Trends in the World of Business
The business world is constantly changing. To meet the challenges of the dynamic business environment, businesses and workers need to understand and react to trends.
Thematic Project Assignment
In this project, you will research trends that are affecting businesses and careers and write a report about them. These trends include the rise of globalization, the evolution of technology, and the increasing importance of cultural diversity.
Step 1: Brainstorm Skills You Need to Complete This Activity
Your success in business will depend on your skills. Preview the activity, then brainstorm a list of the skills you will need to use to complete the activity and describe how you will use them. Skills you might use include:
- Academic Skills reading, writing, math, and science skills
- Basic Skills speaking, listening, thinking, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills
- Technology Skills word processing, keyboarding, database, spreadsheet
Skills Preview: Click here to view a graphic organizer you can use to brainstorm the skills you will use to complete the project. (( IF THE CLICK HERE DOESN’T WORK HERE IS A LINK http://www.intervisualtechnology.us/data/1/17079/01_ITB_UTP_Prvw_Wrkshts_SE.pdf ))
Step 2: Choose a Business and a Career That Interest You
Think of a business that you find interesting. Then think of a career that interests you. As you investigate trends in business, you will research the effects of globalization, technology, and cultural diversity on the business and career of your choice.
Step 3: Build Background Knowledge
Preview the business trends you will research.
Step 4: Connect with Your Community
Interview an adult family member about how the business world has changed. Find out what the workplace was like when he or she first entered the workforce.
Step 5: Research Business Trends
Use library and Internet resources to research business trends. Use the Preview Project checklist as a guide to your research. Keep records of your sources of information.
Step 6: Develop a Report
.Use word processing and other software to develop a two-page report that includes all of the information described in this checklist.
✔ Describe globalization and the factors that have promoted globalization.
✔ Describe the effect of globalization on businesses and the job market.
✔ Create a time line showing the technological innovations that have promoted globalization.
✔ Describe how technology has changed the global business environment.
✔ Explain how technological change has created new businesses and affected existing businesses and jobs.
✔ Describe how diversity creates an advantage for businesses.
✔ Use information from the U.S. Census Bureau to create a chart that compares the U.S. population today with projections for the population in 2050.
✔ Describe the results of your interview with an adult family member.
✔ Describe how technology, globalization, and diversity have affected the business and career in which you are interested.
✔ Explain what the investigation and its results mean to you.
Everything about this that would have to involve me interacting with a family member or finding people to write about or anything of that nature is entirely up to you. Include records of your sources of information for parts that require it and most importantly take your time!
Base the project off of your own choices you have free will to do so.
Include the word file as well as a PDF when you export / save this work to upload. Thanks.