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Word count2500 words (+/- 10%)

Due date Week 11 (before 10am on Friday the 16 of May 2018) Class submission Lecture ☐ Tutorial ☐

Submission type Paper copy ☐ Turnitin X


Format / Layout of Assessment

(details of what to include)

(cross the appropriate check boxes)

Assessment instructions


Report:

X

Table of Contents X Synopsis / Executive Summary X Introduction X Findings X Conclusion X Recommendations X Reference List X Appendices X Essay:

Abstrac ☐ Introduction ☐ Body ☐ Conclusion ☐

Recommendations ☐

Reference List ☐

Appendices ☐

Oral Presentation:

Paper submission ☐ PowerPoint submission ☐ Peer review (group presentation) ☐ Reference List ☐

Other:

(outline specific details here – use check boxes)


(clear, succinct, without repetition) You are required to interview a manager of a company or organisation (you should try to find one with more than 10 staff if possible). If you have a contact please follow up – otherwise your lecturer will help you to find one.


Before you go to the interview follow these steps:

1. Research the company or organisation using any sources available (published annual reports, newspaper or online reports)

2. Find out what has been written on the topic of operational area that you have chosen by researching academic or practitioner journals and magazines).

3. Using the literature to help you, develop a set of questions to find out about:

a. The firm – a little bit about what it does, whether it is public or private, government or not-forprofit.

b. The number of staff and key areas of activity

c. The role of a Manager (especially within the area of one or two of the topic areas covered in this course).

The Interview

The main purpose of the interview is for student to gain more insight into what managers really do, what challenges they face, what lessons they have learned, what suggestions they have for you and other students as future team members and managers.

Suggestions for questions to discuss during your interview:

• What has been the manager’s career path to the current position? What companies has he/she worked for and what have his/her responsibilities been?

• If he/she could change anything about his/her career path, what would it be?

• What does he/she enjoy most about his/her current position and responsibilities? What does he/ she enjoy least about her current position and responsibilities?

• What aspects of his/her position are the most rewarding? What aspects of his/ her position are the most frustrating?

• What is the most challenging aspect of his/her position?

What is he/she doing to overcome these challenges?

• What current trends could have an impact on management practices within the next 2-5 years?

• How might the business change in the next 2-5 years?

How is he/she planning for this?

• What advise can he/she offer you as you are entering the business environment today?

RULES:

1. This has to be a real experience and one where you can collect and analyse some data to inform your recommendations.

2. Take no more than 45 minutes of the HR manager's time.

3. Either record the interview (but ask permission first) or

take careful notes

4. If the manager would prefer anonymity assure her/him that you will not include organisation or company names in any report.

After the Interview

1. Write up your notes


2. If unsure, discuss your findings with your lecturer, identifying key points

Your report

Present your findings as a short research report (2500 words)

using the following structure:

• Cover page: Your name, MGT600 & Title of the report: this should be a concise description of your report (no more than 10 words

• Executive Summary

• Table of contents: list all major sections with page numbers (words don't count).

• Introduction: Cover the Background (what has come before the report to make it necessary for you to write it?), Aim(s) (what is the main aim(s) of the report?) and Scope (how will you cover this aim(s), discuss sections and what will and won’t be covered). About 200 words.

• Literature review: summarize your findings from the literature search. This section should be around 500 –

600 word and should be comprehensively supported by

appropriate referencing.

• Firm Background In this section you should introduce the firm providing key information about its size and key business objectives. About 100 words.

OperationsAbout 1400 words:

o Critically discuss what managers really do (this section is based on your findings)

o What challenges managers face

o Other interesting lessons learnt from the experience

• Conclusion and recommendations: Using the literature write a short summary of your findings as well as some concise and practical recommendations for future Managers. (About 200 words)

• Supplementary material:

o Reference list: use the APA referencing system.

o Appendix: attach a copy of your interview transcript

and notes (not part of the word count)

Please note the following important points:

• The report should be in a clear, easy to read font, 12 point size, with 1.5 spacing. Overall presentation should reflect the appropriate business format.

• Unreferenced reports, or those that do not include a minimum of 8 references, will receive a grade of 50% or less. The quality of your references will impact your grade (at least 4 of your sources should be scholarly, i.e. peer-reviewed academic journal articles)

• Descriptive papers (i.e. not critical) will receive a grade of

50% or less

Feedback: Comments and a mark will be returned to you within

14 days of submission at most. Below is the feedback form, which

will be used to provide you with your grade and summary feedback.

Assignments must be submitted through Turnitin.



Readings for the assessment

(instructions where they can be found e.g. MyAthens database, Moodle etc.)


The text and all relevant journals found through the Academic

Databases.


Grading Criteria / Rubric See Below

Peer Review Evaluation

(group work – optional)

Grading Criteria / Rubric

Assessment Criteria: Performance

Introduction /3 marks

The introduction includes the following:

• An introductory sentence or two related directly to the question.

• A definition or explanation of a key term, cited from your findings

• A clear statement of the focus of the report or the position being argued, your opinion statement.

Analysis /10 marks

The student has:

• Interpreted the interview/date properly

• Applied the 8 elements of thought model while analysing data

• Demonstrated an understanding of necessary concepts/perspectives/theories

• Has identified sufficient and appropriate material from relevant and credible sources to effectively support the key points

Theory and Practice /10 marks

The student has Critically discussed:

• What managers really do based on findings)

• What challenges HR managers face


• Other interesting lessons learnt from the experience

Conclusion /3 marks

The student has included in the conclusion:

• A brief summary of the main ideas presented in the essay.

• Confirmation of the opinion included in the introduction.

• Final evaluative comments on the relative importance of the arguments.

Report Presentation /4 marks

The student has:

• Identified the key report elements (i.e. introduction, body, conclusion)

• Given each section/paragraph a clear focus and line of thought

• Provided a writing style that is appropriate to the task.

• Used writing that is fluent and grammatically correct, with appropriate punctuation.

• No spelling or typing errors and given due regard to the rules of capitalization and abbreviation etc.

• Used a minimum of 8 academic references, including textbooks and journal articles

• Applied the APA referencing system using the correct technique

Total available marks – 30

Total grade/mark obtained: /30

Weighting30%

Word count2500 words (+/- 10%)

Due date Week 11 (before 09.59am on Friday the 12 of May 2018) Class submission Lecture ☐ Tutorial ☐

Submission type Paper copy ☐ Turnitin X


Format / Layout of Assessment

(details of what to include)

(cross the appropriate check boxes)

Assessment instructions


Report:

X

Table of Contents X Synopsis / Executive Summary X Introduction X Findings X Conclusion X Recommendations X Reference List X Appendices X Essay:

Abstrac ☐ Introduction ☐ Body ☐ Conclusion ☐

Recommendations ☐

Reference List ☐

Appendices ☐

Oral Presentation:

Paper submission ☐ PowerPoint submission ☐ Peer review (group presentation) ☐ Reference List ☐

Other:

(outline specific details here – use check boxes)


(clear, succinct, without repetition) You are required to interview a manager of a company or organisation (you should try to find one with more than 10 staff if possible). If you have a contact please follow up – otherwise your lecturer will help you to find one.


Before you go to the interview follow these steps:

1. Research the company or organisation using any sources available (published annual reports, newspaper or online reports)

2. Find out what has been written on the topic of operational area that you have chosen by researching academic or practitioner journals and magazines).

3. Using the literature to help you, develop a set of questions to find out about:

a. The firm – a little bit about what it does, whether it is public or private, government or not-forprofit.

b. The number of staff and key areas of activity

c. The role of a Manager (especially within the area of one or two of the topic areas covered in this course).

The Interview

The main purpose of the interview is for student to gain more insight into what managers really do, what challenges they face, what lessons they have learned, what suggestions they have for you and other students as future team members and managers.

Suggestions for questions to discuss during your interview:

• What has been the manager’s career path to the current position? What companies has he/she worked for and what have his/her responsibilities been?

• If he/she could change anything about his/her career path, what would it be?

• What does he/she enjoy most about his/her current position and responsibilities? What does he/ she enjoy least about her current position and responsibilities?

• What aspects of his/her position are the most rewarding? What aspects of his/ her position are the most frustrating?

• What is the most challenging aspect of his/her position?

What is he/she doing to overcome these challenges?

• What current trends could have an impact on management practices within the next 2-5 years?

• How might the business change in the next 2-5 years?

How is he/she planning for this?

• What advise can he/she offer you as you are entering the business environment today?

RULES:

1. This has to be a real experience and one where you can collect and analyse some data to inform your recommendations.

2. Take no more than 45 minutes of the HR manager's time.

3. Either record the interview (but ask permission first) or

take careful notes

4. If the manager would prefer anonymity assure her/him that you will not include organisation or company names in any report.

After the Interview

1. Write up your notes


2. If unsure, discuss your findings with your lecturer, identifying key points

Your report

Present your findings as a short research report (2500 words)

using the following structure:

• Cover page: Your name, MGT600 & Title of the report: this should be a concise description of your report (no more than 10 words

• Executive Summary

• Table of contents: list all major sections with page numbers (words don't count).

• Introduction: Cover the Background (what has come before the report to make it necessary for you to write it?), Aim(s) (what is the main aim(s) of the report?) and Scope (how will you cover this aim(s), discuss sections and what will and won’t be covered). About 200 words.

• Literature review: summarize your findings from the literature search. This section should be around 500 –

600 word and should be comprehensively supported by

appropriate referencing.

• Firm Background In this section you should introduce the firm providing key information about its size and key business objectives. About 100 words.

OperationsAbout 1400 words:

o Critically discuss what managers really do (this section is based on your findings)

o What challenges managers face

o Other interesting lessons learnt from the experience

• Conclusion and recommendations: Using the literature write a short summary of your findings as well as some concise and practical recommendations for future Managers. (About 200 words)

• Supplementary material:

o Reference list: use the APA referencing system.

o Appendix: attach a copy of your interview transcript

and notes (not part of the word count)

Please note the following important points:

• The report should be in a clear, easy to read font, 12 point size, with 1.5 spacing. Overall presentation should reflect the appropriate business format.

• Unreferenced reports, or those that do not include a minimum of 8 references, will receive a grade of 50% or less. The quality of your references will impact your grade (at least 4 of your sources should be scholarly, i.e. peer-reviewed academic journal articles)

• Descriptive papers (i.e. not critical) will receive a grade of

50% or less

Feedback: Comments and a mark will be returned to you within

14 days of submission at most. Below is the feedback form, which

will be used to provide you with your grade and summary feedback.

Assignments must be submitted through Turnitin.



Readings for the assessment

(instructions where they can be found e.g. MyAthens database, Moodle etc.)


The text and all relevant journals found through the Academic

Databases.


Grading Criteria / Rubric See Below

Peer Review Evaluation

(group work – optional)

Grading Criteria / Rubric

Assessment Criteria: Performance

Introduction /3 marks

The introduction includes the following:

• An introductory sentence or two related directly to the question.

• A definition or explanation of a key term, cited from your findings

• A clear statement of the focus of the report or the position being argued, your opinion statement.

Analysis /10 marks

The student has:

• Interpreted the interview/date properly

• Applied the 8 elements of thought model while analysing data

• Demonstrated an understanding of necessary concepts/perspectives/theories

• Has identified sufficient and appropriate material from relevant and credible sources to effectively support the key points

Theory and Practice /10 marks

The student has Critically discussed:

• What managers really do based on findings)

• What challenges HR managers face


• Other interesting lessons learnt from the experience

Conclusion /3 marks

The student has included in the conclusion:

• A brief summary of the main ideas presented in the essay.

• Confirmation of the opinion included in the introduction.

• Final evaluative comments on the relative importance of the arguments.

Report Presentation /4 marks

The student has:

• Identified the key report elements (i.e. introduction, body, conclusion)

• Given each section/paragraph a clear focus and line of thought

• Provided a writing style that is appropriate to the task.

• Used writing that is fluent and grammatically correct, with appropriate punctuation.

• No spelling or typing errors and given due regard to the rules of capitalization and abbreviation etc.

• Used a minimum of 8 academic references, including textbooks and journal articles

• Applied the APA referencing system using the correct technique

Total available marks – 30

Total grade/mark obtained: /30

Rubrics/Marking Guidelines

Weighting 30%
Word count 2500 words (+/- 10%)
Due date Week 11 (before 10am on Friday the 16 of May 2018) Class submission Lecture ☐ Tutorial ☐
Submission type Paper copy ☐ Turnitin X
Format / Layout of Assessment
(details of what to include)
(cross the appropriate check boxes)
Assessment instructions
Report:
X
Table of Contents X Synopsis / Executive Summary X Introduction X Findings X Conclusion X Recommendations X Reference List X Appendices X Essay:
Abstrac ☐ Introduction ☐ Body ☐ Conclusion ☐
Recommendations ☐
Reference List ☐
Appendices ☐
Oral Presentation:
Paper submission ☐ PowerPoint submission ☐ Peer review (group presentation) ☐ Reference List ☐
Other:
(outline specific details here – use check boxes)
(clear, succinct, without repetition) You are required to interview a manager of a company or organisation (you should try to find one with more than 10 staff if possible). If you have a contact please follow up – otherwise your lecturer will help you to find one.
Before you go to the interview follow these steps:
1. Research the company or organisation using any sources available (published annual reports, newspaper or online reports)
2. Find out what has been written on the topic of operational area that you have chosen by researching academic or practitioner journals and magazines).
3. Using the literature to help you, develop a set of questions to find out about:
a. The firm – a little bit about what it does, whether it is public or private, government or not-forprofit.
b. The number of staff and key areas of activity
c. The role of a Manager (especially within the area of one or two of the topic areas covered in this course).
The Interview
The main purpose of the interview is for student to gain more insight into what managers really do, what challenges they face, what lessons they have learned, what suggestions they have for you and other students as future team members and managers.
Suggestions for questions to discuss during your interview:
• What has been the manager’s career path to the current position? What companies has he/she worked for and what have his/her responsibilities been?
• If he/she could change anything about his/her career path, what would it be?
• What does he/she enjoy most about his/her current position and responsibilities? What does he/ she enjoy least about her current position and responsibilities?
• What aspects of his/her position are the most rewarding? What aspects of his/ her position are the most frustrating?
• What is the most challenging aspect of his/her position?
What is he/she doing to overcome these challenges?
• What current trends could have an impact on management practices within the next 2-5 years?
• How might the business change in the next 2-5 years?
How is he/she planning for this?
• What advise can he/she offer you as you are entering the business environment today?
RULES:
1. This has to be a real experience and one where you can collect and analyse some data to inform your recommendations.
2. Take no more than 45 minutes of the HR manager's time.
3. Either record the interview (but ask permission first) or
take careful notes
4. If the manager would prefer anonymity assure her/him that you will not include organisation or company names in any report.
After the Interview
1. Write up your notes
2. If unsure, discuss your findings with your lecturer, identifying key points
Your report
Present your findings as a short research report (2500 words)
using the following structure:
• Cover page: Your name, MGT600 & Title of the report: this should be a concise description of your report (no more than 10 words
• Executive Summary
• Table of contents: list all major sections with page numbers (words don't count).
• Introduction: Cover the Background (what has come before the report to make it necessary for you to write it?), Aim(s) (what is the main aim(s) of the report?) and Scope (how will you cover this aim(s), discuss sections and what will and won’t be covered). About 200 words.
• Literature review: summarize your findings from the literature search. This section should be around 500 –
600 word and should be comprehensively supported by
appropriate referencing.
• Firm Background In this section you should introduce the firm providing key information about its size and key business objectives. About 100 words.
• Operations About 1400 words:
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Answered Same Day May 13, 2020 MGT600

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Akansha answered on May 15 2020
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ROLE OF A MANAGER
Running Head: ROLE OF A MANAGER
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Contents
Abstract    2
Introduction    3
Report’s aim    3
Report’s scope    3
Literature Review    3
Background of the Company    5
Operations    6
The Manager’s Role in an Organization    6
Challenges for the Manager    7
Lesson Learnt    8
Conclusion and Recommendations    9
References    11
Abstract
The aim of this report is to inspect a real-life case of an administrator who needs to make decisions while also managing the daily activities of a corporation. The introduction ca
ies the principle points of the report alongside different components. The principle muscle incorporates the studies done by several authors that describe a manager’s role and responsibilities he has to take up while managing any corporation. The corporation’s introduction which will be the next component will include related information about the interviewee.
The administrator’s role in a corporation will be the next component, which additionally states those exercises done by the administrator the same time he administers the association. The next component describes the tests confronted by the administrator throughout his working period followed the experiences he gained while working in the organization. This report is summed up by a conclusion with some guidelines to administer the corporation more efficiently.
Introduction
The administrator has to deal with challenges while managing an organization, making his presence crucial for the organization. The theoretical management studies are dissimilar from the practical managerial responsibilities. The real-life experience of an administrator was analyzed to highlight an administrator’s role in a corporation for this report.
Report’s aim- This report aims to study the practical situations faced by a manager. This report also states the responsibilities and the challenges faced by the manager while his work tenure.
Report’s scope- The useful viewpoints of the role of an administrator described in this report will help to enhance the readers understanding. The interview conducted provides an insight of the role of the manager. This report ends up with a conclusion demonstrating the issues of the managerial function.
Literature Review
An administrator is responsible for any business organization to earn the profit. Various activities like the leader, spokesperson, liaison, disseminator, distu
ance handler, resource allocator, figurehead and entrepreneur are performed by a manager. The administrator has to perform every activity consecutively to ensure the efficient and effective working of the organization. Jansen Van Rensburg, Davis & Venter, (2014) says that the job of an administrator is different in every different organization. The manager is responsible for all critical planning necessary to achieve the goals of the organization. Before performing any task, the guidelines must be planned by the administrator beforehand to avoid any hindrance in the working process. The workers have to follow the orders given by the manager and are responsible for not completing the work. The administrator should give instructions to the inefficient employees. To accomplish greatest productivity and profitability, the administrator has to a
ange resources, employees, training programs and work. As stated by Argento, Culasso & Truant, (2018) if the administrator neglects planning the tasks to be done, it may raise the possibility of uncertainty, therefore, reducing productivity and profitability. Planning is the first step of management which ensures a smooth working organization. The administrator also interviews the candidates for the company by talent, qualification and knowledge. Out of all the candidates, the manager has to select the best applicants.
McConnell, (2008) once wrote an administrator is responsible for bestowing proper direction, support, leadership and guidance to encourage and motivate the workers. The manager has to ensure that the tasks are completed within time by keeping a check on the employees. He makes sure that no chaos is caused because of any delay of raw materials or because of short supplies. He should also keep a check on the workers to know their performance as only observing their performance is not enough. Myrtle, (2018) once said, it is an administrator’s duty to motivate and encourage the workers to achieve the desired goals within a limited timeframe. Effective communication plays a very important role in a corporation as it helps the administrator to converse with the workers, customers, or prospective stakeholders to encourage them to give their best.
Purvanova, (2014) stated that an administrator has to assess the working of the worker to know if their direction is right or not. To attain...
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