Trimester T1 2020
Unit Code :- HC1031
Unit Title :- Managing people and Organisations
Assessment Type :- Group Assignment (Group of 4)
Assessment Title :- Reflection on individual and organisational problems and challenges
Word limit :- 2500 words
Weight :- 35% of the total assessments (Group report 35 %)
Purpose of the assessment (with ULO Mapping) :-
This assignment aimed to draw on the concepts and models used in this unit to analyse an organisation’s problem or challenge and make specific recommendations.This assignment will help you develop skills in applying the course content in an organisational analysis.
HC1031 Managing people and Organisations Assignment
Assignment 1 Specifications
This assignment aims at providing students with an opportunity to reflect on organisational problems & challenges and apply concepts and frame works covered with in the subject to solving such problems.
In groups of 4, students must:
Step 1: the organisation will be allocated to you to make sure that each group does choose a different organisation for your analysis.
Your task then is to identify and briefly describe a current organisational problem or challenge faced by your chosen organisation Relevant problems or challenges may include but not limited to high turnover rate low performance among workers the need to implement a change with in the organisation poor communication between managers and employees etc.
Note that these are only examples and you are free to focus on other problems that have practical relevance to the specific organisation you have been allocated.
However it will be good to include examples mentioned in this briefing.
Step 3: Critically analyse the problem or challenge you have identified in step 2 drawing on relevant concepts and theories taught in this unit.
Step 4: Based on your analysis make specific recommendations on how to resolve the problem or challenge and how to improve the organisation’s effectiveness in dealing with the issues You might choose more than one issue but not more than 2 issues as you need to delve into the issue rather than being superficial.
Based on your report prepare Power Point slides of key findings and make a presentation and record them and upload them on BB in the week for submission. PPTs must be submitted before you upload your group presentation.
Assignment report structure should be as the following:
As a minimum the report should contain the following:
1) Executive Summary
2) Brief Introduction and background information of the selected organisation
3) Overview of the current organisational problem or challenge
4) Detailed analysis of the current organisational problem supported with relevant concepts and theories thought in class
5) Conclusion and Recommendations
6) Reference list (a minimum of 8 academic references with links back to in-text citations).