Assignment 2 – Critical Discussion of the Leadership & Management Practices within a contemporary organisation    

2021-2022 BS4S19 Leadership & Management Theories and Practices Module 20 credits

 Term 2 – Assignment 2 – 30th April 2022 – 23:59

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 Assignment 2 – Critical Discussion of the Leadership & Management Practices within

a contemporary organisation    

 IMPORTANT – PLEASE NOTE

  • Recommended font is Calibri, font size 12, spaced 1.5, aligned on both margins
  • Recommended Structure for Assignment is aligned to Marking Guide
  • Must be written in the 3rd person – academic writing
  • Ensure to label and number any diagrams, figures or tables, including source
  • Ensure the assignment has page numbers
  • Ensure to use English (UK) spell check function
  • Must use USW Harvard Style Referencing (available on Blackboard) throughout the Report and in the References section.

 

Recommended Structure for the BS4S19 Assignment 2

 COVER PAGE must include:

 USW Logo

 Title for the Assignment:  Critical Discussion of the Leadership and Management Practices within (name the Contemporary Organisation)    (A must include)       

                                

Student number (a must include) and name (optional)

 Module Name and Code: Leadership and Management Theories and Practices BS4S19

Course Title: (a must include)    Course Leader: (a must include)    Group Number: (a must include)

 Next Page if appropriate:

 List of Abbreviations, List of Diagrams, List of Figures, List of Tables, …

 

Next Page:

Table of ContentsUse core Headings as they are related to Marking Guide

 

  1. INTRODUCTION – +/- 500 words – Marking Guide 20%

 

  • Aim of Assignment

 

  • Introduce the Organisation (small/large business, family business, cooperative, multinational)

Headquarters location, number of employees, sector of activity, organisational structure, mission and values. Refer to the Key Leaders/Managers whose L&M practices have significantly impacted on the organisation.

 

  • Overview of the Methodology use to complete the Assignment (This paper is a literature review, kindly use literature review as the methodology used) (Eg. This paper used a literature review to gather information…..then go on and explain why you choose literature review)

Type of Analysis – Qualitative/Quantitative/both

Type of Data – Secondary data

Literature Review – Academic and sector reports

Desk research

  1. CRITICAL Discussion of the Leadership and Management Practices within the organisation

+/-1650 words – Marking Guide 65%

 

  • Define the period (between X date and Y date) covered by the critical discussion
  • Introduce the key leaders/managers whose practices underpin the critical discussion of the Leadership and Management Practices within the organisation
  • Present critical events (internal or external) that have significantly affected the L&M Practices within the organisation

 

  • The overall critical discussion of the Leadership and Management Practices in the organisation, must include:

The related context and drivers (supported by relevant references) that underpin the Practices

presented

Reference to the related Leadership and Management Theories

 

  • Critically discuss any emerging context and drivers (supported by relevant references) likely to inform and influence the organisation’s Leadership and Management Practices in the future

 

 

 

  1. CONCLUSION – +/- 350 words – Marking Guide 10%

 

  • Overview of the key Leadership and Management Practices identified
  • Overview of the key trends likely to impact on the organisation’s Leadership and Management Practices in the future

 

 

  1. REFERENCES

 

Must use USW Harvard Style Referencing (guide available on Blackboard)

Overall a minimum of 30 to 40 references are expected (Acceptable Academic and sector references)

 

Overall Presentation, Structure, Style and Referencing – Marking Guide 5%

  • Overall presentation, structure, style and referencing
  • Recommended Structure for Assignment is aligned to Marking Guide
  • Must be written in the 3rd person – academic writing
  • Ensure to label all diagrams or tables and including source
  • Ensure the assignment has page numbers
  • Ensure to use English (UK) spell check function
  • Must use USW Harvard Style Referencing (available on Blackboard) throughout the body of the Report and in the References section.

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