1.Demonstrate critical understanding of the theory and practice of strategic development and operations.
4.Analyse and synthesise contextual information.
5.Think strategically and assess the impact of strategic change processes.
Subject-based practical skills
6. Influence the strategic direction of an organization.
Skills for life and work (general skills)
7.Appreciating complexity, diversity, and multiplicity of perspectives accommodated in management decisions.
In groups of 4 - 6, prepare a 30-minute presentation that:
1.Summarises and prioritises the issues that face Leon’s restaurants.
2.Develop strategic proposals for at least 2 issues,
3.Identifies the impact of the proposals on the operations of the organisation
4.Evaluate the proposals against an appropriate recognised framework.
5.Identifies changes that should be made to the operations of the business including their partnerships,
As with the first assessment, this assessment should be approached in steps.
1.As a group, collate and categorise the strategic issues that you identified when completing assignment 1.
2.Critically evaluate your list and identify that pose the greatest risk and select the most significant two or three.
The choice should be fully justified.
For this report you should:
1.Briefly summarise the different types of analysis and sources of information required to complete your individual reports and group presentation.
2.Critically assess the need for each of these stages.
3.Identify the business case for your new strategy.
4.Examine how your proposed strategy would affect different stakeholder groups and identify the underlying reason for the impact.
3.Reviewing block 2, develop a range of solutions.
oYou should differentiate between those that are strategic and those that are operational.
oConcentrate on just the strategic ones.
4.Evaluate your solutions using a recognised framework such as RACES.
oRecommend the most appropriate strategic option(s)
5.Recommend changes to operations including partnerships in order to ensure that the new strategy becomes embedded in the organisation.
oThese should be fully justified using theory or logical argument.