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For this Signature Assignment, you will assume the role of a member of the strategic planning team after the merger (also called a horizontal integration) of two of the companies you used in Assignment 2 of Week 2. The intent of this merger is to broaden their scope of the newly merged company and increase accessibility to global markets. Your first task, as a member of the strategic planning team, is to provide a publish recruitment plan specifically for addressing the need for three additional members to the company’s management team.
Assess the following and prepare a report, including appropriate tables or charts as needed, in which you address each item using what you have learned in this course as background leading to identifying three final members to serve on the management team. Use the following questions to help think through this frame of the strategic planning process:
–Where are you now?
–Where do you want to be?
–How do you get there?
Use your creative thinking skills to add information that may not be available to you in your references. Address the following in your plan:
–Provide details of the company’s product(s) or service(s).
–Describe the company’s background, current number of employees and locations, and the primary organizational culture.
–Discuss any considerations based on your research of the company, that may be a challenge or hinder the process in selecting the most qualified candidates.
–Discuss how a change like a merger will affect employee engagement and offer strategies to keep employees engaged.
–Explain how the S.W.O.T. analysis from Week 5 might help in selecting the final three members of the strategic management team.
–Outline criteria that will be used to select the final three members of the strategic management team and the rationale for choosing specific characteristics for each of the three members.
Note: Write a statement at the end of your report that includes specific steps you have taken to minimize personal bias in producing this report.
Length: 10 to 12-page strategic plan, not including title and reference pages
References: Include a minimum of 5 scholarly resources.
The completed assignment should address all the assignment requirements, exhibit evidence of concept knowledge, and demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the content presented in the course. The writing should integrate scholarly resources, reflect academic expectations and current APA standards

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