Student Assignment Covering Form
Course/Unit Information
Course
Pearson (Edexcel) BTEC Level 7Extended Diploma in Strategic
Management & Leadership
Unit No.
Unit 4
Unit Name
Developing corporate culture
Unit code
L/602/2063
Batch
J1410- DCC - Sredharran
Instructor Information
Name
Sredharran Sampath
Phone
0529059903
Skype
Email
[email protected]
Assignment Information
Full/ Part Assignment
Full
Date Assignment Issued Task - 10/11/2014
Date Assignment Due
Task - 29/11/2014
Student Information
(To be filled by the student prior submitting the assignment)
Name
Westford Student ID
Edexcel Student ID
Email
Date of Submission
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submitted along with all submissions.
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Student Declaration
I, _________________ (Name) hereby confirm that this assignment is my own work and
not copied or plagiarized. It has not previously been submitted as part of any
assessment for this qualification. All the sources, from which information has been
obtained for this assignment, have been referenced as per Harvard Referencing format.
I further confirm that I have read and understood the Westford School of Management
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Students Signature
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Student Name
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Learning Outcomes and Assessment Feedback
Name of the Assessor
Sredharran Sampath
Learning Outcomes
Assessment Criteria (AC)
LO 1
TASK
1. Understand how
the characteristics
of corporate
culture affect the
achievement of
organisational
objectives
1.1
Explain how models of organization
culture can be used to achieve
organisational objectives
1.2
Explain the difference between
organisational and national culture
1.3
Analyse the corporate cultural
profile in an organization
1.4
Discuss the impact of an
organisation’s corporate culture
in achieving its objectives
2.1
Evaluate the existing climate of an
organisation
2.2
Recommend ways to improve
corporate climate in an
organization
2.3
Propose a framework of
organizational values that meet
the specific strategic and
operational needs of an
organisation
3.1
Identify internal and external
stakeholders of an organisation
3.2
Evaluate the effectiveness of an
organisation’s existing
communication strategies
3.3
Develop new communication strategies
for stakeholders of an organisation that
LO 2
2. Be able to propose
organisational
values that will
influence
corporate climate
LO 3
3. Be able to develop
strategies to
communicate with
stakeholders of an
organisation who
belong to different
cultural groups
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Assessor
Feedback
address differences in belief, values, customs
and language
Over All Result/Grade
Internal Verification
Assignment Brief
Assessors Decision
Internal Verification Report
Done By
Date
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Assignment Task
Assessment and Grading:
This assessment is based on achievements in learning outcomes 1, 2 and 3. In order to
pass, all criteria identified in the assignment with reference to learning outcomes of the
module must be met.
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Due date: 29/11/2014. Unless a student extension has been granted by Westford
administration the date of submission is final and non-negotiable.
Questions to be addressed in completing the Assignment Task:
(Figures in brackets after the question denotes relation with the assessment criteria)
Choose the organisation where you are currently working or familiar with. It is
recommended that students choose their own place of work. It is vital that students
identify and understand the needs of stakeholders in their chosen organization.
Learning Outcome 1: Understand how the characteristics of corporate culture
affect the achievement of organisational objectives
1.1 Explain two organizational models of organisation culture which would help to
achieve your chosen organisation’s strategic goals. (Assessment Criteria 1.1 :
Explain how models of organisation culture can be used to achieve organisational
objectives) .
1.2 Understand your national culture and your chosen organizational culture. Based on
your understanding, explain the difference between your national culture and your
chosen organizational culture. (Assessment Criteria 1.2 – Explain the difference
between organizational and national culture)
1.3 Analyse the corporate cultural profile in your chosen organization. ( Assessment
Criteria 1.3 : Analyse the corporate cultural profile in an organization).
1.4 Discuss the impact of your chosen organisation’s corporate culture in achieving its
objectives. (Assessment Criteria 1.4 : Discuss the impact of an organisation’s
corporate culture in achieving its objectives).
Learning Outcome 2:
Be able to propose organisational values that will
influence corporate climate
For this learning outcome 2, choose the organization that you are currently working
or has worked. Understand the climate of the organization, organizational values,
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operational needs of the chosen organization and proceed to answer the questions
below.
2.1 Evaluate the existing climate of your chosen organization. (Assessment Criteria
2.1 : Evaluate the existing climate of an organization).
2.2 Recommend ways to improve corporate climate in your chosen organization.
(Assessment Criteria 2.2 : Recommend ways to improve corporate climate in an
organization).
2.3 Understand the current organizational values of your chosen organization and
propose a framework of organizational values that meet the specific strategic and
operational needs of your chosen organization. (Assessment Criteria 2.3 : Propose a
framework of organizational values that meet the specific strategic and operational
needs of an organization).
Learning Outcome 3:
Be able to develop strategies to communicate with
stakeholders of an organisation who belong to different cultural groups
3.1
Identify internal and external stakeholders of your chosen organization.
(Assessment Criteria 3.1 : Identify internal and external stakeholders of an
organization).
3.2 Evaluate the effectiveness of your chosen organisation’s existing communication
strategies.
(Assessment Criteria 3.1 : Evaluate the effectiveness of an
organisation’s existing communication strategies).
3.3 Develop new communication strategies for stakeholders of your chosen
organisation that address differences in belief, values, customs and language.
(Assessment Criteria 3.1 : Develop new communication strategies for stakeholders
of an organisation that address differences in belief, values, customs and
language).
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