FIELD STUDY, MANAGER INTERVIEW AND REPORT

ASSESSMENT 3: GROUP ASSIGNMENT: FIELD STUDY, MANAGER INTERVIEW AND REPORT Weight: 20% Due: Odd Groups -Week 9 Even Groups – Week 10 Group Size: Three students Word Count: 3000 word formal business report Requirements: See detailed instructions in the Subject Guide section of the WebCT page Group Reports must be submitted electronically as a Microsoft Word document file via the WebCT Assignment Submission process. The file name for your essay must be in the format of Family Name 1_ Student ID _Family Name 2_ Student ID_Family Name 3_Student ID numbers_Assignment. For example McWilliams_s1234567_Lawrence_s1234568_Ferrer_s1235469_Report Reports submitted with any other file name format will not be accepted. You must submit a Turnitin report with your assignment. This semester the subject has been structured around the classical management functions of planning, leading, organising, and controlling. We know from the work of Mintzberg and others that managers seldom have the luxury of structuring their day so that they spend a certain amount of time Leading, a certain amount of their time Planning and so on. A manager?s day is typically busy with short periods of time spent on many different tasks. Often managers are reacting to events taking place both inside and outside of the organisation. In groups of three students, your task is to interview a manager in order to find out how they typically spend their day, week, month, or year. The next task is to compare the answers you receive and your observations of the managers you interview with the theory outlined in your textbook. This process of comparing information and observations with theory is the basis of much of the academic writing that you will undertake during your time at university. Your comparison should lead you to being able to make informed comments about the role of the manager you interview. By comparing actual management in practice with the theoretical “ideal best practice” described in the textbook and...