In Week One, you will choose a generic organization (manufacturing plant, hospital, etc.). Assume that you are a hired consultant for this organization. You have been asked by the president of the organization to prepare a background paper on the results of your research and to make recommendations to improve group productivity in the organization.
Your research has identified the following problems:
Role conflicts within groups
Communication problems among group members
Lack of cohesiveness in groups with diverse members
Excessive intergroup conflict
In a 4000-5000 word paper, include the following:
Introduction – clear explanation of the type of organization
Explanation of how each problem could impact a group’s productivity (use examples to illustrate points)
Recommendations to resolve each problem
Suggestions, based on your knowledge of group dynamics, for a company-wide training program on best practices for group productivity
Writing the Final Paper
The Final Paper:
Must be 4000-5000 words in length, and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Must include a title page with the following:
Title of paper
Course name and number
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 document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Must use at least six scholarly sources, in addition to the course text.
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