SOLUTION: ORGCB 535 University of Phoenix Southwest HR Strategy Recommendation Discussion

ORGCB/535 v1
Competency 3 Assessment, Part 1: Assignment and Rubric
Course ID: ORGCB/535
Course Title: People, Teams, & Organizational Behavior
Assignment Title: Competency 3 Assessment, Part 1: Strategy Recommendation
Total Number of Points: 100
Course Student Learning Outcome (CSLO) Assessed: ORGCB/535 CSLO 6: Align human resource systems with business strategies
Program Student Learning Outcome (PSLO) Assessed: MBA PSLO #4: Evaluate the global environment to sustain an organization’s
competitive advantage.
University Learning Goals (ULGs) Assessed:
ULG 3: Communication
ULG 4: Information Utilization
Assignment Directions:
The Southwest HR director would like you to review several strategic reports on the organization and provide feedback on how you
think the organization should move forward.
Compile a strategy recommendation to the HR Director to be used for company-wide decisions. Include the following information in
your report:


An executive summary of the HR strategy project
An analysis of current strategies and issues
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o Identify the type of strategy Southwest Airlines is following.
o Identify 3 HRM implications for Southwest Airlines.
Develop and justify business strategies for each of the 3 HRM implications.
Determine an HR Strategy
Use at least 2 sources other than those provided. Review the following sources to assist with your recommendation:
● Southwest Airlines case study on pages 101-102 of the text.
● SWOT report in detail on Business Source Complete
Resources



Center for Writing Excellence
Reference and Citation Generator
Grammar and Writing Guides
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Assessment Rubric
Total Points Available: = 100
CSLO/PSLO/
ULG/Badge
Alignment
ORG/535
CSLO 6: Align
human
resource
systems with
business
strategies
Performance
Criteria:
Assignment
Learning
Objective
1. Executive
Summary
(weight 15%)
Performance Levels
Percent Score Range
Mastery
100%
Meets Expectations
85%
Not Met
0%
Thoroughly summarized
the covered strategies,
issues, and
recommendations
important to the project
from a creative and
innovative perspective.
Partially summarized
the covered strategies,
issues, and
recommendations
important to the project.
Narrowly summarized
the covered strategies,
issues, and
recommendations
important to the project
or no attempt to
summarize the covered
strategies, issues, and
recommendations
important to the project
was made.
Thoroughly analyzed
the identified directional
strategies and 3 HRM
implications for each
strategy from a creative
and innovative
perspective.
Partially analyzed the
identified directional
strategies and 3 HRM
implications for each
strategy.
Narrowly analyzed the
identified directional
strategies and 3 HRM
implications for each
strategy or no attempt
to analyze the identified
directional strategies
and 3 HRM implications
for each strategy was
made.
MBA PSLO #4:
Evaluate the
global
environment to
sustain an
organization’s
competitive
advantage.
ORG/535
CSLO 6: Align
human
resource
systems with
business
strategies
MBA PSLO #4:
Evaluate the
global
environment to
sustain an
organization’s
2. Analysis of
current
strategic
direction
(weight 25%)
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competitive
advantage.
ORG/535
CSLO 6: Align
human
resource
systems with
business
strategies
3. Create
business
strategies for
HRM
implications
(weight 25%)
Created business
strategies and
thoroughly justified
strategy for dealing with
each HRM implication
from a creative and
innovative perspective.
Created business
strategies and partially
justified strategy for
dealing with each HRM
implication.
Created business
strategies and narrowly
justified strategy for
dealing with each HRM
implication or no
attempt to create
business strategies was
made.
Provided a thorough,
creative, and innovative
HR strategy that
addresses all business
strategies and HRM
implications.
Provided a partial HR
strategy that addresses
most of the business
strategies and HRM
implications.
Provided a narrow HR
strategy that addresses
some of the business
strategies and HRM
implications or no
attempt to provide an
HR strategy was made.
Accuracy in grammar,
sentence structures,
sentence boundaries,
and word choice
enhanced content.
Rare inaccuracies/errors
in grammar, sentence
structures, sentence
boundaries, and word
choice did not detract
from the content.
Occasional or frequent
inaccuracies/errors in
grammar, sentence
structures, sentence
boundaries, and word
choice detracted from
the content.
MBA PSLO #4:
Evaluate the
global
environment to
sustain an
organization’s
competitive
advantage.
ORG/535
CSLO 6: Align
human
resource
systems with
business
strategies
MBA PSLO #4:
Evaluate the
global
environment to
sustain an
organization’s
competitive
advantage.
ULG 3:
Communicatio
n
4. Determine HR
Strategy
(weight 25%)
5. Syntax &
Semantics:
Word choice,
sentence
structure,
grammar (e.g.,
subject-verb
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agreement,
pronounantecedent
agreement),
sentence
boundaries
(run-on or fused
sentences,
sentence
fragments)
ULG 4:
Information
Literacy
(weight 5.0%)
6. Information
Literacy
(weight 5.0%)
Fully integrated relevant
supporting evidence
and examples from
quality sources.
Mostly integrated
relevant supporting
evidence and examples
from quality sources.
Minimally integrated
relevant supporting
evidence and examples
from quality sources or
no attempt to integrate
relevant supporting
evidence and examples
from quality sources
was made.
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Assessment Overview
The Southwest Airlines HR director is pleased with the work you’ve completed for the organization
and would like to take your contribution to the next level. In the first part of this assessment,
you’ll review several strategic reports on the organization and provide feedback on how you think
Southwest HR should move forward. In the second part of this assessment, you’ll continue working
on your expansion recommendation by honing in on human resource issues associated with the
country you selected in the second Competency Assessment.
Part 1: Strategy Recommendation
The Southwest HR director would like you to review several strategic reports on the
organization and provide feedback on how you think the organization should move forward.
Compile a strategy recommendation to the HR director to be used for company-wide decisions.
Include the following information in your report:




An executive summary of the HR strategy project
An analysis of current strategies and issues
o Identify the type of strategy Southwest Airlines is following.
o Identify 3 HRM implications for Southwest Airlines.
Develop and justify business strategies for each of the 3 HRM implications.
Determine an HR strategy.
Use at least 2 sources other than those provided. Review the following sources to assist with
your recommendation:


Southwest Airlines case study on pages 101-102 of the text.
SWOT report in detail on Business Source Complete
Part 2: International HR Issues
Southwest Airlines management liked your presentation about potential expansion of
the organization into your recommended country and would like to learn more about
identified issues prior to potential expansion.
Using your resources and recommendations from Competency Assessment 2, identify 3
human resource considerations with your selected country, such as labor laws and
safety. Provide a recommendation for dealing with each of the 3 identified issues. For
each identified issue, include the following:



A description of the issue
An explanation of why that issue could arise if Southwest was to expand into the chosen
country
A recommended strategy for dealing with the issue, including enough detail that specific
tactical actions could be developed
Create a 10- to 14-slide presentation on your expansion recommendation along with
potential issues for the Southwest Board of Directors.
Include speaker notes that are detailed enough so a colleague could give the
presentation without previous knowledge.
ORGCB/535 v1
Competency 3 Assessment, Part 2: Assignment and Rubric
Course ID: ORGCB/535v1
Course Title: People, Teams, & Organizational Behavior
Assignment Title: Competency 3 Assessment, Part 2: International HR Issues
Total Number of Points: 100
Course Student Learning Outcome (CSLO) Assessed: ORGCB/535 CSLO6: Align human resource systems with business strategies
Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) Assessed:
MBA PSLO #4: Evaluate the global environment to sustain an organization’s competitive advantage.
University Learning Goals (ULGs) Assessed:
ULG 3: Communication
ULG 4: Information Literacy
Assignment Directions:
Southwest Airlines management liked your presentation about potential expansion of the organization into your recommended
country, and would like to learn more about identified issues prior to potential expansion.
Using your resources and recommendations from Module 3, identify 3 human resource considerations with your selected country,
such as labor laws and safety. Provide a recommendation for dealing with each of the 3 identified issues. For each identified issue,
include the following:
• A description of the issue
• An analysis of why that issue could arise if Southwest was to expand into the chosen country
• A recommended strategy for dealing with the issue, including enough detail that specific tactical actions could be developed
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Create a 10- to 14 -slide presentation on your expansion recommendation along with potential issues for the Southwest Board of
Directors.
Include speaker notes detailed enough so a colleague can give the presentation without previous knowledge.



Resources
Center for Writing Excellence
Reference and Citation Generator
Grammar and Writing Guides
Assessment Rubric
Total Points Available: = 100
Performance Levels
Assignment/
CSLO/PSLO/
ULG/Badge
Alignment
Percent Score Range
Performance
Mastery
Meets Expectations
Not Met
100%
85%
0%
Criteria
ORG/535
CSLO6: Align
human resource
systems with
business
strategies
MBA PSLO #4:
Evaluate the
global
environment to
sustain an
organization’s
competitive
advantage.
1. Describe HR
issues
Southwest
may face if
expanding into
the chosen
country
(weight 20%)
Provides a thorough
and clear description of
3 HR issues Southwest
may face if it expands
into the chosen country.
Provides a clear
description of 2 HR
issues Southwest may
face if it expands into
the chosen country.
Provided a basic
description of 1 HR
issues Southwest may
face if it expands into
the chosen country or
provided no description
of any HR issues
Southwest may face if it
expands into the
chosen country.
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ORG/535
CSLO6: Align
human resource
systems with
business
strategies
MBA PSLO #4:
Evaluate the
global
environment to
sustain an
organization’s
competitive
advantage.
ORG/535
CSLO6: Align
human resource
systems with
business
strategies
2. Analysis of
why each
identified
issue could
arise if
Southwest was
to expand into
the chosen
country.
Partially analyzes 3
identified issues
providing clear support
and reasoning as to why
each issue could arise if
Southwest was to
expand into the chosen
country (impact,
effectiveness, and
alignment).
Narrowly analyzed 1
identified issue
providing basic support
and reasoning as to
why the issue could
arise if Southwest was
to expand into the
chosen country or no
attempt was made to
analyze any issues.
Recommended strategy
provides clear support
and reasoning for how
each of the 3 stated
issues can be
addressed if Southwest
Airlines expands into
the chosen country.
Recommendation
includes enough detail
that specific tactical
actions could be
developed. (impact,
effectiveness, and
alignment)
Recommended strategy
provides support and
reasoning for how 2
stated issues can be
addressed if Southwest
Airlines expands into the
chosen country.
Recommendation
includes enough detail
that specific tactical
actions could be
developed. (impact,
effectiveness, and
alignment)
Recommended strategy
provided basic support
and reasoning for how 1
stated issue can be
addressed if Southwest
Airlines expands into
the chosen country;
recommendation
included basic detail
that specific tactical
actions could be
developed or no
recommendation was
attempted.
Accuracy in grammar,
sentence structures,
sentence boundaries,
and word choice
enhanced content.
Rare inaccuracies/errors
in grammar, sentence
structures, sentence
boundaries, and word
choice did not detract
from the content.
Occasional or frequent
inaccuracies/errors in
grammar, sentence
structures, sentence
boundaries, and word
(weight 35%)
3.
Recommend
strategy for
dealing with
each issue
(weight 35%)
MBA PSLO #4:
Evaluate the
global
environment to
sustain an
organization’s
competitive
advantage.
ULG 3:
Communication
Thoroughly analyzes 3
identified issues
providing clear support
and reasoning as to why
each issue could arise if
Southwest was to
expand into the chosen
country. (impact,
effectiveness, and
alignment)
4. Syntax and
Semantics:
Word choice,
sentence
structure,
grammar (e.g.,
subject-verb
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agreement,
pronounantecedent
agreement),
sentence
boundaries
(run-on or
fused
sentences,
sentence
fragments)
choice detracted from
the content.
(weight 3.5%)
ULG 3:
Communication
5. PowerPoint
slide
presentation
meets
requirements
(weight 3.5%)
ULG 4:
Information
Literacy
6. Integrate
references
from sources.
PowerPoint
presentation includes 12
– 14 well-designed
graphic slides that
clearly convey
information, including
concise speaker notes
supporting author’s
analysis and
recommendation.
PowerPoint presentation
includes 10 – 11 welldesigned graphic slides
that convey information,
including speaker notes
supporting author’s
analysis and
recommendation.
PowerPoint
presentation included
less than 10 slides that
basically convey
information, including
some speaker notes
supporting author’s
analysis and
recommendation or
PowerPoint
presentation did not
convey information and
does not include
speaker notes, nor
supports any
recommendation.
Fully integrated relevant
supporting evidence
from quality sources.
Mostly integrated
relevant supporting
evidence from quality
sources.
Minimally integrated
relevant supporting
evidence from quality
sources or no attempt
was made to integrate
relevant supporting
(weight 3%)
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evidence from quality
sources.
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