Understanding the Workplace Assignment
Qualification - BTEC Higher National Diploma in Business
Unit number and title - Unit 3- Organisations and Behaviour
QFC Level - Level 4
Choose a Fortune 500 organisation to answer the case study in specific organisation and behaviour structure, roles and responsibilities within an organisation.
Q 1.1 Compare and contrast organisational structure and culture to that of a similar organisation.
Identify organisational structure and culture
Compare and contrast organisational structure and culture to that of another similar organisation e.g. an organisation in the same industry
Q 1.2 Explain how organisational structure and culture affects the performance of the business
Explain how organisational structure and culture impact business performance
Use the case study provided to help you.
Q 1.3 Give examples and discuss factors that influence individual behaviour at work.
Review behaviour at work in general
Provide at least two examples of factors that influence the behaviour of employees at work.
Q 2.1 Using the case study provided, identify which leadership style is used by your chosen fortune 500 organisation and compare the effectiveness of leadership style to a similar organisation.
Use the case study provided (with reference to the section titled responsibility and authority)
Compare the effectiveness of leadership styles to that of another similar organisation, one perhaps in the same industry.
Q 2.2 Explain how organisational theory including the work of F.W. Taylor underpins management practice.
Explain how organisational theory including the work of F.W. Taylor forms basis for management practice
Use your lecture notes and academic textbooks to help you
Q 2.3 Evaluate different approaches to management used by and one of its competitors.
Evaluate different management approaches used by specific organisation.
Compare these approaches with those of one of its competitors
Refer to the pros and cons and make judgments on the management approaches.
Q 3.1 Discuss the impact that different leadership styles may have on motivation in specific organisation and on one of its competitors during an economic depression.
Discuss the impact that different leadership styles may have on motivation within during an economic depression
Discuss the impact that different leadership styles may have on motivation within one of competitors during an economic depression
Compare these leadership styles
Refer to at least two different leadership styles
Select from autocratic, bureaucratic, democratic and laissez-faire leadership styles
Q 3.2 Compare the application of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs to Hertzberg's hygiene and motivational factors within the workplace.
Outline Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs with Hertzberg's hygiene and motivational factors
Explain how the two theories compare when they are used in the workplace
Use workplace examples, that is, where you work or have worked in the past.
Q 3.3 Evaluate how useful motivational theory is for managers in the 21st Century
Evaluate the pros and cons of motivational theory for managers in the 21st Century
Support your answer with examples from motivational theories.
Q 4.1 Explain the nature of groups and group behaviour and one of its competitors.
Define the term "groups".
Explain group dynamics.
Compare group dynamics within organization to that within one of its competitors.
Q 4.2 Discuss factors that may promote or inhibit effective teamwork within specific organization and one of its competitors.
Give examples of factors that help with the development of teamwork
Give examples of factors that do not help with the development of teamwork
Relate your answer and one of its competitors
As HR Director of specific organisation. Write a letter to the Managing Director.Using an appropriate model, evaluate the role types needed for effective teamwork.
Ensure you use Harvard Referencing.
Ensure that you refer to academic textbooks as well as other sources.
Q 4.3 Evaluate how technology affects team functioning.
Evaluate the use of technology on teamwork
Evaluate the impact of technology on teamwork
Discuss the pros and cons of technology and the impact it has on teamwork.
As HR Director, write a report to the Managing Director. The report will focus on the use of new technology in the workplace to improve team performance.
Research new types of technology that can be used in the workplace to improve team performance.
Critically evaluate how new technology can be used to improve team performance. Include some of your own suggestions of ways that new technology can be used to improve team performance.
Justify use of at least one modern way of technology that can improve the performance of team.