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ASSESSMENT 1 (30%) Written – Individual Due: Week 4 – Sunday, March 28 @ 23:59
Analysis of Foundational Study of Management – in the context of contemporary multidisciplinary business
This assessment task is designed to address course learning outcomes:
CLO1: Evaluate leadership and management research and justify the application of management theory in contemporary contexts.
CLO2: Research management theory and explain how this theory applies to contemporary and socially responsible practices.
CLO4: Critically reflect on the relationship between management theory and management research evidence and communicate your knowledge of responsible management practices.
The study of management helps organisations manage work more efficiently.
Analyse the Scientific Management theories and its application in a contemporary multidisciplinary business context focusing on the influence of Scientific Management theories on Environmental Sustainability Management – environmental impacts
- This paper focuses on Environmental Sustainability Management practicesin relation to Scientific Management
- Explain briefly Scientific Management and provide its distinctive features
- Analyse how can/ did the classical study of Scientific Management help Contemporary businesses improve performance in their Environmental Sustainability Management
- Refer to the Marking Guide for academic requirements
Assessment tasks help available online
- Read & follow Marking Guide requirements (page 2 of this document)before you start your Analysis
- Canvas (Turnitin Submissions): Aim for no more than 20% similarity. Can submit multiple times before due date and time
- When submitting work through Canvas, you must go to the Assessment declaration web page, and must ‘click through’ this page, thereby declaring your authorship of the work.
- Word limit: minimum 1750 – maximum 2000 words (excluding reference list)
- Font: Calibri 11, Times New Roman 12, Arial 10
- Page Numbers
- Word count: include at the end of your paper
- Spell check: ensure you perform a spell check; observe punctuation, syntax, and grammar rules. .
- Harvard Referencing Style: refer to Referencing – RMIT University for help. Ensure to acknowledge all used quotations, as well all paraphrased ideas or concepts.
Papers without referencing and reference list will receive ZERO marks for the Assignment
- Scientific Management
- Environmental Sustainability Management
- Contemporary Management
Student Name: ………………………………………………………… ID: …………………… GROUP: ……………. GRADE /30%
|Grades allocation||Not achieved Failed||Basic Pass||Proficient Credit-Distinction||Excellent High Distinction|
|Introduction 4 marks||0 – 0.5 Not achieved Shallow poorly attempted||1 – 1.5 Superficial. The introduction would have benefitted from a neat and clear outline. Relevant points are not clearly visible, and foundation for the rest of the paper is not clearly established.||2 – 2.5 Clear and succinct introduction. Highlighted relevant points. Provided adept foundation for the rest of the paper.||3 – 4 Exceptionally clear introduction. All the aspects interconnected well. Provided exceptional foundation for the rest of the paper.|
|Analysis 16 marks||0 – 7 Very weak or incoherent. Shallow poorly attempted Relevance or research or literature poorly attempted.||8 – 9 Superficial analysis. Mainly based on the on-line resources and very little research and literature base and application support for the analysis. Relevant points are not clearly visible, contemporary examples are scattered or lost in description.||10 – 13 Proficiently described. Clear and concise analysis supported by well researched and literature material and use of the relevant contemporary examples.||14 – 16 Evidence of creative insight and originality. Exceptionally well and thoroughly prepared. Analysis supported by exceptionally well research, and the use of literature. Exceptional examples of application of the study into contemporary business.|
|Conclusion 7 marks||0 – 2.5 Not achieved or Not attempted Very poorly attempted with poor and incoherent support||3.5 – 4 Superficially summarised the main ideas, and arguments. The key issues and actions are mainly lost with minimal literature support||4.5 – 5.5 Proficiently summarised the main ideas, the arguments and actions. The key issues and actions appropriately highlighted and supported by literature||6 – 7 Exceptionally well summarised. The key issues and actions applied exceptionally well and supported by well-chosen and appropriately related literature|
|Referencing 3 marks||0 – 0.5 No in text referencing or No reference list Poor in text referencing, poor reference list.||1 – 1.5 Poorly attempted, with mistakes, however progressing.||2 – 2.5 Good use of references. Several minor mistakes in text as well as reference list.||3 Exceptional use of references|
|Total 30||Maximum 10.5||Maximum 16||Maximum 23.5||Maximum 30|
CRITICAL ANALYSIS TEMPLATE (Based on template work by K. Rankin and S. Wolfie Thompson Rivers University)
In a critical analysis essay, you systematically evaluate a work’s effectiveness including what it does well and what it does poorly. It can be used to discuss a book, study, article or even a film. You must read the relevant material, watch relevant videos, or podcasts and may need to look up terms or concepts you are unfamiliar with. Please research related reading/s prior to writing your essay.
For example: This analysis paper will examine foundational study of management in the contemporary multidisciplinary business context. The ‘Scientific Management study’ first developed by F.W. Taylor at the end of 19th century and applied at the beginning of 20th Century allows for the application of science to select, train, teach and develop workers (Williams, McWilliams, Lawrence, 2017). This study is very insightful because ………….
Summary of your Introduction
- State the title of the analysis paper, and your chosen study
- Briefly outline the main ideas of the study, /identify the authors of the study, historical context etc
- What this study involves: who, what, where, when, why and how
- The author of the study argues that…
- The setting is…
- The research was…
- The main issues are…
- The main points are…
- The theme is…
- The author/s of the study concludes…
The analysis is made up of several different paragraphs.
- How the theories are applied in the contemporary world (2000 – 2020) provide clear examples with explanations
- Analyse how the classical theories can be used to positively influence Management
- Investigate how the classical theories have benefited Contemporary Businesses in Environmental Sustainability Management and Ethical Management of the workplaces, their stakeholders (internal and external)
- Critically state using examples what you liked and didn’t like about the theories and its application in the current Economic Environment
- The analysis may look at whether the study is (in its entirety, or partially), relevant in the modern world
In this section you will summarise your main ideas if possible with new and stronger words, restate your thesis, and include actions
For example: this study is useful because….
This is your chance to say what you think about the study, but you must back up your opinions with
supporting arguments or details from academic texts.
All in text quotations, ideas, study concepts used in writing your paper must be fully referenced using Harvard Referencing style. References must be provided in an alphabetical order
Abraham B. (2018) How to write critical analysis paper. RMIT University. Australia
Greda-Bogusz S. (2016) Introduction to Management instructions for students. RMIT University. Australia
Kinicki A., Scott-Ladd B., Perry M, Williams B. (2018) Management a practical introduction 2e. McGrow-Hill Education Australia
Rankin K. Wolfie, S. (2018) Critical Analysis. Thompson Rivers University. USA
Williams C., McWilliams A., Lawrence R. (2017) MGMT3 3rd Ed Asia-Pacific. Cengage Learning. Australia
WEEK 4 – DRAFT showing evidence, you have started to read scholarly sources.
- You are expected to apply a minimum of 5 scholarly references to the assignment.
- By week 4 you should have found at least one relevant Scholarly reference (e.g. text books, journal articles) using the Library search functions, or by asking the Librarian for help.
- Write out one of the references in full following the Harvard referencing guidelines (great guidelines can be found in the Assignment 1 folder on RMIT website).
Useful idea/s from the reference I will use in the assignment:
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