The Impact of Happier Employees
Envision yourself as the middle manager in your organization. Create a PowerPoint presentation for upper level leadership in an effort to obtain a pledge of organization funding for employees who are interested in outside professional certification.
In your presentation, address the following:
- Summarize any connections between professional certifications and employee motivation.
- List examples of professional certifications (See the American Certification Institute (Links to an external site.)).
- Calculate any cost associated with the professional certification.
- Explain to your superiors how you will use the 4 Functions Approach to plan, organize, lead, and control this effort.
- Describe the impact of a happy employee.
- Show any benefit(s) to the customers / stakeholders.
Your well-written PowerPoint should meet the following requirements:
Your presentation should include a minimum of 8 slides including title slide and reference slide(s), and be formatted according to the CSU Global Writing Center (Links to an external site.). Include speaker notes on each of your slides. Speaker notes should expand on the content you deliver in the PowerPoint. Cite a minimum of three scholarly sources, at least one of which is not provided in, or linked from, the course.
Write clearly and logically, as you will be graded on content, analysis, and your adherence to the tenets of good academic writing—which should be succinct where possible while also exploring the topics appropriately. Remember that you can always improve your work by providing support from outside scholarly sources, which both help to bolster your own assertions and supplement your ideas.
Example PowerPoint PresentationThis sample PowerPoint presentation (Links to an external site.) provides added guidance in developing your PowerPoint slide presentation in this CT. Presentations in academia and in the business world require high-impact visuals and key, summarized points in the slides, plus extensive supporting speaker’s notes, to accomplish the communication and decision-making outcomes you strive to achieve. Your audiences will find charts, graphs, models, and trend lines, for example, especially helpful in condensing data or ideas into a simple and understandable graphic.