As part of your induction we would like you to complete a short assignment to help assess your skills. This is intended primarily for your benefit but it will also help us in focusing our support to your learning.
Attached to these instructions you will find two articles. Pick ONE of these, and write a discussion of how this relates to your professional situation. The discussion should be about 1000 words. In it you should (a) briefly summarise the key points of the article (b) explain to what extent these key points might relate to your company or professional context, and (c) critically evaluate the article, in the light of how it relates to your company (or not) highlighting its strengths and weaknesses as an aid to good managerial practice.
Any material or ideas that you use that are not exclusively your own thoughts should be referenced, including the article itself. If you are not familiar with the Harvard referencing system, there are guides in the University Library.
You will receive feedback from one of the tutors commenting on your writing skills, your use of English, and your approach to academic scholarship. This is what is known as formative assessment – that is, assessment which does not contribute marks to your overall grade on any module or the programme as a whole, but is not important way for you to gain feedback on your personal academic development, in order for you to be able to formulate your own learning goals more appropriately.
Layout: you should have a front page that has your name and your student number and title that makes clear which article you are discussing. The assignment itself should have a brief introduction that sets out what you intend to say in the main body of the assignment, and then each part of the main body of the assignment should have headings as appropriate; at the end there should be a short concluding paragraph that introduces no new ideas but summarises the most important points from the preceding discussion. In other assignments you may need to introduce appendixes, but for this piece of work it will not be necessary.
Feedback will be provided to you within one week. As stated above, this feedback is intended to help you assess your own skills and use of written English, and will therefore help you formulate your own learning goals, and in particular whether you will need to contact any of the universities support services for areas such as academic writing.
The failure or the success of a company significantly depends on its management. The role demands that one possesses some skill set that makes sure they are efficient in undertaking decisions and directing subordinates. A leader has to combine and utilize strategically the company’s resources to steer it towards its objectives. The management of the people is the most critical part of organizational leadership. The achievement of the best outcomes and efficacy requires that the personnel are committed to realizing the company’s targets. The creation of high-performance culture dictates that the managers become change agents and actively involve with the employees in achieving the objectives. The paper highlights the article’s points and how this relates to the professional management context and critically evaluates the document.
The article by Judith Leary-Joyce evaluates the components that make up a thriving culture that caters for both the business and the people. Leary-Joyce explains that talent is a critical part of ensuring the organization achieves the desired outcomes. As a result, a productive and dynamic culture that encourages the growth, thriving, and optimization of people’s talents is crucial. The author suggests that the leaders need to model the success behaviors to breed this culture in other employees. Leary-Joyce discusses seven habits that include building relationships, inviting opportunity, embracing change, focus, being conscious and passionate, and taking responsibility (72). According to the writer, the culture that develops from the behaviors nurtures the staff and illustrates that they are valued, which increases their commitment and leads to excellent results. Also, Leary-Joyce explains that the kind of management employed determines whether or not an organization retains the best-skilled individuals (72). The author describes that inspirational managers are best-suited to cr…