Competency based critical review of leadership and management in my work organisation.

The work organisation assignment has enabled you to experience or observe the leading and managing of people at first hand. You have produced something through people in a simulated work organisation. The main purpose of the individual assignment is to give you the opportunity to observe, analyse and evaluate how specific leadership and management competences are demonstrated within the work organisation and recommend behavioural changes that could be introduced to improve working effectiveness. You are also asked to consider the portability of specific behaviours between different organisational or national cultures. (N.B. it is not intended that this assignment is focussed on your management or leadership but any demonstration of management and leadership behaviours, including your own, however underdeveloped.)

11) Team building is the aspect of management competence chosen.

Write an assignment entitled A competency based critical review of leadership and management in my work organisation.

To complete this task write responses to the following 3 questions:
1) What specifically have you observed and learnt from the experience focussing on one management competence?
Use the various sources of observational data located in your appendix i.e. personal journal, video transcripts, peer feedback, questionnaire data and tutor feedback, with an appropriate range of management concepts from your study of the subject to interpret your experience.
It may help to think of this section like the finding and conclusion of a report
(Suggested length 1000 words)

2) Evaluate how what you have learnt concerning best practice of the competence should inform and change the practice of the competence for the future.
This should be undertaken by considering the specific work organisation which you participated in or observed.
(Suggested length 700 words)
It may help to think of this section like the recommendations of a report

3) Identify and explain whether the best practice of the competence discussed in question 2 could be transferred into an employment situation when operating in a work organisation in your own national culture. If you are a UK based student, consider the transfer of the competence into a work organisation with which you are familiar.
(Suggested length 300 words)

The following appendix items must be included as course requirement:
1. A relevant Personal development journal entry (minimum 1).
2. Video transcripts of relevant incidents. (minimum 6)
3. Results from MBTI and Belbin questionnaires
4. Sociograms (minimum 6)
5. Behaviour categorisation forms (minimum 6)
6. Emotiograms (minimum 3)
7. Team critique surveys (minimum 4)

Items that should help with the assignment:
1) Visual recording of meetings
2) Transcripts of important incidents from the video recording
3) Process observation (e.g. sociograms, emotiograms, behaviour catagorisation, and team critique survey.)
4) Results of questionnaire data.
5) Personal journal
6) Reading, lecture material, relevant articles
7) Reflection and thinking

Competency based, critical review of leadership and management in my work Organisation.”

The work organisation assignment has enabled you to experience or observe the managing and leading of people at first hand.
You have produced something through people in a simulated work organisation. The main purpose of the individual assignment is to give you the opportunity to observe, analyse and evaluate how specific leadership and management competences are demonstrated within the work organisation and recommend behavioural changes that could be introduced to improve working effectiveness. You are also asked to consider the portability of specific behaviours between different organisational or national cultures.
Write a report selecting two aspects of management competence, from the following list:
1) Creative problem solving
2) Negotiating
3) Motivating
4) Delegating
5) Co-ordinating
6) Team building
7) Coaching
8) Influencing
9) Conflict resolution
10) Leadership.
11) Any other agreed with the module leader
The findings and conclusion of your report should:
1) Specify what you have observed and learnt from the experience in your two chosen management competencies. Use your various sources of observational data (including your personal journal), peer feedback, questionnaire data and tutor feedback, with an appropriate range of management concepts to interpret your experience.
(Suggested length 3 pages)
The recommendations of your report
2) Comment on how what you have learnt would inform and change the way you or members of your work organisation should express aspects of the selected competences in the future. This should be undertaken by considering the specific work organisation in which you participated or observed.
(Suggested length 2 pages)
3) Identify and explain whether the competences identified could be transferred into an employment situation when operating in a work organisation in your own national culture. If you are a UK based student, consider transfer of competences into a work organisation with which you are familiar.
(Suggested length 1 page)
Task
a? Write a report entitled A competency based, critical review of leadership and management in my work Organisation.
a? This should address two competences identified above.
a? Maximum length six sides of A4 one and a half line spacing, 11pt type in Arial type face.
a? All pages must be numbered
a? The assignment must have a front cover containing module name, title of the assignment, mark/feedback sheet, name of the person submitting the work, student number and submission date.
a? Margins must be as follows: Top: 1 inch, Bottom: 1 inch (2.5 cm), Left: 1.25 inches, Right: 1.25 inches (3.2 cm)
The specified page count refers to the main body of the assignment and does not include front cover, mark/feedback sheet, title page, references, bibliography or appendices.
Notes on how to reference properly can be found in the training section of the Brookes library website at uk/services/library/
Note that lecturers perceive plastic bindings as an irritant. Please submit this work as a set of stapled pages with no binding. Please put your name and student numbers on the top right hand corner of your cover sheet to help us to find it quickly.
Items that should help with the assignment:
1) Visual recording of meetings
2) Process observation (e.g. sociograms and group process analysis)
3) Personal journal
4) Reading, lecture material, relevant articles
5) Reflection and thinking
6) Discussion with group members and facilitators
7) Week 6 discussion on Personal Journal with Tutor.
8) Poster display in Week 4. This should demonstrate in pictorial form what you have achieved and what you need to do to successfully complete the project (see below for more details in item 3).
Notes on the coursework
(The Work organisation grade cannot bring your individual mark down but may bring your mark up.) This works in the following manner: if your group grade is higher than you individual grade then your mark is calculated on the following basis, 40% group mark is added to 60% of the individual mark to give the final mark. if the individual mark is higher than the group mark then the individual mark is the final mark and the group mark is not counted.
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The individual course work needs to emphasise the leadership and management process not just group dynamics.
Notes on the simulation
1) New issues may be introduced to the simulation at any time to simulate external environmental factors.

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