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Fanshawe Policy 2-G-04 applies to this assignment
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Learning Organization Group Research Assignment = 15%
Objective
The objective of this assignment is for students to research an organization, diagnose the organization’s approach to learning and make recommendations for improvement.
Assignment Overview
The project will be a case examination of an organization of your choice. It will be completed in 3 Parts. Overall your group will be required to:
1. Choose a company for your group to work with. The company can be one of your own choosing or from the list provided by the instructor. Your organization should be large enough to research using a variety of sources.
2. Provide a summary of the organization with a specific focus on the organization’s approach to learning and innovation.
3. Develop a generic checklist of best practices in learning organizations based on text readings and other sources.
4. Use your checklist to diagnose the learning in your organization and provide recommendations for improvement.
5. Organization research will be based on secondary sources only (e.g., web sites, annual reports, news stories, print material); students will not be required to enter an organization to collect primary data.
Assignment Parts:
This assignment is divided into 3 parts:
1. Part 1: Should be completed in Week 11
2. Part 2: Should be completed in Week 12
3. Part 3: All 3 parts (in one final report) due in Week 13
Due
1. Report:
The final report will be submitted to the group drop box on Sunday @11:59pm in Week 13. It is to be submitted by the designated Group Leader.
2. Individual Work:
Post your work contribution to assignment in the group drop box on or before the due date. If you do not submit evidence of your contribution, you will receive a grade of 0.
Important:
A deduction of 3% off of your final grade per day will be made for late assignments. After five days, assignments will no longer be accepted.
This penalty applies to the entire group.
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Assessment:
The overall report is worth 15%. Each Part has its own assessment component detailed in the rubric below.
Group Set Up and Communication
The project will be completed in assigned groups. A discussion board area has been set up for your group to use if you wish to collaborate online. Each group member will be required to submit their contribution to the project in the group drop box. Failure to do so will result in a 0 grade for the assignment.
As a group member you will be required to rate your individual group members in Week 13. The cumulative results of these assessments will be tallied and an overall grade of up to 5% will be assigned at the end of term. If you do not submit a completed survey you will receive a grade of 0 on your Group Collaboration grade.
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Learning Organization Group Research Assignment
Part #1 – Company Research & Report
Objective:
The objective of this part of the assignment is to research and report on an organization with a specific focus on the organization’s approach to learning and innovation. Your group may choose a company or you can refer to the list provided by the instructor. Your organization should be large enough to research using a variety of sources.
Part 1 Specifics – Research:
Your research should reflect the report requirements listed below. All organization research will be based on secondary sources only (e.g., web sites, annual reports, news stories, print material); students will not be required to enter an organization to collect primary data. A minimum of 5 resources must be used and cited.
Some “guiding questions to help you with your research may include:
? Is this company the first to come out with new products and services?
? What is the management philosophy at this company?
? How is the organization structured?
? How does this company remain competitive?
Part 1 Specifics – Report:
Your report should include (but is not limited to) the following:
1. A description of the company (maximum length 250 words) including:
? Name, address and location details
? A description of what the company does, products, services etc.
? Market details such as where they operate, who buys their products etc.
2. A description of the company culture
? Should be a minimum of 150 words and should be supported by at least 1 source
3. A description of the organization’s approach to learning and innovation.
IMPORTANT NOTE
This report must be in your own words, no cutting and pasting from the company web sites and articles. Quotations from specific passages are acceptable.
Due
1. Report:
This Part should be completed by the end of Week 11. The final report containing this part is due in Week 13.
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Learning Organization Group Research Assignment
Part #2 Learning Organization List of Best Practices
Objective:
The objective of this part of the assignment is for students to research best practices and features of a learning organization. This information will be used to assess the company you researched in Part #1 when you complete Part #3 next week.
Part 2 Specifics:
In this Part you will be required to compile a list of best practices and features of a learning organization. Your list should be comprehensive and must include the following:
1. Best practices/features that support individual, group and organizational learning.
2. Each item listed should also have a brief (50 words) explanation for why it is on your list.
3. Two additional sources used and cited in addition to the text.
Due
1. Report:
This Part should be completed in Week 12. The final report containing this part is due in Week 13.
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Learning Organization Group Research Assignment
Part #3 – Organizational Learning Assessment
Objective:
The objective of this Part is for students to diagnose the learning in their chosen organization and make recommendations for improvement.
Part Specifics:
In this Part you will be required to apply the list of best practices completed in Part #2 and apply it to the organization detailed in Part #1.
Your report must include the following:
1. Each item in your list in Part #2 must be included in your report.
2. Your company must be analyzed according to each item with an explanation of either:
? How this best practice exists in the organization.
? If the best practice does not exist provide a commentary on why you think it is lacking. Your commentary should reflect sound reasoning based on course content.
3. A final analysis summary is provided in the report detailing how the company achieves the best practices of a learning organization and recommendations for improvements.
Due
1. Report:
The final report including all 3 Parts will be submitted by the group leader to the group drop box on Sunday @11:59pm in Week 13
2. Individual Work:
Post your work contribution to assignment in the group drop box on or before Friday @11:59pm in Week 13. If you do not submit evidence of your contribution, you will receive a grade of 0.
Important:
A deduction of 3% off of your final grade per day will be made for late assignments. After five days, assignments will no longer be accepted.
This penalty applies to the entire group.
Grading
Each team member will earn up to 15% for this assignment. The report will be graded based on the following rubric
Note: Up to 5 marks will be deducted for errors in grammar and spelling:
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Learning Organization Group Research Assignment Report Rubric
Item
Points Part 1 25
Company Description
Description is a maximum of 250 words, includes all the required information
/5
Organization Culture Description
Is a minimum of 150 words and supported by more than 1 source
/5
Learning Organization Details
Information clearly relates to the main topic. It includes several supporting details and/or examples.
/5
Sources
More than 5 sources were used and cited for the entire submission
/5
Internet Content Usage
All sections are in the student’s own words. Quotations from specific articles are used to support the report and are not a substitute for content that should be written by the student.
/5 Part 2 25
List includes best practices/features that support individual learning. 5 best practices are listed
/5
List includes best practices/features that support group learning. 5 best practices are listed
/5
List includes best practices/features that support organizational learning. 5 best practices are listed
/5
Each item listed should also have a brief (50 words) explanation for why it is on your list.
/7
Two additional sources used and cited in addition to the text.
/3 Part 3 30
Each item in the list in Part #2 is included in the report.
/5
Company is analyzed according to each item with an explanation of either:
? How this best practice exists in the organization
? A commentary on why it does not exist. Commentary reflects sound reasoning based on course content.
/10
Final analysis summary details how the company achieves the best practices of a learning organization and recommendations for improvements.
/10 Group Collaboration 15
Group members worked as a group and practiced consensus building. All members actively participated in group discussion and product creation. Final report represented a cohesive submission so that the group “speaks” as one.
/15
Total 95