For this assignment, you will be required to write a 1,250 to 1,500-word case study that analyzes a major conflict for workers within a large corporation.
First, you must identify a publicly-traded, American corporation to use for the case study. Perform research on the corporation, its workers, and conflicts that exist within the workplace. Possible conflict topics may include: living wage, diversity, unionization, work-life balance, paid parental leave, discrimination, unhealthy organizational culture, etc. Research the root cause(s) of the conflict that you’ve chosen at the organization. Then, select and apply three specific sociological theories to the conflict to develop possible solutions or mitigation strategies, and conclude the case study with a well-reasoned recommendation as to which strategy would be preferred.
The assignment should contain the following sections:
Identify the publicly traded corporation that you’ve selected for the assignment and explain why you selected it. Describe the basic operation of the business, its locations, and its employees.
Explain a major workplace conflict that exists at the corporation you’ve selected and analyze the root cause(s).
Application of Sociological Theories
Select three specific sociological theories to the conflict. Explain each theory. Apply it to the conflict and discuss whether each could be used to develop possible solutions or mitigation strategies. Differentiate the impact that each theory’s approach would have on the outcome of the conflict.
From the three strategies analyzed, make a recommendation as to which should be pursued and why you’ve made that choice.
You may refer to the course material for supporting evidence, but you must also use at least three credible, outside sources and cite them using APA format. Please include a mix of both primary and secondary sources, with at least one source from a scholarly peer-reviewed journal. If you use any Study.com lessons as sources, please also cite them in APA (including the lesson title and instructor’s name).
Primary sources are first-hand accounts such as interviews, advertisements, speeches, company documents, statements, and press releases published by the company in question.
Secondary sources come from peer-reviewed scholarly journals, such as the Journal of Management. You may use like JSTOR, Google Scholar, and Social Science Research Network to find articles from these journals. Secondary sources may also come from reputable websites with .gov, .edu, or .org in the domain. (Wikipedia is not a reputable source, though the sources listed in Wikipedia articles may be acceptable.)
If you’re unsure about how to use APA format to cite your sources, please see the following lessons: