Subject Code and Title MGMT6009 Managing People & Teams
Assessment One: Case Study Analysis and Consultative Report
Length 3000 words
Learning Outcomes All
Submission Due by Friday 23:55 (Sydney time) end of module 3.
Total Marks 50 marks
The assessment of this subject supports students in developing their skills and knowledge in topics that include strategic human resources management, organisational design, culture and ethics, organisational behaviour, motivation and performance management. Retention and succession planning are important themes.
Assuming you are the Senior HR Executive for MiningCo, which operates in a range of isolated locations with many fly-in, fly-out staff on a rotating two-week roster basis. Analyse and reflect on the following three interrelated scenarios:
• Case one: you are tasked with researching the impact of introducing performance management initiative on the motivation of staff in your location. You are to make recommendations to the board, specifically on how the proposed initiative will impact on their decisions moving forward.
• Case two: MiningCo has a problem—each isolated site operates as a single entity and there is very little cross-over or staff rotation between them. The economic crisis in Greece and the increasing impact of the presence of ISIS in the Middle East on foreign nationals is resulting in many of the senior executives onsite wishing to leave. You will need to make recommendations to the board for how to curb any hysteria that ensues.
• Case three: you need to put together a crisis management team to manage the event that any substantial talent gap emerges at any individual site. You will need to decide on the selection criteria, the format, structure and function of the team and how you would reward them.
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Following your analysis, present your findings and recommendations in a report addressed to the MiningCo board. You should make significant references to subject material and substantial wider reading using the Torrens University library. Attach appendices as necessary, noting that they are surplus to the report (and its word count) and, therefore, assume they may or may not be read by the board (and the marker). There is no prescribed format for the report; use your own research to inform its structure.
Assume the word limit is literally a limit and that the board will reject any paper that breaches it. Students should use the brief to guide what to include in the assessment and the following rubric to inform the standard required.
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Assessment Attributes Fail (Unacceptable) Pass (Functional) Credit (Proficient) Distinction (Advanced) High Distinction (Exceptional)
Evaluation of information selected
in the case study
40% Limited understanding of key concepts required to support the case study. Confuses logic and emotion. Information taken from reliable sources but without a coherent analysis or synthesis. Viewpoints of experts are taken as fact with little questioning. Resembles a recall of summary of key ideas. Often conflates/confuses assertion of personal opinion with information substantiated by evidence from the research / subject materials. Analysis and evaluation do not reflect expert judgement, intellectual independence, rigor and adaptability. Supports personal opinion and information substantiated by evidence from the research / subject materials. Demonstrates a capacity to explain and apply relevant concepts. Identifies logical flaws.
Questions the viewpoints of experts. Discriminates between assertions of personal opinion and information substantiated by robust evidence from the research / subject materials and extended reading. Well demonstrated capacity to explain and apply relevant concepts. Viewpoints of experts are subject to questioning. Analysis and evaluation reflect
growing judgement, intellectual independence, rigor and adaptability. Systematically and critically discriminates between assertions of personal opinion and information substantiated by robust evidence from the research / subject materials and extended reading. Information is taken from sources with
a high level of interpretation and evaluation to develop a comprehensive critical analysis or synthesis. Identifies gaps in knowledge. Exhibits intellectual independence, rigor, good judgement and adaptability.
20% Difficult to understand for he audience, no logical or clear structure, poor flow of ideas, argument lacks supporting evidence. Audience cannot follow the line of reasoning. Information, arguments and evidence are presented in a way that is not always clear and logical. Line of reasoning is often difficult to follow. Information, arguments and evidence are well presented, mostly clear flow of ideas and arguments. Line of reasoning is easy to follow. Information, arguments and evidence are very well presented; the presentation is logical, clear and well supported by evidence. Demonstrates
cultural sensitivity. Expertly presented; the presentation is logical, persuasive, and well supported by evidence, demonstrating a clear flow of ideas and arguments. Engages and sustains audience’s
interest in the topic, demonstrates high
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levels of cultural sensitivity and an awareness of equity issues around social justice in the workplace. Effective use of diverse presentation aids, including graphics and multimedia.
knowledge to practice
40% Limited understanding of the internal and external business environment. Lacks a global perspective for potential market and trends. Use a limited range of information as the basis for recommended practice. Understands the internal and external business environment including commercial context and market forces. Understands local and global markets and trends. Assesses relevant information. Synthesises and evaluates information from a variety of sources. Gathers and utilises competitor knowledge. Understands the impact of financial, social, political and environmental issues on the business. Demonstrates commercial awareness of product development or service delivery. Understands the business. Can prepare and present business cases and/or proposals. Understands the impact of financial, social, political, environmental issues on the business; and where relevant, as they relate to different countries where the business may operate. Demonstrates commercial awareness of product development or service delivery and its relationship to costs. Understands the business and its risks. Can prepare and present business cases and/or proposals. Demonstrates cultural sensitivity. Understands the impact of financial, social, political and environmental issues on the business; and where relevant, as they relate to different countries where the business may operate. Demonstrates commercial awareness of product development or service delivery and its relationship to costs. Understands the business and its risks. Assesses the impact of information and communication systems on the operations of the business. Understands the global market opportunities and competitive environment.
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