See attached “same writer for orders:116651 and 116624” My company is McDonaldsModule 3 – SLPTHE ACTION COMPASSAssignment OverviewIn the Module 3 SLP, you will evaluate the efficacy of your chosen organization’s strategy or strategies.In a 3- to 4-page paper, determine the grand strategy or strategies currently pursued by the organization you have selected. After you have applied the Grand Strategy Matrix to an organization, determine whether the strategy your company now follows is the most optimal one.Keys to the AssignmentThe key aspects of this assignment that should be covered in your 3- to 4-page paper include the following:Visit your chosen organization’s website, and using the company’s Annual Report and/or other additional research, determine the organization’s strategy or strategies. For example, is the company presently pursuing a Concentration strategy? An Innovation strategy? Is the company in Retrenchment?Applying the Grand Strategy Matrix (GSM) to your organization, discuss the assumptions you are using to determine the optimal strategy your organization should pursue.Decide whether the organization is pursuing the best strategy (or strategies). If not, what grand strategy or strategies should the organization pursue at present? Defend your answer.SLP Assignment ExpectationsYour paper will be evaluated based on the Rubric.Module 3 – BackgroundTHE ACTION COMPASSRequired ResourcesWatch the following video, which describes 15 grand strategies. These include, among others, Concentrated Growth, Product Development, Horizontal Integration, Vertical Integration, and Diversification:Strategic Management: 15 Grand Strategies. (2012, March 1). Cal Miramar University. Podcast retrieved on April 29, 2014, from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llKFeqZvZisThe following is an excellent overview of the Grand Strategy Matrix. Note that organizations choose grand strategies using two key criteria: Market Growth and Competitive Position:Grand Strategy Matrix. (2010). MBA Tutorials. Retrieved on April 29, 2014, fromhttp://www.mba-tutorials.com/strategy/1145-grand-strategy-matrix.htmlThe following video shows how the Grand Strategy Matrix might be applied to a real-world organization – in this case, Pepsico:Grand Strategy Matrix and Pepsico. (2011, April 24). Podcast retrieved on April 29, 2014, from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9M7zW4ajL2IIn the previous video, mention was made of the BCG Matrix. Review the following two sources as they relate to use of the BCG Matrix:Holzer, J. (01/01/2013). Encyclopedia of management theory: BCG growth-share matrix Sage Publications pgs. 64-66.How the BCG Matrix Works. (2013, March 17). Alanis Business Academy. Podcast retrieved on April 29, 2014, from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lc36fK38pLAOptional ResourcesIreland, R., & Hitt, M. A. (2005). Achieving and maintaining strategic competitiveness in the 21st century: The role of strategic leadership. Academy Of Management Executive, 19(4), 63-77. Retrieved from EBSCO.Pasmore, W. (2013). Developing a leadership strategy. Retrieved on April 29, 2014, from http://www.ccl.org/leadership/pdf/research/LeadershipStrategy.pdfRhodes, M. (2010). Five essentials of an effective strategy. Free Management Library. Retrieved on April 29, 2014, from http://managementhelp.org/blogs/strategic-planning/2010/06/07/five-essentials-of-an-effective-strategy/
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