Final Project Two (PM)


The general manager reviewed your analysis of a successful company and was impressed with your work. As a result, you have been asked to provide recommendations for a management improvement plan for a struggling company.

For Final Project Two, you will focus on a struggling company and make your recommendations in a management improvement plan. Be sure to focus on the company at the time of their struggle. Your recommendations will show how management performance, employee perception, and organizational success intersect.

You must select a company from the list of suggested companies provided in the  document. Search terms are provided. These search terms will help you conduct research to learn more about the struggle of your chosen company.

Specifically, the following rubric criteria must be addressed:

  1. Profile of a Struggling Company
    1. Assess how the management planning practices interfere with or prohibit the organizations ability to optimally function. Use the fundamental principles of management in your explanation.
    2. Describe how the employees perception and organizational culture have been impacted by managements performance. Consider the connections between management and its impact on culture.
    3. Explain how communication has played a part in managements inability to increase employee performance. Consider the connections to specific communication barriers that exist within the organization.
  2. Management Plan Recommendations: For this section of the summative assessment, you will make recommendations for the management improvement plan.
    1. Describe how implementing the fundamental principles of management will help to improve the management process within the company. Consider the factors that interfere with or prohibit effective management.
    2. Identify how aspects of the fundamental principles of management will be implemented and communicated to all personnel within the company. Consider this from a training standpoint.
    3. Describe how the application of the fundamental principles of management will lead to increased employee performance. Consider what needs to be improved the most to help increase employee performance.
    4. Explain how applying ethical principles to the fundamental principles of management would be sustained and monitored by the company. Consider using the rational decision-making model to show how this process can help ensure long-term success.
  3. Conclusion: For this section of the summative assessment, you will provide a summary of your recommended changes to the management improvement plan using examples revolving around the fundamental principles of management.
    1. Summarize how these management changes, based on the fundamental principles of management, will help to ensure organizational success. Include examples of how these changes will have the most direct impact.


Milestone One: Profile of a Struggling Company
In Module Six, you will submit a 1- to 2-page document that will provide a profile of your chosen struggling company. This milestone will serve as a rough draft and must cover the three critical elements in Part I of Final Project Two. You are expected to provide a minimum of 2 to 3 paragraphs for each of the three critical elements, which include management planning, employees perception and organizational culture, and communication. This milestone will be graded with the Final Project Two Milestone One Rubric.

Final Project Two must be 3 to 4 pages in length (plus a cover page and references) with double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, one-inch margins, and APA formatting. Include at least two references cited in APA format.