Week 6 – Operational Plan Operational Plan

eek 6 – Operational Plan

Operational Plan

Develop an operational plan for an organization of your choice. Read the article, Operational Plan (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site., for an overview of the required elements in this type of plan. Create a fictional organization that includes the name, type of business, size of organization, and the product or service that the organization offers. The paper must be between 8-10 pages in length and include five scholarly sources, in addition to the text. Your paper must:

  • Develop an organizational chart for the proposed organization.
    • Include the title of positions and a brief description of the positions’ duties and responsibilities.
    • Chapter 8: 8.4-8.7 will provide you with the examples of how different organizations are structured.
  • Define the organization’s vision, mission, and values
  • Outline the basic planning process for the organization, and describes how the three levels of management influence this process.
  • Explain why the quality, productivity, and profitability are important elements in the planning process
  • Evaluate the relationship between the human resource planning activities and the overall organizational strategy
  • Discuss the philosophy of management that will be applied to the management of the organization and how the structure of the organization will foster a positive work environment where employees will be motivated and productive.
  • Compose the steps of control and types of controls included in the control process for the organization.

The Operational Plan

  • Must be 8 to 10 double-spaced pages in length (excluding the title and reference pages), and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center(Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..
  • Must include a separate title page with the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted
  • Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
  • Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
  • Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
  • Must use five scholarly sources from the Ashford University Library in addition to the course text.
    • The Scholarly, Peer Reviewed, and Other Credible Sourcestable offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment.
  • Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  • Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

 

 

MGT601.W6A1.02.2014

Description:

 

Total Possible Score: 25.00

Organization: Introduction, Thesis Statement, and Conclusion

Total: 3.00

Distinguished – Paper is logically organized with a well-written introduction, thesis statement, and conclusion.

Proficient – Paper is logically organized with an introduction, thesis statement, and conclusion. One of these requires improvement.

Basic – Paper is organized with an introduction, thesis statement, and conclusion. One or more of the introduction, thesis statement, and/or conclusion require improvement.

Below Expectations – Paper is loosely organized with an introduction, thesis statement, and conclusion. The introduction, thesis statement, and/or conclusion require much improvement.

Non-Performance – The introduction, thesis statement, and conclusion are either nonexistent or lack the components described in the assignment instructions.

 

Develops an Organizational Chart for the Proposed Organization

Total: 2.00

Distinguished – Fully develops an organizational chart for the proposed organization, including the title of positions and a brief description of the positions’ duties and responsibilities.

Proficient – Develops an organizational chart for the proposed organization, including the title of positions and a brief description of the positions’ duties and responsibilities. The chart is slightly underdeveloped.

Basic – Develops a limited organizational chart for the proposed organization, including the title of positions and a brief description of the positions’ duties and responsibilities. The chart is underdeveloped.

Below Expectations – Attempts to develop an organizational chart for the proposed organization, including the title of positions and a brief description of the positions’ duties and responsibilities; however, the chart is significantly underdeveloped.

Non-Performance – The organizational chart for the proposed organization, including the title of positions and a brief description of the positions’ duties and responsibilities is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

 

Defines the Organization’s Vision, Mission, and Values

Total: 2.00

Distinguished – Thoroughly defines the organization’s vision, mission, and values. The definition includes supportive scholarly sources and concepts from the text.

Proficient – Defines the organization’s vision, mission, and values. The definition includes supportive scholarly sources and concepts from the text. The definition is slightly underdeveloped.

Basic – Somewhat defines the organization’s vision, mission, and values. The definition includes some supportive scholarly sources and concepts from the text. The definition is underdeveloped.

Below Expectations – Attempts to define the organization’s vision, mission, and values; however, the definition does not include supportive scholarly sources and concepts from the text and/or the definition is significantly underdeveloped.

Non-Performance – The definition of the organization’s vision, mission, and values is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

 

Outlines the Basic Planning Process for the Organization and Describes How the Three Levels of Management Influence This Process

Total: 3.00

Distinguished – Outlines the basic planning process for the organization and thoroughly describes how the three levels of management influence this process. The description includes supportive scholarly sources and concepts from the text.

Proficient – Outlines the basic planning process for the organization and describes how the three levels of management influence this process. The description includes supportive scholarly sources and concepts from the text. The outline or description is slightly underdeveloped.

Basic – Partially outlines the basic planning process for the organization and describes how the three levels of management influence this process. The description includes some supportive scholarly scholarly sources and concepts from the text. The outline and description is underdeveloped.

Below Expectations – Attempts to outline the basic planning process for the organization and describe how the three levels of management influence this process; however, the description does not include supportive scholarly sources and concepts from the text and/or the outline and description are significantly underdeveloped.

Non-Performance – The outline of the basic planning process for the organization and a description of how the three levels of management influence this process is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

 

Explains Why the Quality, Productivity, and Profitability are Important Elements in the Planning Process

Total: 3.00

Distinguished – Thoroughly explains why the quality, productivity and profitability are important elements in the planning process. The explanation includes supportive scholarly sources and concepts from the text.

Proficient – Explains why the quality, productivity and profitability are important elements in the planning process. The explanation includes supportive scholarly sources and concepts from the text. The explanation is slightly underdeveloped.

Basic – Partially explains why the quality, productivity and profitability are important elements in the planning process. The explanation includes some supportive scholarly sources and concepts from the text. The explanation is underdeveloped.

Below Expectations – Attempts to explain why the quality, productivity and profitability are important elements in the planning process; however, the explanation does not include supportive scholarly sources and concepts from the text and/or the explanation is significantly underdeveloped.

Non-Performance – The explanation of why the quality, productivity and profitability are important elements in the planning process is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

 

Evaluates the Relationship Between the Human Resource Planning Activities and the Overall Organizational Strategy

Total: 3.00

Distinguished – Thoroughly evaluates the relationship between the human resource planning activities and the overall organizational strategy. The evaluation includes supportive scholarly sources and concepts from the text.

Proficient – Evaluates the relationship between the human resource planning activities and the overall organizational strategy. The evaluation includes supportive scholarly sources and concepts from the text. The evaluation is slightly underdeveloped.

Basic – Partially evaluates the relationship between the human resource planning activities and the overall organizational strategy. The evaluation includes some supportive scholarly sources and concepts from the text. The evaluation is underdeveloped.

Below Expectations – Attempts to evaluate the relationship between the human resource planning activities and the overall organizational strategy; however, the evaluation does not include supportive scholarly sources and concepts from the text and/or the evaluation is significantly underdeveloped.

Non-Performance – The evaluation of the relationship between the human resource planning activities and the overall organizational strategy is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

 

Discusses the Philosophy of Management That Will be Applied to the Management of the Organization and How the Structure of the Organization Will Foster a Positive Work Environment Where Employees Will be Motivated and Productive

Total: 3.00

Distinguished – Comprehensively discusses the philosophy of management that will be applied to the management of the organization and how the structure of the organization will foster a positive work environment where employees will be motivated and productive. The discussion includes scholarly sources and concepts from the text.

Proficient – Discusses the philosophy of management that will be applied to the management of the organization and how the structure of the organization will foster a positive work environment where employees will be motivated and productive. The discussion includes supportive scholarly sources and concepts from the text. The discussion is slightly underdeveloped.

Basic – Partially discusses the philosophy of management that will be applied to the management of the organization and how the structure of the organization will foster a positive work environment where employees will be motivated and productive. The discussion includes some supportive scholarly sources and concepts from the text. The discussion is underdeveloped.

Below Expectations – Attempts to discuss the philosophy of management that will be applied to the management of the organization and how the structure of the organization will foster a positive work environment where employees will be motivated and productive; however, the discussion does not include supportive scholarly sources and concepts from the text and/or the discussion is significantly underdeveloped.

Non-Performance – The discussion regarding the philosophy of management that will be applied to the management of the organization and how the structure of the organization will foster a positive work environment where employees will be motivated and productive is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

 

Composes the Steps of Control and Types of Controls Included in the Control Process for the Organization

Total: 3.00

Distinguished – Composes the steps of control and types of controls included in the control process for the organization.

Proficient – Composes the steps of control and types of controls included in the control process for the organization. The composition is slightly underdeveloped.

Basic – Composes the steps of control and types of controls included in the control process for the organization. The composition is underdeveloped.

Below Expectations – Composes the steps of control and types of controls included in the control process for the organization; however, the composition is significantly underdeveloped.

Non-Performance – The composition of the steps of control and types of controls included in the control process for the organization is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

 

Critical Thinking: Explanation of Issues

Total: 0.50

Distinguished – Clearly and comprehensively explains in detail the issue to be considered, delivering all relevant information necessary for a full understanding.

Proficient – Clearly explains in detail the issue to be considered, delivering enough relevant information for an adequate understanding.

Basic – Briefly recognizes the issue to be considered, delivering minimal information for a basic understanding.

Below Expectations – Briefly recognizes the issue to be considered, but may not deliver additional information necessary for a basic understanding.

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

 

Written Communication: Control of Syntax and Mechanics

Total: 0.62

Distinguished – Displays meticulous comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains no errors, and is very easy to understand.

Proficient – Displays comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains only a few minor errors, and is mostly easy to understand.

Basic – Displays basic comprehension of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains a few errors, which may slightly distract the reader.

Below Expectations – Fails to display basic comprehension of syntax or mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains major errors, which distract the reader.

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

 

Written Communication: APA Formatting

Total: 0.62

Distinguished – Accurately uses APA formatting consistently throughout the paper, title page, and reference page.

Proficient – Exhibits APA formatting throughout the paper. However, layout contains a few minor errors.

Basic – Exhibits basic knowledge of APA formatting throughout the paper. However, layout does not meet all APA requirements.

Below Expectations – Fails to exhibit basic knowledge of APA formatting. There are frequent errors, making the layout difficult to distinguish as APA.

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

 

Written Communication: Page Requirement

Total: 0.63

Distinguished – The length of the paper is equivalent to the required number of correctly formatted pages.

Proficient – The length of the paper is nearly equivalent to the required number of correctly formatted pages.

Basic – The length of the paper is equivalent to at least three quarters of the required number of correctly formatted pages.

Below Expectations – The length of the paper is equivalent to at least one half of the required number of correctly formatted pages.

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

 

Written Communication: Resource Requirement

Total: 0.63

Distinguished – Uses more than the required number of scholarly sources, providing compelling evidence to support ideas. All sources on the reference page are used and cited correctly within the body of the assignment.

Proficient – Uses required number of scholarly sources to support ideas. All sources on the reference page are used and cited correctly within the body of the assignment.

Basic – Uses less than the required number of sources to support ideas. Some sources may not be scholarly. Most sources on the reference page are used within the body of the assignment. Citations may not be formatted correctly.

Below Expectations – Uses inadequate number of sources that provide little or no support for ideas. Sources used may not be scholarly. Most sources on the reference page are not used within the body of the assignment. Citations are not formatted correctly.

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

 

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