The assessments in this course give you the opportunity to design a project plan. Throughout the 5 weeks, you will choose an organization, create a project, write project metrics, and develop a plan that includes a contingency plan. You may use the course textbook and outside resources for all assessments.
This week you will choose your organization and learn about its corporate values.
Review the case studies available below.
Case 01: Airbnb, Inc. Case 02: Facebook, Inc. Case 03: Starbucks Corporation Case 04: The Vanguard Group Case 05: McDonald Case 06: Best Buy Co., Inc. Case 07: Tesla, Inc. Case 08: Netflix, Inc. Case 09: Amazon.com, Inc. Case 10: Apple Inc. Case 11: The Walt Disney Company Case 12: Nike, Inc.
Choose one of the organizations to use for all weekly assessments. You will not be able to change your organization, so make sure you are comfortable with your choice.
Use the Degree of Alignment Advanced Organizer (attached) template to:
Describe the mission, vision, values, structure, and culture of the company. Each description should be 75-100 words.
Based on your advanced organizer and further research on your company, analyze the degree of alignment between what the organization is currently doing (actions) and their mission, vision, values, structure, and culture. Think about what your company is doing right and on-brand and where there is room for improvement. Your analysis should be 500-750 words. Note: An organization is typically centered on its mission and vision, but it may not always do as its statement says.