Cultural Change Assessment

Element 1: Negative Cultural Component
8 (10%)
Student provides a thorough and detailed explanation of one negative cultural component recognized in the company he/she chose. Relevant sources and examples support thinking.

7.44 (9.3%)
Student provides a detailed explanation of one negative cultural component recognized in the company he/she chose. Relevant sources or examples support thinking. One or two minor details missing.

6.8 (8.5%)
Student provides an explanation with some details of one negative cultural component recognized in the company he/she chose. Some sources or examples support thinking. Some details are missing and/or not fully developed.

6 (7.5%)
Student provides a cursory or incomplete explanation with vague or missing details of one negative cultural component recognized in the company he/she chose. Limited or no sources or examples support thinking. Many details are missing or lack clarity.

0 (0%)
Not submitted or little to no evidence of addressing the criterion.

Element 2: Influences of Negative Cultural Component
12 (15%)
Student provides a thorough and detailed analysis of how the negative cultural component influences the specific levels of culture within the company, the structures of power within the culture, the operational success and sustainability of the culture, and company’s vision to promote positive social change. Relevant sources and examples support thinking.

11.16 (13.95%)
Student provides a detailed analysis of how the negative cultural component influences the specific levels of culture within the company, the structures of power within the culture, the operational success and sustainability of the culture, and company’s vision to promote positive social change. Relevant sources or examples support thinking. One or two minor details missing. Cultural Change Assessment

10.2 (12.75%)
Student provides an analysis with some details of how the negative cultural component influences the specific levels of culture within the company, the structures of power within the culture, the operational success and sustainability of the culture, and company’s vision to promote positive social change. Some sources or examples support thinking. Some details are missing and/or not fully developed.

9 (11.25%)
Student provides a cursory or incomplete analysis with vague or missing details of how the negative cultural component influences the specific levels of culture within the company, the structures of power within the culture, the operational success and sustainability of the culture, and company’s vision to promote positive social change. Limited or no sources or examples support thinking. Many details are missing or lack clarity.

0 (0%)
Not submitted or little to no evidence of addressing the criterion.

Element 3: Improvement Strategy
12 (15%)
Student provides a thorough and detailed explanation formulating one improvement strategy that a leader, or leaders, can use to improve the negative cultural component within the organization he/she chose. and defends why he/she thinks the proposed strategy will be effective. Relevant sources and examples support thinking.

11.16 (13.95%)
Student provides a detailed explanation formulating one improvement strategy that a leader, or leaders, can use to improve the negative cultural component within the organization he/she chose. and defends why he/she thinks the proposed strategy will be effective. Relevant sources or examples support thinking. One or two minor details missing.

10.2 (12.75%)
Student provides an explanation with some details formulating one improvement strategy that a leader, or leaders, can use to improve the negative cultural component within the organization he/she chose. and defends why he/she thinks the proposed strategy will be effective. Some sources or examples support thinking. Some details are missing and/or not fully developed.

9 (11.25%)
Student provides a cursory or incomplete explanation with vague or missing details formulating one improvement strategy that a leader, or leaders, can use to improve the negative cultural component within the organization he/she chose, and/or vaguely defends why he/she thinks the proposed strategy will be effective. Limited or no sources or examples support thinking. Many details are missing or lack clarity.

0 (0%)
Not submitted or little to no evidence of addressing the criterion.

Element 4: Promote Positive Change
12 (15%)
Student provides a thorough and detailed explanation of how the transformation will more effectively promote positive change within the organization. Relevant sources and examples support thinking.

11.16 (13.95%)
Student provides a detailed explanation of how the transformation will more effectively promote positive change within the organization. Relevant sources and examples support thinking. One or two minor details missing.

10.2 (12.75%)
Student provides an explanation with some details of how the transformation will more effectively promote positive change within the organization. Some sources or examples support thinking. Some details are missing and/or not fully developed.

9 (11.25%)
Student provides a cursory or incomplete explanation with vague or missing details of how the transformation will more effectively promote positive change within the organization. Limited or no sources or examples support thinking. Many details are missing or lack clarity.

0 (0%)
Not submitted or little to no evidence of addressing the criterion.

Element 5: Promote Positive Social Change
12 (15%)
Student provides a thorough and detailed assessment of how his/her strategy can be used to promote positive social change in alignment with Walden’s mission. Relevant sources and examples support thinking.

11.16 (13.95%)
Student provides a detailed assessment of how his/her strategy can be used to promote positive social change in alignment with Walden’s mission. Relevant sources and examples support thinking. One or two minor details missing.

10.2 (12.75%)
Student provides an assessment with some details of how his/her strategy can be used to promote positive social change in alignment with Walden’s mission. Some sources or examples support thinking. Some details are missing and/or not fully developed.

9 (11.25%)
Student provides a cursory or incomplete assessment with vague or missing details of how his/her strategy can be used to promote positive social change in alignment with Walden’s mission. Limited or no sources or examples support thinking. Many details are missing or lack clarity.

0 (0%)
Not submitted or little to no evidence of addressing the criterion.

Element 6: Critical Thinking, Analysis, and Synthesis
8 (10%)
Student exhibits evidence of thoughtful critical analysis and thinking; careful examination is made of assumptions and possible biases, with detailed supporting rationale. Writing synthesizes the classroom experiences and content; analyzes patterns or connections between theory and practice; and draws logical conclusions based on well-reasoned arguments. New questions may be presented based on synthesis of ideas and input.

7.44 (9.3%)
Student exhibits evidence of thoughtful critical analysis and thinking; examination is made of assumptions and possible biases, with supporting rationale. Writing synthesizes the classroom experiences and content; analyzes patterns or connections between theory and practice; and draws logical conclusions based on well-reasoned arguments. New questions may be presented based on synthesis of ideas and input.

6.8 (8.5%)
Student exhibits some evidence of thoughtful critical analysis and thinking; some examination is made of assumptions and possible biases, with rationale. Writing somewhat synthesizes the classroom experiences and content; analyzes patterns or connections between theory and practice; or draws logical conclusions based on well-reasoned arguments.

6 (7.5%)
Student exhibits little or no evidence of thoughtful critical analysis and thinking; minimal examination is made of assumptions and possible biases, with rationale. Writing minimally synthesizes the classroom experiences and content; analyzes patterns or connections between theory and practice; or draws logical conclusions based on well-reasoned arguments.

0 (0%)
Not submitted or little to no evidence of addressing the criterion.

Element 7: Written Communications
8 (10%)
Writing is clear, logical, well-organized and appropriate. Work is free from spelling and grammar/syntax errors. Tone is professional and free from bias (i.e., sexism, racism). There are no errors.

7.44 (9.3%)
Writing is mostly clear, logical, and organized. Few, if any spelling and grammar/syntax issues are noted. Overall, a few sections need additional editing, but generally, work appears proofread. Tone is professional and free from bias (i.e., sexism, racism). There are one or two minor errors.

6.8 (8.5%)
The main points are clear and organized. Some spelling, grammar/syntax issues are noted. Tone is professional and free from bias (i.e., sexism, racism).

6 (7.5%)
There are key sections that lack organization or logical flow. Many spelling, grammar/syntax issues are noted. Work requires additional proofreading.

0 (0%)
Not submitted or little to no evidence of addressing the criterion.

Element 8: Formal and Appropriate Documentation of Evidence, Attribution of Ideas (APA Citations)
8 (10%)
Student demonstrates full adherence to scholarly or credible reference requirements and adheres to APA style with respect to source attribution and references. There are no APA errors.

7.44 (9.3%)
Student demonstrates full adherence to scholarly or credible reference requirements and adheres to APA style with respect to source attribution and references. There are one or two minor errors in APA style or format.