1.Identify an everyday organizational problem that you are familiar with. 2.Describe the process you would use to find out more information about this problem. 3.Describe the negative organizational consequences the problem creates or the gap in the body of knowledge. 4.Create and include a diagram that illustrates the process you propose to use to conduct field research and gain understanding of the problem. 5.Discuss the process you propose to use to conduct research and gain understanding of the problem referencing the diagram you have created. 6.Discuss how your process aligns with current best practices in doctoral research. 1. Identify an everyday organizational problem that you are familiar with. An everyday organizational issue I am extremely familiar with is difficulty identifying priority. When there are a large number of tasks awaiting completion, it can be a challenge trying to differentiate between those that hold the most importance versus those that are less urgent. The ability to separate the two is also essential in other organizational processes, such as decision making and problem solving. I experience this within my personal and work life. Bible Integration: The book of Luke tells us "4 What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost until he find it?... 7 I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.Links to an external site." (King James Bible, 1769/2017, Luke 15:4-7). 2. Describe the process you would use to find out more information about this problem. In order to learn more information about this organizational problem, I would research its causes, effects, patterns, and any other relevant data. In addition, choosing an organization experiencing lack of proper prioritization and interviewing multiple people in various roles may be helpful. These interviews would consist of questions regarding time management, deadlines, and specific needs. The initial step begins with finding the root of the issue. This would create a solid foundation for the process of reaching a solution. 3. Describe the negative organizational consequences the problem creates or the gap in the body of knowledge. Identifying priorities is fundamental to the success of any organization. If one cannot decide the order in which a series of tasks should be completed based on significance, it may leave those that actually are high-priority unfinished, causing greater issues. The CFO of a company chooses to prepare the financial statement for the previous quarterly evaluation instead of completing the next quarterly budget. The deadline for the evaluation is not for another two weeks. The budget is needed at the start of the next week. The CFO's inability to identify that the budget is a higher priority than the evaluation will lead to issues such as delaying the purchase of new inventory and making the decision of hiring new employees.
4. Create and include a diagram that illustrates the process you propose to use to conduct field research and gain understanding of the problem. M1-D1- Field Research Diagram.png 5. Discuss the process you propose to conduct research and gain understanding of the problem referencing the diagram you created. Harper et al. (2023) explains that the use of field research includes diversified approaches used to gather information in a research environment, such as observing and interviewing. I would perform the following: create and send a survey to various organizations, observe by sitting in on a weekly or monthly meeting of an organization, interview multiple roles within an organization and, finally, host a focus group. Each step would not only allow me to gain a general understanding, but also dive deeper into the small components that contribute as well. 6. Discuss how your process aligns with current best practices in doctoral research. Field research is frequently used as a route to collect valuable information regarding the subject that is being evaluated in doctoral research. If you struggle to identify the core of the issue, this form of research can assist in doing so. Irgil et al. (2021) encourages a combined effort of education and assimilation of pertinent data when conducting field studies. References Harper, M., & Smithers, K. (2023). Fieldwork from A-Z? Exploring shifting identities in doctoral research in Australia and Zimbabwe. The AustralianEducational Researcher, 50(5), 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13384-023-00649-1Links to an external site. Irgil, E., Kreft, A.-K., Lee, M., Willis, C. N., & Zvobgo, K. (2021). Field research: A graduate student's guide. International Studies Review, 23(4), 1495-1517. https://doi.org/10.1093/isr/viab023Links to an external site. King James Bible. (2017). King James Bible Online. https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Links to an external site. (Original work published 1769)