Type: Phân tích các tình huống trong Mẫu báo cáo
Yêu cầu: Tuân thủ các yêu cầu định dạng đã được quy định sẵn. Trình bày ngắn gọn, tư duy logic và mạch lạc.
Purpose of the Assignment:
This assignment is designed to get you to think more deeply about how you might solve the management challenge and why your chosen approach is/is not) the “best way.” The main focus is on you discovering the latest management thinking to help you determine cutting edge solutions.
Length: 2,500 words (2,000 to 2,500)
Page Numbers: Bottom right corner
Font: Times New Roman – 11 point
Spacing: 1. 5 lines
Page Margins: 2.5cm
Referencing: Harvard style (must you used when drawing on theory to frame your question).
Writing Style: Business writing should always be in third person. Aim to be as succinct and concise as possible. This is not an essay. Use dot points, diagrams or tables where appropriate.
Tables, graphs, diagrams: Yes, these can be included in the report to illustrate or reinforce points.
STRUCTURE OF THE REPORT
Standard report structure with some additional instructions as follows:
1) COVER PAGE:
Standard – giving name, student number, course name etc
2) EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
The Executive Summary is brief summary of the entire document, including the
key findings and any conclusions reached. It should be no more than 70% of one page. It is not included in the word count
3) TOC – Table of Contents
This gives the titles of all of the headings along with the relevant page number.
This is not included in the word count.
The introduction states what the report will address, but is not a summary of the
report as it does not convey any of the conclusions. It may be something similar to “This report will address the challenge presented by the industry representative. It redefines the challenge offered and conducts a literature analysis and presents some solutions..”
5) RESTATEMENT OF PROBLEM AS A RESEARCH QUESTION
In this section you will re-state the problem presented in Assignment 1 as a research question. You may remind the reader of the challenge and then re-
formulate it as a Research Question, but first you must research the characteristics of a research question.
6) LITERATURE REVIEW OF THE PROBLEM
Undertake a literature review of contemporary management literature that will help you to better understand the nature of the management challenge, how theory can inform a solution and what (if anything) has been tried before to solve this kind of problem (e.g. Has this challenge occurred before? Maybe in another industry? Has it been solved?) Your information should be both broad and deep. Once you have collected the information, you have to critically analyse it.
7) MODELS AND THEORIES WHICH EXPLAIN & IDENTIFY SOLUTIONS
Identify and select appropriate tools, models and theories that will help you to
understand the problem through the lens you have chosen. The “lens” may be a
frame from Reframing Organizations (Bolman & Deal 2013) and/or a Strategic
Tool from Strategy Builder (Cummings & Angwin 2015) – links to both available on Blackboard. Analyse the tools you apply so as to highlight advantages and disadvantages of the approach and to list assumptions made and additional information required.
8) SOLUTIONS DEVELOPED
In contrast to the first assignment, here you will use theory and tools to devise
and explain solutions to the problems.
8a) Solution 1 – Development of Training
- Explain solution
- Show how it relates to tool and/or frame
- Show a clear, logical link with theory or theories from Management, etc
- Discuss assumptions made
- Discuss additional information required if any from the company, and how this would be collected
- Discuss potential issues and problems with the solution
8b) Solution 2 – ***********
Repeat points above
8c) Solution 3 – ***********
Repeat points above
9) FINAL CONCLUSION
A few sentences to close the report – the preceding discussion addressed aspects
of ………… several solutions were provided, the most practical/useful/viable was
10) REFERENCE LIST
In correct format – see below for further notes on this.
See this link: https://dls.rmit.edu.vn/web/referencing/guide/index.html
Include and appendix if you wish to include a larger amount of information that is not directly related to your argument. Items in the appendix are not included in the word-count.
12) END OF THE REPORT
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