Position paper. power, politics and culture

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Develop your position paper, addressing the following components:

1. Influence of Politics and Power

Explain how politics and power-play may have influenced the

organization’s culture.

2. Sources of Power

Explore the sources of power and describe how management could

use this influence to benefit your department and improve

organizational performance.

3. Leadership Behavior and Culture

Make recommendations that support how the study of power and

politics could influence leadership behavior and improve the

organization’s culture.

4. Leadership Influence

Discuss the importance and complexity of leadership behavior. How

does it influence organizational structure and performance?

5. Executive Summary

Prepare an executive summary that presents your recommendations

for ways in which the organization could build a stronger culture.

Note: An executive summary is a condensed version of your full

report. It should summarize briefly all the main points in concise

paragraphs. It should be written clearly and should use

language appropriate for the audience.


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Grid View List View Unacceptable 0 69% F Fair 70 - 79% C Points Range: 35 (14%) - 39.5 (15.8%) BUS520-A3-1 1. Influence of Politics and Power Points Range: 0 (0%) - 34.5 (13.8%) Does not explain how politics and power-play may have influenced the organization’s culture. Proficient 80 89% B Points Range: 40 (16%) - 44.5 (17.8%) Exemplary 90 100% A Points Range: 45 (18%) - 50 (20%) Completely explains how Partially explains Satisfactorily politics and how politics and explains how power-play may power-play may politics and have influenced have influenced power-play may the organization’s the organization’s have influenced culture. culture. Identifies the organization’s Accurately some issues but culture. Identifies identifies the core does not fully some core issues issues and explore them or and connects them strongly connects make a strong to the impact on them to the impact connection to their the culture. The on culture. The impact. Uses little explanation uses explanation is research support. research support. well-supported by research. Points Range: 0 (0%) - 34.5 (13.8%) BUS520-A3-2 2. Sources of Power Does not identify the sources of power or describe how management could use this influence to enhance organizational performance. There is no reference to research. Points Range: 35 (14%) - 39.5 (15.8%) Points Range: 40 (16%) - 44.5 (17.8%) Satisfactorily Partially identifies identifies the the sources of sources of power power and and describes how describes how management management could use this could use this influence to influence to enhance enhance organizational organizational performance. performance. Not Most key concepts all key concepts are accurately are identified and identified and there is a loose there is a connection to connection to performance. enhanced There is little performance with research support. research support. Points Range: 45 (18%) - 50 (20%) Completely identifies the sources of power and describes how management could use this influence to enhance organizational performance. Uses relevant key concepts and makes valid connections to enhanced performance that are well-supported by research. Points Range: 35 (14%) - 39.5 (15.8%) Partially recommends how the study of power and politics could Does not influence recommend how leadership the study of power behavior and and politics could impact the influence organization’s leadership culture, but the behavior and recommendations impact the are unclear or organization’s unrealistic. There culture. There is is no clear no reference to connection to the research. impact on culture. There is little or no research support. Points Range: 0 (0%) - 34.5 (13.8%) BUS520-A3-3 3. Leadership Behavior and Culture Points Range: 40 (16%) - 44.5 (17.8%) Points Range: 45 (18%) - 50 (20%) Provides excellent Satisfactorily recommendations recommends how as to how the the study of power study of power and politics could and politics could influence influence leadership leadership behavior and behavior and impact the impact the organization’s organization’s culture. culture. Recommendations Recommendations are clear and are credible and mostly realistic; relevant with a there is a strong connection connection to the to the impact on impact on culture. culture backed by Research support well-supported is evident. research. Points Range: 0 (0%) - 34.5 (13.8%) BUS520-A3-4 4. Leadership Influence BUS520-A3-5 5. Executive Summary Does not discuss how the importance and complexity of leadership behavior influences organizational structure and performance. There is no reference to research. Points Range: 0 (0%) - 17.25 (6.9%) Did not prepare a one-page executive summary. Points Range: 35 (14%) - 39.5 (15.8%) Points Range: 40 (16%) - 44.5 Partially discusses (17.8%) how the Satisfactorily importance and discusses how the complexity of importance and leadership complexity of behavior leadership influences behavior organizational influences structure and organizational performance. structure and Some key performance. concepts are Most key concepts missing and there are presented with is little or no research support. research support. Points Range: 17.5 (7%) - 19.75 (7.9%) Points Range: 20 (8%) - 22.25 (8.9%) Prepares a partial executive summary. The issue and problem are not clearly stated and the main points are not summarized. Paragraphs are not short or concise. Language could be more appropriate for the audience. Satisfactorily prepares an executive summary. The issue and problem are stated and most of the main points are summarized. Paragraphs could be more concise. Language is appropriate for the audience. Points Range: 45 (18%) - 50 (20%) Thoroughly discusses how the importance and complexity of leadership behavior influences organizational structure and performance. Relevant key concepts are presented with strong research support. Points Range: 22.5 (9%) - 25 (10%) Prepares an exemplary executive summary. The issue and problem are clearly stated. All of the main points are summarized. Paragraphs are short and concise, providing the right amount of detail. Language is ideal for the audience. Points Range: 0 (0%) - 17.25 (6.9%) BUS520-A3-6 6. Write Professionally Using Quality Resources Points Range: 17.5 (7%) - 19.75 (7.9%) Writing is satisfactory. Writing does not Professional tone meet minimum is developing. standards. Tone is Shows moderate not professional. logic, clarity, Communication is and/or consistent wholly lacking in formatting. May logic, clarity, contain more than and/or consistent a few spelling, formatting. grammar, Contains many mechanical, spelling, formatting, or mechanical, citation errors. formatting, Does not meet the citation, and/or required number grammatical of references; errors. References some or all are not provided. references are of poor quality. Points Range: 20 (8%) - 22.25 (8.9%) Writing could be improved, but meets acceptable standards. Tone is professional. Shows logic, clarity, and consistent formatting. May contain few or no spelling, mechanical, and/or grammatical errors. There may be minor formatting or citation errors. Meets the number of required references; all references are high-quality choices. Points Range: 22.5 (9%) - 25 (10%) Writing is excellent. Tone is professional and sophisticated. Shows logic, clarity, and consistent formatting. Contains no spelling, mechanical, or grammatical errors. Is free of formatting and citation errors. Exceeds number of required references; all references are high-quality choices Name:BUS520 Assignment 3 ...
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