Assignment 2: Environmental Pressures Due Week 4 and worth 175 points Use the organization where you currently work or one where you may have worked as a point of reference for evaluating environmental and organizational pressures. Write a four to six (4-

Assignment 2: Environmental Pressures
Due Week 4 and worth 175 points

Use the organization where you currently work or one where you may have worked as a point of reference for evaluating environmental and organizational pressures.

Write a four to six (4-6) page paper in which you:

1.      Create a table where at least three (3) organizational pressures and at least three (3) environmental pressures in the organization are illustrated and rank those pressures according to their influence.

2.      Describe in detail the environmental and organizational pressures that exist in the organization and how they have evolved over time.

3.      Explain how the identified environmental and organizational pressures impact the company from a financial perspective.

4.      Explain how the identified environmental and organizational pressures impact you personally    and / or the other employees of the company.

5.      Assess how the organization has reacted to the organizational and environmental pressures identified in Criterion 1.

6.      Propose at least one (1) strategy that could be utilized to reduce one (1) of the environmental pressures identified in Criterion 1 and at least one (1) strategy that could be utilized to reduce one (1) of the organizational pressures identified in Criterion 1.

7.      Use at least three (3) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

 

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

 

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Evaluate the reasons why organizations change and the internal and external forces of change. 

·        Use technology and information resources to research issues in managing organizational change.

·        Write clearly and concisely about managing organizational change using proper writing mechanics.

 

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.

 

Points: 175

Assignment 2: Environmental Pressures

Criteria

Unacceptable

Below 70% F

Fair

70-79% C

Proficient

80-89% B

Exemplary

90-100% A

1. Create a table where at least three (3) organizational pressures and at least three (3) environmental pressures in the organization are illustrated and rank those pressures according to their influence.

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely created a table where at least three (3) organizational pressures and at least three (3) environmental pressures in the organization are illustrated and did not submit or incompletely ranked those pressures according to their influence.

Partially created a table where at least three (3) organizational pressures and at least three (3) environmental pressures in the organization are illustrated and partially ranked those pressures according to their influence.

Satisfactorily created a table where at least three (3) organizational pressures and at least three (3) environmental pressures in the organization are illustrated and satisfactorily ranked those pressures according to their influence.

Thoroughly created a table where at least three (3) organizational pressures and at least three (3) environmental pressures in the organization are illustrated and thoroughly ranked those pressures according to their influence.

2. Describe in detail the environmental and organizational pressures that exist in the organization and how they have evolved over time.
Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely described in detail the environmental and organizational pressures that exist in the organization and how they have evolved over time.

Partially described in detail the environmental and organizational pressures that exist in the organization and how they have evolved over time.

Satisfactorily described in detail the environmental and organizational pressures that exist in the organization and how they have evolved over time.

Thoroughly described in detail the environmental and organizational pressures that exist in the organization and how they have evolved over time.

3. Explain how the identified environmental and organizational pressures impact the company from a financial perspective.

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely explained how the identified environmental and organizational pressures impact the company from a financial perspective.

Partially explained how the identified environmental and organizational pressures impact the company from a financial perspective.

Satisfactorily explained how the identified environmental and organizational pressures impact the company from a financial perspective.

Thoroughly explained how the identified environmental and organizational pressures impact the company from a financial perspective.

4. Explain how the identified environmental and organizational pressures impact you personally    and / or the other employees of the company.

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely explained how the identified environmental and organizational pressures impact you personally and / or the other employees of the company.

Partially explained how the identified environmental and organizational pressures impact you personally    and / or the other employees of the company.

Satisfactorily explained how the identified environmental and organizational pressures impact you personally     and / or the other employees of the company.

Thoroughly explained how the identified environmental and organizational pressures impact you personally    and / or the other employees of the company.

5. Assess how the organization has reacted to the organizational and environmental pressures identified in Criterion 1.

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely assessed how the organization has reacted to the organizational and environmental pressures identified in Criterion 1.

Partially assessed how the organization has reacted to the organizational and environmental pressures identified in Criterion 1.

Satisfactorily assessed how the organization has reacted to the organizational and environmental pressures identified in Criterion 1.

Thoroughly assessed how the organization has reacted to the organizational and environmental pressures identified in Criterion 1.

6. Propose at least one (1) strategy that could be utilized to reduce one (1) of the environmental pressures identified in Criterion 1 and at least one (1) strategy that could be utilized to reduce one (1) of the organizational pressures identified in Criterion 1.

Weight: 10%

Did not submit or incompletely proposed at least one (1) strategy that could be utilized to reduce one (1) of the environmental pressures identified in Criterion 1 and at least one (1) strategy that could be utilized to reduce one (1) of the organizational pressures identified in Criterion 1.

Partially proposed at least one (1) strategy that could be utilized to reduce one (1) of the environmental pressures identified in Criterion 1 and at least one (1) strategy that could be utilized to reduce one (1) of the organizational pressures identified in Criterion 1.

Satisfactorily proposed at least one (1) strategy that could be utilized to reduce one (1) of the environmental pressures identified in Criterion 1 and at least one (1) strategy that could be utilized to reduce one (1) of the organizational pressures identified in Criterion 1.

Thoroughly proposed at least one (1) strategy that could be utilized to reduce one (1) of the environmental pressures identified in Criterion 1 and at least one (1) strategy that could be utilized to reduce one (1) of the organizational pressures identified in Criterion 1.

7. 3 references

Weight: 5%

No references provided

Does not meet the required number of references; some references poor quality choices.

Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices.

Exceeds number of required references; all references high quality choices.

8. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements

Weight: 10%

More than 8 errors present

5-6 errors present

3-4 errors present

0-2 errors present