develop your skills in analytical and critical thinking, information literacy and communication to an intermediate level.  Other graduate attributes such as problem solving, information technology competence, cross cultural competence and ethical practice will be assessed at an introductory level. Leadership initiatives that company management might consider in motivating their staff to innovatively solve the challenges (5 marks)

Your 15-minute presentation and submission must not exceed 10 slides (including cover page) and must demonstrate evidence of your critical thinking regarding: 1. The core experience promoted to customers (2 marks); 2. Identify and discuss the salient global challenges facing the company’s Directors (5 marks); 3. Identification of any ethical, social responsibility, or sustainability concerns that these challenges pose for the company (5 marks) 4. The potential impact on the company’s business operations (5 marks); 5. Leadership initiatives that company management might consider in motivating their staff to innovatively solve the challenges (5 marks); and 6. Your PowerPoint slides must contain elaborated discussion in the Notes section (on each slide), and use Australian English. Your presentation skills must consider appropriateness of speaking style to suit an audience of Senior Managers: clarity of vocal expression and projection, emphasis of key aspects, and compelling engagement with the audience (3 marks).

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Weighting:

40% [Assessment 3A (25%) and Assessment 3B (15%)]

Length:

Assessment 3A: PowerPoint Presentation (max. 10 slides)

Assessment 3B: Reflective Essay (500-words)

Before starting this assessment read the information and marking criteria set out below.  Please also review the rubric for this assessment.

Purpose

The purpose of this assessment item is to assess your ability to:

 

The purpose is also to develop your skills in analytical and critical thinking, information literacy and communication to an intermediate level.  Other graduate attributes such as problem solving, information technology competence, cross cultural competence and ethical practice will be assessed at an introductory level.

Description – Assessment 3A: PowerPoint presentation (25%)

 

Your narrated PowerPoint presentation (10 slides in total), with elaborated discussion embedded in the notes section, is to be based on the mini-case of clothing retailer H&M, provided in the eReading list and in Moodle. Your presentation to the Board of Directors of H&M should address the following:

  • Summarise the key customer experience provided by H&M (Slide One and one slide only);
  • Identify and discuss the salient global challenges facing the company’s Directors;
  • The potential impact on the company’s business operations;
  • Leadership initiatives that company management might consider in motivating their staff to innovatively solve the challenges.

 

Your 15-minute narrated PPT Presentation must not exceed 10 slides.

 

 

Description – Assessment 3B: Reflective Essay (15%)

 

This part of the assessment task asks you to reflect on how your initial assumptions about managing global business operations changed as you critically analysed the issues of ethics, social responsibility and sustainability that need to be considered by the Directors of H&M. What aspects of the unit were most salient in shaping your final perspective? How has critical thinking shaped your recommendations to the company Directors?

 

Your Reflective Essay of 500-words should use at least eight (8) peer-reviewed academic papers.

 

 

Assessment Criteria

 

Assessment 3 A: PPT Presentation (25/40)

 

Your 15-minute presentation and submission must not exceed 10 slides (including cover page) and must demonstrate evidence of your critical thinking regarding:

  1. The core experience promoted to customers (2 marks);
  2. Identify and discuss the salient global challenges facing the company’s Directors (5 marks);
  3. Identification of any ethical, social responsibility, or sustainability concerns that these challenges pose for the company (5 marks)
  4. The potential impact on the company’s business operations (5 marks);
  5. Leadership initiatives that company management might consider in motivating their staff to innovatively solve the challenges (5 marks); and
  6. Your PowerPoint slides must contain elaborated discussion in the Notes section (on each slide), and use Australian English. Your presentation skills must consider appropriateness of speaking style to suit an audience of Senior Managers: clarity of vocal expression and projection, emphasis of key aspects, and compelling engagement with the audience (3 marks).

 

 

Assessment 3B: Reflective Essay (15/40)

Your submission must not exceed 500-words and should demonstrate:

  1. Personal reflections on how your initial assumptions about managing global business operations changed as you critically analysed the issues of ethics, social responsibility and sustainability that need to be considered by the Directors of H&M. (4 marks)
  2. Aspects of the unit that was most salient in shaping your final perspective. (4 marks)
  3. How critical thinking shaped your recommendations to the company Directors (4 marks)
  4. Adherence to word length, relevant and accurate use of at least eight (8) peer-reviewed academic papers (3 marks)