Understand the nature of naturally occurring data and how this can be objectively analysed to inform your practice and influence your behaviour ? Analyse and discuss how the structure and characteristics of organisations can influence and constrain managers and their decision making

Understand the nature of naturally occurring data and
how this can be objectively analysed to inform your
practice and influence your behaviour
? Analyse and discuss how the structure and characteristics
of organisations can influence and constrain managers
and their decision making
? Identify the range of organisational stakeholders and
explain how managers can manage effective relationships
with them to motivate, manage and lead them to a
preferred decision outcome
? Apply a range of techniques and strategies to
communicate effectively to a culturally diverse range of
stakeholders

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ASSESSMENT BRIEF
Subject Code and Title MGMT6012 Management Perspectives
Assessment Assignment Two: Management Research
Individual/Group Individual
Length 2000 Word Limit
Learning Outcomes  Understand the nature of naturally occurring data and
how this can be objectively analysed to inform your
practice and influence your behaviour
 Analyse and discuss how the structure and characteristics
of organisations can influence and constrain managers
and their decision making
 Identify the range of organisational stakeholders and
explain how managers can manage effective relationships
with them to motivate, manage and lead them to a
preferred decision outcome
 Apply a range of techniques and strategies to
communicate effectively to a culturally diverse range of
stakeholders
Submission By 23:59 (SYD time) Friday of the end of Module 6
Weighting 60%
Total Marks 60 marks
Context:
The assessment suite in this subject is designed to provide students with a framework to
understand organisational behavior and the dynamics of the business environment. The
assessment suite aims to equip students with the necessary skills to understand the
constraints managers and emerging leaders face in developing strategies to leverage
advantages and overcome constraints and barriers in organisations.
Instructions:
Students will will create a SWOT Analysis on themselves and reflect on their current status as
a manager. Students will then comment on their fit with the organisation identified in
Assessment One. The second assignment should include:
 assessment of personal strengths and weaknesses as viewed by self and others.
Students will need to complete a minimum of three self-assessment tools and refer
to these results in their SWOT Analysis;
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 feedback received from other people you have been associated with. Feedback is
considered naturally occurring data and includes conversations, emails, formal
references and performance appraisals. You will need to reflect on who is providing
the feedback and how you appear to be progressing;
 a discussion of the opportunities and threats that will impact on your management
journey, including self-development for continuous improvement;
 integration of theory and concepts from the subject, in particular Modules 2-6,
including an assessment of your communication, values and ethics, experience with
managing diversity, experience with networking and working collaboratively, your
ability to give and receive feedback, your ability to influence others and your
capacity to be a leader now and in the future;
 a critical assessment of how you are placed or misplaced within the chosen
organisation from Assessment One; and whether or not you see a future at this
organisation.
The word limit for this report is 2,000. The total word count excludes the following sections:
title page, executive summary, table of contents, references list, appendices, citations,
tables and graphs. Students should submit one file through Turnitin. Please review the
Turnitin percentage carefully to confirm that the total percentage does not exceed 25% as
well as any single source does not account for more than 5%.
There are a number of forms the report could take. The exact form of the report will
depend on the additional research the student will undertake; students should aim for the
demonstration of deep learning, founded on reflection, rather than on getting any aspect of
the brief ‘right.’
Students should commence this assignment early, keep regular backups and ensure they
submit the correct, final version. Students should use this brief as the instruction set for the
assignment requirements. Additionally, the rubric below can be used to describe what
unacceptable, functional, proficient, advanced and exceptional assignments might look like
according to the criteria in the leftmost column of each row.
As this is a Masters level subject, students are expected to engage with high-quality
academic journal articles, using the Torrens University Library. Textbooks, Wikipedia and, in
general, anything that can be obtained through an open Google search page are considered
supplementary material.
Students should begin their reflection, if they have not already previously done it, by
undertaking some of the readily available online self-assessment tools. Your facilitator will
provide some examples including the Gallup Strengths Finder Assessment tool and the
Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator test.
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Learning Rubrics
There are numerous ways to interpret the assessment brief. This rubric should not be used as a prescription or tick-the-box list of
requirements but as a description of an amalgam of several possible interpretations and the standards they might take. The assessment will
be graded holistically, based on the criteria in the leftmost column. Your interpretation may not match the rubric exactly as you may extend
the requirements, using your initiative to demonstrate your mastery of the subject matter. Additionally, you may demonstrate elements
described in the Advanced column and still be graded ‘Functional’ for one or more of the criteria (the reverse trend is also possible). Higher
performing submissions will depend on wider reading, rather than on the rubric verbatim.
Assessment
Attributes
Fail
(Unacceptable)
Pass
(Functional)
Credit
(Proficient)
Distinction
(Advanced)
High Distinction
(Exceptional)
Methodology and
Data Sources
20%
Little or no appreciation for
the role of methodology in
undertaking a selfreflection.
Demonstration of role
of methodology but
has confused methods
or has provided a
cursory or incomplete
account of the
employed
methodology.
Good demonstration
of research
methodology including
use of self-assessment
tools and feedback
from others.
Needs further
consideration of the
role that methodology
plays to as to make it
more prominent in the
report.
Excellent demonstration of
methodology including selfassessment tools and
feedback from others.
A complete account of
methodology is provided,
which appropriately
contextualises the report.
Exceptional demonstration of
methodology and a model answer
provided.
Assessment of
strengths and
weaknesses,
opportunities and
threats
30%
Neglects one or more
elements of a SWOT
analysis.
Completes all elements
of a SWOT analysis in
table format only.
Completes all elements
of the SWOT analysis
including discussion of
the key findings.
Elaborates all elements of the
SWOT analysis with reference
to theories and concepts from
the subject. Explores
relationships between the
different elements.
Demonstrates a sophisticated
understanding of each element of
the SWOT analysis and has a clear
understanding of their
relationships and contribution to
effective management.
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Assessment
Attributes
Fail
(Unacceptable)
Pass
(Functional)
Credit
(Proficient)
Distinction
(Advanced)
High Distinction
(Exceptional)
Consciousness of
diversity in the case
study
10%
Ignores culture difference
in the report. Fails to
identify own cultural filters
and their impact on
thinking processes.
Recognises cultural
differences. Identifies
cultural filters and
impact on own
thinking processes.
Identifies, analyses and
addresses diversity and
workplace issues.
Elaborates cultural
norms, values and
frameworks.
Demonstrates an
understanding of elements
important to the history,
values, politics, economy,
beliefs and practices of
members of other cultures.
Skillfully interprets intercultural
factors from the perspectives of
own and other worldviews.
Effective
Communication
30%
Difficult to understand for
audience, no logical/clear
structure, poor flow of
ideas, argument lacks
supporting evidence.
Audience cannot follow the
line of reasoning. Has little
command of organisational
features. Uses some
cohesive devices but these
may be inaccurate or
repetitive.
Information,
arguments and
evidence are
presented in a way
that is not always clear
and logical. Line of
reasoning is often
difficult to follow. May
not always use
referencing clearly or
appropriately.
Information,
arguments and
evidence are well
presented, mostly
clear flow of ideas and
arguments. Line of
reasoning is easy to
follow. Manages all
aspects of cohesion
well.
Information, arguments and
evidence are very well
presented; the presentation is
logical, clear and well
supported by evidence.
Demonstrates cultural
sensitivity. Skillfully manages
cohesion and paragraphing.
Expertly presented; the
presentation is logical, persuasive,
and well supported by evidence,
demonstrating a clear flow of ideas
and arguments. Engages and
sustains audience’s interest in the
topic, demonstrates high levels of
cultural sensitivity. Uses a wide
range of structures with flexibility
and accuracy demonstrating a
sophisticated control of lexical
features.
Correct citation of key
resources and evidence
10%
Demonstrates inconsistent
use of good quality,
credible and relevant
resources to support and
develop ideas.
Demonstrates use of
credible and relevant
resources to support
and develop ideas, but
these are not always
explicit or well
developed.
Demonstrates use of
high quality, credible
and relevant resources
to support and develop
ideas.
Demonstrates use of good
quality, credible and relevant
resources to support and
develop arguments and
statements.
Shows evidence of wide scope
within the organisation for
sourcing evidence.
Demonstrates use of high-quality,
credible and relevant resources to
support and develop arguments
and position statements.
Shows evidence of wide scope
within and without the
organisation for sourcing evidence.