Research and explain key theories and practices related to the organizational issue. Explain the elements of the issue that could be viewed through a decision-making framework focused on opportunities and challenges.

Assignment Question

Purpose of this Assessment The final assessment of this competency is a research project that integrates diverse operational units and applies critical thinking to solve a complex organizational challenge. The purpose of this assignment is to encourage a critical analysis of a real world business issue and to propose a solution to this issue through a combination of research and the use of assessment strategies provided in the competency materials. Items Required for Submission Business Operations Research Project (8 – 12 page paper, no t including the Title Page and References)

Step ONE: Outline the Business Operations Research Project You will want to begin by outlining your Business Operations Research Project, which will consist of the following sections: – Title Page – Include your name, date, the competency, and title of your Final Paper – Introduction – Explain an organizational issue that you have encountered in a professional, personal, or academic setting. Provide some context around the issue, and note the other aspects of your paper that you will be addressing. – Organizational Challenge Description – Expand on the organizational issue to provide additional details and descriptions that were not included in the Introduction. Make sure to reference competency content and terminology to add depth when explaining the situation. – Theory/Research – Research and explain key theories and practices related to the organizational issue. – Critical Analysis/Application – This is the section of the paper in which students will analyze the key aspects of the major business functional units and their strategic value. – Opportunities/Challenges – Explain the elements of the issue that could be viewed through a decision-making framework focused on opportunities and challenges.

Final Assessment: Outline and Rubric 1 Leadership and Business Operations Final Assessment: Outline and Rubric – Solutions – Students will construct a business solution and clearly outline potential resolution strategies. – Conclusion – Reiterate the key points of your paper and make sure not to include new information in this section of the paper. – References – Include at least 4 APA citations; and, as a reminder these should be present on your References page and also as in-text citations.

Step TWO: Write Your Business Operations Research Project Now that you have an outline of the key components of the Business Operations Research Project, you will want to start writing this 8 – 12 page paper.

Step THREE: Complete Checklist for Submission Before you submit your work, check to see if you have met the criteria noted below. Did you: ✓ Explain the context around your organizational issue and how this issue impacts the organization. ✓ Research and explain key theories and practices related to the organizational issue. ✓ Demonstrate an accurate understanding of the the major business functional units (Operations, Accounting, Finance, Marketing, HR, and IT) and their strategic value. ✓ Consistently demonstrate the ability to integrate insights from multiple sources to support your key points. ✓ Note the opportunities and challenges for your organization as they relate to your specific scenario. ✓ Comprehensively discuss the organizational issue and strategies that could be employed to resolve the issue. ✓ Check that your paper is logical, well-written, the required length, and contains at least four citations. ✓ Check spelling, grammar and punctuation, APA formatting standards, and citations and reference page