Leadership and Management Assignments LVL 06
1- Understand strategic leadership and management in organizations.
2- Understand how to improve organizational performance by applying relevant leadership and management skills.
3. Understand how leaders and managers utilize.
The total answer words for the Assignment will be approx 2000 words, with Grace’s percentage of 10% up and down.
The plagiarism rate allowed is 15%.
Study material will be shared.
Leadership and Management Assignments LVL 06 LEARNING OUTCOMES 1- Understand strategic leadership and management in organizations. 2- Understand how to improve organizational performance by applying
Please note that this sample assignment is for our new suite of level 6 qualifications in management which became available on October 1st 2016. Unit H/615/2706 Leadership and Management Level 6 15 Credits Related Qualifications ATHE Level 6 Diploma in Management 603/0627/0ATHE Level 6 Extended Diploma in Management 603/0628/2 Sample Assignment You have recently been employed as a trainee departmental manager by a large corporate organisation. All new employees are enrolled on an induction training programme. As part of the programme, there are a number of tasks and activities that must be completed to successfully pass the induction and become a permanent member of staff. All of the work needs to be retained in your induction file which will be presented to your line manager on completion of the induction programme. Task 1 – Induction Training Programme Preparation Before attending the first session, you have been asked to complete some background reading and prepare a set of detailed notes. Your notes should: analyse strategic leadership and the links to management in organisations. evaluate key leadership and management theories. analyse the contribution of performance techniques in organisational processes. LO1 AC 1.1, 1.2 LO2 AC 2.3 Task 2 – Discussion Paper Each inductee is required to produce a Discussion Paper for use in one of the induction sessions. The title of your Discussion Paper is ‘Explain how leadership and management styles change to meet the needs of business situations’. Your Discussion Paper must include: an explanation of how leadership and management styles should change to meet the needs of different situations found in organisations. LO1 AC 1.3 Task 3 – Employee Intranet The organisation where you are employed has a comprehensive intranet system that is used by all employees and contains a range of information sheets and appropriate literature. There is a particular section which is devoted to managers in the organisation. As part of the Induction Training Programme, you have been asked to prepare an information sheet for inclusion on the intranet system. Your information sheet must include: an analysis of the skills which are needed by strategic leaders and managers to improve organisational performance. an analysis of the key motivational theories and how they may influence organisational success. Extension activities: To gain a distinction grade you must: choose a number of business organisations, with which you have a working knowledge and then evaluate how these organisations use motivation to improve their organisational performance. LO2 AC 2.1, 2.2 2D1 Task 4 – Report for Line Manager Extension activities: You are required to prepare a report that is to be used as the basis for a discussion in a meeting with your line manager. To gain a merit grade you must include the following in your report: an assessment of the impact that theories of leadership and management may have on strategic decision making. an assessment of the qualities and skills of a named leader in achieving organisational success. You may choose any leader based on your background reading and research. 1M1 2M1 Task 5 – Presentation and accompanying notes At the end of the Induction Training Programme you are required to prepare a presentation with supporting notes to present to your peers. You must: explain the development of teams analyse the characteristics of high performance teams evaluate the role of the team leader in creating high performance teams assess the impact of teams on organisational performance. Extension activities: To gain a merit grade you must: analyse the challenges of developing effective virtual teams. To gain a distinction grade you must: evaluate the importance of using different types of teams to achieve the required outcomes of a project. LO3 AC 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 3M1 3D1 Guidelines for assessors The assignments submitted by learners must achieve the learning outcomes and meet the standards specified by the assessment criteria for the unit. To achieve a merit or distinction grade, the learners must demonstrate that they have achieved all the criteria set for these grades. Where work for the pass standard is marginal, assessors can take account of any extension work completed by the learners. The suggested evidence listed below is how learners can demonstrate that they have met the required standards. Task number LOs and AC Suggested evidence PASS Suggested additional evidence MERIT Suggested additional evidence DISTINCTION 1. LO1 AC 1.1, 1.2 LO2 AC 2.3 The detailed notes must define leadership and management and demonstrate that learners understand the difference between these terms and the interface between them. There must be an in-depth analysis which contains information on the key dimensions of the role of leaders and managers and the skills they require, and on leadership and management of groups compared to individuals. There should be an evaluation of a range of theories of leadership and management, which demonstrate understanding. The analysis of the contribution of performance techniques should be detailed, examining each point in turn. The learners should consider a range of performance management techniques. 2. LO1 AC 1.3 The discussion paper produced by the learners must include a detailed explanation of how leadership and management styles can be adapted to meet organisational needs. The learner must refer to a range of management styles which are directly linked to the needs of organisations. Actual exemplar material will help the learner to explain the points which are made. 3. LO2 AC 2.1, 2.2 2D1 In the information sheet, the learner is required to provide a full analysis which shows an understanding of several motivational theories. These need to be related to the success of organisations. The analysis of skills must be detailed, showing that learners understand the various skills required by managers and leaders to improve organisational performance. In the analysis the learners should consider a range of skill sets that are needed for successful management. Learners may need guidance with the selection of the organisations. The evaluation of the use of motivation to improve organisational performance must be balanced. The learner should judge the evidence from a number of business organisations and make valid conclusions. 4. 1M1 2M1 The assessment for the Merit grade must show understanding of the impact leadership and management theories have on strategic decision making. Learners should include a range of different theories. The learner must choose and name a leader and the assessment needs to be linked to the individual’s successful work in a stated organisation. The assessment should be balanced identifying strengths and aspects which are less strong. This should lead to judgements. 5. LO3 AC 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 3M1 3D1 The presentation and accompanying notes, must show an understanding of the difference between groups and teams. The learners could consider the theories of Tuckman, Honey, Leigh and Maynard. The analysis should show an understanding of different models of team leadership and how conflict could be managed. An effective analysis will include practical examples and consider team decision making and close collaboration. The evaluation should include the role of the team leader in creating high performance teams and provide an assessment of the impact of teams on organisational performance. The learner will be required to provide a detailed analysis of the challenges of developing effective virtual teams. Learners should consider a range of practical examples to support their written work. In the evaluation the learner will consider the use of different types of teams to achieve the required outcomes of a project. The learner will need to refer to specialist teams, diverse teams through discipline, level, culture or co-located or virtual teams and how they can be used at different stages to achieve the project outcomes. © ATHE LTD 2016 316102016 Version 1.0