Complete the purpose statement and performance standards sections of strategic alignment worksheets for two functional areas of a fictional organization. Then write a 2–3 page summary analysis of the strategic alignment work you did.

Note: The assessments in this course build upon each other, so you are strongly encouraged to complete them in sequence. In this assessment, you are required to complete the SAWs you began in Assessment 1.

 

The four principal elements of management are planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. This assessment focuses on the dynamic relationship between the third and fourth of these elements: leading and controlling.

Your job as the department manager is to lead your teams so that organizational and department goals can be accomplished. For this assessment you will develop purpose statements for the two functional areas that you have chosen for the case study scenario. You will also establish performance standards for both functional areas.

By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:

  • Competency 4: Evaluate how leading influences the role of a manager. 
    • Explain how the purpose statement for a human resources functional area supports people leadership.
    • Explain how the purpose statement for a declared functional area supports people leadership.
  • Competency 5: Evaluate how controlling influences the role of a manager. 
    • Create a strategically aligned purpose statement for a human resources functional area.
    • Create a strategically aligned purpose statement for a declared functional area.
    • Identify strategically aligned performance standards for a human resources functional area.
    • Identify strategically aligned performance standards for a declared functional area.
    • Explain how the performance standards for a human resources functional area reflect strategic alignment with the organization.
    • Explain how the performance standards for a declared functional area reflect strategic alignment with the organization.
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