Rationale: The purpose of the Final Report is to analyze a specific complex social problem and
its connection to the workplace using a systems thinking approach. The purpose of the report is
not to solve the problem.
Format: How you design and structure your report is up to you – it depends on the topic you
have chosen and the information you have. However, the report should be organized into clear,
logical sections, with a clear heading for each section. The report will include a synthesis of
the work you have completed in the CP tasks from Weeks 8-11 and additional research. All of
the information in the report that comes from research must be fully paraphrased, cited in text
and as a reference at the end of the report.
Submission Guidelines: The Final Report must be submitted by the deadline using the
Assignment Tool below. The SafeAssign tool will check your report for evidence of plagiarism,
so be sure to check the SafeAssign report before you submit your final copy of the report. You
will have three attempts to submit your report. Only the final attempt will be graded.
The report should be approximately 800-1000 words in length and include the following
components (much of this will come from the Coursework Portfolio tasks you have already
completed). Remember, the report does not have to be organized in the order of the
components listed below. Your task is to logically synthesize the information you have on
1. A title page and table of contents.
2. An introduction which outlines the rationale for the topic you have chosen for the
project (to analyze a specific complex social problem and its connection to the
workplace). Your rationale should include both personal anecdotal evidence and
research which demonstrate the existence and significance of the problem. (CP Task
3. An in-depth discussion on how systems thinking can help to analyze the specific
problem you have chosen from an interconnected, holistic point of view. Your
discussion here should address all the key components of systems thinking that you
gathered in completing CP Task 9.1.
4. A discussion on the stakeholders involved in the problem and their roles and how they
play a part in the systems that are involved in the problem you have chosen. This should
also include research. (CP Task 10.1)
5. A discussion on how the iceberg model can help us look at all the different levels
involved in the problem (events, patterns, underlying structures, mental models). This
should include an iceberg model diagram and a few paragraphs explaining it. (CP Task
6. An overall discussion on how the project has helped you analyze your specific problem
in a way that can lead to the construction of possible solutions.
7. A list of references.