Critically analyze the means that are used in the selected organisation to motivate the employees. Give your recommendations and support your arguments with related theories
You are to select an organisation, gather and critically analyse organisational data, draw conclusions and make recommendations about the organisation.
The organisation you select should be from ONE of the following:
1. The organisation for which you work
2. An organisation that you know well
3. An organisation from which you can obtain high quality data (e.g. from websites, company accounts, the library etc.).
Your Task – INDIVIDUAL WRITTEN REPORT [70% of module marks]
You should prepare a report answering all of the following questions:
1. Critically analyze the means that are used in the selected organisation to motivate the employees. Give your recommendations and support your arguments with related theories. (Approximately 1500 words)
2. a. By critically evaluating the HR activities of the organisation selected and considering the traditional and modern practices, assess the HR standpoint of the organisation.
(Approximately 800 words)
b. According to your evaluation, give recommendations to improve the HR activities in the organisation. You may consider contemporary work situations.
(Approximately 700 words)
Assessment 2: Individual Report Fall 2015
Module: Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management
Max. Marks: 100
You will have demonstrated ability to:
1. You are expected to show a deep understanding of various theories of motivation – to list the various means used by the selected organisation to motivate their employees. You are also expected to give recommendations and support your arguments with related theories of motivation. (45 marks)
2. a. You are expected to critically evaluate the HR activities used in the organisation and assess the HR standpoint of the organisation. You may consider traditional practices of Personnel Management and modern practices of Human Resource Management. (25 marks)
b. You are expected to give recommendations to improve the HR activities in the selected organisation and also you are expected to justify your answers and consider the contemporary work situations that may have an influence on the decisions of the organisation. demonstrate knowledge of understanding the Guest Model of Human Resource Management and highlight the key differences between PM mindset and HRM mindset. You must also be able to map the model with the organization you selected and then comment upon the same. (25 marks)
A maximum of 5 marks will be awarded for accurately referencing all published material included in the report.
You should provide material supported by appropriate citations, references [Refer to Coventry Harvard Referencing guide on Moodle] and appendices.
Please provide a word count at the end of your report.
The report should contain a title, table of contents, introduction (goal and objectives of report, main sources used, structure, etc.), body, conclusion, list of references, appendices.
Adequate referencing (use CU Harvard style of referencing) should be done in the report.
The computer generated report should be in 12, Times New Roman and black and white. Coloured graphs and charts are allowed. Please label diagrams, charts and annexures accordingly.
Intended Module Learning Outcomes
This assignment is designed to demonstrate the achievement of the intended module learning objectives that on completion of the module, students are able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of theoretical concepts of organisation structure and behaviour, and the practice of organising.
2. Critically discuss the relationship of HRM to the traditional practice of personnel management and industrial relations.
3. Assess key areas of HR practice, such as strategic planning, resourcing, development, motivation and reward.
4. Analyse and evaluate HR practice in contemporary work situations, coming to critically argued conclusions and recommendations.
For a mark of 60-69%
• Show a clear understanding of the activity.
• Display knowledge of most of the principles, theories, methodologies, and practices involved and an ability to apply them effectively.
• Provide evidence of wide reading.
• Demonstrate an ability to select critical points and analyse them and draw sound conclusions.
• Provide approaches that are creative and practicable.
• Provide a supported critique of your own work.
• Provide supported, discussions of further research that may be needed.
For a mark of 50-59%
• Show an adequate understanding of the activity.
• Display knowledge of some of the principles, theories, methodologies, and practices involved and an ability to apply them.
• Provide evidence of some reading related to the proposal.
• Demonstrate an ability to select key points in the exercise and analyse them.
• Provide approaches that are less creative or might not be entirely practicable
• Provide a critique of your own work.
• Provide discussions of further research that may be needed.
For a mark of 40-49%
• Show a barely adequate understanding of the purpose of the exercise.
• Display knowledge of some of the principles, theories, methodologies, and practices involved and attempt to apply them.
• Provide evidence of reading limited relevant literature.
• Attempt some analysis and discussion.
• Show some ability to link theory to problems and provide solutions.
For a mark of 25-39%
• Made an attempt to complete the exercise.
• Show little or no understanding of the principles, theories, and practices involved.
• No evidence of academic reading.
• An inability to recognise the key points.
For a mark of <25%
• Work lacks any academic merit as adjudged by the foregoing.