Human Capability Management (HCM) Research Case Project (100 points)
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PLEASE CHECK THE ATTACHMENT DOC FOR MORE EXPLAINATION. THE ASSIGNEMNT IS 2 PARTS. A & B. The FIRST ONE A is 1 pages and B PART IS 11 PAGES.
Human Capability Management (HCM) Research Case Project (100 points) A- Part – 1 page For each proposed project, you MUST submit a one-page proposal. The proposal will typically include HCM research case project topic and rationale on why this is a relevant to HCM, name of the organization, proposed methodology, and list of three secondary sources from where the information will be collected. A one-page submission is sufficient. Once done with this A, then use the topic to start working the on the B part. B- Part – 10 pages HCM Research Case Project Guidelines BUAD 660 Human Capability Management -- Dr. Beale Many of the concepts covered in this course are best learned when applied or observed in real life organizations. The research project is an applied case assignment that will help students to use higher-order intellectual skills such as analysis, synthesis, and evaluation. The project is based on experiential learning theory. The purpose is to reinforce understanding of the course concepts and connecting them with real situations. This project should include a brief description of a problem facing an organization with respect to Human Capability Management (HCM) concepts (e.g., competence and capability, improving knowledge, skills, and abilities, performance enhancement, learning organization, role of manager in learning, role of individual in learning, role of top management support in learning, and performance culture), at a point in time and provide the rationale for a recommended course of action. The main purposes of the assignment are to identify and define the problem(s) facing the organization; utilize theories and concepts learned in this course to analyze the situation to identify and understand the boundaries and constraints; generate realistic alternatives, to consider the advantages and disadvantages of each option, and the consequences of decisions; and recommend a course of action. While doing the research project, you may find some key pieces of information missing, but this is a part of reality. Management decisions are never made on the basis of complete information. The following steps are a suggested framework for the research project 1. Obtain sufficient background information about the organization relevant to the case, including but not limited to the following: • Overview of the organization (type of industry, organization structure, etc.) (This is the first section of your project. It introduces the organization. This section of the paper should be about one-half [1/2] page.) 2. The purpose of the project is to include a brief description of a problem/opportunity facing an organization with respect to HCM issues. It may be an issue related to (but not limited to) job performance, commitment, perception, emotions, satisfaction, motivation, trust, communication, group/team dynamics, power, conflict management, and leadership. The issue must be real and not imaginary. In writing this section, consider the following: What is/are the organizational behavior related issue(s) in the case? · Identify the issue(s) in a couple of sentences. This is short and concise. · Briefly, in your own words and in a couple of sentences, why is it an issue? (This is the second section of your project. It sets the stage for your analysis. This section of the paper should be one-half to one page.) 3. Next collect information to analyze the issue or problem. You may research the company using "grey literature" pertaining to the organization, published academic or trade literature, popular media coverage and you may gather information first-hand from a person working in the organization. To gather first-hand information, try to use your personal contacts to request an interview with someone who has experienced or observed the situation. This may be a manager, supervisor, employee, or owner. For additional insights, you may interview more than one person from the same company involved in related issues. The person(s) you are interviewing must be willing to cooperate with you on this project. You need informed consent from the person(s) involved and you must provide the name, designation, and email address of the person and include it in the report as Appendix A. Should the person(s) you approach have any questions that you are unable to address, please ask them to contact me directly at [email protected]
In writing this section, consider the following: · What are/ were the circumstances leading to the issue/problem you identified in section 2? · Who are the important stakeholders? What is the nature of relationship between the stakeholders, so far, who has been harmed and who has gained benefit? · What HCM related theories and concepts are relevant to the issue and how they apply to the issue/ problem? · What are/were possible consequences of the issue/problem? (This is the third section of your project. This section of the paper should be two to three pages.) In the fourth section, provide alternative courses of action to remedy the problem/issue. In writing this section, consider the following: What are the alternative courses of action to remedy the problem that you have identified? Who must act in each alternative? · Provide three distinct alternatives for the most important issue that you identify in Section 2. · The three alternatives should address a range of actions about that issue(s). · The same person or entity should be the “actor” in all three alternatives. Next, · For each alternative, thoroughly evaluate the alternatives, their outcomes, and their possible effects on all of the parties involved. (Ask yourself, do these alternatives solve the issue you identified in section 2?) · Be sure to state how your alternatives are supported by relevant concepts/ theories. 4. (This is a major part of your paper and requires you to consider all of the possibilities and their effects on the stakeholders. It should be approximately two to three pages.) 5. In this section, make a specific recommendation based on your analysis of the issue/ problem. Consider the following in writing this section: Your recommendation should be one of the three alternatives that you have proposed. Use supporting data (e.g., important facts, analysis of alternatives, and key concepts studied in the course) to argue why your recommendation is the best alternative. Does your recommendation provide a reasoned solution to the issue(s) you identified in Section 2? Please note, merely stating your opinion without supporting data (e.g., important facts, analysis of alternatives, and key concepts studied in the course) is not a recommendation. (This part of your paper should be at least one page.) 6. When you finish writing, leave yourself time to stand back from your report so you can get some perspective on it. Read the report and take notes before you start the conclusion1. Consider the following: · Conclusion must link to the rest of the report. · Highlight the significant elements from the report and draw out the main points you want to make about the topic - and make them at a general level. · Avoid introducing new material. (This part of your paper should be one-half page.) Other considerations: You are expected to consult a variety of sources that go beyond the textbook and lecture materials to find information on your chosen topic, including a description of the issue addressed and its relevance to training and development and organization. Proper referencing of your sources is required (American Psychological Association - APA format). Your Report should not exceed 10 typed pages (excluding cover page and reference page), double spaced with 1-inch margins, 12 font size.