|Question # 48036||Writing||5 months ago|
L7 Leading and Developing People: Individual written report, 100%
Module Leader: Ashish Gupta
Key Details and Requirements
Submission deadline: Tuesday, 17 January 2023, no later than 16:30pm (GMT)
1. Synthesise and critically review major theories of HRM and HRD, understanding how development, impacts on improvement. This will include motivational and engagement theories and how these are put into practice, in organisations.
2. Critically evaluate good leadership style, its impact on strategy, its characteristics, ethics and values and the methods that organisations, use to develop their employees.
3. Critically assess the role of HRM and HRD, including the methods and practices within different organisations, in particular with regard to constructing development plans and managing change.
Assessment details: Individual written report, 100% (2,500 words +/- 10%)
Referencing: Students are expected to use Harvard Referencing throughout their assignments where required. Please follow the Harvard Referencing Handbook for all your assignments at the ULBS.
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Please note that you can deviate +- 10% from the word limit stated on each assignment.
“The added value that people can contribute to an organisation is emphasised by human capital theory, which regards people as assets and stresses that investment in people will generate worthwhile returns for the business.”
Using theories of HRM and HRD as your preferred evidence and following a critical approach answer the following in total 800 words:
(a) Critically evaluate the arguments for and against the belief that the employees of an organisation should be viewed as assets. (250 words)
(b) Critically assess the evidence for the claim that investing in people will produce worthwhile returns. (250 words)
(c) Given that convincing evidence exists for the claim in (b), critically discuss why some organisations continue to act as if their workforce were simply a cost to be minimised. (300 words)
“Leadership in all organisations exists at three different levels, the team, the operational and the strategic. Therefore there is no value in having a great strategic leader if your organisation is useless at the team and operational levels.”
Using reliable and valid evidence and following a critical approach answer the following in total 800 words:
(a) Critically evaluate the above statement and its relevance for practising managers. (350 words)
(b) Critically evaluate strategies that an organisation could use in recruiting, selecting and developing people to ensure that there is a balance between team, operational and strategic leaders. (450 words)
“Understanding the obstacles to change is the first step in successfully managing change.”
Using reliable and valid evidence and following a critical approach answer the following in total 900 words:
(a) Critically discuss how “force-field analysis” can improve the ways in which organisational change is managed. (400 words)
(b) Using at least one contemporary case study, critically assess the relationships between organisational change and the role of HRM and HRD. (500 words)
Module Assessment Criteria
Illustrates an excellent level of understanding of complex issues in the subject. All requirements of the work are dealt with to a high standard and the work is free from all but isolated minor errors. The material is wholly relevant to the tasks.
Excellent analysis, synthesis and critical reflection with the ability to tackle issues and questions not previously encountered.
Evidence of independent and original judgment in relation to the resolution of the client’s needs and problems. Excellently presented in terms of structure and professional style
Illustrates a very good understanding of the issues in the subject, some of which are likely to be complex with some independent critical thought appropriate to the tasks. Most of the requirements of the work are covered with only a few gaps or minor and inconsequential errors. The material is largely relevant to the tasks and there is a good attempt at analysis, synthesis and critical reflection with evidence of some ability to tackle issues not previously encountered. The work is presented in a clear and well- organised manner with only minor spelling and grammatical errors.
The work displays good knowledge and understanding and its relevance to the task. The submission exhibits clear analysis and reasonable use of grammar, spelling and language. It may contain errors and lack fluency. Limited evidence of the ability to
sustain a relevant argument or logical reasoning.
50 – 59%
Exhibits an unsatisfactory grasp of the issues in the subject. Primarily descriptive and lacking in independent critical thought appropriate to the tasks. Weak or no attempt at analysis, synthesis and critical reflection with little evidence of ability to tackle issues not previously encountered. Poor spelling or other grammatical errors.
0 - 49%