Sears Holding Ltd Organizational Change & Business Environment Case Study
The final assignment for this course is a cumulation of the previous weeks assignments, in which you utilized all of the skills you have acquired throughout the Masters of Human Resources Management (MHRM) program. Now you will pull those assignments together to create a research proposal aimed at identifying a problem and propose a research methodology to determine if an intervention is necessary. The aim of the assignment is for you to demonstrate your ability to solve a problem based on evidence and research and arrive at a reasonable solution.
For the final assignment, you will assemble the information you have developed from your work in Weeks One through Four into the final draft of your Organizational Case Study Research Proposal. In addition, you will determine future retention and recruitment strategies, as well as performance evaluations and add them to your research proposal.
The following elements must be addressed in your Organizational Case Study Research Proposal.
Your abstract should be a succinct, one-paragraph summary of the final assignments purpose, method, and conclusions. Click here to review the Abstracttutorial.
Introduction to the Organization and the Problem
In Week One, you identified a problem within a selected organization that related to employee morale, productivity, compensation, employee development, or job design. You also create an organizational chart that identified the different positions related to the identified problem, described the positions identified, and analyzed how these positions may require a change initiative.
To complete this section, review the instructor and peer feedback you received for your Week One Assignment and incorporate it into a final draft.
Open Systems/Literature Review/ Exploring the Problem
In Week Two, you reviewed scholarly literature and explained how the literature you identified related to the case you are working on, supporting your statements with evidence from your sources. You compared and contrasted at least two models of organizational change that is consistent with a systems theory approach. In addition, you explained their function and the differences between the two models, as well as decided which model best suited your organizational problem.
To complete this section, review the instructor feedback you received for your Week Two Assignment and incorporate it into a final draft.
In Week Three, you explained how you planned to collect the data related to the identified problem. Your explanation included determining the data collection method (quantitative, qualitative, or mixed method), comparing data collection methods, and choosing a data collection method.
To complete this section, review the instructor you received for your Week Three Assignment and incorporate it into a final draft.
In Week Four, you identified whether the proposed intervention would be individual, team, whole organization, or multiple; evaluated the purpose of the intervention; and explained the recommended changes. In addition, you explained how the intervention would help and/or fix the identified problem.
To complete this section, review the instructor you received for your Week Four Assignment and incorporate it into a final draft.
Retention and Recruitment
For this week, assume that the identified problem is affecting employee retention and create a minimum of three effective recruitment strategies that will ensure the organization will hire and maintain high-quality employees moving forward. Explain how you would implement those strategies and how those strategies support the human resource management strategy
Regulatory, Legal, Ethical Issues
Drawing from readings in previous courses, examine the problem identified in Week One from the perspective of legal, regulatory, and ethical compliance. Explain how the proposed intervention addresses any legal, regulatory, or ethical compliance issues.