c) Demonstrate effective communication and practical problem-solving skills to effectively manage people in a range of organisational contexts d) Critically reflect on the roles and functions that managers perform in the context of the challenges and risks they have to address in the changing environment. e) Develop and justify a model of management cognisant of the organisational minutiae to guide future practice.
Context: This assessment is designed for you to experience the challenges that managers face in thinking strategically, conceptually and analytically to create effective organisations and productive work environments. It is in two parts and this is Part A of Assessment 3. Part A is designed to focus your thinking on more strategic issues from modules five and six in relation to management, people and teams, whilst requiring you to integrate the underlying principles discussed in earlier modules. It is in essence your approach and philosophy to future proofing your organisation (or one you know well). Part B requires you to critique the Part A video of another student based on your knowledge of the underlying principles.
Instructions: Part A You are to prepare a 5- 10-minute video presentation on your approach to managing your organisation into the future. Your chosen organisation may be your current or recant employer or one with which you are very familiar. The focus of your presentation will be on the topics discussed in modules five and six. For example: • Creating an ethical organisation • Leveraging culture and diversity • Competitive advantage through strategic people management • Fostering innovation It is best to address genuine challenges the organisation faces in these areas, so discuss other ideas you have with your facilitator. You may focus on any one of the topics listed above and use that as the core discussion around which you could discuss the other three. Your presentation must discuss the challenges faced, your vision or strategic objectives and importantly, your approach to managing the required strategies and actions. Whilst you will be focusing on the topics from modules five and six, it is expected that you will bring into consideration any relevant topics from other modules. You must also include lessons you have learnt throughout this subject from activities and previous assessments such as your group assessment. For example, if your chosen topic was about leveraging culture and diversity, you could identify how this was addressed in your assessment group and any learnings you can transfer to your workplace challenge. Presentations must be between 5 to 10 minutes and you are to talk direct to the camera, that is, no presentation slides are required. You may refer to notes as a prompt but are not to read them verbatim. In some respects, this may be like a job interview for a senior management role, so you need to convince the audience that you are capable of addressing and managing the issues faced.
NOTE: You must provide a list of references to support your presentation. This can be provided in a separate document and uploaded via the assessment 3 Part A portal. Your presentation will be assessed and graded by the facilitator against the following criteria:
Knowledge and understanding of theoretical models
Appropriate application of theory to the challenges faced
Effective presentation skills – both verbal and non-verbal