Choose one of the following two assignments to complete this week. Do not complete both assignments. Identify your assignment choice in the title of your submission.
Note that while there are two options for the Critical Thinking assignment, there is only one rubric. Review the rubric to confirm you are meeting the assignment requirements.
Option #1: Setting and Achieving Goals
The setting and achieving of goals is a critical part of leadership. A carefully designed plan is the key to the successful completion of organizational goals. Whether you are a leader or a follower, you will be responsible for helping an organization to achieve its goals.
Write a 2-3 page essay on the importance of developing plans to achieve organizational goals. In your paper, address the following:
- Discuss two types of planning that organizations use to assist in the achievement of goals.
- Determine when it is most appropriate to use each type of planning.
Your paper must follow the CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA Requirements. Incorporate references from at least two peer-reviewed articles from the CSU Global library.
Option #2: Planning for an Organizational Expansion
You are employed as a manager of global accounts for a Multinational Pharmaceutical Organization. Your organization mostly works within the United States, Canada and Europe. Your supervisor has suggested expanding sales to Central America, but would like to know how you would go about doing this.
Prepare a multimedia presentation (PowerPoint or slide share presentation will suffice). Your presentation should include the following:
- Presentation of possible (include a minimum of two) types of planning that the sales department could use to expand sales.
- Determination of which approach you would recommend.
- Justification for the recommended approach.
Your presentation should be a minimum of 6-8 slides and should include detailed speaker’s notes.
Follow APA format, according to CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA Requirements. Incorporate references from at least two peer-reviewed articles from the CSU Global library.
Include a title slide and a reference slide. Use a minimum of two outside academic sources other than the textbook, course materials, or other information provided as part of the course materials. View this tutorial for an example of how to cite a PowerPoint presentation in APA: Sample PowerPoint Presentation cited in APA (handout).