Leading and Managing in Global Environment:: Your assignment is to present an analysis of your own organization (or an organization at which you have worked), focusing upon the team working, leadership

The following should be covered in your assignment:

a) Background: Identification of management of change situation and the context; this will include only a very brief background to the organization, its product/service, location, employment, business strategy and goals being pursued (this of course can be anonymized);
b) Analysis and discussion of change management, team working, leadership and structural issues associated with the organizational change. This is the most important part of the assignment. You will need here to blend in relevant concepts and frameworks from the course;
c) Conclusions and any recommendations for change, improvement and/or learning that follow from your analysis and discussion
Assignment Question:

ASSIGNMENT DETAILS

Your assignment is to present an analysis of your own organization (or an organization at

which you have worked), focusing upon the team working, leadership, structural and change

management issues associated with any significant change experienced in the recent past

(or anticipated in the near future) and to present practical recommendations.

GUIDANCE

The following should be covered in your assignment:

a) Background: Identification of management of change situation and the context; this

will include only a very brief background to the organization, its product/service,

location, employment, business strategy and goals being pursued (this of course can

be anonymized);

b) Analysis and discussion of change management, team working, leadership and

structural issues associated with the organizational change. This is the most

important part of the assignment. You will need here to blend in relevant concepts

and frameworks from the course;

c) Conclusions and any recommendations for change, improvement and/or learning that

follow from your analysis and discussion

Your answer should focus upon one or more particular change initiatives and draw explicitly

upon the course materials in those areas to produce a well-balanced and integrated

examination of the issues concerned. So, for example, leadership and cultural issues may

be explored separately but will need to be brought together in a combined analysis of any

issues and in the generation of any recommendations (rather than be considered

piecemeal).

Although you are not restricted just to using the ideas, concepts and frameworks specifically

looked at in the course, you should certainly aim to draw upon those materials and

incorporate them in your analysis. Good marks will only be obtained by assignments that

blend together nicely practical experience with the insights that can be gained using

academic materials from the course.

Any internal or consultancy reports (etc.) on actual management of change situations in your

organization can of course be referred to as ‘evidence’ in your assessment or used as

secondary source materials. However, they should not be used to substitute for your own

analysis and recommendations. Instead, they will only add value to the assignment if they

are made subject to scrutiny, using appropriate concepts and frameworks from the course.

Assignments that consist of material reported at length from such reports will attract very low

marks. You need to ‘step back’ from any pre-existing conclusions and apply your own

reflective skills.

MARKS DISTRIBUTION

Marks will be awarded based on the following broad distribution:

1) Identification of issues and clear rationale 10%

2) Understanding shown of relevant concepts and literature 25%

3) Quality of analysis, critical reasoning and application 25%

4) Quality of evidence used to back up arguments 20%

5) Integration between themes and through sections 10%

6) Quality of presentation 10%

Further guidance will be given as the course progresses and especially in the final online

session.