Your next writing assignment: If your work requires you to use a large amount of creativity, how do you save some for your own personal projects when you get home? For example, I write a lot for work. And when I get home in the evenings, I find it easy to take pictures (because it’s not words) of sunsets or water (or anything outside since I’ve been sitting in an office all day most days). I find it more difficult to make myself spending even more time SITTING AT A DESK and WRITING (or taking my laptop outside and writing even). I have a podcast I do in my free time which requires writing but I’m mostly gathering the writing of others and talking about it, not writing for myself. But if I stopped doing the podcast, WOULD I use that time to work on my own writing projects? I understand you are not being paid by the hour to help me with this. I just find that more and more of my peers that have to be creative for work are struggling with the same issues!
Due to its inherent unreliability, Wikipedia is not considered an acceptable source for use in academic writing. Please refer to “AMP-492: Module 6 Vision Statement Paper Grading Rubric” for this assignment. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the grading rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment. Some experts say that effective communication is the most important factor in successfully leading change. Do you agree, and can you cite examples that support your view? When communicating a change, which role is more important: reporter of information or sense maker? Which of Kotter’s 8 steps are critical to sustaining change? Why do some change leaders fail to properly address sustaining change? Why is the celebration of milestones important when implementing major change? This is a CLC assignment. Read the “Transformation at the IRS” case study. 1. Who are the stakeholders in this case, and which ones are most important. 2. What prompted the change effort, and what was targeted to change? 3. Why was the proposed change controversial?
4. Evaluate the change using Kotter’s 8-step model and explain how it was used, or could have been adopted for use, in this case. 5. After this case took place, the IRS considered outsourcing their collections (overdue tax collections). Would you recommend this plan? Why or why not? 6. What are some of the managerial challenges facing the IRS going forward? Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required. Directly quoted source material may not exceed 10% of the paper’s content. Due to its inherent unreliability, Wikipedia is not considered an acceptable source for use in academic writing. Please refer to “AMP-492: Module 8 CLC: Transformation at the IRS Grading Rubric” for this assignment. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the grading rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment. Complete the “AMP-492 Module 8 Peer Evaluation” form. Rate yourself as well as your team members and support your assessment of each person. These ratings are confidential and will not be shared with the team. The grade for this assignment will be the grade average you receive from your teammates. Failure to submit this assignment will result in a grade of zero, regardless of the team’s assessment of your participation in the CLC assignment.
Check your assignment against the marking schedule as well as the question. Is the structure correct? Have you included all relevant parts? For example, the title page, introduction, conclusion, reference list? Is the content logically arranged? Does your assignment read well, with each section flowing smoothly on to the next? A good way to check this is to read it aloud. Have you used your own words and acknowledged all your sources? Is your assignment well presented? Have you used academic English (if required)? Check the grammar, punctuation, and spelling. Don’t just use a spell checker (it won’t pick everything up). Check your referencing – have you acknowledged all work that isn’t your own? Is your APA referencing correct? Are your pages numbered? Have you included your name, student ID, the assignment details and the date on each page? Tip: If possible, ask a friend or family member to proofread your assignment, as it can be difficult to see mistakes in your own work. Before you submit your assignment, print it out and check it one last time. It’s often easier to spot errors in print than on screen.