Assignment

Evaluate the internal processes or strategies within an organization in which you are involved, such as your workplace, school, church, or community group, in order to identify a problem that provides an opportunity for innovation. Then, determine an innovative solution for addressing that problem. Examples of potential solutions are entering a new market, implementing a new practice or process, or even changing management structures. The ultimate goal of your solution should be to increase the diffusion of innovation within the organization and contribute to a culture that appreciates innovation as a key to competitive advantage and organizational success.     Though your final paper will not be due until the end of the course, you should identify your problem and generate potential solutions early on. Begin drafting your implementation plan in stages as you work through the course topics. As with your CLC project, you should research and select a model for evaluating both the feasibility of your idea and the implementation plan.    1.Describe the problem your innovation targets. What is the scope of the problem and which stakeholders, both within the organization and without, does it impact? 2.Describe your innovation and explain how it addresses the problem. How will it meet the needs of the organization and all stakeholders involved? 3.How does the innovation contribute to the organization’s competitive advantage? 4.Develop an implementation plan for effectively diffusing the innovation within the organization. Make sure the plan addresses potential resistance and obstacles, including people and processes. 5.Identify an appropriate method that could be used for measuring the impact of the innovation on the organization. Explain why you think this is a relevant measure. 6.Finally, assume your innovation is adopted by the organization. Make recommendations for additional improvements within in this organization (in processes, practices, structures, etc.) that could create and sustain momentum for innovation.  Include at least eight in-text citations from at least five secondary resources from your research.  Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.  You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Only Word documents can be submitted to Turnitin.

Please use Rubic:

10.0 % Problem the Innovation Targets   There is no description of the problem included.    The description identifies the problem targeted, but does not provide a clear scope of the problem; the stakeholder's impacted, or the impact within the organization.    The description identifies the problem targeted and the scope of the problem. There are some details included, but little discussion relating to the stakeholder's affected and the impact within the organization.    The description identifies the problem targeted and the scope of the problem. There is a detailed discussion relating to the stakeholder's affected and the impact within the organization.    The description identifies the problem targeted and provides a thorough justification relating to the scope of the problem. The explanation regarding the stakeholder's impacted by the problem differentiates between those impacted within the organization and those outside of the organization.     10.0 % Innovation   The innovation description is missing or does not address the problem and potential solution.    The innovation description is unclear or underdeveloped. There is no indication on how the innovation will address the problem or meet the needs of the organization.    The description adequately describes the innovation. There is minimal explanation for how the innovation addresses the problem and the improvements it presents to meet the needs of the organization and stakeholders.    The description clearly describes the innovation. There is an explanation for how the innovation addresses the problem, including affects the innovation will have in the organization. It incorporates how the innovation meets the needs of the organization within, but few details on stakeholders outside of the organization.    The description thoroughly communicates the targeted problem, and the innovation identified for the given problem. There is an explanation for how the innovation addresses the problem, including affects the innovation will have within and outside the organization. It incorporates how the innovation meets the needs of the organization within, and all stakeholders associated with the organization.     10.0 % Competitive Advantage   The description does not include competitive advantage.    The description indicating how the innovation contributes to the organization's competitive advantage is unclear or underdeveloped.    The description adequately indicates how the innovation contributes to the organization's competitive advantage.   The description indicates how the innovation contributes to the organization's competitive advantage and provides details to explain this advantage.    The description indicates how the innovation contributes to the organization's competitive advantage, and provides a thorough explanation of the organization?s advantages.     15.0 % Implementation Plan   No implementation plan is included.    The implementation plan is included, but is underdeveloped or unclear.    The implementation plan is included but minimally addresses the diffusion strategy and potential obstacles for implementing the innovation.    The implementation plan is included and provides details addressing the diffusion strategy and potential obstacles for implementing the innovation.   The implementation plan is included and thoroughly addresses the diffusion strategy and potential obstacles, including people and processes for implementing the innovation.    15.0 % Measuring the Impact of Innovation   No method for measuring impact of innovation or explanation is included.    A method for measuring the impact of the innovation is included, but an explanation is unclear or underdeveloped.    A method for measuring the impact of the innovation is included. There is an explanation for how the method will measure the impact, but there are few details on the impact it will have on the organization.    A method for measuring the impact of the innovation is included. There is a clear description for how the innovation will impact the organization.    A method for measuring the impact of the innovation is included. The description includes justification for why the method is most appropriate. There is a clear description for how the innovation will impact the organization.    10.0 % Recommendations for Improvements   No recommendations for improvements are included.    Recommendations for improvements are included, but are unclear or underdeveloped.    Some recommendations for additional improvements are included, but they lack a detailed plan for sustaining momentum within the organization.    Recommendations for additional improvements are included. There is evidence of a plan to sustain long-term momentum within an organization.    Detailed recommendations for additional improvements are included. There is a thorough plan to sustain long-term momentum within an organization.    20.0 %Organization and Effectiveness      6.0 % Thesis Development and Purpose   Paper lacks any discernible overall purpose or organizing claim.   Thesis and/or main claim are insufficiently developed and/or vague; purpose is not clear.    Thesis and/or main claim are apparent and appropriate to purpose.   Thesis and/or main claim are clear and forecast the development of the paper. It is descriptive and reflective of the arguments and appropriate to the purpose.   Thesis and/or main claim are comprehensive; contained within the thesis is the essence of the paper. Thesis statement makes the purpose of the paper clear.    7.0 % Paragraph Development and Transitions   Paragraphs and transitions consistently lack unity and coherence. No apparent connections between paragraphs are established. Transitions are inappropriate to purpose and scope. Organization is disjointed.    Some paragraphs and transitions may lack logical progression of ideas, unity, coherence, and/or cohesiveness. Some degree of organization is evident.    Paragraphs are generally competent, but ideas may show some inconsistency in organization and/or in their relationships to each other.   A logical progression of ideas between paragraphs is apparent. Paragraphs exhibit a unity, coherence, and cohesiveness. Topic sentences and concluding remarks are appropriate to purpose.   There is a sophisticated construction of paragraphs and transitions. Ideas progress and relate to each other. Paragraph and transition construction guide the reader. Paragraph structure is seamless.     7.0 %  Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, language use)    Surface errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning. Inappropriate word choice and/or sentence construction are used.   Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader. Inconsistencies in language choice (register) and/or word choice are present. Sentence structure is correct but not varied.   Some mechanical errors or typos are present, but are not overly distracting to the reader. Correct and varied sentence structure and audience-appropriate language are employed.   Prose is largely free of mechanical errors, although a few may be present. The writer uses a variety of effective sentence structures and figures of speech.    Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English.    10.0 %Format      5.0 % Paper Format (use of appropriate style for the major and assignment)   GCU template is not used appropriately or documentation format is rarely followed correctly.   GCU template is used, but some elements are missing or mistaken; lack of control with formatting is apparent.   GCU template is used, and formatting is correct, although some minor errors may be present.    GCU template is fully used; There are virtually no errors in formatting style.   All format elements are correct.     5.0 % Research Citations (in-text citations for paraphrasing and direct quotes, and reference page listing and formatting, as appropriate to assignment)    No reference page is included. No citations are used.   Reference page is present. Citations are inconsistently used.   Reference page is included and lists sources used in the paper. Sources are appropriately documented, although some errors may be present.   Reference page is present and fully inclusive of all cited sources. Documentation is appropriate and GCU style is usually correct.    In-text citations and a reference page are complete. The documentation of cited sources is free of error.    100 % Total Weightage

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