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Weekly tasks or assignments (Individual or Group Projects) will be due by Monday and late submissions will be assigned a late penalty in accordance with the late penalty policy found in the syllabus. NOTE: All submission posting times are based on midnight Central Time.

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Additional Information: You have been a great help to Shawn as his external consultant. You and the cross-cultural team have successfully completed the following milestones for AGC:

  • Established a change management plan
  • Diagnosed AGC using both quantitative and qualitative data-gathering and evaluation methods
  • Developed multisite interventions to overcome the root causes of existing global human capital management problems (strategic, human resource, techno-structural)
  • Saved the company from financial ruin

The team’s next objectives, as indicated in your change management plan, are as follows:

  • Describe various forms of internal and external threats to an organization.
  • Describe various forms of protecting organizations from internal and external threats (e.g., environmental scanning).
  • Explain the purpose of a code of conduct.
  • Describe the challenges of virtual offices.
  • Describe the change role of global human capital managers.

You and Shawn are now ready to meet with John and the board of directors at AGC. Shawn calls to check in with you about the report.

"Hi, Shawn," you say. "How's everything at AGC?"

"We're doing well," he says. "I am happy to report that employee satisfaction and morale have increased, employee retention rates are high, and productivity has substantially improved."

"That's great to hear," you say. "I am finalizing my executive report, but I still need to add some information that will help ensure that AGC remains proactive and competitive in a quickly changing global environment. I've got a short bulleted list of things that I think should be added. Would you take a look at it, and give me your thoughts?"

"Sure," he says. "E-mail it to me, and we'll talk through it now. I've got time."

"Okay," you say. "Thanks."

You send the following list to Shawn and discuss each point for inclusion in the report:

  • Describe various forms of internal and external threats to an organization.
  • Describe methods to detect internal and external threats to the organization.
  • Evaluate methods to protect the organization from internal and external threats.
  • Develop a proactive plan of environmental scanning to evaluate any existing threats to AGC.
  • Explain the purpose of a code of conduct, and discuss why the development of this code will sustain appropriate behaviors at headquarters and AGC's global subsidiaries.
  • Describe the challenges of virtual offices and how they can be corrected.
  • Explain how the role of human capital managers has changed and why it is advantageous to AGC.

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