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HOLMES INSTITUTE
FACULTY OF
HIGHER EDUCATION
Assessment Details and Submission Guidelines
Trimester T2 2019
Unit Code HM2022
Unit Title Organisational Structure and Effectiveness
Assessment Type Individual Assignment
Assessment Title The impact of organisational structure on management innovation and performance
Purpose of the assessment (with ULO Mapping) Students are required to perform academic research on any nominated Australian company or organisation and assess the effectiveness of the current structure and strategies in terms of management innovation and overall performance
Weight 20 % of the total assessments
Total Marks 20 marks
Word limit Not more than 2000 words
Due Date Sunday in week 10 by 11:59pm
Submission Guidelines • All 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, double spacing, 12-pt Arial font and 2.5 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.
• Students must also show adequate evidence of additional research with about 8- 10 academic reference sources provided.
HM2022 Organisational Structure & Effectiveness Individual Assignment
Assignment 1 Specifications
Purpose:
This assignment aims at applying theoretical and practical knowledge of organisational structure and design in evaluating the effectiveness of a company’s structure and strategies in terms of management innovation and overall performance.
Each student is expected to:
i. Select a company or organisation in Australia and write a formal report on its structure and strategies.
ii. Get an approval of the nominated company from your lecturer by the end of week 6. This will be approved on a ‘first-come first-serve’ basis.
iii. Perform academic research on the nominated company to identify and assess the effectiveness of the current structure and strategies in terms of management innovation and overall performance
iv. Make some recommendations based on your research and knowledge of the unit concepts.
Assignment Structure should be as the following:
? Title Page
? Executive Summary
? Brief Introduction and Background information on selected company
? Section 1: Overview of the company’s organisational structure, strategies and possible reasons.
? Section 2: Impact of the company’s structure on management innovation ? Section 3: Impact of the company’s structure on overall business performance.
? Recommendations: Provide suggestions and recommendations on how your chosen company can improve on innovation and performance.
? Conclusion
? References
Marking criteria
Marking criteria Weighting
Report structure, format and presentation 2 marks
Quality of written communication (Clear, Logical, Concise) 2 marks
Application of knowledge and course concepts 2 marks
Critical analysis and research on company’s structure and strategies 3 marks
Assessment of impact of company’s structure on innovation and performance 6 marks
Overall conclusion and strength of arguments/recommendations 3 marks
Evidence of quality research and Referencing 2 marks
TOTAL Weight 20%
Assessment Feedback to the Student:
Marking Rubric
Excellent Very Good Good Satisfactory Unsatisfactory
Overall Structure, format and presentation (2) Report is exceptionally structured, with sub-sections and correct use of paragraphs. Correct layout including font, font size, spacing and the right length. Report is very wellstructured, with sub-sections and correct use of paragraphs. Correct layout including font, font size, spacing and the right length. Report is
somewhat
structured, with sub-sections and correct use of paragraphs. Correct layout including font, font size, spacing and about the right length. Report is structured, with sub-sections and correct use of paragraphs. Some elements of layout or length incorrect. Report is poorly structured. No sub-section and paragraphs. Some elements of layout or length incorrect.
Quality of written communication
(Clear, Logical,
Coherent) (2) Report excellently written in academic writing style. Information organised clearly and coherently. Proper grammar and punctuation used throughout Report well written in academic style. Information organised clearly and somewhat coherently. Proper grammar and punctuation used most times Report somewhat written in academic style. Information organised clearly and somewhat coherently.
Proper grammar and punctuation used most times Report written in academic style. Few issues with organisation, coherency and grammar. Report not written in academic style. Many issues with coherency and grammar.
Application of knowledge and
course concepts
(2) Gives a very detailed general background of the topic and demonstrated sound knowledge of course concepts. There is excellent proof of research on the topic
. Gives a detailed general background of the topic and demonstrated sound knowledge of course concepts. There is very good proof of research on the topic
Gives some general background of the topic and demonstrated good knowledge of course concepts. There is adequate proof of research on the topic Gives a general background of the topic.
Demonstrated fair knowledge of course concepts. There is satisfactory proof of research on the topic Omits a general background of the topic and/or demonstrated poor knowledge of course concepts.
There is little or no proof of research on the topic.
Critical analysis and research on company’s
structure and
strategies (3) Exceptionally logical, insightful, original discussion develops. Evidence of full engagement with the literature found, with relevant and detailed critical analysis. Correct organisational structure Very logical, insightful, original discussion develops. Evidence of full engagement with the literature found, with relevant and detailed critical analysis. Correct organisational structure Detailed, original discussion develops logically. Understanding of reading shown. Some relevant
critical analysis. Correct organisational structure Adequate discussion develops logically.
Understanding of reading shown. Few relevant analysis. Correct organisational structure Inadequate discussion of issues and/or lacking in logical flow. Little/no demonstrated understanding of reading.
Wrong
organisational structure
Assessment of impact of company’s structure on innovation and performance (6) Report contains exceptional and very detailed assessment of the relationship between structure, innovation & performance. Includes more than two relevant examples Report contains very detailed assessment of relationship between structure, innovation & performance.
Includes at least two relevant examples Report contains
somewhat
detailed assessment of the
relationship between
structure, innovation & performance. Includes two relevant example Report contains adequate assessment of
the relationship
between
structure, innovation & performance.
Includes at least one relevant example Report contains contain little or no assessment of the relationship between
structure, innovation & performance. Missing out examples
Overall conclusion and strength of
arguments/recom
mendations (3) An interesting, well written summary of the main points. An excellent final comment on the topic, based on the information provided.
A very good summary of the main points. A good final comment on the topic, based on the information provided. Good summary of the main points. A final comment on the topic based on the information provided. Satisfactory summary of the main points. A final comment on the topic, but introduced new material Poor/no summary of the main points. A poor final
comment on
the topic and/or new material introduced
Evidence of quality research and Referencing
(2) Correct referencing style. All quoted material in quotes and acknowledged. Correctly set out reference list and bibliography included. All articles cited are current and peerreviewed.
Correct referencing style. All quoted material in quotes and acknowledged. Correctly set out reference list and bibliography included. All articles cited are current and mostly peer-reviewed.
Mostly correct referencing (Harvard). All quoted material in quotes and acknowledged. Mostly correct set out of reference
list and bibliography included. A good number of current and peerreviewed articles cited. Somewhat
correct referencing style. Some problems with quoted material. Some problems with
the reference
list or bibliography. Few of the articles cited were out-ofdate and not peer-reviewed. Not all material correctly
acknowledged . Some problems with the reference
list or bibliography. Most articles cited were out-of-date and not peerreviewed.
Total Marks (20)
/20