaviors.
Does not assess leadership challenges with application of appropriate theory, concepts, skills, and behaviors.
Understands but does not assess leadership challenges with application of appropriate theory, concepts, skills, and behaviors.
Assesses leadership challenges with application of appropriate theory, concepts, skills, and behaviors.
Synthesizes leadership challenges with application of appropriate theory, concepts, skills, and behaviors.
Identify own leadership style and evaluate its effectiveness.
Does not identify own leadership style and evaluate its effectiveness.
Identifies own leadership style and discusses its effectiveness.
Identifies own leadership style and evaluates its effectiveness.
Synthesizes own leadership style and evaluates its effectiveness.
Examine frameworks for leadership in public administration organizations.
Does not examine frameworks for leadership in Public Administration organizations.
Discusses frameworks for leadership in Public Administration organizations.
Examines frameworks for leadership in Public Administration organizations.
Synthesizes frameworks for leadership in Public Administration organizations.
Assess the individual's role in providing leadership.
Does not assess the individual's role in providing leadership.
Understands but does not assess the individual's role in providing leadership.
Assesses the individual's role in providing leadership.
Synthesizes the individual's role in providing leadership.
Analyze patterns of ethical behavior in different leadership styles.
Does not analyze patterns of ethical behavior in different leadership styles.
Understands but does not analyze patterns of ethical behavior in different leadership styles.
Analyzes patterns of ethical behavior in different leadership styles.
Synthesizes patterns of ethical behavior in different leadership styles.
Demonstrate and apply academic analysis and writing style.
Fails to demonstrate and apply academic analysis and writing style.
Demonstrates partial application of academic analysis and writing style, however, some arguments are lacking support and incomplete.
Demonstrates and applies academic analysis and writing style.
Demonstrates thorough application of academic analysis and writing style, with few spelling and grammatical errors.
***Attached are assignment 3 (unit 3 paper), SWOT analysis, and assignment 7***
Hi and thank you for using Brainmass. You are being asked to put together a 2,300-word essay which ought to cover the 20-page requirement especially if you follow the instructions and requirements. It appears to me that this particular project of yours is one of big impact in your studies. It's a little unclear as to the purpose of this paper - on the one hand it appears as if you are being asked to provide a study of a particular organization's leadership but on the other hand it appears that you are supposed to summarise your course knowledge by showing a synthesis and explanation of leadership theories. Which of these is the case for this particular project? I have made the decision of using both ideas - one which is providing a summary and another exemplification. As such I suggest following this outline:
1. Organizational Management Assessment - you will have to choose an organization (which in this case I am going to assume to be Customs and Border Protection Agency) where organizational structure and management theories will be looked into. This is already easy enough as you provided an entry that can be used for this. About 600 words.
2. Leadership Evaluation - still based on part 1, we will look into current leadership theories and styles being used, evaluate its effectiveness and suggest another that could be just as effective, if not more. About 600 words.
3. SWOT: Strategies for Improvement - a bigger expansion of part 2's recommendation, we will provide a small SWOT to suggest how the office you work in can be further improved. You already laid down your views on this; it is just a matter of putting it together. Another 600 words.
4. Conclusion - here, you will discuss your over-all view of your current organization, summarizing the points you raised in the paper. About 500 words. All that you need is to conclude regarding the current leadership styles in use and whether or not you believe there is room for improvement.
5. References - materials you cited should be listed here.
This outline appears to be a lot more workable than the lengthy description you provided but all it really does is summarize what is expected of you. Now, what we need to do is to utilize all the information from your attachment which I shall assume is your own 'voice' - your views on the matter. As such, only a few changes have been made, editorial changes only which I did to make the ideas flow and assemble it together to make a paper. In this case, it is important that w use your ideas only as this is literally based on your experience. As always, let me know if you need further help or clarification. Good luck with your studies.
OTA 105878/Xenia Jones
Organizational Management: CBP as a Bureaucracy
The organization that I work for is one of the primary agencies of the US federal Government. Its main trust is to regulate and facilitate international trade, collect import duties, as well as enforce U.S. regulations, including trade, customs and immigration. It is a massive agency under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) umbrella and since it is federal, because of its sheer responsibility it is the largest law enforcement agency in the US. At the moment it has over 43,600 sworn-in agents and officers out of a total employee number of 58,000. The specializations of its employee-base are diverse as outside of its agents and officers it has agriculture specialists, aircraft pilots, trade specialists, mission support staff (for both domestic and international missions) and canine enforcement officers and their specialist canine units. The sheer size of the organization demands a specialist bureaucratic form of administration and leadership as the scope of the roles of CBP's officers and agents are not only vast but also of the essence to protect America's borders and ensure that its laws are enforced. For instance, it has units whose aims are to stem criminal activities from white collar money laundering schemes to the dangerous and violent world brought on by illegal drugs trafficking, human trafficking and trafficking and trade of child pornography. The organization therefore is rank-based comparable to the rank-based system utilized in the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for example. Individuals make up small units where power and authority is according to rank and role and each small unit make up a bigger agency assigned according to geographic and specialist roles. Central power comes from the Office of the CBP Commissioner who is assisted by his Deputy. Leaders of his varied agencies and support offices report directly to him while the Chief of Staff from the executive branch of government as well as the Office of Chief Counsel also have a ...
The solution provides information, assistance and advise in tackling the task (see specifics above) of putting together an organizational analysis and leadership evaluation. In this solution, as an example the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Agency is analysed and its leadership evaluated including concerns in terms of ethics, leadership styles and framework of leadership. resources are listed for further exploration of the topic. A word version of the solution is also attached.
Organizational Dynamics Paper (United States Postal Service)
I have recently retired from military from 26 years of Service. My position was an Executive Level Supervisor. Now I am an employee at United States Post Office at the Lowest Level. I see a lot of Manager/ Supervisor level things being conducted wrong and unprofessional, but at my position I cannot say anything. It is a total culture shock. I am having trouble adjusting, but to keep my job I will have to maintain my bearing and keep quiet, or figure a way to address the issue but also stay in my lane as a clerk. I have had a bizarre experience when I had to behave as if nothing was wrong rather than taking a decision against the wrong professional practices that I see.
My emotions run wild because everyone act as if nothing is wrong. When I go through the experiences regarding the inability to decide whether any action should be taking against the unprofessional practices I am witnessing. I get highly frustrated with the fact that I know what is wrong, but I am restricted from taking any action against it. In relation to my experience, I found a middle way for dealing with the changes in the Post Office. There specific things that I have learned through my experience in changing jobs that will enable me to help facilitate change in my leadership in the future. Individuals like to remain in the comfort zone and resist any change that affects them in a negative manner (Hiatt & Creasey, 2003). The identification of the impact of change forms an important part of change management (Hiatt & Creasey, 2003).
Bridges, W. (2009). Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change. Da Capo Press.
Hiatt, J. & Creasey, T. J. (2003). Change Management: The People Side of Change. Prosci
Organizational Dynamics Analysis
Length: Paper: 8 - 10 double-spaced pages (excluding title and references pages)
Effective leaders and managers are skilled at analyzing organizational dynamics, and facilitating the successful resolution of complex organizational issues. This often requires considering issues from different perspectives to determine the necessary actions. In this assignment, you will identify a complex organizational situation, problem or event you have experienced (or are experiencing) to analyze through the structural, human resources, political and symbolic frames integrating and synthesizing the information to draw valid conclusions and make recommendations to address the situation, and achieve desired organizational goals and outcomes.
Organizational Dynamics Analysis Paper Guidelines
Prepare and submit an 8 - 10 page paper that briefly describes the situation, defines and discusses the theoretical framework of the four frames, analyzes the situation through each of the frames, and integrates the analyses to draw valid conclusions and make recommendations that achieves the desired organizational outcomes. A well-constructed paper will reference 5 or more scholarly sources including 4 peer-reviewed journal articles retrieved from Brandman's virtual library, adhere to APA standards, and include the following:
In no more than one page, describe a current or past organizational situation, issue or event you are or have experienced to examine through the structural, human resources, political and symbolic frames; briefly discuss the organization's goals and desired outcomes, key players (names optional), and any other relevant background information. The situation described should be consistent with the one approved by the instructor in week 2 and used as the scenario in the discussion board in weeks 2 - 5. (PLEASE SEE ATTACHED)
Prior to analyzing the situation through the structural, human resources, political and symbolic frames, define and discuss each frame, and its value in analyzing organizational issues. You may want to consider the assumptions behind the frames, the impact of the frames on individual and group performance and/or the insights each frame provides into organizational dynamics.
Application of Theory
Analyze your situation through each of the four frames assessing the impact of frame on the achievement of organizational goals and desired outcomes. Synthesize and integrate the findings of the four frames analyses to draw valid conclusions and make recommendations on how to address the organizational situation, issue or event.
Evaluation Criteria: Grading Rubric
Criteria Exemplary Proficient Developing Emerging
Clearly and concisely describes the organizational issue or event. Identifies goals, areas of concern and 21
Clearly describes the organizational issue or event. Identifies most goals, areas of concern and/or key players. May slightly 17
Description of the organizational issue
or event is incomplete and/or confusing. May not identify goals, areas 14
Limited if any description of the organizational issue or event. Does not, identify goals, areas of concerns and/or
key players. Does not exceed 1 page exceed 1 page or concerns and/or key players. key players.
In-depth and accurate discussion of 4 frames utilizing appropriate terminology. Fully describes the value, importance and impact of each frame in understanding and addressing organizational issues. 47
Accurately discusses 4 frames mostly utilizing appropriate terminology. Fully describes the value, importance and impact of 3 frames in understanding and addressing organizational issues. 40
accurately discusses 4 frames but may not use appropriate terminology.
the value, importance and impact of 2 - 3 frames in understanding organizational issues. 33
Describes in general terms 2 - 4 frames but does not use appropriate terminology. Limited if any description of the value, importance and impact of the frames in understanding organizational issues.
Accurately applies 4 frames to the organizational issue or event. Provides explicit and direct links to the components of each frame as they relate to the situation. Draws valid conclusions and makes specific recommendations to address the situation. 47
Accurately applies 3 frames to the organizational issue or event. Provides fairly explicit and direct links to the components of 3 frames as they relate to the situation. Draws valid conclusions and makes fairly specific recommendations to address the situation. 40
Accurately applies 2 - 3 frames to the organizational issue or event. Provides some links to the components of 2 - 3 frames as they relate to the situation.
Draws some valid conclusions and makes general recommendations to address the situation. 33
Limited if any application of the frames to the organizational issue or event.. Does not link the components of the theory as related to the situation. Limited if any analysis of the impact of theory on the situation.
Critical Analysis 55
Consistently employs critical analysis in discussing the theoretical framework and applying theory to the organizational issue or event. Effectively synthesizes and integrates frame analyses to draw valid conclusions and make specific recommendations. 47
Fairly consistently employs critical analysis in discussing the theoretical framework and applying theory to the organizational issue or event. Fairly effectively analyzes frame data findings to draw fairly valid conclusions and make fairly specific recommendations. 40
critical analysis in discussing the theoretical framework and applying theory to the organizational issue or event.
Somewhat uses data from the frame analyses to draw somewhat valid conclusions and make general recommendations. 33
Limited if any critical
analysis in discussing the theoretical framework and/or applying theory to the organizational issue or event. Limited if any use of frame data findings to draw conclusions and/or recommendations.
APA and Sources 25
Uses 5 or more scholarly sources including 4 peerreviewed journal articles. Accurately adhere to APA standards; reference page and citations are correct. All sources listed in References are cited in paper 21
Uses 5 scholarly sources including 3 - 4 peer-reviewed
journal articles. .
Adheres to APA standards; reference page and citations are correct with minor (1-3) errors. All sources listed in References are cited in paper 17
Uses 3 - 4 scholarly sources including 2 - 3 journal articles. APA standards are somewhat followed; the work of others is cited but with numerous (4 - 10) errors.
Sources listed in References and citations may not 14
Uses 0 - 2 scholarly sources. Limited adherence to APA standards in the paper and Reference page; work of others may be cited but with multiple (11+) errors.
Sources listed in References and
citations do not
The paper is logical and well-written; spelling, grammar and punctuation are accurate. Paper is the required length of 8 - 10 pages of content, and includes correctly prepared title page. 31
The paper is logical and well-written but with minor (1 - 3) errors in spelling, grammar and/or punctuation. The content may be 5% too long or short; includes a correctly prepared title page. 28
The paper is somewhat logical and well-written but with several (4 - 10) errors in spelling, grammar and/or punctuation. The content may be 10% too long or short, and may not include a correctly prepared title page 24
The paper lacks clarity and may be confusing with numerous (11+)
errors in spelling, grammar and/or punctuation. The content may be 15% too long or short, and may not include a title page