BUS 520 - Professional Development Program Proposal

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Uhl-Bien, M., Schermerhorn, J. R. Jr., & Osborn, R. N. (2016). Organizational Behavior (13th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.



Worth 175 points

As an MBA and leader, you must be able to present your management plans and leadership strategies to inform stakeholders and gain buy-in. For this assignment, you’ll practice this by developing a proposal for a professional development training program. The program centers on motivational strategies and how an emotional intelligence management approach would benefit department managers.

Preparation

Continue with the same organization you selected in Assignment 1. Imagine that the CEO has charged you, the task force leader, with researching emotional intelligence (EI) in order to propose a professional development program.

Your proposal should detail how a new incentive program, based on an EI management approach, will foster teamwork, strengthen interpersonal relationships, enhance communication, and increase overall performance. You need to help the CEO gain approval for this initiative. Your program’s proposal must include supporting research concerning how motivational strategies enhance job satisfaction and team output.

Prepare for this assignment by identifying the resources you’ll use to create your proposal. You will need to provide at least two quality resources such as the course textbook, company website, business websites (CNBC, Bloomberg, etc.), resources from the Strayer Library, and/or outside sources. Note: Wikipedia and web-based blogs do not qualify as credible resources.

Instructions

Create a proposal (seven pages recommended) that includes the following components:

  • EI and Motivation
    Which of the EI building blocks would impact management’s ability to enhance employee performance and job satisfaction? Based on your research on motivational theory, describe how your task force would utilize positive or negative reinforcement to influence the members of the organization and resolve the issue. Provide examples to support your solution.
  • EI and Social Skills and Decision Making
    Explain how the core concepts of emotional intelligence would enhance the social skills and the decision-making efficacy of the management team.
  • Effective Teams
    Describe the core attributes of an effective team and the strategies you would implement to develop team dynamics that will benefit the organization.
  • Reward Systems
    Create an effective reward system for this organization. Determine the strategies you would incorporate to motivate your employees and influence behavior.
  • Executive Summary
    Prepare a one-page executive summary that you will present to the CEO in an upcoming executive meeting. 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.


Professional and APA Formatting Requirements

Your assignment must follow these general APA formatting requirements:

  • Be typed (five to seven pages recommended, excluding cover and reference pages), double-spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12) with one-inch margins on all sides
  • Include a References List
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date
  • Include in-text citations following APA style, using attributive tags and signal verbs
  • Cite at least four (4) credible sources

Grading for this assignment will be based on the following criteria and evaluation standards:

Assignment 2: Professional Development Program Proposal

Points: 175

Exemplary

90-100% A

Proficient

80-89% B

Fair

70-79% C

Unacceptable

Below 70% F

Criteria

Fully describes how motivation and reinforcement would be used to influence members of the organization to resolve the issue.

Draws compelling, logical connections between theory and solution. Examples are strong and support solution.

Satisfactorily describes how motivation and reinforcement would be used to influence members of the organization to resolve the issue.

Makes logical connections between theory and solution. Examples support solution.

Partially describes how motivation and reinforcement would be used to influence members of the organization to resolve the issue.

Makes loose connections between theory and solution. Examples do not fully support solution.

The description does not address how motivation and reinforcement would be used to influence members of the organization to resolve the issue.

Examples are not provided.

1. EI and Motivation

Weight: 20%

Completely explains how core concepts of emotional intelligence would enhance the social skills and the decision-making efficacy of the management team.

Strong and logical connections are made that are directly supported by source material.

Satisfactorily explains how core concepts of emotional intelligence would enhance the social skills and the decision-making efficacy of the management team.

Logical connections are made that are supported by source material.

Partially explains how core concepts of emotional intelligence would enhance the social skills and the decision-making efficacy of the management team.

Loose connections are made to support the relationship between EI and management’s skills. Application of research is minimal.

The description does not explain how the core concepts of emotional intelligence would enhance the social skills and the decision-making efficacy of the management team.

2. EI and Social Skills and Decision Making

Weight: 20%

Completely describes the core attributes of an effective team. Strategies to develop team dynamics are strongly articulated and detailed. Benefits to the organization are logical and well supported.

Satisfactorily describes the core attributes of an effective team. Strategies to develop team dynamics are articulated. Benefits to the organization are stated.

Additional details and source support would improve the description.

Partially describes the core attributes of an effective team. Strategies to develop team dynamics lack details and source support or are not fully articulated. Benefits to the organization are unclear.

Does not describe the core attributes of an effective team or strategies to develop team dynamics. Benefits to organization are not presented.

3. Effective Teams

Weight: 20%

Creates an effective reward system and articulates well-thought-out strategies to motivate employees to influence behavior. The connection between strategy and influence is strong and supported by source material.

Creates an effective reward system and provides motivational strategies. Details and source material support how behavior would be influenced.

Partially creates an effective reward system and articulates some motivational strategies. Supporting details are given but could be expanded to describe how behavior would be influenced. Application of research is minimal.

Did not create an effective reward system or determine strategies to motivate employees to influence behavior.

4. Reward Systems

Weight: 20%

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.

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.

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.

Did not prepare a one-page executive summary.

5. Executive Summary

Weight: 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.

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.

Writing is satisfactory. Professional tone is developing. Shows moderate logic, clarity, and/or consistent formatting. May contain more than a few spelling, grammar, mechanical, formatting, or citation errors.

Does not meet the required number of references; some or all references are of poor quality.

Writing does not meet minimum standards. Tone is not professional. Communication is wholly lacking in logic, clarity, and/or consistent formatting. Contains many spelling, mechanical, formatting, citation, and/or grammatical errors.

References are not provided.

6. Write Professionally Using Quality Resources

Weight: 10%


Tutor Answer

Prof Alston
School: UIUC

Attached.

RUNNING HEAD: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM PROPOSAL

Assignment 2: Professional Development Program Proposal

1

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM PROPOSAL
EI and Motivation
Emotional building blocks are the basic emotional skills that a person holds which make
his or her EI capacity. These EI building blocks are very crucial to a manager in enhancing job
satisfaction and employee performance. The building blocks of EI that would impact the
management's ability to do so are self-awareness, self-management, relationship management,
and social awareness. Self-awareness is the ability to identify one's emotions and apprehend
limits as well as strengths. Therefore, becoming self-aware entails knowing oneself. It means
having the ability to recognize the emotions that one experiences, knowing the feelings linked
with emotions, and discerning what you imagine and do as an outcome.
Self-management is among the building blocks of EI. It is one's ability to use his or her
self-awareness to actively decide what they do and say. It is the capacity to experience emotions,
efficiently read them before responding to them. It is guaranteeing that one is not doing illogical
things to sabotage their success.
Social awareness is the ability to perceive and respond to the wants of other people.
Being aware of social concepts and situations implies that one thoughtfully takes into
consideration what other individuals want, and also plans to interact with them in a tone that is
designed to comply with that need.
Relationship management is the ability to influence and inspire other people and sort out
the conflicts that arise. It enables a person to connect with others in such a way that assist them
to feel supported and understood. Relationship management is a crucial building block of EI
which enables a manager to effectively handle own change or lead change.

2

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM PROPOSAL
Negative and positive reinforcement are common, usually complementary tools
employed by managers to motivate the workforce. A positive reinforcement is an incentive or a
reward that is given to an employee for accomplishing defined standards, (Bernier, Simpson, &
Chad, 2012). It includes written or verbal praising, formal or informal awards and pay structures
that offer promotional activities, raises, bonuses, and commissions. This tool can be used when
the employees perform their tasks excellently. This can also be used when tasks are delegated to
a group of employees and the management seeks to promote competition among them. For
instance, Benter is an employee at Jolly Inc. She has to finish the weekly report. Her latest report
exhibited a great insight and provided information that will assist her manager Jo...

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