Management and Organizational Change
Mr. Simon has spent 12 years of continuous service as a line manager in a retail organization. In the past three years, he has twice been considered for promotion via a formal interview process and was unsuccessful. On each occasion, the successful candidate had better formal qualifications than Mr. Simon, although he had more experience. He has very recently been rejected for promotion for the third time and is thought to be becoming disillusioned as a result of this. On passing him in the corridor you (Mr. Simon’s team leader) overhear him saying to a colleague, ‘I can see there is absolutely no possibility of advancement in this organization for me, it’s time I moved on. Mr. Simon is a very hard-working and diligent worker and is highly regarded by your team members and replacing his skills and abilities will be extremely difficult. You are currently studying attitudes, teams, and motivation theories as part of a management qualification. Explain why the topics you are studying may be useful in analyzing this particular situation and what positive measures could be implemented to attempt to re-motivate this employee.
According to Rollinson (2010 p185) leadership can be defined as “a process in which leader and followers interact in a way that enables the leader to influence the actions of the followers in a non-coercive way, towards the achievement of certain aims or objectives”. With this in mind, critically evaluate how the leadership style adopted by a manager may either facilitate or hinder change in organizations.
Part two and part one are equally weighted.
Particular consideration may be given to:
Word count and presentation: You are required to submit an essay-type assignment not exceeding 4,000 words (excluding references). The essay should be divided into two parts, separating your response to Part One and Part Two. Each part should provide an introduction, the main section (with sub-sections) a conclusion, and a reference list. If using tables/images provide labels and sources. Write in a suitable academic style.
Submission: Your individual assignment should be submitted by 11.59 pm [UK time] on 30th April 2021 via the Turnitin submission link. Your file name should provide your matriculation number, taking the format of 40xxxxxx MOC. Your name should NOT appear.
Weighting: The assignment accounts for 90% of your overall mark on this module. Parts one and two of the assignment are weighted equally.
Referencing: Follow the APA 6th, Ed. referencing system throughout. Provide a separate reference list for Part One and Part Two. All references provided in your list should link to a corresponding within text citation.
Avoid plagiarism: Always provide a reference to support your arguments, ensuring that you cite all sources you draw ideas from and that you attribute any quotes appropriately to the author. Turnitin software may be used to detect plagiarism. Plagiarism is considered a breach of academic conduct regulations, dealt with in accordance with the University’s Student Disciplinary Regulations and Academic Conduct: Code of Practice for Staff and Students. Please see the following website for further advice and information on avoiding plagiarism. This website includes advice on how to avoid plagiarism in your work and links to pages with online tutorials and information on referencing:
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HR410 People, Work and the Global Economy
Released 19 October 2021
Please answer the following two question
Critically assess the labor market implications of Brexit
Answers should be in the form of an essay of 2,750 words at least, not including references.
Your assignment should be submitted via Myplace no later than 12 noon Monday 19 November 2021
This assignment is worth 35% of the final grade for this course.
Feedback will be given electronically using Myplace.
Individual assignment assessment overview
|Date issued: 19/10/2021|
|Date for submission of coursework: 12 noon, 19/11/2021|
|Point of submission:||Upload to Myplace by the due date with Coursework front cover attached.|
|Date by which coursework will be 20 December 2021 marked with feedback and ready for
collection by the student:
|First Marker: Brian Garvey|
|Internal Moderator: Dennis Nickson|
|Word count/Length of coursework (this does not include reference, bibliography, or appendices). Students exceeding the word limit by more than 10% will be subject to penalties.)|
|Contribution to overall module assessment/weighting:||35%|
Standard Marking Criteria
Understanding of question
Structure and presentation
|Review of relevant literature, research &
Critical analysis &
synthesis of arguments
Correct referencing &
|Class Type A Type B|
|UG: First||90 – 100 92, 100|
|80 – 89 84|
|70 – 79 72, 75, 78|
|UG: Upper second 60 – 69 Low 2.1: 62 Mid 2.1: 65 High 2.1: 68|
|UG: Lower second 50 – 59 Low 2.2: 52 Mid 2.2: 55 High 2.2: 58|
|UG: Third 40 – 49 Low 3rd: 42, Mid 3rd: 45, High 3rd: 48|
|UG: Fail||30 – 39 32, 35, 38|
|20 – 29 20|
|1 – 19 10|
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Further information about the formal assessment process is available in the relevant section of the WEO Undergraduates MyPlace page. It is important that you read the following relevant sections about University policies when preparing and submitting coursework.
Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism
Draft and ‘final submission to Turnitin’
Penalties for Late Submission
Requesting an extension via MyPlace and the reporting of mitigating
Pass mark and re-assessment in the event of a failure in coursework or
Examinations (see Handbook)
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