Activity 1- Case Study Report
The submission format is in the form of a case study report. The report should be written in a concise style. You are required to make use of headings, paragraphs, and subsections as appropriate. All work must be supported with research and referenced using the Harvard referencing system (or an alternative system). You will need to provide a bibliography using the Harvard referencing system (or an alternative system). Inaccurate use of referencing may lead to issues of plagiarism if not applied correctly. The recommended word limit is 2,000–2,500 WORDS, although you will not be penalised for going under or exceeding the total word limit.
Activity 2 – Presentation
Submission is in the form of a 10-minute presentation and five minutes for questions. The presentation slides for the findings should be submitted along with speaker notes as one copy. You are required to make effective use of PowerPoint headings, bullet points and subsections as appropriate. Your research should be referenced using the Harvard referencing system (or an alternative referencing system). Inaccurate use of referencing may lead to issues of plagiarism if not applied correctly.
The recommended word limit is 1000- 1500 words, including speaker notes, although you will not be penalized for going under or exceeding the total word limit
Unit Learning Outcomes
LO1 Examine leadership and management theories and principles, and their impact on the effectiveness of an organisation
LO2 Review the influence of different leadership and management styles on the culture of organisations
LO3 Develop a motivational strategy to optimise organisational performance
LO4 Apply leadership and management approaches to managing performance to ensure continuous improvement.
Transferable skills and competencies developed
• Effective written communication
• The ability to analyse and evaluate a range of business data and sources of information.• Using research for evidence-based decision making
• Digital literacy
• Interpretation of information that allows for evaluation of theory to practice.
“Amrop International advises the world’s most dynamic, agile organizations on identifying and positioning Leaders for What’s Next – adept at working across borders, in markets around the world. Established in 1977, Amrop operates in Asia, EMEA and the Americas through 77 offices in 49 countries and is one of the largest global executive search partnerships. Amrop is relentlessly context driven. From Executive Search to Leadership Assessment and Board Consulting, all services are built on a single philosophy: Trusted Advisorship. Every business, market and project is unique, as are their leaders. All should be understood and treated accordingly.”
Amrop, 2019. Amrop International. Amrop Norway. Available at: https://www.amropdelphi.no/nb/amrop-international [Accessed October 20, 2021].
You are working as a Junior Executive Officer. Part of your role is using social media platforms to contact and recruit potential clients and employees for your clients to meet their brief. Understanding leadership and management skills and competencies is critical to your role, as you will be reviewing CVs and filtering applicants, and interviewing and assessing their skills to see if they are the best fit for the job.
*Select an appropriate executive search company that meets local needs
Following on from your research on leadership and management in action, in your role as Trainee Executive Search Consultant you have been requested to take part in a presentation to a potential client with other trainees (select an appropriate organisation as your client) to produce a comprehensive motivational strategy for their business
ACTIVITY 1 – (LO1 TO LO3) – GUIDANCE
As a new researcher you are to complete onboarding training to help you understand leadership and management in action. As part of this onboarding process, you have been asked to undertake a case study report for an organisation. Focusing on a large organisation of your choice, critically evaluate their leadership and management theories, their impact on decision making and the factors that influence their organisational culture. The research on other business should be used to assist in your analysis and evaluation.
Business activities to inform your report will include the following:
• Conducting research into leadership and management theories and their application in the workplace in order to analyse the effectiveness of leadership and management in the given organisation.
• Comparing at least two other organisational examples to compare the different styles of leadership and management approaches taken for a range of business situations and how they impact decisions taken.
• Examination of different leadership and management approaches taken to evaluate their effectiveness and the impact that the role of leadership and management has on organisational culture and performance.
ACTIVITY 2 – ( LO4) – GUIDANCE
As new member of the organisation you are required to take part in a 10 minute presentation that illustrates the performance management techniques for continous imporvement. This will be followed with the creation of an individually created motivational strategy. A motivational strategy is a plan that considers a range of financial and non-financial incentives, for both successful performance and to support unsuccessful performance. The presentation and speaker notes should address the following areas.
• An introduction to motivational theories, including content and process, performance management and continuous improvement.
• Examples of the application of performance management approaches.
• Assessment of leadership and management approaches and theories, including their role in supporting performance.
• Recommendations of how the above could improve continuous improvement and performance.
You will produce an individual, comprehensive motivational strategy that considers both intrinsic and extrinsic motivation alongside social, cultural, and organisational variables. The strategy should be supported with appropriate literature. It should be clear how the strategy supports the achievement of organisational objectives. In the strategy, ensure that the link between the strategy and enhanced organisational performance is evident in relation to the chosen business
Note: NO Copy pasting and spin words