Assignment The assessment for this module consists of one assignment. This assignment should be a maximum of 2,000 words in length not including front cover, table of contents, diagrams, tables, footnotes, references and appendices.The assignment should be typed or word-processed using Times New Roman, font size 12, 1.5 spacing. Please note: the total appendices must not exceed eight pages. Assignment details: analysis of experience The assignment brief is as follows: Choose one or two of the areas covered in the Managing People module and critically analyse them with reference to an organisation in which you have worked or with which you are familiar. The maximum length for this assignment is 2,000 words. This will account for 100% of your overall grade on the module. Assignment guidance 1. The objective is to explore some area(s) of the module that interest you in the context of a real organisation. 2. Most organisational issues are complex and it is likely that more than one factor may be important in any situation. For example, one of the challenges of leadership is about understanding and managing the organisation’s culture, and this may well affect motivation within the organisation. However, attempting to cover too many areas in one assignment will inevitably lead to a superficial piece of work. It is perfectly acceptable to comment on how different factors interact but focus the discussion on one or two topics to provide greater depth of analysis. 3. The purpose of the assignment is to utilise theory to analyse practice. An assignment that makes little or no reference to a real organisational situation and appropriate theoretical and conceptual issues will not fulfil the above brief and is likely to receive a fail grade. 4. The assignment asks for a critical analysis. This is not simply a description either of the situation in your organisation of choice or of relevant theory. It means using the theory to explain what went on in the organisation – not just what happened, but why things happened in a particular way and why they led to particular outcomes. Here a critical analysis means evaluating the utility of theory – how far is it of assistance in understanding organisational issues and problems and suggesting recommendations for future practice? 5. In summary, your assignment needs to do the following: demonstrate a critical understanding of a range of relevant literature apply this appropriately in order to analyse one or two organisational topics covered on the module facilitate insights and understanding of both theory and practice and enable conclusions to be drawn about both.