A Series of Articles on Effective Organisational Design


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Module assessment detail (approved at validation as amended by module modification)Module code & title7BE002Strategic Management Module Learning outcomes:LO1Critically evaluate the underlying concepts and theories of strategic management and the relationship between strategy, stakeholder aspirations and governanceLO2Demonstrate understanding and awareness of current and emerging Economic, Political, Legal and Cultural factors and critically evaluate those which will have an impact on strategic management in an international contextL03Formulate business strategies in a systematic way , and develop criteria in order to evaluate and select those most likely to prove successful for a particular organisationLO4Develop plans for the implementation of business strategies, presenting strategic proposals to stakeholders in a persuasive and authoritative manner.Assessment types1 – Strategic Management ProjectWeightings100%Submitted as a Portfolio100%Important requirements Mode of Working: Individual Presentation Format: PortfolioMethod of Submission: Submission via electronic e-submission by 23.59 via WOLF on the due date. You are strongly urged to submit in good time astechnical issues near to submission hour will not be accepted as a valid reason. Maximum file size 10MBPaper Submission: if required by tutor.Mark required to pass this coursework: 50%Hand in date & timeVariable: See WOLF topic for exact dateDate & method by which you will receive feedback4 weeks from submission dateAssessment limits (in accordance with UWBS assessment tariff) 4000 words, excluding appendices
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Assessment Brief/ TaskThe detailed requirements for this task are as follows:The portfolio is comprised of the following sectionsA Strategic Management Project- 4000 words excluding appendices and referencesAssessed task No 1, Strategic Management ProjectThe purpose of the strategic management project is to apply the concepts and techniques learnt in the module to the analysis of real-world situations or problems, and to critically evaluate different approaches to addressing managerial problems.ContextYour boss has asked you to craft a restructuring strategy [around some identified business problem(s)]for the company you currently work for or have recently worked for. (If your company is a large one, then focus on a strategic business unit or department. The structure will be aimed at your work designation level ie supervisor, team leader, unit head, head of strategic business unit, CEO etc. Frame the issue at your level so that you are familiar with issues. For example if you are a supervisor it would be inappropriate for you to look at International diversification but this might be something for the CEO.If you are not employed in a company, exceptionally select a well-known local company/organisation and use the same criteria. Delve down to the lowest level commensurate with your designation. The organisation must be approved by your tutor.Not for profit organisations are fine too. Your tutor will need to approve the company/organisation chosen. Your remit, in the form of a strategic management project will be to propose a new design (solution) to restructuring that would make the company/organisation more efficient and competitive.The project is to be undertaken in a number of formative phases, culminating in a final written report. In phase 1 you will write proposal for your boss (tutor) to set the parameters and scope of the restructuring.You will discuss this with your classmates in seminars and get feedback. More details will be given in class.Phase 2 will be a critical literature review pertinent to the areas of the restructure. Your task will be to review research from a range of scholarly articles that relate to organisational structure design issues you are addressing. This is an opportunity to strengthen the project rigour with further theoretical insights. The core text book and supplied articles will form the backbone of the literature review but other strategy literature can and will supplement this too.You will be aware that a literature review is a critical discussion of the published research around topic area.It is also a critical, evaluative synthesis, showing the relationships between various writings and how they relate to your own work. A literature review is not a simple summary of a series of articles. A good literaturereview will look at the research that has been done and synthesise or pull together those elements that are similar or most pertinent to the themes you have chosen. The literature review will need to be appended to the main report.Phase 3 will be the start of the analysis. All projects will have some common features plus unique sections related to the precise problem(s) to be overcome. The common feature is that you will analyse your chosen company/organisation’s internal structures and its external environment using a minimum of two of the frameworks studied that you consider most relevant to your particular situation e.g. Daft’s structural dimensions, Daft’s contingency framework, Porter’s five forces model or any other model etc, justifying yourselection. Next you focus on the problem that your boss has asked you to address and propose a solution –
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