BSB115 Community Management and Organisations
This assessment task requires you to identify, analyse and address a business issue outlined in your chosen organisational profile. You would start the report by identifying and introducing the business issue (i.e., the ‘what’ question and its implications for the business).
This would involve summarising the key points and considering the implications for the business. You would further prepare a detailed report that examines the underlying reasons for the issue (the ‘why’?), and how best to address the issue (the ‘how’?) providing succinct recommendations for the business in moving forward. When completed, the report will be forwarded to the CEO for consideration
1. Introduction – You need to introduce to your CEO the business issue in focus (i.e., the ‘what’? question and its implications), what management functions /theories are relevant and why, and how the issue is going to be addressed.
2. Defining and framing the Issue –You need to identify the underlying reasons why the issue has arisen in the first place (the ‘why’? question). As part of this, you will need to frame the issue in relation to the current practices with management functions (including supporting theory/theories) that may have contributed to the issue. You should include some consideration of any relevant environmental factors (internal/external) that may have influenced the issue.
3. Addressing the Issue – You need to show how you will address the underlying reasons that have contributed to the issue by outlining changes to the existing practices with the identified management functions (the ‘how’? question). Your arguments need to be supported with reference to theory/theories that endorse the new approach.
4. Conclusion – You need to provide a summary and evaluation of the key findings of the report. You may choose to identify some limitations and/or assumptions associated with the findings that reader of the report should be aware of.
5. Recommendations – You need to provide no less than two and no more than three recommendations on the courses of action that the business ‘should’ undertake. These recommendations should clearly and succinctly outline a suggested plan of action i.e., where to from here. Recommendations should be based on the interpretation of your findings and should typically be in point or numbered form (one or two clear sentences and should not include citations or content not previously addressed). Relevant aspects of the SMART framework should be used in outlining the recommendations.