Posted: March 22nd, 2022
Learning Goal: I’m working on a business writing question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.Assessment 4 Instructions: Integrating Current and Past LiteratureWrite a 4-5 page analysis using current and past literature to inform your understanding of concepts that apply to a selected problem and gap in practice.IntroductionThis assessment ties to the third key step you would take in your capstone project: building support for your literature review. The literature review is an examination of what we know about the concepts related to a problem, gap, and framework—drawing on the current literature (published within the last 3–5 years) and past literature.You will choose a different business story, problem, and gap in practice for this assessment.The three labeled pairs of problems and gaps in practice for Assessment 4 in the business stories relate to three topics that form current and essential research in leadership. The readings provide background for these topics and, therefore, context for the problems and gaps.The three topics addressed in this assessment are as follows:Leadership Skills for the New Manager.
Driving Employee Engagement.
Leading the Digital Age.
OverviewThis activity gives you the chance to assess past and current scholarly research addressing concepts related to a new problem and gap in practice. The business story you draw from allows you to analyze a problem and gap in a specific business context while analyzing how past and current literature inform your identified problem and gap.Employer ExpectationsThe following skills, which apply to this assessment, frequently appear in articles, job posts, and university reports related to employer expectations of DBA degree holders:Utilize evidence-based literature in guiding the development of solutions.
Express oneself clearly and professionally in writing.
PreparationIf you have not done so, practice matching excerpts from past and current literature to the gaps they support by completing the activity Practice Aligning Current and Past Literature.Select a business story you have not used previously. Familiarize yourself with the business and choose one problem and its matching gap to focus on from the links identified for Assessment 3.Breakthrough Technologies: Business Story.
CareLead Medical: Business Story.
Kensington Auto Parts: Business Story.
InstructionsAfter selecting a new business story, choose a problem (something that is adversely affecting the business and must be addressed) and its related gap in practice (the cause of the problem). Choose from the three linked pairs of problems and gaps in practice labeled for this assessment, which relate to the assessment topics.Write a 4–5 page analysis in which you:State the specific business problem and gap in practice.
Identify at least two articles (one from the current literature, published within the last 3–5 years, and one from the past literature) that inform your selected problem and gap and discuss how they apply to current trends in the field of leadership, then add these sources to your capstone literature matrix.
Identify a business problem and project related to your selected problem, gap, and the past and current literature you have reviewed for this assessment, using one of three topics appropriate for the field of leadership. Explain why this project would be a good fit to address the problem.
Explain why removing your personal biases from the literature discovery process might help you in identifying more applicable past and current research to provide supporting evidence for your topic and project.
Reflect on your experience with this assessment and share what you learned.
Submit your analysis and literature matrix in the assessment area.Additional RequirementsAs you complete your assessment, be sure your submission meets the following guidelines:Capstone Literature Matrix: Submit the completed literature matrix filled for your selected articles.
Written communication: Use error-free, doctoral-level writing, with original (nonplagiarized) content, logical phrasing, and accurate word choices.
APA style and formatting: Format all references and citations according to current APA style and formatting guidelines. Consult your APA manual as needed.
Font and font size: Use a consistent, APA-compliant font, 12 points.
Length: 4–5 double-spaced page analysis plus literature matrix.
Recite: Use Recite to confirm that your in-text citations match the reference list at the end of your assessment and make any needed corrections before submitting your assessment.
File naming protocol: Follow the standard naming conventions for any files you upload. You will find the requirements on the DBA Submissions Requirements page on Campus.
Competencies MeasuredBy successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and scoring guide criteria:Competency 1: Create academically sound annotations into a matrix of literature to support business research of problems and practices occurring in the field of leadership.Make annotations in a literature matrix that convey how the literature provides adequate evidence for the problem, gap, and project need.
Competency 2: Critically integrate existing relevant literature to determine an important and meaningful gap in practice for leadership.Identify examples of current and past articles that provide evidence for a chosen problem and gap in practice.
Competency 3: Identify personal bias to create project topics in leadership based on need versus want.Describe the role of removing personal biases in the project discovery process.
Competency 5: Analyze trends in the field of leadership as drivers of business problems and gaps in practice.Discuss how selected current and past articles apply to current trends in the field of leadershipï»¿.
Competency 6: Integrate results from multiple sources to formulate a problem and rationalize a business project in the field of leadership.Identify and rationalize a business problem and project appropriate for the field of leadership.
Use varied sentence structures and correct grammar to convey clear meaning and engage readers.
Apply APA style and formatting to scholarly writing.
Resources: Readings on Three Assessment Topics
The problem and gap you choose from your business story for your assessment relate to the three topic areas addressed by these articles, which focus on how organizations develop their new leadership talent and what skill sets are required for new supervisors:Driscoll, M., & Watkins, M. D. (2020, May 18). Onboarding a new leader – Remotely. Harvard Business Review, 2–4.
Plakhotnik, M. S. (2017). First-time managers: Increasing chances of their success before the promotion. Industrial and Commercial Training, 49(3), 132–138.
These articles look at how leaders drive employee engagement on their teams:Buhlman, N. W., & Lee, T. H. (2019, May 8). When patient experience and employee engagement both improve, hospitals’ ratings and profits climb. Harvard Business Review, 2–5.
Yanchus, N. J., Brower, C. K., & Osatuke, K. (2020). The role of executives in driving engagement. Organization Development Journal, 38(3), 87–99.
These articles focus on how to lead in the digital age of technology:Ancona, D. (2019). Five rules for leading in a digital world. MIT Sloan Management Review, 61(1), 1–4.
Kane, G. C., Phillips, A. N., Copulsky, J., & Andrus, G. (2019). How digital leadership is(n’t) different. MIT Sloan Management Review, 60(3), 34–39.
Resources: Literature Search
Literature GuideYour assessment asks you to integrate two or more current and past articles. The resources in this guide will help you locate articles to inform your chosen problem and gap in practice. They also provide helpful tips about how to conduct your search.Topic Exploration Quickstart Literature Guide: Leadership.
Search TermsFollowing are some example search terms you can use to find articles related to the three topics and, therefore, the problems and gaps labeled in the business stories for this assessment:Leadership Skills for the New ManagerSearch terms: new leader development, first-time leader, supervisory skills, manager development, new leader management skills.
Driving Employee EngagementSearch terms: employee engagement, driving engagement, team engagement, leadership and engagement, employee motivation, leadership and motivation.
Leading in the Digital AgeSearch terms: digital age leadership, leadership and technology, 21st-century leadership, leadership and social media, digital transformation and leadership.
Requirements: 4-5 PAGES
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