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As this assessment is a formal business report it must be formatted as a report that includes:
N.B. Only one member of each group need make the group submission to Turnitin.Groups have some degree of flexibility in the range of information to be included in the report however the following topics should be considered as key requirements of the report:
Description of the organisation
What is the history, purpose and size of the organisation
What is the overall business strategy
Is it a provider of products, services or both
Does the chosen organisation have obvious and transparent operations strategy
Has the operations strategy changed or evolved over time
Can you identify improvements (recommendations) to the existing strategy or propose a strategy if one is not evident
How are strategic and operational decisions made in this organisation
Is innovation encouraged throughout the organisation
Does the concept of Corporate Social Responsibility factor into decision-making
What are the products or services offered by the organisation
Does the product/service mix of the organisation pose any operational challenges
Is the research and development function properly resourced.