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Assignment Brief – BTEC (RQF)
Higher National Diploma in Business Management
Programme Name Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma in Business
Unit Number and Title Unit 24 Understanding and Leading Change
Credit Value 15 Unit Level
5
Academic Year 2022-23 Cohort September 2021
Assessor Muhammad Islam
Assignment Title Individual Written Report
Issue Date 18 October 2022
Submission Deadline Saturday 21 January 2023 11:59PM UK Time
Internal Verifier Kashif Khan
IV Date 13 October 2022
Guideline for Submission
• The submission must be in the specific format(s) as specified in the assignment brief instructions.
• The assignment should be submitted in a word format, or equivalent.
• The assignment has TWO parts. Please read both parts carefully.
• Ideally, you should start writing your assignment as soon as you receive the assignment brief. You are expected to complete Part 1 before Week 7 and obtain formative feedback from your Assessor during teaching week 7 and 8.
• It is also recommended, you complete Part 2 before Week 13 and obtain formative feedback from your Assessor during teaching week 13 and 14.
• There will be only one submission link in Turnitin. You are required to compile Part 1 and Part 2 into one Microsoft Word file for submission. Please refer to indicative layout given in Canvas.
• Please access HN Global for additional resources to support and reading for this unit. For further guidance and support on academic writing please refer to the Study Skills Unit on HN Global: www.highernationals.com
Submission Format: Part 1
The assignment is to be submitted as an individual report. The work must be clear and concise, stating what the problem/issue is, and include a summary of analysis and recommendations.
All your work must be supported with research and referenced correctly using the Harvard referencing system. You also need to provide a reference list using the Harvard referencing system. Inaccurate use of referencing may lead to issues of plagiarism if not applied correctly.
The recommended word limit for the briefing paper is 1000-1500 words, although you will not be penalised for going under or exceeding the total word limit
Unit Learning Outcomes
LO1 Produce a comparative analysis of the different types and drivers of change
in business
LO2 Evaluate the impact of change on organisational behaviour
Vocational Scenario, Activity and Guidance
Vocational Scenario
You have been hired as a business consultant by a large multinational company (MNC) operating in UK. Currently, the company is experiencing a number of challenges including poor employee performance, high resignation rate leading to negative balance sheet during the last two years. The company’s CEO assigned you to write a report proposing strategic initiatives for changing the company’s organisational behaviour and culture. You should recommend a relevant leadership approach for enabling organisational change.
In part 1, you will need to produce a report which includes the following:
• Critically analyse the different drivers and types of organisational change and provide a range of contemporary examples.
• Critically analyse how leadership and individual behaviour in organisations can be affected by change.
• Critically discuss the impact of change at individual, group and organisational level, evaluate the psychological impact of change on people and the implications of change.
• Critically evaluate the impact on team dynamics and how people are led and managed.
• Critically evaluate measures that can be taken to minimise negative impacts of change on organisational behaviour.
Submission Format: Part 2
The assessment is in the form of an individual written report.
• Write in a concise, formal business style using single spacing and font size 12.
• You are required to make use of headings, paragraphs and subsections
• All work must be supported with research and referenced using the Harvard referencing system.
• Provide a bibliography using the Harvard referencing system.
• The recommended word limit is between 1500 words.
Unit Learning Outcomes
LO3 Evaluate how operating in a global market influences an organization’s structure, culture and functions
LO4 Develop a global strategy to support decision making for a given organization
Vocational Scenario, Activity and Guidance
Vocational Scenario
You have been hired as a business consultant by a large multinational company (MNC) operating in UK. Currently, the company is experiencing a number of challenges including poor employee performance, high resignation rate leading to a negative balance sheet during the last two years. The company’s CEO assigned you to write a report proposing strategic initiatives for changing the company’s organisational behaviour and culture. You should recommend a relevant leadership approach for enabling organisational change.
In part 2, you will need to produce a report which includes the following:
• Critically investigate and evaluate the forces for and against change and how they may impact leadership decision making in an organisation
• Apply the force field analysis to understand likely opposition and support for change.
• Critically discuss the importance of sustainable leadership and ethics for ensuring effective decision making, e.g. respecting and valuing
diversity, values and ethical beliefs.
• Critically evaluate different leadership approaches and models for models to change initiatives for given situations.
Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria
Pass Merit Distinction
LO1 Produce a comparative analysis of the different types and drivers of change in business
P1 Review a range of contemporary examples of organisational change and their impact on business operations.
P2 Compare drivers for change and their influence on organisational change. M1 Analyse drivers for change and the types of organisational change they have affected. LO1 and LO2
D1 Make justified recommendations that would minimise impact of organisational change on organisational behaviour.
LO2 Evaluate the impact of change on organisational behaviour
P3 Analyse how leadership and individual behaviour in organisations can be affected by change. M2 Critically evaluate the long-term implications of change on organisational behaviour.
P4 Evaluate measures that can be taken to minimise negative impacts of change on organisational behaviour.
LO3 Investigate how forces driving and resisting change influence leadership decision making
P5 Investigate the forces for and against change and how they affect leadership decision making in organisations. M3 Apply force field analysis to analyse both driving and resisting forces to show how they influence decision making in organisations. LO3 and LO4
D2 Critically analyse different leadership approaches and models in relation to the drivers and
resisting forces.
LO4 Recommend a range of change leadership approaches to change initiatives.
P6 Recommend change leadership approaches and models to change initiatives for given situations. M4 Analyse the use of leadership approaches and models for given situations.

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