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

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

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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 an eight- to ten-page 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
  • Conclusion/Summary

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
    • 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 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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