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Managers have the responsibility to oversee and influence the direction of an organization. Their input is critical to an organization’s performance and success. Describe the manager’s functional role in the organization. Explain expectations of the role. Evaluate how the manager fulfills the expectations of the role.

Select one of the following companies to study in depth over the next 4 weeks.

BP Oil

Kimberly-Clark

Kroger

Nucor

Walgreens

Wells Fargo

Kaiser Permanente

Ascension Health

Google

Apple

Your final project for each week in this course will require you to examine this organization.

Research your chosen company.  Find a minimum of one library source, which will support your thesis in this assignment.  Review your assigned weekly lecture and text reading.  Select from this reading 3-5 key concepts, which will also support your thesis.  In a two to three page paper, address the questions below.  Your paper should follow APA format including a title and reference page.  The two to three page paper length requirement does NOT include the title page and reference page.  Refer to your classroom area titled South University Policies and Guideline:  Using APA Standards in Your Coursework to ensure you are following the correct format.

Managers have the responsibility to oversee and influence the direction of an organization. Their input is critical to an organization’s performance and success.  Describe the manager’s functional role in the organization. Explain expectations of the role. Evaluate how the manager fulfills the expectations of the role.  Explore the different types of planning in your assigned reading.  Explain what specific planning challenges you think this manager might face on a day-to-day basis.  Provide examples.  Compare these planning challenges to a manager in a similar position of 25 years ago.

Assignment 3 Grading Criteria
Maximum Points
Submitted a two to three page research paper that included one library source and provided 3-5 key course concepts to support work.
10
Described the manager’s functional role in the organization. Explained expectations of the role.
10
Evaluated how the manager fulfilled the expectations of the role.
5
Explained what specific planning challenges this manager might face on a day-to-day basis. Provided specific examples.
10
Compared planning challenges to a manager in a similar position of 25 years ago.
5
Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner: demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
10
Total:
50

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