Nagle (n.d.) cites six trends and changes that are impacting organizations today in the textbook Organizational Behavior. Those trends include ethical challenges, rapid technological change, a flattening world, sustainable business practices, demographic trends, and the global marketplace. The goal of this culminating project is to allow you to consider how these and other trends and changes will impact your role as a leader in an organization. It will require the analysis of four mini case studies and a synthesis of the inter-connectedness of the cases.
Step One: Complete Mini Case Studies
Review the following case studies from the textbook, Organizational Behavior, and answer the questions associated with each. Answer each question in complete sentences using proper grammar, sentence structure, and spelling. The answers to each case study should be on a separate page with the title of the case at the top of the page. See attached template as a guide.
2.5: Managing Diversity at IBM
4.6: People Come First at SAS
9.7: Green Teams at New Seasons Market
12.7: Leadership Development at Starbucks
Step Two: Synthesis Paper
Write a three to four page synthesis paper that addresses the six trends and changes that Nagle cited. Use evidence from these four cases that explains the impact of these trends and changes on organizations. Please note that some trends and changes are represented in multiple case studies. You may cite additional cases and information from other organizations to provide additional insight about the impact of these trends and changes. Your synthesis paper should include an introduction and description of the trends and changes. Your paper should then compare and contrast how organizations have responded to these trends and changes. You should critically evaluate how organizations responded to these trends and changes by citing positive outcomes and consequences of certain actions. Your sources may be course materials or other materials that focus on organizational behavior and organizational leadership. Create a separate heading for each trend and change in the paper. Finally, synthesize the impact of these trends and changes in your conclusion. Conclude your paper with two to three actions you will take as a leader in an organization to properly respond to these trends and changes.
Coverpage with the following:
Your full name
Course number and name – ORGL 3332 Organizational Behavior
Insert page number on the top right of each page
Double Line Spacing & 0 pt Before/After Spacing
Page margins: Top = 1”, Bottom = 1”, Left = 1”, Right = 1”
Font size = 12 & Font type = Times New Roman
Each paragraph, apply 0.5” of First Line Indent
Use headings to organize your paper
Provide citations for any direct quotes or other sources utilized