MGT600-MGMT6009_Assessment_1_Brief_Critical Discussion_Module 2.2 Page 1 of 6Assessment TaskThis assessment requires you to explore and critically discuss the models, concepts, and theories presented inModules 1.1, 1.2, and 2.1 and their practical application through your experiences and observations bycontributing to a group discussion and then submitting an individual critical discussion report.Please refer to the Task Instructions for details on how to complete this task.ContextSuccessful managers take a 360-degree view of their environment and are cognisant of opportunities to learnand apply ideas from other industries and disciplines. The first three sub-modules (Modules 1.1, 1.2, and 2.1)of this subject serve to orient you to the varying roles and contexts in which managers must operate andintroduces foundational skills in managing people and teams. This assessment is designed for you todemonstrate not only an understanding of managerial concepts but also their practical application. In doing so,you will demonstrate critical thinking and evaluative skills as well as effective communication skills required ina virtual environment.Instructions1. Group FormationAt the beginning of the trimester, you will be placed in a group of 3-4 students by the Learning Facilitator.Your group will be a forum for sharing thoughts, experiences, and research in relation to the learningactivities in the Modules 1.1, 1.2, and 2.1. ASSESSMENT 1 BRIEFSubject Code and TitleMGT600 Management, People and Teams / MGMT6009 Managing Peopleand TeamsAssessmentCritical DiscussionIndividual/GroupIndividualLength750 wordsLearning OutcomesThe Subject Learning Outcomes demonstrated by successful completion ofthe task below include:a) Critically assess the key principles and theories underlyingmanagement to achieve high-performing organisations atprojects, teams, and individual levels.b) Critically evaluate and reflect on effective relationships betweenpeople and teams in organisations and projects.Submission12-Week Duration: Due by 11:55pm AEST/AEDT Sunday Module 2.2 (Week4)6-Week Duration: Due by 11:55pm AEST/AEDT Sunday end of Module 2.2(Week 2)Weighting20%Total Marks100 marks MGT600-MGMT6009_Assessment_1_Brief_Critical Discussion_Module 2.2 Page 2 of 6Note: Although the Assessment 1 is an individual assessment, it is important to build relationships withyour group members. This is because you will work with the same group for Assessment 2. Introduceyourself to your group with an introductory post. It will also help to have a virtual meeting to get to knoweach other.2. Complete Learning Activities in Modules 1.1, 1.2, and 2.1You are required to individually complete the following learning activities:Module 1.1 Learning Activity 2: Environment Analysis and Actions for ManagersModule 1.2 Learning Activity 1: Comparing Operational Management and Project ManagementModule 2.1 Learning Activity 1: Communication StylesEach of these learning activities requires you to post responses (of 250 words) into the group discussionforum in Blackboard.You are also required to comment (using 100–200 words) on the posts made by fellow group memberscontributing to their discussion by sharing your practical experiences, observations, and research.Please refer to Modules 1.1, 1.2, and 2.1 Learning Activities section for more information aboutcompleting these learning activities.3. Critical Discussion ReportYou are required to submit an individually written critical discussion report of 750 words in MS Word (.docor .docx) format, addressing the following questions:• How are the topics covered in Modules 1.1, 1.2, and 2.1 relevant to you?• How did your perceptions and experiences differ from those of the other group members?• What have you learnt and how will you apply this in the future? If you are currently working or haveprevious work experience, you may discuss how you would manage situations differently based onyour learnings.4. Report StructurePlease structure your report as follows:• Cover sheet: With student details (student name, ID number, subject code & name, assessmentnumber and title)• Introduction: Outline the context, purpose, and structure of your report (5–10% of word count)• Main discussion section: Answer each of the questions above (80–90% of word count)• Conclusion: Provide a summary of the report (5–10% of word count)• Reference list• AppendicesPlease note that this is a short report with a word limit of 750. Therefore, it is important that youmake use of tables, figures, and diagrams as these are not part of your word count.5. You will be assessed against the assessment rubric below and your level of insight and application ofknowledge from Modules 1.1, 1.2, and 2.1.You are strongly advised to read the rubric, which is an evaluation guide with criteria for grading yourassignment—this will give you a clear picture of what a successful critical discussion report looks like.ReferencingIt is essential that you use appropriate APA style for citing and referencing research. Please see moreinformation on referencing in the Academic Skills webpage.MGT600-MGMT6009_Assessment_1_Brief_Critical Discussion_Module 2.2 Page 3 of 6Submission InstructionsSubmit your individual critical discussion report via the Assessment 1 link in the main navigation menu inMGT600 / MGMT6009 Management, People, and Teams. The Learning Facilitator will provide feedback via theGrade Centre in the LMS portal. Feedback can be viewed in My Grades.All submissions must be in MS Word (.doc or .docx) format.Academic IntegrityAll students are responsible for ensuring that all work submitted is their own and is appropriately referencedand academically written according to the Academic Writing Guide. Students also need to have read and beaware of Torrens University Australia Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure and subsequent penalties foracademic misconduct. These are viewable online.Students also must keep a copy of all submitted material and any assessment drafts.MGT600-MGMT6009_Assessment_1_Brief_Critical Discussion_Module 2.2 Page 4 of 6Assessment Rubric Assessment AttributesFail(Yet to achieve minimumstandard)0-49%Pass(Functional)50-64%Credit(Proficient)65-74%Distinction(Advanced)75-84%High Distinction(Exceptional)85-100%Contribution to thediscussion forumProvides thoughtful andrelevant contributions todiscussion topics andactivitiesPercentage for thiscriterion = 40%Never posted anymessages or rarely postswith occasional activity.Demonstrates little/limitedunderstanding of the topics.Entries are simple/short andare mostly irrelevant to theevents. Lacks insight, depth,or is superficial.Does not express opinionclearly.Demonstrates a basicunderstanding of the topics.Entries are typically short,provide some insight/depth,and are connected to theevents, topic, or activity.May contain someirrelevant material.Some personal opinion isexpressed and is generallyrelevant to the task.Demonstrates a goodunderstanding of thediscussion topics.Insightful entries with depthare connected to the events,topic, or activity, andrelated to the task.Personal opinion isexpressed in an appropriatestyle.Demonstrates a thoroughunderstanding of thediscussion topics.Insightful entries connectedto the events, topic, oractivity. Relates events,learning activities, andprocesses to the purpose ofthe activity and outcomes.Personal opinion isexpressed in an appropriatestyle and is clearly relatedto the topic, activity, orprocess.Provides links to supportingmaterial. MGT600-MGMT6009_Assessment_1_Brief_Critical Discussion_Module 2.2 Page 5 of 6 Knowledge andunderstandingUnderstands therelevance of models,concepts, and theoriespresented in Module 1.1– Module 2.1Percentage for thiscriterion = 20%Limited understanding ofthe relevance of models,concepts and theories.Passable knowledge orunderstanding of therelevance of models, conceptsand theories.Often confuses assertion ofpersonal opinion withinformation substantiated byevidence from theresearch/course materials.Thorough knowledge orunderstanding of themodels, concepts andtheories.Supports personal opinionand informationsubstantiated by evidencefrom the research/coursematerials.Demonstrates a capacity toexplain and discuss relevantconcepts.Highly developedunderstanding of themodels, concepts andtheories.Discriminates betweenassertion of personalopinion and informationsubstantiated by robustevidence from theresearch/course materialsand extended reading.Well demonstrated capacityto explain and discussrelevant concepts.A sophisticatedunderstanding of themodels, concepts andtheories.Systematically and criticallydiscriminates betweenassertion of personalopinion and informationsubstantiated by robustevidence from theresearch/course materialsand extended reading.Expertly explain and discussrelevant concepts.Reflection andEvaluationReflect and evaluatehow own perceptionsand experiences differfrom the groupmembersDiscuss the applicationof learnings to managedifferent situations inthe futurePercentage for thiscriterion = 20%Limited reflection andevaluation on how ownperceptions andexperiences differ fromthe group members.Lack of discussion on howthese learnings will beapplied manage differentsituations in the future.Rudimentary reflection andevaluation on how ownperceptions and experiencesdiffer from the groupmembers.Limited discussion on howthese learnings will be appliedmanage different situations inthe future.Sufficient level of reflectionand evaluation on how ownperceptions andexperiences differ from thegroup members.Discussion on how theselearnings will be appliedmanage different situationsin the future provided.Well written reflection andevaluation on how ownperceptions and experiencesdiffer from the groupmembers.In depth discussion on howthese learnings will beapplied manage differentsituations in the future.Justified recommendationslinked to the analysis.Highly sophisticatedreflection and evaluation onhow own perceptions andexperiences differ from thegroup members.Strong discussion on howlearnings will be appliedmanage different situationsin the future.Clearly justifiedrecommendations based onthe analysis, applyingknowledge to newsituations. MGT600-MGMT6009_Assessment_1_Brief_Critical Discussion_Module 2.2 Page 6 of 6 Use of academic anddiscipline conventionsCritical discussion reportmeets the requirementsoutlined in theassignment briefWell-structured reportwith clear flow of ideasAppropriate use ofcredible resourcesCorrect citation of keyresources using APAreferencingPercentage for thiscriterion = 20%Poorly written. Does notadhere to the assignmentbrief.Difficult to understand foraudience; no logical/clearstructure, poor flow ofideas; argument lackssupporting evidence.Audience cannot followthe line of reasoning.Inconsistent andinadequate use of goodquality, credible, andrelevant resources tosupport and develop ideas.No use of in-textreferences, or noreference list. Manymistakes in using the APAstyle.Written according to theacademic genre.Information, arguments, andevidence are presented in away that is not always clearand logical. Line of reasoningis often difficult to follow.Consistent use of credible andrelevant research sources tosupport and develop ideas,but these are not alwaysexplicit or well developed.Little use of in-textreferencing, or inadequatereferences consulted andadded to references. Somemistakes in using APA style.Written according to theacademic genre.Information, arguments,and evidence are wellpresented, mostly clear flowof ideas and arguments.Line of reasoning is easy tofollow.Good use of in-textreferencing and appropriatenumber of references usedand listed in the referencelist.Minor errors in using theAPA style.Well-written and adheres tothe academic genre.Information, arguments,and evidence are very wellpresented; the presentationis logical, clear and wellsupported by evidence.Very good use of in-textreferencing. All in-textreferences match withreferences listed.No mistakes in using theAPA style.Expertly written andadheres to the academicgenre.Expertly presented; thepresentation is logical,persuasive, and wellsupported by evidence,demonstrating a clear flowof ideas and arguments.Engages and sustainsaudience’s interest in thetopic.Excellent and meticuloususe of in-text referencing.All in-text references matchwith references listed in thereference list.No mistakes in using theAPA style.
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