The Whole-System Approach
Students prepare a 3-4 page paper that includes the following:
- Create an outline of the whole systems approach for a consulting problem within an organization that deals with employee safety, the introduction of new email procedures, or the opening of a new retail outlet.
- Compare the outline to that of a third-party approach.
- Explain the importance of trusting the process.
- Consider how positive deviance can be used in this consulting problem.
The requirements and format of the paper is to be as follows:
coverpage, the template layout/level headings, reference page(s).
This section is meant to provide an overall picture of the project that can be seen at a glance as well as convey important project details.
Project Title: Transition to Organizational Learning
Project Summary: Write a two to four (2-4) sentence summary of the project scope (i.e., the work that you will be doing to address the organization’s learning needs).
Prepared by: Student Name
Attached Documentation: List title of attached documentation
List those individuals who are involved with the project and can be contacted. Be sure to include their name, title, role in the project, as well as phone numbers and email addresses
The goal of this section is to present the reasons for doing this project as well as stating all of the project’s objectives. In this section in particular, it is very important to write concisely and clearly. Some project professionals even suggest writing the project summary last. Before you begin writing you should be able to answer the following questions:
- Why are you doing this project?
- What will you be doing?
- How will you be doing it?
- Who will be doing it?
- Where will it be done?
This section explains what needs / problems you are trying to solve, and why these needs / problems are worth solving. You should also provide a brief setting and history behind the project. This section should be no more than one (1) page. Include references to supporting documentation, such as research papers and articles.
Project Goals and Methodology
This section details the plan for both the goals of the project and the strategies for achieving them. This section also details anticipated general problems and general strategies for managing them.
Project Risk Management
This section details the major project risks and delineates the plans to alleviate or control them. Make sure to address each risk’s likelihood of occurring as well as its impact on the project and the organization.
In this section you should try to tie up all the above information in a short summary that explains the potential value of the project and emphasizes its feasibility.
List all references (at least five ) cited in the proposal in this section
- Typed, double spaced, Times New Roman font (size 12), APA format