discuss the extent to which managers and leaders can improve productivity and increasing profitability for organisational and individual success

Becoming a Master Manager

Learning Outcome 1: Critically analyse the extent to which managers and leaders can create and sustain effective commitment and cohesion for organisational and individual success

Learning Outcome 2: Critically evaluate the extent to which managers and leaders can establish and maintain stability and continuity for organisational and individual success

Learning Outcome 3: Critically discuss the extent to which managers and leaders can improve productivity and increasing profitability for organisational and individual success

Assessment Details

Section 1 (3,000 words)
With reference to at Least one Competency from Module 1 and one Competency from Module 3, critically articulate the extent to which managers can create and sustain commitment and cohesion whilst improving productivity and increasing profitability

Section 2 (3,000 words)
With reference to at Least one Competency from Module 2 and one Competency from Module 4, critically articulate the extent to which managers can establish and maintain stability and continuity whilst promoting change and encouraging adaptability

Module 1 Collaborate-Focused Competency Evaluation Matrix

This activity helps students begin working on their plan for mastery by assessing their current level of performance with respect to the five competencies in Module 1 and identifying steps they can take to become more effective.

  1. Introduce the evaluation matrix activity in the text. Ask students to individually respond to the seven questions listed for each of the five competencies in Module 1
  2. Explain that this matrix provides a summary of where they are with regard to the competencies associated with the human relations model and the Collaborate action imperative. It also provides an organized plan for self-improvement, with specific steps that can be pursued now, as well as after the conclusion of the course.
  3. Remind students to keep this matrix. They will need it for the Application exercise in the concluding chapter of the text, which asks them to focus on their future by preparing a more detailed strategy for a mastery self-development plan.

Module 2 Control-Focused Competency Evaluation Matrix

This activity helps students begin working on their plan for mastery by assessing their current level of performance with respect to the five competencies in Module 2 and identifying steps they can take to become more effective.

Module 3 Compete-Focused Competency Evaluation Matrix

This activity helps students begin working on their plan for mastery by assessing their current level of performance with respect to the five competencies in Module 3 and identifying steps they can take to become more effective.

Table 3: Module 3 - Compete-Focused Competency Evaluation Matrix

With respect to this competency: Developing and Communicating a Vision Setting Goals and Objectives Motivating Self and others Designing and Organising Managing Execution and Driving for results
What do I know about my current performance?
How could I be more effective?
Who are some people I could observe?
What books should I read?
What objectives and deadlines should I set?
With whom should I share my objectives?
How will I evaluate my efforts?

Module 4 Create-Focused Competency Evaluation Matrix

This activity helps students begin working on their plan for mastery by assessing their current level of performance with respect to the five competencies in Module 4 and identifying steps they can take to become more effective.

Module 4 - Create-Focused Competency Evaluation Matrix

With respect to this competency: Using Power and Influence Ethically and Effectively Championing and Selling new ideas Fueling and Fostering Innovation Negotiating Agreement and Commitment Implementing and Sustaining Change
What do I know about my current performance?
How could I be more effective?
Who are some people I could observe?
What books should I read?
What objectives and deadlines should I set?
With whom should I share my objectives?
How will I evaluate my efforts?

Assessment Title: With reference to at Least one Competency from Module 1, Module 2, Module 3 and Module 4 of the Competing Values Framework, produce a report that critically articulates the extent to which managers can create and sustain commitment and cohesion (Module1), whilst establishing and maintaining stability and continuity (Module 2), with a view to improving productivity and increasing profitability (Module 3), whilst promoting change and encouraging adaptability (Module 4).

In addition, utilise the ‘Self-Evaluation Matrix` for each of the 4 Modules to inform the ‘Re-examining Your Personal Competencies Matrix`. From this, produce a Personal Development Plan which demonstrates the ‘next steps` on your management development journey to ‘Becoming a Master Manager`