Assignment 1 Specifications
This assignment aims at ensuring that students have familiarised themselves with a general framework of at least one management related topic. Students will be required to apply relevant theoretical concepts with the use of practical examples in most cases in a written research paper and discuss their topic via a live presentation.
Topics and presentation schedule:
Organise yourselves into groups of not more than 4 students and not less than 3 students. Please choose from one of the following topics from the list (see below). Topics will be allocated on a 'first come- first served basis' and will be reserved by your lecturer in writing via email.
Please ensure that you include a list of all of the group members in the email. In the event of too many students choosing the same topic, preference will be given to those students who have secured the topic first and subsequent groups will be required to choose another topic.
Research on the broad topic is a group activity and each student must contribute to that work. Each student in the group will then research, in depth an individual component drawn from the broad research topic.
1. Written report — worth 20% of your final grade and must be submitted Week 10 at 5pm. The written report should begin with the broad research topic which is then followed by each individual component identified by the individual student who prepared it.
Your report is to be written as a business report. It must include; • Executive summary • Table of contents • Section headings • Paragraphing • Page numbers • Reference list at the end of the report
2. Presentation — worth 10% of your final grade and will be presented at a date chosen by the lecturer commencing week 5. These presentations must be organised as a business presentation. Use of visual aids is encouraged.
Strict adherence to the 10 minute limit is expected. You should allocate your time to allow for a very short introduction on the broad topic followed by a few minutes allocated to each student to present their individual component
HI6005 Management and Organisations in a Global Environment — Research Paper and Presentation
Assessment Details and Submission Guidelines
Trimester T2 2019
Unit Code H16005
Unit Title Management and Organisations in a Global Environment
Assessment Type Group Assignment and presentation
Assessment Title Research paper and presentation
Purpose of the assessment (with ULO Mapping) Students are required to research a topic from a list of topics provided based on topics discussed in lectures. Topics include: • Organisational culture and management • Organisational structures and design • Decision making • Groups and teams • Communication • Managing Conflict and Negotiating • Leadership in Organizations • Power, Influence, and Politics • Motivating Behavior • Individual Characteristics The research provided will provide more in-depth evidence of individual research on the topic, not only material which is provided within the lecture content.
Weight 30 % of the total assessments
Total Marks 20 marks — research paper and 10 marks for presentation Word limit Not more than 3,000 words
Due Date Friday Week 10 — 5pm
Submission Guidelines • All work must be submitted on Blackboard by the due date along with a completed Assignment Cover Page. • The assignment must be in MS Word format, no spacing, 12-pt Arial font and 2 cm margins on all four sides of your page with appropriate section headings and page numbers. • Reference sources must be cited in the text of the report, and listed appropriately at the end in a reference list using Harvard referencing style. Note: an in-class presentation will be required. Please ensure you check with your lecturer when your presentation will be held.
Stakeholder Relationship Management and its influence on Management Decision Making General Framework
Relationship management is one of the highest level managerial functions. Use an example to illustrate poor relationship management and the outcome that resulted from it. Outline the four step approach to stakeholder relationship management recommended in your textbook.
Construct an example to illustrate good stakeholder relationship management. Using your example: 1. Define the general external environment of your example, identifying stakeholders within it 2. Define the specific external environment of your example, identifying stakeholders within it 3. Discuss how the multi-advocacy approach to stakeholder relationship management would assist managers in decision making which is sensitive to managing stakeholder relationships