BUSN6041 Leadership And Organizational Development

BUSN6041 Leadership And Organizational Development

CASE STUDY
THE HR DEPARTMENT CHALLENGE
You are the member of a department in AnyoneCan, Inc. AnyoneCan has just merged with Buttercup Fields Homestores, Inc. Both companies consider themselves middle of the road retailers. They do not compete with the discount chains nor with the specialty stores. Buttercup Fields has a few specialty stores as part of its chain. AnyoneCan, Inc. has been in the retailing business for over 120 years. Buttercup Fields has been operating for the last fifteen years. Due to an aggressive management team Buttercup Fields has demonstrated phenomenal growth over the last ten years. In the last three years it has taken over five smaller store chains. In the merger with AnyoneCan, Buttercup Fields is the financially stronger partner.vThe retailing industry has had two long years of recession.Competition is intense and sales are generally lagging all round. The discount retailers have fared the best during the downturn. New technology has radically changed methods of ordering goods, the management of inventories, handling money in the store, as well as new financial reporting procedures both internally and externally. As a result of the merger, to avoid duplication of activities and to benefit from economies of scale, several administrative departments will be closed.You and several members of your department anticipate that your department will be one of them. Your department has been responsible for all the human resource aspects of AnyoneCan. Corridor gossip is that the new entity, Anyone’s Buttercup, plans to outsource all of its HR functions. You have been told that a committee has been formed to decide which departments will be closed or downsized. The committee will consist of an equal number of representatives from both companies. Both your department and the HR department of Buttercup Fields are at risk. You and other members of your department feel you want to use your leadership skills to influence the committee to keep the department. Using what you know – new realities, systems thinking, emotional intelligence and so on – how are you going to persuade the committee not to outsource the HR activities and keep your department?

BUSN6041 Leadership And Organizational Development

MGMT8435 Sustainable Leadership

MGMT8435 Sustainable Leadership

Write a coherent reflection on the question “What Does Sustainable Leadership Mean to Me?” This work is to contain your personal ideas and positions on the subjects of leadership and sustainability. You may include your personal experiences and/or goals within this subject area to support your positions You are encouraged to focus on a specific area of interest within the broad subject of sustainable leadership. For example: You could focus on leadership with environmental projects, or sustainability in agriculture or industry. You are not limited to these suggestions but, rather, choose an area of personal interest and reflect on it with the assignment question.Secondary research is not required but may be used to support your positions.  All secondary sourced content must be properly cited and references using Conestoga APA format.

MGMT8435 Sustainable Leadership

Organization development is a long- range effort to improve an organization’s problemsolving and renewal processes, particularly through a more effective and collaborative management of organizational culture- with special emphasis on the culture of formal work teams- with the assistance of a change agent, or catalyst, and the use of the theory and technology of the applied behavioral science, including action research.

HRM8130 – Strategic Planning And SHMP Strategic Plan

HRM8130 – Strategic Planning And SHMP Strategic Plan

Review the articles and links provided to you on eConestoga. In your teams complete the following:
1. Reflect on the organization’s vision and values. What is the organization’s purpose? How will the organization achieve its purpose? What are the internal and external factors that will support them in achieving their intended purpose?
2. Identify the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats facing the organization. Consider the following: talent, leadership, products, customers, markets, shareholders, etc. 
3.Using a brainstorming technique, complete the SWOT questions, complete the SWOT chart.
4.Create strategies
5.Link strategies and HR strategies/initiatives

HRM0001-Working Ethically

HRM0001-Working Ethically

Assignment Brief

As part of the formal assessment for the program, you are required to submit a Working Ethically assignment. Please refer to your Student Handbook for full

details of the program assessment scheme and general information on preparing and submitting assignments.

Learning Outcomes:

After completing the module, you should be able to:

1. Explain what is meant by ethics

2. Explore the importance of ethics within the decision-making process

3. Explain how environmental and cultural issues influence business ethics

4. Demonstrate an understanding of personal skills needed to ensure people

are treated with dignity

5. Examine an Equality and Diversity issue

6. Explain the main features of a professional code of conduct.

Assignment Task 

There are three questions in this assignment, please answer all questions. 

Question 1 Code Of Conduct

As an assistant manager in an organization of your choice, you have been asked to ensure that all staff is aware of professional codes of conduct. You have therefore been asked to devise an up to date professional code of conduct for the employees and present it at a new staff induction event.

Create a new section to the staff handbook, analyzing the main features of a professional code of conduct, and reflect on the possible shortcomings.

Question 2 – Case Study & Questions

Please read the case study below and use it to answer question 2 only:

Let’s assume that you lived in the medieval period where anyone caught stealing (along with an accomplice) is taken to the town square, where one hand is cut-off or sometimes, the person is stoned to death, as a form of punishment for thieves. One day, as an angry mob was in your neighborhood asking if anyone had seen a little thief around, you noticed a little boy hiding in your back-garden; scared and crying- he begs you not to tell the angry mob that he was there, if not they would kill him

He confessed that he stole just one apple from the fruit market. Also, that, he was an orphan and had not eaten any food for a few days now. He further explained that he had begged all day for food and money, but had no help from anyone, and so had no choice but to steal the apple to eat. 

Would you tell the angry mob that he was in your back-garden or would you simply tell them that you have not seen the little thief?

Question 3

Examine the job adverts: Job 1 and Job 2 below, and determine which one is legal, and which one is not, in accordance with the equality and diversity laws in the UK. Do consider the concepts of ‘positive action’ and ‘positive discrimination’ while responding to the questions. 

BUS260 Introduction To Organizational Behaviour

BUS260 Introduction To Organizational Behaviour

The chief executive of a mid-sized manufacturing company has hired you to design the site and any other conditions necessary for employees to feel more empowered.


Describe five important conditions you would ensure existed in this plant to improve empowerment among production employees .your answer should also define empowerment and the four dimensions of empowerment.

BH3319 Theory And Practice Of Leadership

BH3319 Theory And Practice Of Leadership

Task Details/Description:

A feature can be anything from across the term 1 module content. It can be a trait, a behaviour, a skill etc. We will discuss this in greater detail in class, however the onus is on the features being drawn from academic concepts/ theories as opposed to being from a layman’s perspective. You need to justify why the four features you choose would contribute to effective leadership by drawing on relevant leadership theory and research.

Remember that there is no right answer. What I am looking for is how you critically argue your choices with empirical evidence (i.e. theory and research). The essay is empirically-driven in nature and adopts an evidence-based management perspective and so the use of empirical research and theory to select, discuss, and justify each feature is crucial in order to do well.

You can use whatever models and theories you like from term 1 content and your related wider readings. Avoid using more than two features from a given theory or model in order to demonstrate breadth in your work. That is, I do not want you to just describe the four key dimensions of transformational leadership, or choose mostly (personality) traits as your features. You want to try and provide a well-rounded perspective on the variety of complementary factors (i.e. features) that may constitute effective leadership.

HRMG842 Diversity And Inclusion

HRMG842 Diversity And Inclusion

Task:

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this paper, the student will be able to:

1.Examine the context for a strategic approach to diversity and inclusion

2.Demonstrate advanced knowledge of leadership and diversity in the context of global mobility

3.Critically evaluate the impact of diversity and inclusion on organisational performance

4.Analyse power and privilege and their implication for engagement at work

5.Explain the significance of intersectionality for organisations

RequiremeHRMG842 Diversity And Inclusionnts

An organisation has invited you as an internal/external consultant to study the organisation and suggest a diversity and inclusion action plan and evaluation. Your choice of organisation can be based on an organisation where you have worked, volunteered or a real organisation (not fictional) you have read about. The CEO of the organisation is well-versed in the diversity and inclusion literature. Therefore, you will be linking the items below to relevant scholarly literature and theory and justifying your choice of the various aspects of the plan. You are expected to utilise a minimum of ten references, of which at least six are scholarly peer reviewed journal articles – suggest articles in the time frame of 2010-2020. This written assignment is to be submitted in week six through Turnitin before class.

1.Describe the organisation and its relevant stakeholders for diversity and inclusion.

2.Based on your extensive in-depth research (through library databases and publicly available material), please select one or two areas (for example gender, religion) which will be your focus in the comprehensive diversity and inclusion action plan for this organisation and justify your choice.

3.Discuss how you will evaluate the action plan.

4.You will be making a five-minute presentation to the Board on one or two areas of diversity and inclusion that you consider significant for your full written assignment. Presentations will be done in class in week four and five. The aim of the presentation is to demonstrate in a concise manner your chosen area/s of diversity and inclusion. You may utilise a maximum of two slides but you can also choose to make the presentation without any slides. At the start of the presentation you are expected to hand over to your lecturer a summary of your presentation on one-page A4 size sheet (250 words). Please ensure your A4 sheet has your name, ID number and title of your presentation. Should you decide to use slides, there is no need to provide a hard copy of the slides to the lecturer. Based on feedback for the presentation, you can further fine tune your written assignment.

HRM0001 Working Ethically

HRM0001 Working Ethically

As part of the formal assessment for the programme you are required to submit a Working Ethically assignment. Please refer to your Student Handbook for full  details of the programme assessment scheme and general information on preparing  and submitting assignments.
Learning Outcomes:
After completing the module, you should be able to:
1. Explain what is meant by ethics
2. Explore the importance of ethics within the decision-making process
3. Explain how environmental and cultural issues influence business ethics
4. Demonstrate an understanding of personal skills needed to ensure people  are treated with dignity
5. Examine an Equality and Diversity issue
6. Explain the main features of a professional code of conduct.
Your assignment should include: a title page containing your student number, the  module name, the submission deadline and a word count; the appendices if relevant;  and a reference list in Arden University (AU) Harvard format.

HRM0001 Working Ethically

HRMN3841-Employee And Labour Relations

HRMN3841-Employee And Labour Relations

Assignment 

Write a two part essay of about 1000 words in total by responding to the following prompts:

Part A

Describe the legislation that regulates labour relations in Canada. For each piece of legislation you define, provide a practical example of how it is relevant to the current workforce.

Part B

Describe the characteristics of a unionized workforce in Canada. What purpose or function does the union play? Describe how unionization benefits employees.

Criteria For Evaluating Your Report

• Your report must incorporate some of the key concepts introduced in this module.

• You must demonstrate evidence of critical thinking and analysis.

• You must present a logical and persuasive argument.

• You must support your arguments with examples or illustrations from the textbook.

HRMN3841-Employee And Labour Relations

HRMN 3841: Employee And Labour Relations

HRMN 3841: Employee And Labour Relations

Write a three part essay of  words by responding to the following prompts:
Part A:
The Write Way Stationary Company develops high quality customized stationary goods. They have been in operation since 1989, and employ 35 individuals in a variety of different jobs. Employees are considering organizing themselves, to form a union.Describe the steps of union organization, including detailing the certification drive process.
Part B:
Describe the restrictions that apply to both the union and the employer while the certificate drive is occurring. What happens if either of the parties violate these restrictions?
Part C:
Assuming the employees successfully work through the certification process and form a union, they will need to negotiate a collective agreement. Key issues for the employees include concerns around their pay and benefits, hours of work, sick leave and vacation time. Describe the process they will go through to prepare for negotiations with management

HRMN 3841: Employee And Labour Relations