Assignment 1 The Role of The Manager and The Impact of Organizational
Assignment 1 The Role of The Manager and The Impact of Organizational Assignment 1 The Role of The Manager and The Impact of OrganizationalTheories on Managers (Week 3)Purpose:In the first assignment, students are given a scenario in which the shipping managerwho has worked for Galaxy Toys, Inc. since 1969. The scenario serves to set the stagefor students to demonstrate how management theories have changed over time. Forexample, management 30 years ago is different than management in the 21 st century.Outcome Met by Completing This Assignment:integrate management theories and principles into management practicesInstructions:In Part One of this case study analysis, students are to use the facts from the casestudy to determine two different organization theories that are demonstrated. For PartTwo, students will compare the 21st century manager to that of the main character in thecase study and the implications of change in being a 21 st century manager.In selecting a school of thought and an organizational theory that best describes thecurrent shipping manager, students will use the timeline to select a school of thoughtand a theory or theories of that time frame. Students will use the course material torespond to most of the assignment requirements but will also need to research thetheorist(s) and theories to complete the assignment. Students are expected to bethorough in responding.In Part Two, students are going to take what they have learned and compare themanagement skills of the 21st century shipping manager to the skills of the currentshipping manager.Step 1: Review âHow to Analyze a Case Studyâ under Week 3 Content.Step 2: Create a Word or Rich Text Format (RTF) document that is double-spaced, 12point font. The final product will be between 4-6 pages in length excluding the title pageand reference page.Step 3: Review the grading rubric for the assignment.Step 4: In addition to providing an introduction, students will use headings followingthis format:Title page with title, your name, the course, the instructorâs name; Background;Part One;Part Two.Step 5: In writing a case study, the writing is in the third person. What this means isthat there are no words such as âI, me, my, we, or usâ (first person writing), nor is thereuse of âyou or yourâ (second person writing). If uncertain how to write in the thirdperson, view this link: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/firstsecond-and-third-person. Also note that students are not to provide personalcommentary.Step 6: In writing this assignment, students are expected to support the reasoningusing in-text citations and a reference list. If any material is used from a sourcedocument, it must be cited and referenced. A reference within a reference list cannotexist without an associated in-text citation and vice versa. View the sample APA paperunder Week 1 content.Step 7: In writing this assignment, students will use resources from the course materialand no more than 4 external source documents. NOTE: The expectation is thatstudents provide a robust use of the course material.Step 8: In completing the assignment, students are expected to use the facts from thecase study and company profile paired with the weekly courses readings to develop theanalysis. View the company profile here: Galaxy Toys, Inc. Company Profile.Step 9: In writing this assignment, students are expected to paraphrase and not usedirect quotes. Students are expected to paraphrase, which can be learned by reviewingthis link: https://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/QPA_paraphrase2.htmlStep 10: In writing this assignment, students may use external resources to addressthe school of thought and the theorist but the majority of resources (a minimum of 3course resources) will come from the course material.Step 11: Read critically and analyze the following scenario: Part OneScenario:The shipping manager for Galaxy Toys Toledo, Ohio branch, Bart Aldrin, has been in hisjob since 1969. Prior to coming to Galaxy, Bart worked as shipping clerk forInternational Shipping, a large container company. Bart quickly rose to supervisor at International Shipping because of his ability to plan daily work, provide detailedinstructions to workers that helped optimize the way tasks were performed and hisknack of implementing processes so workers could be trained to perform theirspecialized sequence of motion in the most efficient way. He brought this managementstyle to Galaxy, which helped to improve the methodology of toy assembly as well asthe shipping processes.Employees often criticized Bart, who was heard to say (on many occasions), "It’s myway or the highway" or "Just do your individual task the way you were trained and don’tworry about what others are doing." In fact, it was clear that Bart was focused onefficiency and to that end, he had a keen understanding of all of the tasks that neededto be completed and was focused on hiring and training workers that could perform theirindividual task in the most efficient way possible. In his early days, one could find Barton the shipping floor taking copious notes as to each individual task completed andfiguring out ways to turn the employees into robots…programming them to perform theirone task in the single-most efficient way possible (at least from his perspective).A major shift in management occurred in the late 1980âs and early 90âs that caused Bart(and other managers) to reconsider their management approach. For example,heightened competition, advances in technology, the workers threat to unionize, agreater demand for employee management participation, work-life balance and ageneral shift in employee workplace values caused management to change the cultureof Galaxy. A greater focus on employees led to a new approach to management atGalaxy: people focus within a learning environment. The owners of Galaxy embraceddiversity and were willing to hear the ideas of employees and this was change inattitude and culture was evident in Bart, who embraced these changes wholeheartedly.These internal changes enabled the company to adapt to uncertainty and to respond toits competitors more quickly.Answer the required assignment elements making sure that the facts of the scenarioand the course readings support the reasoning of the answers provided.Identify and discuss the school of thought that best describes Bartâsmanagement style when he first joined Galaxy. Remember to explain thefacts that you have relied upon in your selection.Discuss the theorist under the identified school of thought that bestdepicts Bartâs management style when he joined Galaxy. What contributiondid this theorist make to management and why was his or her contributionimportant to the field of management? Remember to explain the facts thatyouâve relied upon in your selection.Identify and discuss the school of thought that best describes themanagement style Bart used once the shift took place? Why is this schoolof thought the best choice? Remember to demonstrate that the facts givenin the scenario align with your choice. Identify and discuss the theorist who best supports this school of thought.Address the principles of the theory and how these principles affected thenew approach to management as exhibited Bart and his fellow managers.How does what the theorist proposed, support the facts in the case study?Compare and contrast the two schools of thought that were identifiedabove. Part TwoScenario:Recently, Bart announced his plans to retire. His replacement is Joyce Barnhart. Joyceis confident as a 21st century manager that she is capable of handling the new positionas manager. As a 21st century manager, how will Joyceâs understanding of the role of amanager be manifested/demonstrated in how she approaches her job?Remember that in responding to this question, students are expected todemonstrate their understanding of the 21st century management conceptsdiscussed in this course.How will the new approach to the job likely change the production andshipping department at Galaxy headquarters?Step 12: Create the introductory paragraph. Within this paragraph, provide a briefoverview of the scenario. Then, provide a thesis statement and tell the reader the maintopics covered in the paper. The introductory paragraph is the first paragraph of thepaper but is typically written after writing the body of the paper (Questions studentsresponded to above). View this website to learn how to write an introductoryparagraph: http://www.writing.ucsb.edu/faculty/donelan/intro.htmlStep 13: Respond to the questions in Part One and Part Two following the formatprovided. Be clear and concise in the writing and make sure the questions arecomprehensively answered.Step 14: Using the grading rubric as a comparison, read through the paper to ensureall required elements are presented.Step 15: Proofread the paper for spelling and grammatical issues, and third personwriting. Use the spell and grammar check in Word as a first measure;Have someone who has excellent English skills to proof the paper;Consider submitting the paper to the Effective Writing Center (EWC). The EWCwill provide 4-6 areas that may need improvement.Step 16: Submit the paper in the Assignment Folder.