HRM 562- Memorandum to the CEO

Supporting Document 1: Memorandum to the CEO
Worth 100 points

Using the same scenario from Assignment 1, as the Vice President of Human Resources, you must create a memorandum to the CEO on the issues you discovered from the research. This memorandum serves as your communication to share the discovered problems and request permission to continue researching future solutions.

Write a two (2) page memorandum in which you:

  1. Identify the issue(s) you discovered in the organization’s mystification from individual learning to the organizational learning using the examples that you provided in Assignment 1.
  2. Elaborate on the significant barriers that you discovered impact the process of learning within the organization’s culture. Provide a brief description of the selected OLM (e.g., Off-line/Internal, On-line/Internal, Off-line/External or On-line/External) that will be most suitable for this transition. Justify the selection.
  3. Suggest two (2) actions that management can take in order to raise the level of trust as part of their strategy to create psychological safety. Justify your suggestions.
  4. Use Microsoft Word or other equivalent software to select a memorandum template for this supporting document, or use the template located here.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page is not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Examine the processes of how organizations learn and organizational barriers that impact the process.
  • Examine the concepts of personal mastery and mental models and their related importance in a learning organization.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in developing a learning organization.
  • Write clearly and concisely about developing a learning organization using proper writing mechanic.

Click here to view the grading rubric.

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.

Points: 100

Supporting Document 1: Memorandum to the CEO

Criteria

Unacceptable

Below 70% F

Fair

70-79% C

Proficient

80-89% B

Exemplary

90-100% A

1. Identify the issue(s) you discovered in the organization’s mystification from individual learning to the organizational learning using the examples that you provided in Assignment 1.

Weight: 25%

Did not submit or incompletely identified the issue(s) you discovered in the organization’s mystification from individual learning to the organizational learning using the examples that you provided in Assignment 1.

Partially identified the issue(s) you discovered in the organization’s mystification from individual learning to the organizational learning using the examples that you provided in Assignment 1.

Satisfactorily identified the issue(s) you discovered in the organization’s mystification from individual learning to the organizational learning using the examples that you provided in Assignment 1.

Thoroughly identified the issue(s) you discovered in the organization’s mystification from individual learning to the organizational learning using the examples that you provided in Assignment 1.

2. Elaborate on the significant barriers that you discovered impact the process of learning within the organization’s culture. Provide a brief description of the selected OLM (e.g., Off-line/Internal, On-line/Internal, Off-line/External or On-line/External) that will be most suitable for this transition. Justify the selection.
Weight: 30%

Did not submit or incompletely elaborated on the significant barriers that you discovered impact the process of learning within the organization’s culture. Did not submit or incompletely provided a brief description of the selected OLM (e.g., Off-line/Internal, On-line/Internal, Off-line/External or On-line/External) that will be most suitable for this transition. Did not submit or incompletely justified the selection.

Partially elaborated on the significant barriers that you discovered impact the process of learning within the organization’s culture. Partially provided a brief description of the selected OLM (e.g., Off-line/Internal, On-line/Internal, Off-line/External or On-line/External) that will be most suitable for this transition. Partially justified the selection.

Satisfactorily elaborated on the significant barriers that you discovered impact the process of learning within the organization’s culture. Satisfactorily provided a brief description of the selected OLM (e.g., Off-line/Internal, On-line/Internal, Off-line/External or On-line/External) that will be most suitable for this transition. Satisfactorily justified the selection.

Thoroughly elaborated on the significant barriers that you discovered impact the process of learning within the organization’s culture. Thoroughly provided a brief description of the selected OLM (e.g., Off-line/Internal, On-line/Internal, Off-line/External or On-line/External) that will be most suitable for this transition. Thoroughly justified the selection.

3. Suggest two (2) actions that management can take in order to raise the level of trust as part of their strategy to create psychological safety. Justify your suggestions.

Weight: 30%

Did not submit or incompletely suggested two (2) actions that management can take in order to raise the level of trust as part of their strategy to create psychological safety. Did not submit or incompletely justified your suggestions.

Partially suggested two (2) actions that management can take in order to raise the level of trust as part of their strategy to create psychological safety. Partially justified your suggestions.

Satisfactorily suggested two (2) actions that management can take in order to raise the level of trust as part of their strategy to create psychological safety. Satisfactorily justified your suggestions.

Thoroughly suggested two (2) actions that management can take in order to raise the level of trust as part of their strategy to create psychological safety. Thoroughly justified your suggestions.

4. Writing Mechanics, Grammar, and Memo Formatting

Weight: 10%

Serious and persistent errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, or memo formatting.

Partially free of errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, or memo formatting.

Mostly free of errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, or memo formatting.

Error free or almost error free grammar, spelling, punctuation, or memo formatting.

5. Clarity and Coherence of Writing

Weight: 5%

Information is confusing to the reader and fails to include reasons and evidence that logically support ideas.

Information is partially clear with minimal reasons and evidence that logically support ideas.

Information is mostly clear and generally supported with reasons and evidence that logically support ideas.

Information is provided in a clear, coherent, and consistent manner with reasons and evidence that logically support ideas.

Supporting Document 2: Resistance Risk Mitigation Intervention Table
Due Week 6 and worth 100 points

Using the same scenario from Assignment 1, you realize that transitioning your organization to a learning environment may not be as easy as first imagined. You have encountered several resistance issues relating to the culture, psychological learning, organization structure, workforce commitment, and dissemination of knowledge. You decide to gather a decision-making team to assist in identifying the high or moderate resistance risks that may stop or slow down the process of this transition. The decision-making team must also recommend some mitigation intervention to lower the identified resistance risks to either moderate or low. For example, a high resistance risk can become moderate or low and moderate resistance risk can become low.

Your final product will be a table that identifies five (5) issues related to the organization’s culture, psychological learning, organization structure, workforce commitment, and dissemination of knowledge. You must also provide a description of each resistance issue and rate the resistance risk before the mitigation intervention as either High (H) or Moderate (M). Then, you must provide a description of your team’s mitigation intervention and determine the resistance risk’s downgrade from High (H) to Moderate (M) or Low (L) and / or Moderate (M) to Low (L) after the mitigation intervention.

Create a table in which you:

  1. Determine one (1) challenge in the culture that may cause a major resistance to the transition from individual learning to organizational learning. Next, recommend one (1) mitigation intervention to downgrade the identified resistance in your table. Provide a rationale for your selected mitigation intervention.
  2. Predict one (1) psychological learning threat that may result from the transition and then provide one (1) mitigation intervention to downgrade the identified resistance in your table. Provide a rationale for your selected mitigation intervention.
  3. Assess the current organization structure as it relates to the free flow of knowledge then specify one (1) issue that may cause a major resistance to the transition. Provide one (1) mitigation intervention to downgrade the identified resistance in your table. Provide a rationale for your selected mitigation intervention.
  4. Critique the workforce commitment to this transition and predict one (1) major resistance you may encounter. Next, provide a mitigation intervention to downgrade the identified resistance in your table. Provide a rationale for your selected mitigation intervention.
  5. Propose one (1) dissemination of knowledge issue with the recipients’ ability to absorb the knowledge and comprehend it into action (i.e., motivating the recipient to share knowledge). Next, provide one (1) mitigation intervention to downgrade the identified resistance in your table. Provide a rationale for your selected mitigation intervention.
  6. Use the Resistance Risk Mitigation Intervention Table template located here. You may also use Microsoft Word or other equivalent software to create a table in an equivalent format for this supporting document.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page is not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Examine the processes of how organizations learn and organizational barriers that impact the process.
  • Examine the concepts of personal mastery and mental models and their related importance in a learning organization.
  • Examine the driving forces related to organizational learning.
  • Evaluate management behaviors that influence organizational learning.
  • Analyze the key components of a learning organization and the role of a chief learning officer.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in developing a learning organization.
  • Write clearly and concisely about developing a learning organization using proper writing mechanic.

Click here to view the grading rubric.

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.

Points: 100

Supporting Document 2: Resistance Risk Mitigation Intervention Table

Criteria

Unacceptable

Below 70% F

Fair

70-79% C

Proficient

80-89% B

Exemplary

90-100% A

1. Determine one (1) challenge in the culture that may cause a major resistance to the transition from individual learning to organizational learning. Next, recommend one (1) mitigation intervention to downgrade the identified resistance in your table. Provide a rationale for your selected mitigation intervention.

Weight: 17%

Did not submit or incompletely determined one (1) challenge in the culture that may cause a major resistance to the transition from individual learning to organizational learning. Did not submit or incompletely recommended one (1) mitigation intervention to downgrade the identified resistance in your table. Did not submit or incompletely provided a rationale for your selected mitigation intervention.

Partially determined one (1) challenge in the culture that may cause a major resistance to the transition from individual learning to organizational learning. Partially recommended one (1) mitigation intervention to downgrade the identified resistance in your table. Partially provided a rationale for your selected mitigation intervention.

Satisfactorily determined one (1) challenge in the culture that may cause a major resistance to the transition from individual learning to organizational learning. Satisfactorily recommended one (1) mitigation intervention to downgrade the identified resistance in your table. Satisfactorily provided a rationale for your selected mitigation intervention.

Thoroughly determined one (1) challenge in the culture that may cause a major resistance to the transition from individual learning to organizational learning. Thoroughly recommended one (1) mitigation intervention to downgrade the identified resistance in your table. Thoroughly provided a rationale for your selected mitigation intervention.

2. Predict one (1) psychological learning threat that may result from the transition and then provide one (1) mitigation intervention to downgrade the identified resistance in your table. Provide a rationale for your selected mitigation intervention.
Weight: 17%

Did not submit or incompletely predicted one (1) psychological learning threat that may result from the transition and did not submit or incompletely provided one (1) mitigation intervention to downgrade the identified resistance in your table. Did not submit or incompletely provided a rationale for your selected mitigation intervention.

Partially predicted one (1) psychological learning threat that may result from the transition and partially provided one (1) mitigation intervention to downgrade the identified resistance in your table. Partially provided a rationale for your selected mitigation intervention.

Satisfactorily predicted one (1) psychological learning threat that may result from the transition and satisfactorily provided one (1) mitigation intervention to downgrade the identified resistance in your table. Satisfactorily provided a rationale for your selected mitigation intervention.

Thoroughly predicted one (1) psychological learning threat that may result from the transition and thoroughly provided one (1) mitigation intervention to downgrade the identified resistance in your table. Thoroughly provided a rationale for your selected mitigation intervention.

3. Assess the current organization structure as it relates to the free flow of knowledge then specify one (1) issue that may cause a major resistance to the transition. Provide one (1) mitigation intervention to downgrade the identified resistance in your table. Provide a rationale for your selected mitigation intervention.

Weight: 17%

Did not submit or incompletely assessed the current organization structure as it relates to the free flow of knowledge then specify one (1) issue that may cause a major resistance to the transition. Did not submit or incompletely provided one (1) mitigation intervention to downgrade the identified resistance in your table. Did not submit or incompletely provided a rationale for your selected mitigation intervention.

Partially assessed the current organization structure as it relates to the free flow of knowledge then specify one (1) issue that may cause a major resistance to the transition. Partially provided one (1) mitigation intervention to downgrade the identified resistance in your table. Partially provided a rationale for your selected mitigation intervention.

Satisfactorily assessed the current organization structure as it relates to the free flow of knowledge then specify one (1) issue that may cause a major resistance to the transition. Satisfactorily provided one (1) mitigation intervention to downgrade the identified resistance in your table. Satisfactorily provided a rationale for your selected mitigation intervention.

Thoroughly assessed the current organization structure as it relates to the free flow of knowledge then specify one (1) issue that may cause a major resistance to the transition. Thoroughly provided one (1) mitigation intervention to downgrade the identified resistance in your table. Thoroughly provided a rationale for your selected mitigation intervention.

4. Critique the workforce commitment to this transition and predict one (1) major resistance you may encounter. Next, provide a mitigation intervention to downgrade the identified resistance in your table. Provide a rationale for your selected mitigation intervention.

Weight: 17%

Did not submit or incompletely critiqued the workforce commitment to this transition and predict one (1) major resistance you may encounter. Did not submit or incompletely provided a mitigation intervention to downgrade the identified resistance in your table. Did not submit or incompletely provided a rationale for your selected mitigation intervention.

Partially critiqued the workforce commitment to this transition and predict one (1) major resistance you may encounter. Partially provided a mitigation intervention to downgrade the identified resistance in your table. Partially provided a rationale for your selected mitigation intervention.

Satisfactorily critiqued the workforce commitment to this transition and predict one (1) major resistance you may encounter. Satisfactorily provided a mitigation intervention to downgrade the identified resistance in your table. Satisfactorily provided a rationale for your selected mitigation intervention.

Thoroughly critiqued the workforce commitment to this transition and predict one (1) major resistance you may encounter. Thoroughly provided a mitigation intervention to downgrade the identified resistance in your table. Thoroughly provided a rationale for your selected mitigation intervention.

5. Propose one (1) dissemination of knowledge issue with the recipients’ ability to absorb the knowledge and comprehend it into action (i.e., motivating the recipient to share knowledge). Next, provide one (1) mitigation intervention to downgrade the identified resistance in your table. Provide a rationale for your selected mitigation intervention.

Weight: 17%

Did not submit or incompletely proposed one (1) dissemination of knowledge issue with the recipients’ ability to absorb the knowledge and comprehend it into action (i.e., motivating the recipient to share knowledge). Did not submit or incompletely provided one (1) mitigation intervention to downgrade the identified resistance in your table. Did not submit or incompletely provided a rationale for your selected mitigation intervention.

Partially proposed one (1) dissemination of knowledge issue with the recipients’ ability to absorb the knowledge and comprehend it into action (i.e., motivating the recipient to share knowledge). Partially provided one (1) mitigation intervention to downgrade the identified resistance in your table. Partially provided a rationale for your selected mitigation intervention.

Satisfactorily proposed one (1) dissemination of knowledge issue with the recipients’ ability to absorb the knowledge and comprehend it into action (i.e., motivating the recipient to share knowledge). Satisfactorily provided one (1) mitigation intervention to downgrade the identified resistance in your table. Satisfactorily provided a rationale for your selected mitigation intervention.

Thoroughly proposed one (1) dissemination of knowledge issue with the recipients’ ability to absorb the knowledge and comprehend it into action (i.e., motivating the recipient to share knowledge). Thoroughly provided one (1) mitigation intervention to downgrade the identified resistance in your table. Thoroughly provided a rationale for your selected mitigation intervention.

6. Writing Mechanics, Grammar, and Table Formatting

Weight: 10%

Serious and persistent errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, or table formatting.

Partially free of errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, or table formatting.

Mostly free of errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, or table formatting.

Error free or almost error free grammar, spelling, punctuation, or table formatting.

7. Clarity and Coherence of Writing

Weight: 5%

Information is confusing to the reader and fails to include reasons and evidence that logically support ideas.

Information is partially clear with minimal reasons and evidence that logically support ideas.

Information is mostly clear and generally supported with reasons and evidence that logically support ideas.

Information is provided in a clear, coherent, and consistent manner with reasons and evidence that logically support ideas.