Short-term and Long-Term Business Strategies

 
 
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Short-term and Long-Term Business Strategies

Instructions

Using an Internet browser or a college’s library research portal, identify a recent article from such business news outlets as The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Business, Forbes, or Fast Company that describes a company that is changing its short-term and long-term business strategies. Please read the article and provide answers to the following questions:

1. How would you describe the company’s former business strategy?

2. Why is the company changing its strategy? What external forces are encouraging it to change?

3. How would you describe the new business strategy?

4. What strategic goals or major targets does the company hope to achieve?

5. How does the company intend to translate its new strategic goals into tactical or operational plans? Which levels of management will carry out these plans?

6. To what extent do you think the new strategy will be successful in addressing or adapting to external forces?

Rubric Name: Assignment 1

This table lists criteria and criteria group name in the first column. The first row lists level names and includes scores if the rubric uses a numeric scoring method.CriteriaExcellentGoodSatisfactoryLess Than SatisfactoryUnsatisfactoryCriterion ScoreContent15 points

Analysis is comprehensive, accurate, and persuasive; definitions are clearly stated. Research is adequate, current, relevant, and addresses all of the issues stated in the assignment’s criteria and answers all questions in the assignment thoroughly, giving equal weight to each question.

12 points

Analysis is comprehensive and accurate; definitions are clearly stated. Research is adequate, current, relevant, and addresses all of the issues stated in the assignment’s criteria and answers all questions in the assignment but answers could be more thorough.

10 points

Analysis is not comprehensive or persuasive. Research is inadequate in either relevance, quality of outside sources, or currentness and fails to answer all questions thoroughly and equally.

Content is not comprehensive or persuasive. Description of how strategies might change depending on strategic goals and plans not well-supported by outside sources. Research is inadequate in either relevance, quality of outside sources, or currentness.

9 points

Analysis is incomplete or omits description of strategies might change depending on strategic goals and plans. Major points are not clear or persuasive. Analysis fails to answer all questions thoroughly and equally

0 points

Analysis is incomplete and omits several assignment questions

/ 15Organization and Effectiveness10 points

Well-organized, clear, and detailed answers to assignment questions. Explanations are thorough, well-supported by the chosen article, and persuasive.

Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English.

8 points

Analysis could be more organized. Explanations are on point but could be better supported with evidence from the chosen article and/or more complete.

7 points

Analysis is orderly, but may have a few inconsistencies. The analysis is supported by minimal justification from the chosen article. .

Some mechanical errors or typos are present, but are not overly distracting to the reader. Correct sentence structure and audience-appropriate language are used.

6 points

There are obvious flaws in the in the answers provided to the assignment questions.  Analysis is incomplete.   Minimal or non-existent justification of answers from the chosen article.

Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader. Inconsistencies in language choice (register), sentence structure, and/or word choice are present.

0 points

Paper lacks any discernible overall purpose or organizing claim.

Analysis is incoherent and incompletely addresses the assignment questions. There is no justification for answers from the chosen article. Surface errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning. Inappropriate word choice and/or sentence construction are used.

/ 10Format5 points

All format elements are correct.

Article is completely and correctly documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is free of error.

4 points

Appropriate template is fully used. There are virtually no errors in formatting style.

Article is documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is mostly correct.

3 points

Appropriate template is used. Formatting is correct, although some minor errors may be present.

Article is, as appropriate to assignment and style, although some formatting errors may be present.

2 points

Appropriate template is used, but some elements are missing or mistaken. A lack of control with formatting is apparent.

Documentation of article is inconsistent or incorrect, as appropriate to assignment and style, with numerous formatting errors.

0 points

Template is not used appropriately or documentation format is rarely followed correctly.

Article is not documented.

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