This assessment evaluates key resources within the organisation, specifically people and finance. It considers the necessary integration to develop resource capability in order to successfully integrate corporate and operational strategies.
This needs to be compared between 2 companies, their last 5 years P/L account, cash flow statement and balance sheet.
For courses accredited by professional bodies such as the IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) there are some exemptions from the standard regulations and these are detailed in your Programme Handbook
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Learning Outcomes to be Assessed:
1. Identify the theories and techniques relating to human capital development in particular those relating to motivation
2. Evaluate change management theories and assess the potential challenges and opportunities associated with implementing change and the characteristics of a ‘learning organisation’.
3. Examine the role of financial management techniques for the monitoring and control of the financial resource alongside the significance of cost information and its contribution to short, interim and long term planning.
4. Evaluate the role of standard financial and management account practices in different types of organisations.
This module will focus on resource management and its effective deployment and allocation to achieve sustainable competitive advantage for organisations. Two main resources will be considered: HUMAN and FINANCIAL; without which, organisational success cannot be guaranteed.
You will be introduced to theoretical concepts underpinning resource development and deployment such as, human capital development, change management, motivational theories, learning organisations, financial methods, investment appraisal, budgeting, alongside financial and management accounting.
This second output will be an individual report based on team presentation findings.
You and your team have investigated the effective management and integration of key resources. Once the investigation is complete, you should be able to evaluate the implications of any recommendations to improve performance and manage change. You should also be able to comment on the impact of these changes across industry.
In addition, you should be able to consider financial implications for an organisation. This will include assessing and commenting on the financial health of the organisation using performance measures such as profitability, liquidity, solvency and efficiency, over a time frame of at least 5 years. Using these measures, you will be able to advise the organisation of any pitfalls and improvements which could be made for improved performance.
You will culminate findings now in an individual report.
Assessment (100%): Individual Report (L.O. ALL)
Based on your team findings, you are now required to write a report encompassing your research and findings from the presentation, but from an individual perspective. You may choose the same companies and examples from the presentation, or alternative companies which you may prefer to investigate. You will evaluate and critique your selected companies, considering key resources within the organisation, specifically people and finance. You will demonstrate HOW and WHY the integration is necessary to develop resource capability in order for corporate and operational strategies to be successful. Using these findings and measures, you should be able to advise the organisation of any pitfalls and improvements which could be made for improved performance.
The report will not exceed 3000 words, excluding appendices. Please ensure you use Harvard referencing practices.