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ASSIGNMENT
Year Programme Title Unit Title Unit No. Unit Code Assignment No. Level Credit value Deliverer Assessors Handout Date Hand in Date Assignment Title: 2013/2014 Edexcel BTEC HNC Certificate in Business (QCF) Edexcel BTEC HND Diploma in Business (QCF) Organisations and Behaviour Unit 3 H/601/0551 01 Level 4 HNC and Level 5 HND 15 credits Mr. Hamim M. Kariburyo Mr. Hamim M. Kariburyo

Analysing Organisation Behaviour

This assignment assesses your understanding of behaviour in organisations. Students are expected to demonstrate the knowledge and practical methods they have acquired regarding organisation behaviour, structure and culture, and explore issues among other things of motivation, communication, leadership, decisionmaking, power and organisational change. Your answers should reflect both a foundation of theory and an ability to apply the concepts in practice in the work environment. TAKE ANY ONE and consider the When required by organisations, which learned about. (1) ORGANISATION WITH WHICH YOU ARE FAMILIAR behaviour of individuals and groups within that organisation . the question, you should compare that organisation with other may be competitors in the same industry, or others you know or have

You should carefully set out and address each of the Tasks set out below . If you do this you will have met all the Assessment Criteria and so provided evidence that you have achieved each of the four (4) Learning Outcomes for this Unit. Task 1: Management and Leadership 1.1 1.2 Compare the effectiveness of different leadership styles in different organisations. Explain how organisational theory underpins the practice of management.

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1.3

Evaluate the different approaches to management used by different organisations.

Task 2: Structure and Culture 2.1 2.2 2.3 Compare and contrast different organisational structures and culture. Explain how the relationship between an organisations structure and culture can impact on the performance of the business. Discuss the factors which influence individual behaviour at work.

Task 3: Using Theories of Motivation 3.1 3.2 3.3 Discuss the impact that different leadership styles may have on motivation in organisations in periods of change. Compares the application of different motivational theories within the workplace. Evaluate the usefulness of a motivation theory for managers.

Task 4: Developing Teamwork 4.1 4.2 4.3 Explain the nature of groups and group behaviour within organisations. Discuss factors that may promote or inhibit the development of effective teamwork in organisations. Evaluate the impact of technology on team functioning within a given organisation.

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The assessment task is designed to assess your achievement of all four of the Learning Outcomes and associated assessment criteria for a Pass in the Organisational Behaviour unit of the qualification you are undertaking.

Your tutor will advise you when you should start work on the assignment, the date when you must hand in your completed work and when you can expect to get your mark and feedback on your work.

You should make sure that you plan your work carefully, to ensure that you cover all four learning outcomes of the assignment, and complete it within the time limit specified.

Your statements in answer to the Learning Outcomes need to be prefixed with the specific Learning Outcome title or at least the Learning Outcome number. This will help you keep on track and should ensure you address the details.

You must make sure that you acknowledge any sources you have used to complete this assignment, listing reference material and web sites used.

You must submit your work as hard copy with a Turnitin in report with less than 20% of similarity index. You should mark the assignment with your name, learner number, the unit number, and your Centre name. You may include a title page if you wish. You are strongly advised to keep a copy of your completed assignment before you submit it for assessment - the copy you submit will not be returned to you. Your assignment may be kept by the Institute for quality assurance purposes. Any assignment not kept for quality assurance will be securely stored, disposed of or deleted.

The assignment result will be published on BITEs Moodle, normally within 6 weeks of the submission date.

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If your assignment is assessed as referred, you will be notified with an indication of the areas to be addressed. You may resubmit an assignment, or submit a new assignment, on a further two occasions during your period of registration as an Institute learner with Edexcel.

If there is anything in these instructions or in the assignment itself which you do not understand, please seek guidance from your tutor.

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Grade Descriptors for Edexcel BTEC Levels 4 and 5 HNC and HND in Business: Organisations and Behaviour Unit

Merit grade
Descriptors For learners to achieve a Merit they must: Identify and apply strategies to find appropriate solutions Indicative characteristics Learners must demonstrate that: Present and communicate appropriate findings An effective approach to assignment planning, study and research is in evidence Evaluations and judgements, using evidence, have been made Problems with a number of variables have been considered A range of relevant theories have been included Relevant theories and techniques have been applied to the case study A range of different sources of information have been used The selection of methods/techniques of analysis and use of source material have been justified Information/ data has been synthesised and processed The written assessment is coherent, shows logical development and a sound understanding of theories, concepts and research evidence The written assessment demonstrates that an appropriate structure and approach has been used The written assignment demonstrates a writing style appropriate for audiences both familiar and unfamiliar with the subject. The written work is clearly written and technical language has been accurately used

Select/design and apply appropriate methods/techniques

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Distinction grade
Distinction descriptors For learners to achieve a Distinction they must: Use critical reflection to evaluate own work and justify valid conclusions. Indicative characteristics Learners must demonstrate that: Conclusions have been arrived at through synthesis of ideas and evaluation of research evidence and have been justified The validity of results has been evaluated using defined criteria Realistic and informed recommendations have been proposed against defined characteristics for success The written assignment shows excellent planning, is organised coherently and is clearly expressed Independence of thought and gathering of research material has been demonstrated Material used has been clearly understood and well organised The importance of individual and group behaviour in organisations and its management has been recognised and addressed There is evidence of self-generated ideas with evaluation Convergent and lateral thinking are evident in the written assignment Creative thinking is evidenced with unfamiliar material. Problem-solving is in evidence Innovation and creative thought are in evidence Receptiveness to new ideas is evident Ideas have been generated, evaluated and informed decisions/ recommendations are made.

Take responsibility for managing and organising activities.

Demonstrate convergent/lateral/creative thinking.

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