BIRMINGHAM CITY BUSINESS SCHOOL
MODULE TITLE:Managing and Leading Strategic Change
MODULE CODE: MAN6005
Learning outcomes and assessment criteria specific to this assignment:
On completion of the assignment, students should be able to demonstrate their ability to:
Number of attempts
Under the Standard University Assessment Regulations (UAR20) students have two opportunities to be assessed and to pass this module. If a student has not achieved a pass in this module after the resit, no further opportunities are available and the student will be withdrawn from the course.
Penalties for late submission
If a student has a Disability Support Summary recommending additional time to complete coursework, the penalties will only apply from the alternative deadline given.
The Assignment context
“…the competencies that helped the current leaders succeed may not be appropriate for the next generation of leaders. Next generation leaders require different skills, behaviours, and insights for the challenges ahead…”
One of the most significant of these challenges will be the necessity to understand change and its underpinning, emergent dynamics in order to lead and manage successful and sustainable organisational change. Many organisations such as CMI, CBI, CIPD conduct and commission research across a range of sectors to help inform effective organisational responses to the opportunities and threats arising from change.
Responding to the challenges of change: a Briefing document
This assignment requires you to conduct research, then plan and produce a 3000 word Briefing report Document.
As a graduate you are likely to be involved with Briefing documents/papers to support a range of organisational activities, and will see them presented in various formats dependent on the purpose. They are often used within organisations to clearly and concisely present research findings when considering strategic options and choices. Given this purpose they are particularly helpful for contemporary organisations when trying to assess and make sense of strategic opportunities and threats generated by a complex and dynamic mix of both external and internal forces. Building on this feature effective briefing documents can then be used to inform and evaluate appropriate organisational responses in support of sustainable development and change.
The Briefing report document for this assignment has three sections and the requirements for each of the sections are introduced below;
Drawing on the key findings of Section1 you are required to apply ideas and theory from appropriate academic sources in order to evaluate how managers/leaders and organisations may respond effectively to key aspects of the organisational dynamics likely to be generated by the areas of change identified.
As a conclusion the final section requires you to draw on the evaluation and discussion within the Briefing document to establish the key elements of learning in terms of approaches, skills and qualities etc. for leading/managing sustainable responses to change.
The maximum word count is: 3,000 words (+/- 10%).
Your references page will not be included in the word count, but inline citations used in the main body of the assignment (e.g. Smith and Jones (2010) identified that…) will be included in the word count.
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