Author: Joyce Buda


Assignment Purpose:
In Assignment 2, students are provided a business scenario.  Gleaning information from the scenario, students will create interview questions for candidates applying for the new Vice President position within the organization.  In completing this assignment, students will demonstrate their knowledge, skills and abilities to apply 21st century leadership skills to a real-world situation. Students must show that the candidate must be prepared to be a leader within the context of the organization and its growth into the international market.
Assignment Scenario:
You are the leader of a medium size organic cereal company known as “Cereal Stuff “. The vision statement is: “To provide the world with cereals and good stuff that it can make.”  You want to expand your business to the Canadian and Mexican markets and develop a new related product containing quinoa that some of your customers have wanted you to make.  You have decided to take on a new vice president to spearhead the expansion. Your business is set up horizontally with each department in charge of their decision making.  Department heads are all vice presidents and they form a team that works with you to lead the company business efforts and to keep the business moving forward. The departments include: production, quality control and product development, finance and accounting, and marketing and sales. The new vice president will be head of the new marketing division. The business has a culture that is best described as an adhocracy. You are hoping to move toward a more democratic culture.  The business values include only using quality organic foods, the customer needs are first, and sustainability in production processes and packaging.
Assignment Instructions:
Step 1:  Review the assignment instructions carefully.
Step 2:  Create a Word or Rich Text Format (RTF) document that is double-spaced, 12-point font.   There is no set format to the paper but students should organize in a manner that is easy for a reader to understand so it is important to make a clear presentation of the questions and the reasons for the questions;
Step 3:  Review the grading rubric for the assignment
Step 4:  Follow this format:
         Title page with title, your name, the course, the instructor’s name;
         Introduction paragraph (must include a discussion on the general type of candidate the CEO wants and why);
         Body, in paragraph form:
  Number each question ( no fewer than 10 questions);
  Under each question identify through labels why you are asking the question based on the reading material from the class and then in separate paragraph the answer you want as a response again based on the reading material from class.

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