MGT 240 Grand Canyon Week 5

MGT 240 Grand Canyon Week 5: Assignment 1 CLC: An Analysis of General Motors

This is a CLC assignment.

Review the information concerning GM’s handling of a safety issue and recall included in the “GM Ignition Switch Recall.”

Write a 1,250-1,500-word essay that addresses the following:

1- What deficiencies in the four functions of management led to the faulty ignition switch problem, and GM recalls?

2- Describe the organizational structure of GM at the time of the recall and discuss whether it has changed. Do you think GM’s structure is the most effective organizational structure?

3- Which organizational design type, mechanistic or organic, existed at the time of the recalls? Do you think that design is the best fit for GM? If not, what is?

4- To help GM manage its operations, recommend one strategic, tactical, and operational plan to help GM avoid any such problems in the future.

5- Describe the organizational culture of General Motors at the time of the recall. Was it the most influential culture? Has it changed? If so, has it changed for the better? Present supporting evidence.

6- Explain how GM went wrong in employing the four steps of the control process prior to recalls. What changes should they make to this process moving forward?

7- Suggest principles GM should adopt to make them a servant leader in the automotive industry.

Cite four academic references in your analysis. Academic references include the textbook, the readings, or any article from the GCU Library. You may use the information found online, but online encyclopedias (e.g., Wikipedia) and blogs do not count as academic references.

Do not exceed the word limit. For full credit, make sure that your Turnitin Similarity Index does not exceed 15%.

Prepare this assignment according to APA guidelines located in the Student Success Center.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

MGT 240 Grand Canyon Week 5 Assignment 2

Peer Evaluation Form

Complete “MGT-240 Peer Evaluation Form.” Grades will be prorated based on the evaluation.

Complete this peer evaluation for each member of your team, including yourself. The average score from these evaluations will be used in determining your final grade for the assignment.

Rate each team member on a scale of 1 to 100, with 100 being the highest. Use the second page rubric to determine each team member’s score. Include comments explaining why you gave your teammate this score.

Your peer evaluations will be kept strictly confidential. Your grade for the evaluation will be posted in the gradebook as an assignment, but individual ratings will not be shared.

After the total for each student has been added together and divided by the number of team members rating him/her; calculate the following:

 ___/100 x 1% =____ out of 10 points for this evaluation.

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