Essential Human Resource Development Practice
As part of the formal assessment for the programme you are required to submit an assignment for each module. Please refer to your Student Handbook for full details of the programme assessment scheme and general information on preparing and submitting assignments.
After completing the module you should be able to:
LO1 – Understand the features of successful teams.
LO2 – Be able to support team development.
LO3 – Be able to monitor the performance of teams.
(Using an organisation you are familiar with answer the following. The organisation could be your current employer, former employer or one that you can research/hypothetical company)
As HR manager you are requiredto write a formal report to management to examine three main team development areas to ensure that current and future practices have a positive impact on the organisation. These areas include:
The layout of the report is as follows:
Formative Feedback Opportunity
Students will be given the opportunity to receive formative feedback during the ‘assignment workshop’ sessions for this module.
The word count excludes the title page, reference list and appendices. Where assessment questions have been reprinted from the assessment brief these will also be excluded from the word count. ALL other printed words ARE included in the word count. Printed words include those contained within charts and tables.
Recommended Additional Resources
EBSCO Business Source Complete
Armstrong, M. (2010) Essential Human Resource Development Practice: A Guide to People Management London, Kogan Page
Armstrong, M. (2012) Handbook of Human Resource Development Practice, Twelfth Edition London, Kogan Page
Mahapatro, B.B. (2010) Human Resource Management New Delhi, New Age International Limited
Torrington, D. Hall, L. Taylor, S. Atkinson, C. (2014) Human Resource Management Ninth Edition Harlow, Pearson
Journals and newspapers
The Financial Times and other daily newspapers which contain a business section and marketreports
Harvard Business Review
Journal of Marketing
Journal of Marketing Management
Journal of Services Marketing
|Assessment Criteria to Pass
To achieve a pass you must meet all of the assessment criteria as stated below. Failure to cover all of the assessment criteria will result in a referral grade and you will be required to re-submit your assignment.
Further guidance on completion of your assignment can be found in the guidance notes which are posted on the group learning space by your module tutor. For additional support please post questions onto the group learning space, or email Kenneth.Chang@sunderland.edu.hk
|Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria met||Criteria Met
For tutor use
(you may wish to use this in your preparation for your assignment submission)
|LO1 Understand the features of successful teams.
1.1 Describe the characteristics of successful business teams
1.2 Assess the importance of team roles in successful business teams
1.3 Analyse the values of using theoretical models when building successful business teams
|LO2 Be able to support team development.
2.1 Explain the stages of team development
2.2 Plan how to motivate team members to achieve given objectives
2.3 Encourage open communication between team members to support team development
2.4 Evaluate ways of resolving conflict between team members
|LO3 Be able to monitor the performance of teams.
3.1 Monitor the performance of a team against given objectives
3.2 Recommend how to improve performance against given objectives.