PowerPoint Presentation Assignment You are part of a team of consultants that has been hired by the city manager of Friendship Township. The police department in Friendship is having organizational problems and the city manager needs help in rectifying this situation.
Your team was hired because of your reputation and ability to implement organizational change. The city manager wants your team to assess the current culture in the Friendship police department and make recommendations on the organizational change needed to improve the culture. You will present your findings and recommendations in a PowerPoint presentation to the city manager. Police Department Culture To help assess the current culture, your team has asked the new chief of police to compile a summary of the issues in the Friendship police department. Download and read the summary. Memorandum To: Organizational Consultants From: S. Stewart (Chief of Police, Friendship Township) Subject: Summary of current culture in the Friendship Township Police Department I was recently hired as the new chief of police for Friendship Township. I have a background in organizational management and I have the ability to implement organizational change, which is one of the reasons the city manager hired me. After starting the job, I learned that I was hired over other candidates mostly from within the department. This has caused a severe distrust by employees of the department because I’m considered an “outsider” hired by the city manager to “clean house.” Further, the Police Department has been plagued by low levels of trust between the citizens especially those in lower socio-economical areas and patrol officers. Most of the patrol officers are content to just show up to work and answer calls for service. Self-initiated activity (vehicle stops, suspicious person contacts, probation searches, etc.) is non-existent. I’ve also heard that some officers created special tattoos and challenge coins depicting the Grim Reaper and the Police Department Patch. Additionally, the specialized gang enforcement team will not allow anyone to enter their work area without their permission; management included.
I hope that this summary gives you enough insight into our organizational issues and you are able to develop a viable solution. Create a presentation to the city manager, which should be 8–10 slides (excluding title and reference slides) with speaker notes. In your presentation, include the following information. Each team member should put their name in the lower right corner of the footer of the slide(s) they were responsible to complete. Include the following components in your PowerPoint presentation: • Overview: A brief summary of the information that will be presented. • Current Culture: Explain the current culture in the police department and include an assessment of: o Employee morale o Work habits o Major behavioral issues o To support your assessment, include artifacts and observed behaviors that result in a negative subculture in the organization. • Recommendations: Present the organizational change that should be implemented to improve the current culture. Address the reasoning behind your recommendations and the processes that you selected, explaining why and how they will help improve the police department culture. Include research from four peer-reviewed sources to support your recommendations. • Conclusion • •
Your 8- to 10-slide requirement is excluding your title, introduction, and reference slides. • Use one basic slide design and layout. • Make the text large enough to be read by your audience (font size 20–34 point). • Limit each slide to between 6 and 8 lines of content. • You may use pictures, charts, and graphs to supplement your material as long as they do not take up the entire slide. • Use bullets for your main points. • Use speaker notes to fully explain what is being discussed in the bullet points as though you are presenting to an audience, being sure to follow Standard English (correct grammar, punctuation, etc.). • Viewpoint and purpose should be clearly established and sustained. • Presentation should be well ordered, logical, and unified as well as original and insightful. • Your work should display superior content, organization, style, and mechanics. • Appropriate citation style should be followed. You should also make sure to: • Use examples to support your discussion. • List all sources on a separate reference slide at the end of your PowerPoint presentation and cite them within the body of the presentation using APA format and citation style. For more information on APA guidelines, visit Academic Tools