There are 2 reports in this assignment. Each report is 1250 words and with 8 references.
Key WORDS are ‘CRITICALLY ANALYSIS; ASSESSES THE EVIDENCE; GENDER DIVERSITY’
In this part you don’t need to find a particular company. Just use the GENERIC
In Background and recommendations should including:
In background you need to write why this report is important to chairman (eg. it is higher probability that the company have no or lower diversity on board); what is AICD and what’s the target by the end of 2018 at first. Then write
- Why the company ask you to do the report? Reason is that ASX 200 company has 25% or less female participation on board.
- Evidences exist to support more females on board.
- What are the evidences? Need to find 3-4 evidence
- What are the areas where business has in prove. Need to use the corporate governance issues. i.e.- is that an issue of stakeholder participation?
-is that an issue of keeping corporation down?
-is that an issue of reducing risk? Risk will cause by the employee not challenge their chairman which means they are not diversity. Please use the word ‘ Group Thinking’ when writing this part
Sample answer could be ‘there are suppose that the evidences i.e. These areas of the business are setup better if you have more female participation’ Say what they are and explain them simply.
NOTE:EVIDENCES IN 1) MUST LINK TO AREAS IN 2)
Evidence should ONLY find within Australia, US and UK. They have similar background, legal environment and culture.
- What is BAD about no changing if the company ignore or does not do the evidences?
Find the evidence from academic articles which both has the good and bad. Which means the article should include ‘what’s good if the company do and what’s bad if the company don’t’. Find 3-4 evidence.
*the negative is about if the board DO NOT have female participations. The positive is about the board have female participations.
** if you can’t find the both side of the evidence at least write one negative problem when the board without diversity.
- Recommendations answer how to fix the C)’s bad
The key point /issue is to think about ‘FEMALE SHOULD BEING APPOINTED BUT ON MERIT’
Clarified the key characteristic the skill set you want at first. Then start advertising/organizing the diversity.
NOTE: RECOMMANDATIONS NEED TO ATTACT THE PROBLEMS. RECOMMANDATIONS SHOULD BE SPECIFIC TO ADDRESS THE PROBLEM.
- In this part the structure could use subtitle The structure should be
Background and recommendations
When you write this report please focus on diversity of the board. You need to analysis not only the gender diversity but also other diversity. The information of the diversity please check the ‘lecture notes of assignment’
Structure: Executive summary
Background and recommendations
Background should including
- Role of Australian Shareholders Association (ASA). What are their mission statements and why it will be ask for report. Find these info on their website.
- Definition of WHISTLEBLOWERS and PUBLIC INTEREST. What’s their connection and why they provide available function in corporate governance.
- Examples of bad corporate governance. You will find some TARGET and COMMINSURE activities.
Problem and Recommendations
Need 3-4 recommendations. Put the problem and recommendation together. The recommendation should address the problem with some specific part not use the general recommendation. You need to write more details when you recommend to address the problem.
Eg If company don’t have whistleblowers, they may have risks. WB identified bad behaviours which may cause the risk. These risks can kill the company. Or delay in attention to risk. Risk also includes fraud.