Nagle (n.d.) cites six trends and changes that are impacting organizations today in the textbook Organizational Behavior. Those trends include ethical
challenges, rapid technological change, a flattening world, sustainable business practices, demographic trends, and the global marketplace. The goal of this
culminating project is to allow you to consider how these and other trends and changes will impact your role as a leader in an organization. It will require the
analysis of four mini case studies and a synthesis of the inter-connectedness of the cases.
Step One: Complete Mini Case Studies
Review the following case studies from the textbook, Organizational Behavior, and answer the questions associated with each. Answer each question in
complete sentences using proper grammar, sentence structure, and spelling. The answers to each case study should be on a separate page with the title of
the case at the top of the page. See attached template as a guide.
2.5: Managing Diversity at IBM
4.6: People Come First at SAS
9.7: Green Teams at New Seasons Market
12.7: Leadership Development at Starbucks
Step Two: Synthesis Paper
Write a three to four page synthesis paper that addresses the six trends and changes that Nagle cited. Use evidence from these four cases that explains the
impact of these trends and changes on organizations. Please note that some trends and changes are represented in multiple case studies. You may cite
additional cases and information from other organizations to provide additional insight about the impact of these trends and changes. Your synthesis paper
should include an introduction and descriiption of the trends and changes. Your paper should then compare and contrast how organizations have responded
to these trends and changes. You should critically evaluate how organizations responded to these trends and changes by citing positive outcomes and
consequences of certain actions. Your sources may be course materials or other materials that focus on organizational behavior and organizational
leadership. Create a separate heading for each trend and change in the paper. Finally, synthesize the impact of these trends and changes in your conclusion.
Conclude your paper with two to three actions you will take as a leader in an organization to properly respond to these trends and changes.
Coverpage with the following:
Your full name
Course number and name – ORGL 3332 Organizational Behavior
Insert page number on the top right of each page
Double Line Spacing & 0 pt Before/After Spacing
Page margins: Top = 1”, Bottom = 1”, Left = 1”, Right = 1”
Font size = 12 & Font type = Times New Roman
Each paragraph, apply 0.5” of First Line Indent
Use headings to organize your paper
Provide citations for any direct quotes or other sources utilized
You are expected to use course readings, materials and other organizational leadership sources to assist in your analysis of the cases. Be sure to properly
cite outside resources you use. Compose your response to these questions into a Microsoft Word document using the attached template as a guide. Upload
your paper in D2L.
Your culminating project will be assessed using the Critical Thinking Rubric associated with this assignment. Be sure to adhere to the criteria of the rubric as
you prepare your project. The Critical Thinking Rubric is reprinted with permission from “VALUE: Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education.”
Copyright 2018 by the Association of American Colleges and Universities. https://www.aacu.org/value.
Culminating Project Template
This template is provided for general purposes to assist students with developing their culminating project. Students should exercise critical thinking skills
and creativity to demonstrate their ability to synthesize the impact of these emerging trends on organizations and on themselves as leaders.