There is ONE task in this assignment. The overall word length for this assignment should be in the range of 2,500−3,000 words. You may incur a penalty if you exceed the upper value. You must state the total number of words used at the end of your assignment; however, the content of appendices and references/bibliographies may be excluded from your word count. Please note: Plagiarising someone else’s work, whether copying from the Internet, CEM study materials, a textbook, a fellow student or elsewhere, is a serious offence. Before you submit your work for assessment, you must check it to ensure that you have fully cited within the text all the sources of information you have used and that all your sources are listed in a reference section at the end of your submission. Quoted text must not be excessive in length. You will find guidance on correct citing and referencing in The Harvard System − The CEM Guide to Referencing and Citation in the ‘Study Skills’ section on the VLE. Be aware that your work may be checked using anti-plagiarism software. If plagiarism is identified, this will result in a severe penalty ranging from loss of all or part of the mark to exclusion from your course. Instructions This assignment covers the concepts and theory contained in the People and Organisational Management study materials provided. You will need to read and understand the contents of the study papers before preparing this assignment. In addition, you are expected to conduct research in the recommended texts and websites set out below: Books: Mullins L (2013) Management and Organisational Behaviour, London: Pearson. Daft L et al. (2010) Management, Andover: Cengage. A10034 V2-0 ï¿¼ï¿¼1 People and Organisational Management Assignment 2 Cole G A and Kelly P (2011) Management Theory and Practice, Andover: Cengage. Articles: Buckingham M (2005) ‘What great managers do’, Harvard Business Review, March: 70−9. Kotter J P (2013) ‘Management is (still) not leadership’, available at: http://blogs.hbr.org/2013/01/management-is-still-not-leadership [accessed 10 October 2014]. Websites: www.12manage.com www.cipd.co.uk www.harvardbusinessonline.org www.peoplemanagement.co.uk www.managementtoday.co.uk [All accessed 10 October 2014.] Task Write a report for the senior management team of your organisation of choice; this can be your own organisation, or an organisation in the construction or real estate sector in which you are interested. The topic is ‘Successful organisations lead change, they do not just manage it’. Explore the differences between leading and managing to put forward your understanding of these, and to suggest how an organisation can lead rather than just manage. Select an organisation (if possible from the construction or real estate sector), and critically examine how successful it is. Look at data on this organisation to establish how it is doing in terms of market share, financial figures, employee turnover rates and any other data available through its website, news or annual reports. Discuss the assignment, if you can, with the leaders/managers in your organisation of choice. It is important, however, to remember that this is an academic assignment, and so you will need to ground your discussion in academic references from your research. A range of resources have been suggested and we expect you to use these along with the CEM study material supplied to you. Explain how the organisation could focus its employees and lead change by developing leadership capacity. Look at the difference between leading and managing by reference to theory and practical examples. What would you see the senior team behaving like, what strategic initiatives are necessary, how is this communicated? Cite examples of successful organisations and their leadership approach if you can. Please set out your paper as a report and include an executive summary. Specific recommendations on how you would like your suggestions implemented by the senior team are needed, just as if you were presenting this in your workplace. Assignment Criteria: Your assignment will be marked out of 100, using the guidelines below. Your answer should show that you have: • set out explanations of leadership and management (25%); • researched and referred to the relevant theory and practice summarised in the CEM study material, and that you have conducted additional research using the resources set out in this brief − you will gain marks for any additional research that you undertake (25%); • provided a well-reasoned discussion or argument on the debate between leadership and management (40%); • set out your report in a structured and well-presented form (10%).