What do the self‐assessments that you have completed tell you about yourself as a manager and as a person? Based on an increased understanding of yourself, what is likely to be challenging for you as you move through your course of study and your career? What is likely to be easy foryou? Why you chose the particular assessments you completed ‐were there particular areas of your behavior you were trying to understand? : Individual behaviour and processes (this includes the topics of individual behaviour, personality and values, perception, workplace emotions, attitudes and stress, motivation, decision-making and creativity)

Assignment task: The concept of management/leadership emphasises self-awareness as the first step in a person’s ability to manage and lead others. A good understanding of our personality, values, emotions, team role preferences, leadership style, conflict handling style, change adaptability etc. helps us in being more authentic as a manager and leader and help lead others in organisations and life.
This task requires you to examine a range of self-assessment tools with the aim of reflecting on and understanding the self. You have to undertake six self-assessment exercises (references to these tests must be included with your assignment). These may be taken from relevant online sources, OB text-books or others that you have completed through work within the past two years. You are required to integrate relevant OB literature and research throughout your analysis.

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Guidance on Assessment 3: Assessing and developing yourself as a manager

Assignment task: The concept of management/leadership emphasises self-awareness as the first step in a person’s ability to manage and lead others. A good understanding of our personality, values, emotions, team role preferences, leadership style, conflict handling style, change adaptability etc. helps us in being more authentic as a manager and leader and help lead others in organisations and life.

 

This task requires you to examine a range of self-assessment tools with the aim of reflecting on and understanding the self. You have to undertake six self-assessment exercises (references to these tests must be included with your assignment). These may be taken from relevant online sources, OB text-books or others that you have completed through work within the past two years. You are required to integrate relevant OB literature and research throughout your analysis.

 

Word limit: 2500  words (+/- 10% acceptable)  excluding the reference list and appendices but including all headings, sub-headings and in-text references. Assignments that are more than 10% over the word limit will be penalised.

References: A minimum of ten academic references are essential. You need to use Chicago 17B referencing style.

 

Submission: You will need to upload Assessment 3 into Turnitin through the appropriate link on Blackboard Assessments. The file name of your Word Document for Assessment 3 should follow this format: Surname_FirstName_studentnumber_OB Ass3.docx. For example: Raghav_Sonia_12465976_OB Ass3.docx

 

Task details: Any SIX self-assessments must comprise at least two of the following three categories:

 

Category 1: Individual behaviour and processes (this includes the topics of individual behaviour, personality and values, perception, workplace emotions, attitudes and stress, motivation, decision-making and creativity)

 

Category 2: team processes (this includes topics of team dynamics, communication in teams, power and influence and conflict & negotiation)

 

Category 3: Organisational processes (this includes topics of leadership, organisational structure, organisational culture and organisational change)

 

Category 1: ‘Individual behaviour and processes’ self-assessments.

 

Examples of self-assessments related to   individual behaviour and processes include the following:

 

Personality tests:

https://www.123test.com/personality-test/

 

http://hexaco.org/questionnaire_quiz

 

Self-esteem test:

https://openpsychometrics.org/tests/RSE.php

 

Emotional intelligence:

https://globalleadershipfoundation.com/geit/eitest.html

 

https://www.extension.harvard.edu/professional-development/blog/assessing-your-emotional-intelligence-4-tools-we-love

 

Creativity:

 

https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/creativity-quiz.htm

 

 

 

 

 

Category 2: ‘Team processes’ self-assessment.

Examples of self-assessments related to team processes include   the following:

Team   roles:

https://www.123test.com/team-roles-test/

https://www.belbin.com/belbin-for-individuals/belbin-individual-reports/

 

Conflict handling styles:

What’s Your Conflict Resolution Strategy? [TEST]

http://www.blake-group.com/free-assessments

 

Communication style preference:

https://www.leadershipiq.com/blogs/leadershipiq/39841409-quiz-whats-your-communication-style

 

https://mci.edu.au/sites/default/files/pd_resources/Communication_Styles_Questionnaire.pdf

 

 

 

 

Category 3: ‘Organisational   processes’ self-assessments.

Examples of self-assessments related to organisational processes   include the following:

 

Preference to organisational   structure

McShane, Steven, Mara Olekalns, Alex Newman, and Angela Martin.   2019. Organisational Behaviour: Emerging Knowledge.   Global Insights. 6th ed. Sydney, NSW: McGraw Hill   Australia. (ISBN/ISSN: 9781760421649)

 

Organisational culture/corporate   culture preference

https://www.ocai-online.com/products/ocai-one

 

Tolerance to change

https://www.quia.com/sv/551724.html

 

Leadership style

https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newLDR_50.htm

  

 

 Having completed the required assessments (copies/results of which are to be handed in as an Appendix but the tests themselves are not included in the word count) you are required to address the following in this section of the assignment:

  • Why you chose the particular assessments you completed ‐were there particular areas of your behaviour you were trying tounderstand?
  • What do the self‐assessments that you have completed tell you about yourself as a manager and as a person?
  • Based on an increased understanding of yourself, what is likely to be challenging for you as you move through your course of study and your career? What is likely to be easy foryou?
  • Were there any surprises in the assessments you completed? That is, were the results different to what youexpected?
  • If there were no surprises in the assessments you completed,why?
  • The usefulness of the self-assessments you have completed with respect to your owndevelopment.
  • What you will do differently (if anything) as a result of these self-assessments and how you might monitor if the changes you want to make areworking.
  • Any reservations you have about the particular tools youused.
  • Anythingelse that you feel is relevant.

 

Structure: The assignment should be structured so that it includes a brief introduction about your personal and professional background and how you intend to benefit from this assignment.

 

Relevant headings and sub-heading should be used throughout the paper. For example under heading on ‘self-assessments related to individual behaviour and processes’, you can use the subheadings of ‘Big-5 personality test’ and ‘Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire’ to critically evaluate the tests and the results.

 

A brief conclusion should be provided at the end. No new themes should be introduced in the conclusion.

 

Assessment copies/results should be attached as appendices after the reference list.

 

Assessment criteria (marking rubric) for Assessment 3 are available under My Grades, View Rubric in the unit’s Blackboard site. You are required to demonstrate Critical Thinking, Discipline Knowledge and Skills and in-depth self-analysis supported with relevant references from high quality research. As indicated in the Assessment marking rubric, you will also be assessed on the Written Communication Skills that you demonstrate in the assignment (logically structured argument, grammar, spelling, etc.).