Consulting Report

Overview: The final project for this course is the creation of a consulting report. The assessment will be a solution-based approach that will apply the elements of the course to a case study. The student will demonstrate levels of attentiveness and responsiveness that leaders of an organization should observe so as to enhance relationships between an organization and its community. The students will be tasked with applying leadership processes and theories in the development of solutions to a case study. Additionally, this assessment will allow the students to combine theory and practice and apply these concepts to a relevant contemporary situation. This assessment addresses the following course outcomes:  Evaluate the levels of attentiveness and responsiveness that leaders of an organization should embody to enhance relationships between the organization and society  Interpret the health of an organization through the lens of a triple bottom line of people, planet, and profits  Evaluate the impact of corporate policies and practices on internal and external stakeholders for leading an organization to operate responsibly Before you begin, choose one of the following companies to research and write your consulting report on. All of these companies have done well in some areas, but have criticism in other areas of their operations:  BP (formerly British Petroleum)  Cook Inlet Region, Inc.  Dow Chemical  Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.  Waste Management, Inc. Prompt: Submit a 3–4 paragraph paper, not including the cover page, introducing your chosen company. This information will be used as part of your final consulting report. The introduction should include the purpose and scope of your chosen company, including an overview of your company. The overview should include the following:  History of the company through the lenses of people, planet, and profits  Commendable accomplishments and possible issues  Short- and long-term impacts due to lack of responsible behavior I. Introduction: Summarize the history of this company through the lenses of people, planet, and profits. For example, what are some of the commendable accomplishments and some possible issues? Consider the short- and long-term impacts of the problems that have occurred due to a lack of responsible behavior. Attach a (1–2) page paper outline of the Analysis of Issues of your chosen company; the outline can contain bullet points, listed information, or short phrases that indicate areas you will expand upon in the Milestone Two submission. This information will be used as part of Milestone Two and the final consulting report. Within the analysis of issues, address the following: II. Analysis of Issues For this section of the assessment, you will provide an outline of your analysis of the company’s corporate responsibility including people, planet, and profit. A. Personnel (people): 1. Major stakeholders: List three to five major stakeholders. 2. Personnel relations: Identify two to three elements of personnel relations in the company information you have reviewed. B. Environmental (planet): 1. Positive impact on the environment: Identify at least two positive impacts on the environment as a result of your selected company’s initiatives. 2. Demonstration of corporate irresponsibility or responsibility: Identify at least two situations you believe reflected responsible or irresponsible corporate action, or one of each. 3. Short- and long-term effects of the current environmental policies: As you review the environmental policies for your selected company what do you see as a short-term effect and a long-term effect? C. Sound Business Practices (profit): 1. Stakeholders affected by company profits: Who are the stakeholders? How do stakeholders in general benefit from company profits? Guidelines for Submission: Milestone One should follow these formatting guidelines: a 3–4 paragraph draft of the Introduction section, and a 1- to 2-page outline of the Analysis of Issues section, with double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, one-inch margins, and citations in APA format.

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