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HOLMES INSTITUTE
FACULTY OF
HIGHER EDUCATION
Assessment Details and Submission Guidelines
Trimester T1 2020
Unit Code HC1031
Unit Title Managing People and Organisations
Assessment Type Individual Assignment
Students are required to apply the theories and knowledge derived from the unit materials, demonstrate critical analysis and provide a considered and comprehensive evaluation. Students must use correct in-text citation conventions. This is strictly needs to be your own original work. Plagiarism will be penalised
Assessment Title Tutorial Question Assignment 1
Purpose of
the assessment and linkage to ULO. Students are required to answer 5 questions come from the recorded tutorial questions every week from week 2 to week 6
The following Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable to this assessment:
- To explain the theoretical foundations of management and organizational studies and apply the knowledge in the context of sounds business ethics
- To apply critical and analytical thinking, including a capacity to question existing practices and assumptions, to the study of management and organizations
- To evaluate management and organizational issues relevant to organizations operating in a global and diverse workplace and appraise the politics and ethics of managerial and employee behaviour in organizations
- To demonstrate and apply research skills, showing initiative in consulting the academic literature and integrating fresh ideas into the discourse in preparation for lifelong learning
- To demonstrate the capacity to express ideas, concepts and arguments in a logical and coherent written form and in conformity with relevant standards of academic writing.
- To understand how IT changed the world of management
- To know how to use IT tools at different level of management and apply technical skills as the tools of an effective manager.
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Weight 25%
Total Marks 50 Marks
Word limit The word limited is provided in each question
Due Date Week 7 - Friday 11:59 PM (Midnight)
[Late submission penalties accrue at the rate of -5% per day]
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 Microsoft Word format, 1.5 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, all using Harvard Referencing style. Please use Harvard Referencing.
Assignment Specifications
Purpose:
This individual assignment is an opportunity for students to demonstrate their understanding of concepts and applications related to the managing of people and organisations.
Details
Answer all FIVE (5) of the following questions. The questions come from the recorded tutorial questions from week 2 to week 6.
Question 1 Week 2: Tutorial 1 (10 marks)
The world of management is rapidly changing. Please identify and describe three (3) major and current challenges for a manager in the workplace.
Answer this question in 300 words. You must support your discussion by referring to three (3) additional academic sources from ProQuest. Harvard Referencing is required, and you need to ensure that you reference them correctly.
Question 2 Week 3: Tutorial 2 (10 marks)
List the three (3) key principles of scientific management by Frederick Taylor. In addition, identify and define the three (3) contributions and three (3) criticisms of scientific management.
Answer this question in 300 words. You must support your discussion by referring to additional academic sources from ProQuest. Harvard Referencing is required, and you need to ensure that you reference them correctly.
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Question 3 Week 4: Tutorial 3 (10 marks)
What does it mean to say the world is becoming ‘borderless’ or that large organisations are ‘stateless’? Illustrate with an example. Answer this question in 300 words. You must support your discussion by referring to 3 additional academic sources from ProQuest.
Harvard referencing is required and ensure that you reference them correctly.
Question 4 Week 5: Tutorial 4 (10 marks)
Define the concepts of risk and ambiguity and explain the differences between both in 100 words. In 300 words, discuss how decision making may differ for each situation, i.e. in a situation of risk and a situation of ambiguity. You must support your discussion by referring to three (3) additional academic sources from ProQuest. Harvard Referencing is required, and you need to ensure that you reference them correctly.
Question 5 Week 6: Tutorial 5 (10 marks)
Describe the four essential steps involved in the management approach Management by Objectives (MBO).
In 300 words, discuss the advantages and disadvantages of this management approach.
You must support your discussion by referring to three (3) additional academic sources from
ProQuest. Harvard Referencing is required; please ensure that you reference them correctly.

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