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ASSIGNMENT 2 BRIEF


Assignment title

Scenario:

Leadership is important in every management levels of an organization. A leader is also considered a friend, philosopher and guide. Name out two of your favorite leaders in the business world. Identify and compare the different motivational theories they use, their impacts on management, performance, and motivation. Your case must be demonstrated with examples and real life evidences.

 

You can conduct direct interviews and secondary data collection to complete the assignment.

Aim of the assignment

This assignment satisfies the following learning outcomes:

LO 3 Understand ways of using motivational theories in organizations

3.1 discuss the impact that different leadership styles may have on motivation in organizations in periods of change

3.2 compare the application of different motivational theories within the workplace

3.3 evaluate the usefulness of motivation theory for managers

 

Specific requirements

(see Appendix for assessment criteria and grade descriptors)

LO 3 Understand ways of using motivational theories in organizations

3.1 discuss the impact that different leadership styles may have on motivation in organizations in periods of change

Identify the different motivational theories used by different leaders in your chosen organization in different periods of time (can be the change due to restructuring, downsizing, merger and acquisition, etc.) like expectancy theory, two factor theory, etc.

Based on the different leadership styles identified in task 2.1, discuss the impact of those leadership styles may have on motivation in organisations in periods of change (downsizing, structure, culture change)

3.2 compare the application of different motivational theories within the workplace

Compare the application of the identified motivational theories by leaders in terms of job satisfaction, empowerment, rewards and incentives, non monetary and monetary rewards, individual and organizational performance (production, behavior, etc.)

3.3 evaluate the usefulness of motivation theory for managers

Draw implications/lessons for managers from the usefulness of the identified motivation theories in task 3.1 on managers’ and leaders’ traits, management styles, contingency approach or leadership and organizational culture in general.

Student guidelines

GL 1 You should write this assignment in academic style, make sure you have introduction, body, and conclusion.

GL 2 You could use models, theories, diagrams and tables where appropriate to enhance your argument. Remember to reference the sources.

GL3You should use in-text references and a list of all cited sources at the end of the essay (Harvard Referencing Style)

GL4 Your report should be approximately 1500 words in length (excluding the appendices and references)

GL5 You should conduct a secondary research in order to complete the tasks of the assignment effectively and comprehensively, with evidences to support your answer.

Submission requirements

You are expected to submit both soft and hard copy of this assignment to your instructor. Evidence of primary research (if any) must be included in the Appendix.

No late submission is allowed.


 

APPENDIX: ASSESSMENT CRITERIA AND GRADE DESCRIPTORS

Learning outcomes

Assessment criteria for PASS

To achieve a pass grade the evidence must show that the learner is able to

Grade descriptors for MERIT

To achieve a merit grade the evidence must show that, in addition to the pass criteria, the learner is able to

Grade descriptors for DISTINCTION

To achieve a distinction grade, the evidence must show that, in addition to the pass and merit criteria, the learner is able to

LO 3 Understand ways of using motivational theories in organizations

 

3.1 discuss the impact that different leadership styles may have on motivation in organizations in periods of change

3.2 compare the application of different motivational theories within the workplace

3.3 evaluate the usefulness of motivation theory for managers

 

M1. Identify appropriate leadership and motivational theories

1.1  Judgments  and examples have been made concerning the effectiveness and coherence of the chosen leadership styles on motivational theories (transactional, transformational theories; expectancy, X and Y theories, etc.)

1.2  Name out pros and cons of the chosen leadership styles on motivational theories

M2. Select and design different theories

2.1 Clear definitions, make comparisons among motivational theories in different leadership styles, and impacts on managers

2.2 A range of sources of information (books, articles, reliable reference sources, cases) has been used

M3. Assignment presentation

3.1 The appropriate structure of the assignment and leadership nd motivational approach has been used

3.2 Coherent, logical definition, development of concepts for different background audience

3.3 A range of methods of presentation has been used and technical language has been accurately used (correct grammar and use of English)

3.4 Correct referencing (Harvard style)

D1. Use critical reflection to evaluate own work and justify valid conclusion:

1.1  Conclusions on variety of definitions are justified specifically, especially concerning the effectiveness and usefulness for managers

1.2  rationale of the definitions has been made (organizational context)

1.3  Validity of the results are evaluated (selection of the information has been collected from reliable sources)

1.4  Realistic improvements on the difficulties of leadership and motivational theories implementation have been proposed against defined characteristic for success

1.5  Self-criticism of the chosen on theories is taken place

1.6  Keen analysis has been proposed with realistic evidence

D2. Take responsibility for managing and organizing activities

2.1 primary and secondary data have been considered (interview)

2.2 synthesis of different sources of data is collected and applied objectively

D3 Demonstrate convergent/lateral/creative thinking

2.1 Application and comparisons have been made against academic models (pros and cons in terms of Vietnamese context); researchers’ analysis

2.2 extended academic models have been presented

2.3 Creative thinking has been applied

2.4 propose new ideas for the Vietnamese context (in terms of appropriate terminologies)

2.5 critical review, conclusions, and recommendations on terminologies in the Vietnamese context

 

 

Grading grid

Assessment criteria for Pass (P)

Merit descriptor

(M)

Distinction descriptor

(D)

Pass criterion No. (P*.*)

Merit descriptor No. (M*.*)

Distinction descriptor No. (D*.*)

Pass criterion No. (P*.*)

Merit descriptor No. (M*.*)

Distinction descriptor No. (D*.*)

Pass criterion No. (P*.*)

Merit descriptor No. (M*.*)

Distinction descriptor No. (D*.*)

 

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