Developing Manager-Btechnd Assignment
You have just started working as a trainee manager in a local hotel that is under new ownership. The new owners are aware that there are some problems with the existing staff members. As you are new to the organization and might have an objective view, you are asked to address the following points:
a) What do you think are the management styles of the department managers/supervisors?
b) How do these leadership styles impact on staff performance?
c) What do you think are the improvements required in communications?
d) How would you describe the overall organization and different department cultures?
e) What changes do you recommend?
You are still working as a trainee manager but you recognize the need to develop your management and supervisory skills in order to provide you with more job security. You decide to analyze your personal strengths and weaknesses, and set measurable, prioritized time-bound targets for development.
Your manager is ill and so you have been asked to take over the management of a team building event. You can find no documentation, so you have to plan for the event from scratch.
You are doing well as a trainee manager and you wish to prepare for the future. You plan to move up the management scale, and you need to identify further training and development you might need to undertake.
|Criteria reference||To achieve the pass criteria the evidence must show that the student is able to:||Task no.||Evidence|
|1.1,1.2,1.3, 1.4||Understand the principles and practices of management behavior and their practicability in a real industry experience.||1|
|2.1, 2.2, 2.3||Produce a personal skills audit and time-bound development plan.||2||Actual Behaviour and discussion with lecturer|
|3.1, 3.2||Successfully manage a practical event.||3||Role play, group work and written report|
|4.1, 4.2||Identify career targets and produce a development plan to achieve these.||4||Written report/ Portfolio|
Identify and apply strategies to find appropriate
|Effective judgments have been made.|
An effective approach to study and research has been applied.
|Action Plan/ Discussions with Tutor|
Select / design and apply appropriate methods /techniques
|Appropriate learning methods/techniques have been applied.||Reports/ Presentations|
Present and communicate appropriate findings
|Communication is appropriate for familiar and unfamiliar audiences and appropriate media have been used.||Portfolio|
Use critical reflection to evaluate own work and justify valid conclusions
|Conclusions have been arrived at through synthesis of ideas and have been justified.|
Realistic improvements have been proposed against defined characteristics for success.
|Portfolio/ Discussions with Tutor|
Take responsibility for managing and organizing activities
|Activities have been managed.||Portfolio|
Demonstrate convergent/lateral/creative thinking
|The quality of work, from both written and oral assessment (reports and presentations) indicates that receptiveness to new ideas is evident.||Presentations /|
|Consistent formatting has been used (font: Times New Roman 12pt, 1.5’’ spacing, justified, paragraph, page numbers)|
|Alphabetical APA referencing and reference list|
|All tasks have been followed carefully and met|
|A signed Learner’s Declaration and Cover Sheet has been attached|
Heizer, J. and B. Render (2004) Operations Management: International Edition, 7th edition, London: Pearson Prentice Hall.
Francis, D. and Woodcock, M. (2002) 50 Activities for Self-Development, HRD Press.
Caterer and Hotelkeeper magazine: www.catererandhotelkeeper.co.uk 4Hoteliers: www.4hoteliers.com
Hospitality magazine: www.instituteofhospitality.org; select ‘Publications’ then ‘Magazine’.
This assignment requires you to follow tasks in relation to the supporting material attached to this assignment. Complete each task and do not go off task. Attach and present all portions of this work in a portfolio that is clearly named and marked with your details. Make sure to conduct readings related to the content covered in class and reference these where appropriate. Interim assessment of this assignment shall be conducted throughout the students’ period of study.
Remember 70% attendance by the end of the unit.
Plagiarism Rules and Regulations
Plagiarism is passing off the work of others as your own. This constitutes academic theft and is a serious matter which is penalized in assignment marking. Instances of plagiarism will be punished if evidence of the following is found:
• The verbatim copying of another person’s work without acknowledgement.
• The close paraphrasing of another person’s work by simply changing a few words or altering the order of presentation without acknowledgement.
• The unacknowledged quotation of phrases from another person’s work and/or the presentation of another person’s idea(s) as one’s own.
No plagiarism is accepted in assignments and students are advised to do the referencing correctly according to the APA referencing System.
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Submission of work
Work must be submitted by the registered student for whom it belongs unless otherwise previously discussed and agreed with the course leader. Unless receipt for work has been issued work is not classed as ‘submitted’. Work must be submitted in all circumstances with the ihti assigned cover sheet and must be correctly completed and signed.
Late submission of work
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All requests concerning extenuating circumstances must be made not later than three working days before the due date of submission. Confirmation of extenuating circumstances will be given in writing, signed by the Lecturer and Dean of Studies. Where extension is granted, a copy of this letter shall accompany the late submission.
Submission deadlines and resubmissions
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