Module 5

Case Assignment

This Case Assignment
is all about change of organizational culture.

Please note that in
order for you to get an A grade on this assignment, your paper has to address
both the Content and Structure Assignment Expectations (see below).

Start by reading the
following Harvard Business Review (HBR) article:

Charan, R. (2006).
Home Depot’s Blueprint for Culture Change. Harvard Business Review,
Vol 84 Issue 4 p. 60-70.

Assignment Expectations (Content)

Based on the HBR
article by Charan (2006), write a 4- to 5-page paper in which you will address
the following expectation:

The article describes
what the leadership team of Home Depot did to change the company’s culture.

Analyze the steps that
the team took to make the change.

Explain what the whole
change was about and why it is considered so successful.

Select two tools that
the company used and that you consider most important and explain your choice.


For this SLP, you are
requested to write a 2- to 3- page paper in which you conduct an analysis of
the organizational culture at your organization or an organization of your

SLP Assignment Expectations (Content)

Briefly identify and
define the organization.

Conduct an analysis of
the culture at this organization, using the OCP typology.

Define and analyze
policies of hiring/laying off , dress code, performance evaluation criteria,
promotion criteria. Please also explain how they fit into the organizational
culture OCP analysis.

SLP Assignment Expectations (Structure)

Make sure that you use
your own language (rather than copying sentences from the article).

Your paper will be
graded based on the following criteria: Precision, Clarity, Breadth, Depth,
Grammar/Vocabulary, Referencing, and Application.

Use 12-point type size
(Times New Roman), double-spacing, and one-inch margins. Add a cover page and a
references list.