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CASE STUDY ASSIGNMENT
Case studies are an important part of most graduate programs as they reveal more readily the
concept or theory discussed in a real-world context. Consider the chapters you have read from
Hill text that present a case study of an organization. In each of these chapters, the way
organizations incorporate various values (ex. love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness,
faithfulness.) is described in real-world scenarios. This helps us see how the value, reactions to
the value, and outcomes from demonstrating the value might be displayedâ€”and thus, presents a
rich case for learning best practices and enables us to take God with us to work and
everywhere. Case Studies are stories that develop a person, or a group of people, or a company
over a specific time period (ex. day, week, month, year). A case study analyzes what occurred
during this time period.
For your Case Study Paper, you have selected an organization and Biblical value that the
organization has displayed. Write a story and develop a person or a group of people at this
company. Remember you have to write a story that shows the example of this company
displaying this Biblical value. You wonâ€™t be writing just about the company. Write a case study
where a person or group of people displayed a Biblical value. Tell the story. Back up the
actions of the people or group in the company with scholarly references, the text, and with the
Bible (this is the most important part). Discuss and expand on how this Biblical value connects
to the organization and the story. The purpose of this is for you to be able to identify Biblical
values in an organization. Remember, Biblical values can certainly be displayed in secular
workplaces; after all, all truth is Godâ€™s truth!
Above is information about the case study. You have already completed the outline for
this. If you want to make any changes to your outline, get this approved by your professor
prior to submitting this case study. Remember you will also be doing a training
presentation based on this case study. The outline, case study, and training presentation
should all be on the same company.
Follow your outline that you did earlier in this course. Be sure to review any revisions required
from your professor. Each Roman Numeral section from your outline usually equals at lease one
paragraph in the case study. Each section of your case study should have a subheading and at
least 1 paragraph. Do not use the Roman Numerals in the Case Study.
Each paragraph should have at least 5 sentences and at least 2 different references. The case
study paper must be 8â€“10-pages (not including Title Page, Abstract, or Reference page) and must
include at least 5 scholarly resources in addition to the course textbooks and the Bible (New
International Version or King James Version).
The Case Study Paper is to be written in third person and must be in current APA format. Do not
use first or second person in this outline or in the case study. Please do not use direct quotes in
the outline. Only use direct quotes for Bible verses and famous quotes or dialogue.
Before submitting the case study, your outline topic and Biblical value must be approved.
Once this is approved, any changes must be approved by the professor.
Your case study should have a title page, abstract page, case study pages (based on the outline
you created), and a reference page.
Note: Your assignment will be checked for originality via the Turnitin plagiarism tool.
Name of Organization: TJ Maxx
Biblical Value Presented: Forbearance
I chose TJ Maxx after evaluating the companyâ€™s history and the values held by its founders. After struggling to compete with more significant retailers in the market, management eventually devised a plan to improve its market performance. Therefore, analyzing this company is essential to me as it embodies tenacity, a value that more companies should emulate. Furthermore, it is crucial to research and discuss the company to determine how best other retailers that operate in the industry could also improve their performance. Thus, the assessment will analyze forbearance, an essential trait for any business considering the challenges that most organizations face in their respective markets. Moreover, this value is vital to me because it is associated with building a solid and resilient character.
II. Background of the Company Selected
A. TJ Maxx started its operations as a company dealing only in handbags and later expanded its product portfolio (TJX, 2022).
B. In the past, TJ Maxx has undergone a series of failures before revamping and realizing success (Kim & Fortado, 2021).
III. Discussion of Biblical Values
A. TJ Maxx has demonstrated forbearance in its determination to find better ways to succeed in a challenging business environment (McFarlane, 2015).
B. Through wisdom and strategic direction, the company overcame the problems and earned the title of a successful company in the industry (Galatians 5:22-23. King James Version).
IV. Discussion of How the Biblical value is displayed.
A. TJ Maxx displays the forbearance value by finding strategic solutions, including merging with other companies in the industry and becoming stronger in the market (Avery, 2021).
B. It demonstrated the value by continuing to pump more resources into its ventures regardless of them failing initially, a value demonstrated by the likes of Ruth in the Bible (Ruth 1: 16-17).
V. Discussion of How this Biblical value is connected to the organization
A. The value of forbearance is vital, especially for companies that operate in highly competitive industries (Butler, 2020).
B. The value is also embodied in the fact that such a medium-sized company competes in an environment where much more established firms exist (Hill, 2017).
VI. Discussion of how decision-making in the organization is or not affected by this Biblical decision.
A. The decision-making process to achieve a higher level of competitiveness is demonstrated by strategic pricing and positioning of products against other companies (Hill, 2017).
B. The decision-making in the organization is demonstrated by introducing new policies and change management programs to influence employeesâ€™ performance (Kim et al., 2021).
VII. Lessons Learned
A. McFarlane, D. A. (2015). Gaps in executive and worker compensation as an organizational and management challenge. Journal of Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation, 2(1), 1-15.
B. Avery, A. (2021). After the disclosure: measuring the short-term and long-term impacts of data breach disclosures on the financial performance of organizations. Information & Computer Security, 29(3), 500-525.
C. Butler, S. (2020).TK Maxx overtakes topshop in UK despite Covic crisis. The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/sep/12/nimble-tk-maxx-overcomes-covid-crisis-to-take-sixth-slot-in-uk-fashion-market
D. King James Bible. (2022). King James Bible Online. Retrieved from https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/.
E. Kim, D. Y., & Fortado, B. (2021). Outcomes of supply chain dependence asymmetry: a systematic review of the statistical evidence. International Journal of Production Research, 59(19), 5844-5866.
F. TJX. (2022). A Global Off-Price Retailer. Retrieved from https://www.tjx.com/company
G. Hill, A. (2017). Just business: Christian ethics for the marketplace. InterVarsity Press.