HOLMES INSTITUTE FACULTY OF HIGHER EDUCATION Assessment Details and Submission GuidelinesTrimesterT3 2022Unit CodeHI6005Unit TitleManagement and Organisations in a Global EnvironmentAssessment TypeGroup AssignmentAssessment TitleAppendix Writing and Group Research ReportPurpose of the assessment (with ULO Mapping)Students are required to research a topic from a list of topics provided based on topics discussed in lectures. The research provided will provide more in-depth evidence of individual research on the topic, not only material which is provided within the lecture content.Weight40% of the total assessmentsTotal Marks40 marks for group research paperWord limitTemplate for the Appendix, Not more than 3,000 words for the group research paperDue DateFriday of Week 10 (27 January 2023) at 11:59pmSubmission GuidelinesAll work must be submitted on Blackboard by the due date along with a completed Assignment Cover Page.The assignment must be in MS Word format, no spacing, 12-pt Arial font and 2 cm margins on all four sides of your page with appropriate section headings and page numbers.Reference sources must be cited in the text of the report, and listed appropriately at the end in a reference list using Harvard referencing style.
Group assignment Specifications
This assignment aims at ensuring that students have familiarised themselves with a general framework of at least one management related topic. Students will be required to apply relevant theoretical concepts with the use of practical examples in most cases in a written research paper.
Organise yourselves into groups of 4 students.
Please choose from one of the following topics from the list (see below).
Research on the broad topic is a group activity and each student must contribute to that work. Each student in the group will then research, in depth an individual component drawn from the broad research topic. There are two parts in the group assignment:
Appendix WritingResearch Report Writing
Group Appendix Writing Guidelines and Specifications
You should form in a group of 4 students. Please use self-enrolment tool in BB. Note that once you do so, your group members are fixed and cannot be changed. The group size should be 4 only. It is essential that every member makes a significant valid academic contribution to the team result.
As you start to work on your group report, you are required to assimilate this Appendix, to be submitted via a link on the UNIT blackboard site in week 10, by Friday (27 January 2023) 11:59 pm.
What should be included in the appendix?
All the group member details-full name, student id numbers, contact phone numbers.The topic chosen for your group assignmentAllocation of the tasks for each member in the group. You may utilise this format for the above:
Topic Chosen:Student IDFirst NameFamily NameContact Phone NumberAllocated Task(s)
A Gantt chart showing the working plan towards completion of the group assignment. This chart must have every allocated task, deadlines and dates clearly stated.
[See Gantt chart example, feel free to choose your own style] GANTT CHART example:
Each student to list at least five references and sources for their chosen part. [Final report must contain these references plus any others that are cited orused].
Student IDReferencesKey theme / Reason for choosing this?1.1. 23452.1 23453.1 23454.1 2345
All the correspondence towards working on the group assignments must be submitted as part of this assessment, this would include but not limited to emails, WhatsApp messages, USB file exchanges, group discussion, text messages, etc.Details of a minimum of five group meetings held to be provided. Each meeting must be documented in the following format
Meeting No. ……: Date …………………. Time ……………………
StudentIDNamePoints discussed If absent state the reason1. 2. 3. 4.
8. Our group expectations are:9. We experienced the following challenges during this assignment:10. At the completion of the assignment we have the following insights:
Your instructor chooses which communication and collaboration tools are available to your group. If you want to use a tool but don’t find on your group’s page, ask your instructor to enable it.
Group ToolDescriptionFile ExchangeGroup members and instructors can share files in this area. All members can add and delete files, regardless of who added them.Group BlogIn the group area, all members of a group can create entries for the same blog and build on each entry. All course members can read and comment on a group blog, but they can’t make posts unless they are members of the group. Instructors can choose to grade group blogs. All group members receive the same grade.Group JournalIn the group area, all members of a group can view each other’s entries. Only group members and instructors can view a group journal. Instructors can choose to grade group journals. All group members receive the same grade.Send EmailGroup members can email individual members or the entire group.
You can’t create folders in file exchange. With your group, decide how you want to name files so that they are easier to locate in a long list.
Add a file to the file exchange
Group Tools > File Exchange > Add File
Add a name for file you want to upload. Browse for the file and submit.
You can also delete any file if you wish. On the File Exchange page, select Delete in the file’s menu. But it would be good to keep all the files for any future reference.
All the group members can discuss about the assignment by using Group Blog. Once you are allocated in a group, you can see this function.
Group > Group Tools > Group Blog > Create Blog Entry
Page 7 of 13 Marking Rubrics 80% and above70%-79%60%-69%50%-59%0- 49%ExcellentVery GoodGoodSatisfactoryUnsatisfactory HI60 Name, ID, Name, ID, familyName, ID, family family name, name, contactname, contact contact numberIncomplete/in number,numberName, ID, familyentered onlycorrectGroup memberallocated taskentered, unclearname, contactfor fewinformationDetails (1 mark)enteredtasksnumber enteredmembersentered Topic chosen (1 mark)ClearlyTopicTopicTopic Unclear topicmentioned andmentioned withmentionedmentioneddescribedclaritybrieflyvaguely Task allocation (1 mark)Full chart completed withFull chart individualcompleted with names, ID’s andindividualIndividualUnclearIncomplete/inwell explainednames, ID’s andnames, ID’s anddiscussion ofcorrect taskstasks with claritytasks explainedtasks explainedtasksentered GANNT Chart (1 mark)All components of chart Incomplete/incompleted,All componentsMost of theSomecorrectexplained withof chartcomponentcomponentcomponentsclaritycompletedcompletedmissingentered References (1 mark)Each member listed five Less than fiveLess than 2 references withEach memberreferencesreferences appropriatelisted fivelisted by eachlisted by eachNo referencessourcesreferencesmembermemberlisted All emails,All emails, WhatsAppWhatsApp messages, USBmessages, group files, groupdiscussions, text discussions, textmessages,All emails and messages,telephonictelephonic telephonicconversationmessagesInadequateNoAllconversationprovided. USBevidencecorrespondencecorrespondenceCorrespondence (1 mark)providedfiles missingprovidedsubmittedsubmitted Four meeting All five meetingdetails with details with allsomeLess than fourInadequate Face to facethe informationinformationmeeting detailsmeeting detailsNo meetingmeeting details (1 mark)providedprovidedprovideprovideddetails Clearly statedStated expectationsexpectationsExpectationsSome Groupfrom each of thewith somelisted withoutexpectationsUnclear or noExpectations (1 0m5aMrka)nagement anmember with d Organisations in a Gldiscussion obal Environment –discussion Appendix and Researstated ch Reportstatements
adequate discussion Challenges (1 mark)Challenges regarding time, technology, resources, abilities, information well explained Some challenges explained Challenges listed without explanation Brief mention of challenges Unclear or no Challenges Insights after completion (1 mark)Well Summarised , well explained insights up to week 8 Insights summarised wellInsights mentioned without adequate discussion Attempted to mention the insights No mention of insights
Group Research Report Guidelines and Specifications
Group Research paper written report – worth 30% of your final grade and must be submitted on Friday of Week 10 (27 January 2023) at 11:59pm. The written report should begin with the broad research topic which is then followed by each individual component identified by the individual student who prepared it.
Your report is to be written as a business report. It must include:
Executive summaryTable of contentsSection headingsParagraphingPage numbers‘Who did what’ section (use below table as template)Reference list at the end of the report
To ensure that all students participate equitably in the group assignment and that students are responsible for the academic integrity of all components of the assignment. You need to complete the following table which identifies which student/students are responsible for the various sections of the assignment.
This table needs to be completed and submitted with the assignment as it is a compulsory component required before any grading is undertaken.
List of Topics (Choose one):
TOPIC 2 Corporate or Organisational Culture General Framework Discuss why corporate culture is such an important determinant of organisational success. Outline the dimensions commonly used in describing a particular organisation’s culture. Individual Components Each individual should focus on one (or two) of the dimensions and identify a specific organisation noted for its emphasis of that dimension.Describe how that organisation stresses that particular component of organisation culture and comment on whether they have been successful [Note: Individual team members must choose different dimensions and thus outline different actual cases].TOPIC 3 National Culture General Framework Discuss why an understanding of national culture is important for multi-national or trans-national corporations seeking to operate in a global business environment. Outline the dimensions commonly used in describing national culture. Individual Components Each individual should choose a different country classifying it in terms of the commonly-used dimensions for describing national culture. Choose the countries wisely so that differences can be highlighted. Each member should seek to find specific examples in their country of choice to illustrate the classification they have made.
The Hawthorne Studies General Framework
The Hawthorne studies had their origins in the Scientific School of Management and constituted a genuine attempt at discovery through research. By today’s standards there were deficiencies in the research which will be highlighted in the individual components of this topic.
In your introduction outline the overall context of the Hawthorne studies and in your conclusion, stress the significant outcomes from the studies notwithstanding the acknowledged defects in the research methodology.
The Illumination Studies: One member of the group chooses this phase of the studies.The Relay Room Experiments: Another member of the group chooses this phase of the studies.The Bank Wiring Experiments: The third member of the group choose this phase.
Apart from describing the phase you have chosen, you must identify the specific research methodological weaknesses inherent in that phase.
Stakeholder Relationship Management and its influence on Management Decision Making General Framework
Relationship management is one of the highest-level managerial functions. Use an example to illustrate poor relationship management and the outcome that resulted from it. Outline the four-step approach to stakeholder relationship management.
Construct an example to illustrate good stakeholder relationship management. Using your example:
TOPIC 12 Motivation Overview General Framework Outline the meaning of motivation as it applies in the workplace. Individual Components Discuss this question: Can a manager instill motivation into employees or is motivation a process of drawing out something from employees? Discuss coaching.Provide a map of the various theories of work motivation and explain the map.Discuss John Holland theory of personality and job fit as an explanation of workmotivation. Describe the difference between a content theory and a process theory of motivation. TOPIC 13 Motivation: Content Theories General Framework Describe the difference between a content theory and a process theory of motivation citing examples of how some process theories, under criticism, have been reduced to content theories. Individual Components Discuss Maslow’s theory and detail the criticisms that have been levelled against it.Discuss Hertzberg’s theory and detail the criticism that have been levelled against it.Discuss McGregor’s theory of work motivation.Behavioural science research expects to be scrutinized and criticism levelled against it. Summarise with examples from Hofstede’s work through to the theories of motivation.
TOPIC 14 Motivation: Process Theories General Framework Provide a map of the various theories of work motivation and explain the map distinguishing the differences between content and process theories of work motivation.Individual Components Discuss McClelland’s work and theories of work motivation.Discuss Goal Setting and its role in work motivation: the ‘Review & Agree’ Process.Discuss Equity Theory using examples.Discuss Expectancy Theory using examples.
TOPIC 15 Change Management General Framework Outline the “Calm-waters” and the “White-water rapids” metaphors for Change Management. Individual Components Discuss Kotter’s theory of Change Management.Discuss Force-Field Analysis: giving examples.Changing an organisation’s culture may be necessary as part of change management. What can a manager do to change an organisation’s culture?
Detailed rubric for the Group Research paper written report
ExcellentVery goodGoodSatisfactoryUnsatisfactory81-100%71-80%61-70%50-60%0-49.99%Executive Summary (4 marks)Clear evidence of a summary which summaries the entire reportClear evidence of a summary which summarises the entire reportSome evidence of a summary which summarises the entire reportLimited evidence of a summary of the entire reportNo executive summary includedDiscussion on allocated general framework (8 marks)Demonstration of outstanding knowledge of the chosen topic and has included significant research which are beyond areas covered within the lectureDemonstration of very good knowledge of the chosen topic and has included some research beyond areas covered within the lecture notes.Demonstration of good knowledge of the chosen topic and has included minimal research beyond areas covered within the lecture notes.Demonstration of satisfactory knowledge of the chosen topic and has included no research beyond areas covered within the lecture notes.Demonstration of little or no knowledge of the chosen topic and discussion has little or no relevance to the topic chosen. Application of theory on Individual component discussion (8 marks)Your Your interpretation of interpretation of theory is accurateYour interpretationtheory isYour and insightful and has included significant research which goes beyond areas covered within the lectureof theory is accurate and has some insight and included some research which goes beyond areas covered within thesomewhat accurate and has included minimal research which is beyond areas covered within the lectureinterpretation of theory is very general and has included no research which is beyond areas covered within Your interpretation of theory is missing or not relevant to thenotes.lecture notes.notes.the lecture notes.topic. NoIdentification ofIdentification of theIdentification ofIdentification ofidentification ofthe author hasauthor has beenthe author hasthe author hasthe author hadbeen identified.identified.been identified.been identified.been given Overall presentation and quality of report (6 marks)Report is exceptionally structured with clarity, use of paragraphs and subheadings. Poorly Report is well structured with clarity, use of paragraphs andReport is somewhat structured with clarity, use of paragraphs andReport is structured with some clarity, and use of some paragraphs andpresented. Report is not structured with any clarity, and does not use of paragraphs andsubheadings.subheadings.subheadings.subheadings.
Referencing (4 marks) Clear systematic referencing using Harvard style for all sources. At least 6 peer- reviewed references were used from good sources. All in text referencing done correctly and relevant. Clear systematic referencing using Harvard style for all sources. At least 5 peer-reviewed references were used from good sources. All in text referencing done correctly and relevant Clear systematic referencing using Harvard style for all sources. At least 4 peer- reviewed references were used from good sources. Most in text referencing done correctly and relevant.Limited attempt at formatting references. References largely unrelated to the topic area. At least 3 peer- reviewed references were provided. Most in text referencing done correctly and relevant.Poorly presented, no apparent structure. No use of Harvard referencing style. References were unrelated to the topic area. Only 0 r 1 relevant reference given
Holmes Institute is committed to ensuring and upholding Academic Integrity, as Academic Integrity is integral to maintaining academic quality and the reputation of Holmes’ graduates. Accordingly, all assessment tasks need to comply with academic integrity guidelines. Table 1 identifies the six categories of Academic Integrity breaches. If you have any questions about Academic Integrity issues related to your assessment tasks, please consult your lecturer or tutor for relevant referencing guidelines and support resources. Many of these resources can also be found through the Study Sills link on Blackboard.
Academic Integrity breaches are a serious offence punishable by penalties that may range from deduction of marks, failure of the assessment task or unit involved, suspension of course enrolment, or cancellation of course enrolment.
Table 1: Six categories of Academic Integrity breaches
Plagiarism Reproducing the work of someone else without attribution. When a student submits their own work on multiple occasions this is known as self-plagiarism.Collusion Working with one or more other individuals to complete an assignment, in a way that is not authorised.Copying Reproducing and submitting the work of another student, with or without their knowledge. If a student fails to take reasonable precautions to prevent their own original work from being copied, this may also be considered an offence.ImpersonationFalsely presenting oneself, or engaging someone else to present as oneself, in an in-person examination.Contract cheatingContracting a third party to complete an assessment task, generally in exchange for money or other manner of payment. Data fabrication and falsification Manipulating or inventing data with the intent of supporting false conclusions, including manipulating images.
Source: INQAAHE, 2020
Holmes Adapted Harvard Referencing Rules
Holmes has implemented a revised Harvard approach to referencing. The following rules apply:
Reference sources in assignments are limited to sources that provide full-text access to the source’s content
for lecturers and markers.
The reference list must be located on a separate page at the end of the essay and titled: “References”.
The reference list must include the details of all the in-text citations, arranged A-Z alphabetically by author surname with each reference numbered (1 to 10, etc.) and each reference MUST include a hyperlink to the full text of the cited reference source. For example:
All assignments must include in-text citations to the listed references. These must include the surname of the author/s or name of the authoring body, year of publication, page number of the content, and paragraph where the content can be found. For example, “The company decided to implement an enterprise-wide data warehouse business intelligence strategies (Hawking et al., 2004, p3(4)).”
Non-Adherence to Referencing Rules
Where students do not follow the above rules:
For students who submit assignments that do not comply with the rules, a 10% penalty will be applied.As per the Student Handbook, late penalties will apply each day after the student/s has been notified of the due date.Students who comply with rules and the citations are “fake” will be reported for academic misconduct.
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