Planning at Sun City Boards
In this course, Assignments are research essays designed to help you apply what you’ve been learning. Carefully read the requirements to make sure you have fully understood and addressed each piece of the essay. Your grade is based on this Assignment Rubric. This week’s Study Plan introduced Sun City Boards and its owner, Tom Wilson. In this Assignment, you will take on the role of a middle manager at Sun City Boards. Your department is responsible for operations to produce the surfboards. Your task is to envision a planning cycle for the organization and the methods and tools you will implement in your operation. Remember, planning is new to Sun City Boards, so you have the opportunity to develop and use the planning methods and tools of your choice. Plan your essay: First, consider the cycles of planning you will likely encounter, relating them to Sun City Boards. What do you anticipate the planning cycle(s) to involve? What might interrupt and cause the planning cycle to repeat? Second, consider the planning method(s) and tool(s) you would like to use and implement, assuring they will align operations with Tom Wilson’s stated vision and mission. How will your selected method assure successful achievement of the operation’s goals and alignment with the company mission? How will you use the planning tools you’ve selected? Acceptable research sources include the Study Plan reading, reliable Internet resources, and your personal work experience. The goal is to find appropriate sources to cite within your essay to support your analysis and explanations. Write your essay: Write a 2-3 page essay (around 500-750 words) with APA style in-text citations and a reference list (see the Course Writing Standards) that addresses all of these points in the order given. You may need more than one paragraph to address each point adequately. The total word count does not include the title page or Reference List. Planning Cycle: Describe your anticipated planning cycle(s) and what they involve. Explain what might interrupt and cause the planning cycle to repeat. Method(s): Describe the methods you selected and explain why they are a good fit. Explain how your selected method will assure successful achievement of the operation’s goals and alignment with the company mission. Tools: Describe the tools you selected and explain why they are a good fit. Explain how you will use them. Your essay must include three properly referenced and defined terms from the Study Plan reading. (For example, if you select SMART Goals, you could include the definitions of each letter.) Include an APA-style Reference List of the sources you directly quote, paraphrase, and/or summarize within your essay. Save your document with the filename “W02_Assignment_LastName_FirstName.docx” and upload into this assignment. Make sure you keep a backup copy!