1st article critique - Creating Vision and Strategic Direction / 2nd article critique - Leading Change
Utilize CSU Online Library or another online academic database, such as Alabama Virtual Library or University Library, and select two peer-reviewed, scholarly articles. The first should be related to the topic of chapter 13: Creating Vision and Strategic Direction. The second article should be on the topic of Chapter 15: Leading Change. Be sure that the articles relate to this course material. If possible search for articles that have been published within the last five years. To locate scholarly journal articles on these topics, you will want to access the online academic data base of your choice and utilize the advanced search option to search for peer-reviewed, scholarly articles. You may want to begin your search by experimenting with keywords. Write the critiques in APA format. Identify your author and title as part of the introduction to your topic: this should not be considered a reference for the article. Here is an example: in reading "The Wayward Cat" by Dr. Seuss, I was intrigued by the way the author addressed..."Begin with an introduction that defines the subject of your critique and the author`s point of view. Define your point of view by raising specific issues or aspects of the argument. Conclude each critique by summarizing your argument and re-emphasizing your opinion. 1. Need to identify and explain authors ideas. Include specific passages that support your description of the authors point of view 2. Offer your own opinion. Explain what you think about the argument, and describe several points with that you agree or disagree with 3. For each of the points you mention, include specific passages from the articles (you ,ay summarize, quote, or paraphrase) that provides evidence for your point of view 4. Explain how the passages from the articles support your opinion. Please format the critiques in the following manner: "Title of Article 1" Critique (use bold type for the title) Body of the Critique/ Summary References "Title of Article 2" Critique (use bold type for the title) Body of the Critiques/Summary References Be sure to use the title of the article in bold as your heading to help your reader distinguish between the two critiques. Colette both critiques in one document for a four-page long paper. Identify the author and title of your first article, complete the critique, and provide references. Then identify the author and title of your second article and present that critique and its references. Should be a total of 4 pages, double-spaced, and in APA format.
Article Critique Name Institution Instructor Date â€œCreating a Strategically Aligned Workforceâ€ Critique As the author, van Riel states in the abstract; â€œThis paper focuses on critical success factors in creating an aligned workforce around new strategic goalsâ€ and â€œBest practices of companies, headquartered in three different continentsâ€ were â€œused to illustrate an ideal roadmap.â€ The writer reveals that â€œthese companies measure and manage their alignment programs in a similar way.â€ The author systematically analyses the factors that come to play when creating vision and implementing strategic direction and comes up with 3 key factors that help create aligned workforces around the globe. He lists: â€œ(1) the managerial efforts aimed at creating alignment should be a joint effort of various specialists, initiated and orchestrated by top management; (2) consistency in behavior of management and internal messaging is crucial and (3) external claims in corporate advertising should support internal change programs.â€ The above could amount to mere claims if some more factors such as fraud cannot effectively be dealt with in an organization. Fraud is probably one of the biggest challenges to the achievement of an effective strategy of an organization because the practice milks resources, both monetary and non-monetary from organizations an. Therefore, what do we do to help achieve streamlined visions while at the same time building strategies that shall are sustainable? The solution lies in fighting crime such as fraud. We shall look at the main reasons that lead to fraudulent activities in organizations. These reasons can be explained by way of theories. A number of theories have been put forward in an ...