OI 361 Entire Course

OI
361 Entire Course


 

 

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Week 1 Definition Paper

Write a 350- to 700-word paperthat defines and
compares and contrasts the following:


  • Innovation

  • Design

  • Creativity



Describe the importance of the three items in meeting organizationalobjectives.

Include at least one source other than the
textbook.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.



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Week
2 Benefit and Drivers Paper

 

Select one of the Virtual
Organizations that could benefit from a new focus on creativity and innovation.
You will use this Virtual Organization in your future Learning Team
assignments.

Assume the role of a consultant team for the Virtual Organization you selected to
help the organization become more innovative.

Write a 1,050- to
1,400-word paper that includes the following:


  • Identifies the internal and external drivers of
    innovation for the organization

  • Describeshow innovation, design, and creative
    thinking might benefit the organization in terms of meeting its
    organizational objectives



Include at least one source other than the
textbook.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.



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Week
3 Organizational Impact Paper

Select one organization from each of the
organizational types addressed in the Week Two readings—manufacturing and the
service industry.

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper that includes the following:


  • Evaluatesthe impact that innovation, design, and
    creativity have on the strategy of the two organizations

  • Considersprocesses, products, or services of your
    selected organizations



Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.



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Week
3 Creative Intelligence Profile

Complete the Creative Intelligence Profile found in Ch. 2
of Creative
Intelligence
. You will use this profile in your Week Four Learning
Team assignment.



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Week
4 Mental Model/Mindsets Paper

Assume you work in Human Resources as a part of the management
team for AAA Transportation in Waukegan, WI, which has recently been acquired.
AAA Transportation is an interstate trucking company that specializes in
transporting wholesale produce in refrigerated trailers throughout the Midwest.
The new owners want to make some sweeping changes in the services offered. One
of the things that they would like to do is add delivery of nonperishable
products, such as canned foods, to their delivery routes, allowing AAA to
expand the area they cover and to provide expanded service to their existing
customers. They think that, because many of the routes do not require a full
load on the trucks, there is room to add the nonperishable goods and provide
delivery at a lower rate than the customers are now paying.

Two of your coworkers, Vernon and Bud, are resistant to the
changes proposed by the new owners. Vernon supervises the company’s drivers and
Bud works in the corporate offices. Vernon does not think that it is a good
idea to expand out of their core business, while Bud thinks that AAA is not
strong enough to compete with existing companies that service the nonperishable
foods market (several of whom AAA has had a long history of mutually respecting
each others’ customers and routes); they risk alienating long-term customers;
and transporting nonperishable goods in refrigerated trailers is inefficient.
Both employees have been with the company for more than 20 years and have much
influence among the rest of the employees. Management does not want to
terminate such long-term and influential employees but need for Vernon and Bud
to join the effort to make the company successful.

Write a
1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which you define and discuss mental
model/mindsets and their impact on you and your two coworkers.

Identify the
four steps to changing mental models/mind sets and how you could use them to
bring Vernon and Bud onto the team.

Identify the
five forces that influence those mental model/mindsets of your coworkers and
discuss how those forces might affect your coworkers’ mindsets.

Include examples
of what mental models/mindsets are possibly affecting Vernon and Bud’s
decision-making processes and affecting their relationship with the company.

Analyze your
most commonly used mental models/mindsets that guide your decision making in
the workplace. How do these models influence your decision making?

Format your
paper consistent with APA guidelines.



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Week
4 Creative Intelligence and Leadership

Use the same Virtual Organization your team selected
in the previous weeks’ assignments.

Assume the role of the management team for that Virtual Organization.

Write, individually, a 350- to 700-word response to the
following question:


  • Based on your individual Creative Intelligence
    Profiles, how might each member affect innovation within the organization?



Compare your responses with those of your team members and describe whether or not
you agree with their responses. Explain why or why not.

Format your response consistent with APA guidelines.



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Week
5 Organizational Transformation Q & A

Write a 700- to 1,050-word response to the
following questions:


  • How would you identify and characterize the roles of
    incentives, training, and education in promoting innovation in your
    organization?

  • What is the role of leadership in creating,
    managing, and sustaining innovation in your organization?

  • What are the ethical implications of an individual
    reward system? Support your answer.

  • Would you describe your organization as innovative
    or noninnovative? Explain your answer.



Format your response consistent with APA guidelines.



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Week
5 Innovation Process Presentation

Use the
same Virtual Organization your team selected in the previous weeks’
assignments.

Prepare a
15- to 20-minute Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation
accompanied by 8–12 slides.

Identify and
discuss the four basic phases of the Phased Project Planning process.

Explain how
you will apply the innovative process to change your selected organization.

Identify the
appropriate tools and techniques you will use in this process and explain why
these were selected.

Discuss how
you will measure your results and what steps your selected organization will
take to ensure continuous improvement.

Include detailed
speaker notes with your presentation.

Format your
presentation consistent with APA guidelines.



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Week
5 In the News

Prepare and
present to the class a 5 - 8 slide PowerPoint presentation, with Speaker Notes, of a person in the
news that demonstrates either creative or design leadership, and how their
organization manages innovation.
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