Revise the organizational charts for two functional areas within a fictional organization, and write a 1–2 page summary analysis in which you analyze the charts you revised.

Revise the organizational charts for two functional areas within a fictional organization, and write a 1–2 page summary analysis in which you analyze the charts you revised.

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 use the same functional areas you selected in Assessment 1.

The four principal elements of management are planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. This assessment focuses on the second of these elements: organizing.

Managers are often tasked with reorganizing their departments. This assessment gives you the opportunity to create new organizational charts that reflect new structures.

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

  • Competency 3: Evaluate how organizing influences the role of a manager.
    • Justify a new human resources organizational chart.
    • Justify a new organizational chart in a declared functional area.
    • Revise an organizational chart reflecting additional staffing in a human resources functional area.
    • Revise an organizational chart reflecting additional staffing in a declared functional area.
    • Explain how organizational structure influences the role of management in human resources.
    • Explain how organizational structure influences the role of management in a declared functional area.

Required Resources

The following resources are required to complete the assessment.

Capella Resources
Capella Multimedia

Suggested Resources

The resources provided here are optional. You may use other resources of your choice to prepare for this assessment; however, you will need to ensure that they are appropriate, credible, and valid. The BUS-FP3011– Fundamentals of Management Library Guidecan help direct your research, and the Supplemental Resources and Research Resources, both linked from the left navigation menu in your courseroom, provide additional resources to help support you.

Capella Resources
Capella Multimedia
  • Presentation from the CEO | Transcript.
    • This was the first of a series of videos that set up the context for your assessments. It is provided in this assessment for your convenience.
Capella University Library Resources
  • Rao, P. S., & Pande, H. S. (2010). Principles and practice of management. Mumbai, IND: Himalaya Publishing House.
    • You may want to pay particular attention to the chapters associated with organizing, which is the focus of this assessment.

The library e-books below contain relevant content on different functional areas of management that you will examine in your assessments.

Bookstore Resources

These resources are available from the Capella University Bookstore:

  • Robbins, S. P., Coulter, M., & DeCenzo, D. A. (2017). Fundamentals of management: Management myths debunked! (10th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson.

Note: The assessments in this course build upon each other, so you are strongly encouraged to complete them in sequence.

You have been authorized to hire the new employees in order to carry out the organizational goals you have identified for the two functional areas you are examining in the Atha Corporation case study. For this assessment, determine the allocation of your new employees by revising the organizational charts for both the human resources area and the additional functional area you have chosen.

You can use Microsoft Office Word, Excel, or PowerPoint to create your revised organizational charts. The organizational charts are given in Word format so that you can make your revisions within the same document, if you choose. Note: For accessible versions of the organizational charts, refer instead to the PDF versions in the Resources.

Follow these steps to complete this assessment:

  1. Review your managerial directives and parameters in the Executive Department Management Instructions (linked in the Resources).
  2. Conduct independent research to familiarize yourself with the process of developing organizational charts. You may find the materials listed in the Suggested Resources helpful, or you may refer to other resources.
  3. Download the organizational chart for the human resources area (linked in the Resources under the Required Resource heading).
    • Examine the organizational chart to determine where the new staff resources are to be assigned.
    • Revise the organizational chart to reflect the allocation of staff resources to be added including relevant positions from a full range of job categories.
    • At the bottom of the revised organizational chart, write a brief justification for your decisions. As part of that, describe the need for the revision, comparing elements from the old and new versions.
  4. Download the organizational chart for the additional functional area you selected (linked in the Resources under the Required Resource heading).
    • Examine the organizational chart to determine where the new staff resources are to be assigned.
    • Revise the organizational chart to reflect the allocation of staff resources to be added including relevant positions from a full range of job categories.
    • At the bottom of the revised organizational chart, write a brief justification for your decisions. As part of that, describe the need for the revision, comparing elements from the old and new versions.
  5. Write a 1–2 page summary analysis of the revised organizational charts you just completed. To provide the executives with the best possible understanding of your work, your summary should address the following points:
    • Explain how the revised organizational structure (including the new chain of command) influences the role of management in each functional area and identify potential challenges for the relevant managers that result from the structural change.
    • Explain how the revised organizational structure (including the new chain of command) influences the role of management in the additional functional area you selected, and identify potential challenges for the relevant managers that result from the structural change.
    • Indicate the research you used to support your work in arriving at the goals and activities.
    • Describe the current or past experience (if any) you used as the basis for this activity.

Based on an executive audience, your summary should be well organized and written in clear, succinct language. Follow APA rules for attributing sources that support your analysis and conclusions.

Academic Integrity and APA Formatting

As a reminder related to using APA rules to ensure academic honesty:

1. When using a direct quote (using exact or nearly exact wording), you must enclose the quoted wording in quotation marks, immediately followed by an in-text citation. The source must then be listed in your references page.

2. When paraphrasing (using your own words to describe a non-original idea), the paraphrased idea must be immediately followed by an in-text citation and the source must be listed in your references page.

Submit all three of the following as attachments to this assessment:

  1. Your revised organizational chart for the human resources area.
  2. Your revised organizational chart for the additional functional area you chose.
  3. Your summary analysis.

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