Assignment title: Context and Critical Evaluation
In relation to an
organisation that you are familiar with, critically evaluate the way in which
it has managed, or is managing, strategic change.
Format: Informal report
Word limit: 4000 maximum (excluding appendices and
Assessment criteria: see grading criteria
60% – 69%
50% – 59%
Demonstrates knowledge and
understanding of the chosen organisations, its context and how it is
based upon a synthesis of a considerable range of sources. Highly developed awareness of current
issues in B&M. Makes explicit use of theory.
Good understanding based
upon a range of sources. Clear awareness of current issues in B&M.
Understanding and use of relevant models and theories.
based on some sources relevant to task.
Awareness of current issues in B&M but lacking depth of critical
appreciation. Makes implicit use of
Little understanding of
sources of information about organisations.
Marginal awareness of current issues in B&M. Lack of application of theory.
Demonstrate a critical
understanding of key concepts and the application of theory to practical
Excellent appreciation of
relevant concepts and their application to complex situations taking account
of other areas of theory. Convincingly
extrapolates from scholarship to identify new approaches to practice even in
presence of uncertainty
Appreciation of relevant
concepts and their application to situations taking account of some other
areas of theory. Demonstrates understanding of theory to practical solutions.
Some application of
knowledge to a limited range of situations not fully allowing for contingent
factors. Limited transfer of
understanding to practical situations.
Poor understanding of key
concepts. Hardly applies understanding
critical appreciation and evaluation of published literature and other sources.
Highly developed ability to
conduct research into B&M topics that require familiarity with a range of
issues. Critically evaluates the
rigour and validity of published research.
Ability to conduct research
into B&M topics that require familiarity with issues. Evaluates results.
Some ability to investigate
and comprehend B&M issues with limited evaluation of results.
Accepts literature and
other sources of information without meaningful evaluation of critique. Shows limited understanding.
Demonstrate originality of
thought and creative problem solving.
High degree of creativity
in the application of knowledge.
Successfully synthesises a range of information in the context of new
situations. Shows a high level of
originality and autonomy.
A degree of creativity in
the application of knowledge. Synthesises information in the context of new
Needs guidance in reaching
solutions to challenging problems.
Makes use of restricted range of information in reaching conclusions.
Demonstrates little or no
originality in reaching solutions to B&M problems even when guided.
Displays an appropriate and
high standard of presentation, structure, layout and design Weighting 10%
Communicates with great
clarity using appropriate medium to highest standards of design and
Communicates with clarity
using clear design, structure and layout.
information using suitable approach but sub-optimal execution and design.
Mostly fails to communicate
concepts and content. Poor choice of medium and or lacking in design.
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