LO1. Critically evaluates the different approaches and main theoretical contributions of management practice, organisational dynamics and interpersonal relations at work

Component 1:  Individual Written Report (100%)

Case studies:  W. L Gore & Associates, Inc and ALDI 

Case Study 1 - `Working without a Boss: Lattice Organization with Direct Person-to-Person Communication at W.L Gore & Associates, Inc`

Case Study 2 - `ALDI – A Case of Rigorous Employee Control?`

Component 1 requirement:   

Based on the two cases, `Working without a Boss: Lattice Organization with Direct Person-to-Person Communication at W.L Gore & Associates, Inc` and   `ALDI – A Case of Rigorous Employee Control?’ please answer the following questions for your individual report

  1. Critically analyse the emergent management, people & organisational issues of the two cases. In doing so, you need to critically discuss the concepts of organisational structure, organisational culture, organisational leadership and people management Issues around employee control and employee autonomy as presented in the case studies.  You need to outline the merits and limitations of these concepts when applied to the W.L Gore and Aldi organisational contexts (35%) 

The word limit for this section is 2100

  • Aldi (1050 words)
  • Gore (1050 words)
  1. Provide a critical argument and specific recommendations for management, people & organisational issues of W.L Gore and Aldi and identify the rationale behind your chosen intervention underpinned by academic literate and good business practices. (35%)

The word limit for this section is 2100

  • Aldi (1050 words)
  • Gore (1050 words)
  1. In the light of the developing global business environment, identify the organisational challenges facing the management and leadership of W. L Gore & Associates, Inc and ALDI over the next 5 years. Draw upon a range of theoretical concepts covered in the MPO module and present and justify your strategic recommendations for the next phase of W.L Gore & Associates, Inc` and `ALDI’s development. The report should incorporate the basis of your analysis and be supported by a critical engagement with theory (25%)

The word limit for this section is 1500

  • Aldi (750 words)
  • Gore (750 words)

Please note: 

  • Your report must be submitted by Friday 19th March 2021 no later than 16.00 hours. Electronic copy to be uploaded on Turn tin via VLE.
  • Your report should not exceed 6000 (+/ - 10%) words in total (excluding references, bibliography, assumptions and appendices (if any)).
  • All answers should be underpinned by appropriate academic literature wherever applicable and Harvard referenced.
  • All sources must be referenced in Harvard style   See:  Leeds Beckett University guidance and “Quote Unquote” booklet
  • All submitted work will be assessed in terms of your adherence to Academic Integrity guidelines. See guidance in drop-down box of Module Content in Mybeckett

Late submissions will be penalised under the university regulations

Component 1: Individual Report (100%)

Assessment Criteria

% Weighting

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge & Understanding

Critical analysis of the range of management, organisation and people issues pertinent to the case-studies and critical evaluation of their relative importance in the internal and external environmental context

35%

LO1. Critically evaluates the different approaches and main theoretical contributions of management practice, organisational dynamics and interpersonal relations at work

Argument, analysis, synthesis & evaluation

 

Critical analysis of the management, people and organisations concepts within the case study and a critical evaluation of the contextual complexities and challenges associated with the successful strategic implementation of management, people and organisational practices and policies in contemporary organisations

35%

LO2. Critically analyse the contribution that HRM strategies, policies and practices can make to organisational effectiveness and thus produce and justify realistic strategic action plans for management to follow.

 

Awareness of Employer’s Needs 

 

Critical evaluation of conclusions and recommendations based upon logical, focused and sound judgement necessary to bring about successful implementation of management, people and organisational policy choices  

25%

LO3. Critically evaluate organisational working practice and consider the impact of policy, practice and organisational outcomes on working relationships

Academic skills and competences

 

Clarity, fluency and logical structure and layout of assignment with all work duly referenced in text and a full bibliography

5%

Opportunity to demonstrate academic skills and competences  

Assessment Descriptor for a Management, People & Organisations

 

 

Pass

Fail

Criterion

Learning outcomes

80-100%

70-79%

60-69%

50-59%

40-49%

30-39%

0-29%

Knowledge & Understanding

 

Critical analysis of the range of management, organisation and people issues pertinent to the case-studies and critical evaluation of their relative importance in the internal and external environmental context (35%) 

LO1. Critically evaluates the different approaches and main theoretical contributions of management practice, organisational dynamics and interpersonal relations at work.  

Thorough, explicit knowledge of the topic with critical understanding of the impact of broader management, people and organisations and matters impacting on the successful management of organisational practices and policies

Very good knowledge of the topic with critical understanding of the impact of broader management, people and organisations and matters impacting the successful management of organisational practices and policies

Good knowledge of the topic with good analytical understanding of the impact of broader management, people and organisations and matters impacting the successful management of organisational practices and policies

Some evidence of knowledge of the topic with some analytical understanding of the impact of broader management, people and organisations and matters impacting the successful management of organisational practices and policies

Some indications of a limited ability to identify topic areas and of some limitations understanding broader management, people and organisations and matters impacting the successful management of organisational practices and policies

Signs of an emerging knowledge of the topic areas with limited understanding broader management, people and organisations and matters impacting the successful management of organisational practices and policies

Little knowledge or understanding of any of the topic areas or broader management, people and organisations and matters impacting the successful management of organisational practices and policies

Argument - Analysis, Synthesis & Evaluation

 

Critical analysis of the management, people and organisations concepts within the case studies and a critical evaluation of the contextual complexities and challenges associated with the successful strategic implementation of management, people and organisational practices and policies in contemporary organisations (35%)

LO2. Critically analyse the contribution that HRM strategies, policies and practices can make to organisational effectiveness and thus produce and justify realistic strategic action plans for management to follow

Thorough analysis and evaluation of the management, people and organisations concepts within the case study context which clearly critiques the contextual complexities and challenges associated with the successful strategic implementation of management, people and organisational practices and policies in contemporary organisations

Very good analysis and evaluation of the management, people and organisations concepts within the case study context which clearly critiques the contextual complexities and challenges associated with the successful implementation of strategic management, people and organisational practices and policies in contemporary organisations

 

Good analysis and evaluation of the management, people and organisations concepts within the case study context with good discussion on the contextual complexities and challenges associated with the successful implementation of strategic management, people and organisational practices and policies in contemporary organisations

Some evidence of analysis and evaluation of the management, people and organisations concepts within the case study context with partial critique of the contextual complexities and challenges associated with the successful implementation of strategic organisational practices and policies in contemporary organisations

Indications of a limited ability to analysis and evaluate the management, people and organisations concepts within the case study context with limited evaluation of the contextual complexities and challenges associated with the successful implementation of strategic management, people and organisational practices and policies in contemporary organisations 

A limited ability to analysis and evaluate the management, people and organisations concepts within the case study context with limited understanding of the contextual complexities and challenges associated with the successful implementation of strategic management, people and organisational practices and policies in contemporary organisations

Little or no ability to analysis and evaluate the management, people and organisations concepts within the case study context with extremely limited understanding of the contextual complexities and challenges associated with the successful management of management, people and organisations practices and policies in contemporary organisations 

Awareness of Employer’s Needs

 

Critical evaluation of conclusions and recommendations based upon logical, focused and sound judgement necessary to bring about successful implementation of management, people and organisational policy choices (25%)

LO3. Critically evaluate organisational working practice and consider the impact of policy, practice and organisational outcomes on working relationships.

Thorough concluding section resulting in recommendations linked to bringing about successful implementing management, people and organisational policy within the context of the case study

Very good concluding section resulting in recommendations linked to bringing about successful implementation of management, people and organisational policy within the context of the case study

Good concluding section resulting in recommendations linked to bringing about some level of successful implementation of management, people and organisational policy

Adequate concluding section resulting in recommendations likely to demonstrate partial implementation within the context of the case study

Limited concluding section resulting in minor limitations when postulating recommendations to inform implementation of management, people and organisational policy within the context of the case study

Poor concluding section resulting in major limitations when postulating recommendations to inform implementation of management people and organisational policy within the context of the case study

Very poor concluding section resulting in serious limitations when postulating recommendations to inform implementation of management people and organisational policy within the context of the case study

 

Academic skills and competences

Harvard Referencing, Style and Presentation (5%) 

Requirement to demonstrate academic skills and competences

Excellent structure and presentation with precise, full and appropriate references and subtle use of language expressing a high degree of thought with clarity and precision to a level appropriate for submission for publication.

Very good structure and presentation with precise, full and appropriate references and subtle use of language expressing a high degree of thought with clarity and precision which furthers and enhances the argument

Good structure and presentation with precise, full and appropriate references with minor or insignificant errors with clear and precise use of language allowing a complex argument to be easily understood and followed

Adequate structure and presentation with good references and minor or insignificant errors or omissions with generally clear use of language sufficient for arguments to be readily understood and followed

Adequate structure and presentation with competent references but may contain inconsistencies, errors or omissions with generally understandable use of language but significant errors in expression affecting overall clarity

Poor structure and presentation with poor references but may contain multiple inconsistencies, errors or omissions with serious errors in the use of language which makes meaning unclear or imprecise

Very poor structure and presentation with very poor standard of basic English and an imprecise non-academic writing style showing very limited or nil referencing with numerous errors and omissions which makes meaning unclear and imprecise


 

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