organisational creativity and innovation

Assignment 2

Order Description
Section / Title Details / Guidance
Title page Title of your report. Address (to/from) and date the report.
Executive Summary 150-word maximum summary of your report, including key recommendations.
Contents Page Include page numbers.
Introduction Short (approximately 150 words) introduction to the report setting out what the aims and objectives of the report are, what the report will cover and why. The importance of
organisational creativity and innovation. What are the social and organisational barriers to creativity and innovation?
Analysis Using third party sources (e.g. academic literature or practitioner-orientated material) for support, analyse the theoretical concepts underpinning social and organisational barriers to
organisational creativity and innovation. You will need to critically evaluate climate for creativity and innovation, creative leadership, HRM/D to consider how they might be promoting or
inhibiting creativity and innovation? You should make reference to relevant models, and frameworks and provide evidence.
(Approximately 700 words)
Conclusions This section should initially answer the report aim and objectives and draw together the main points from your analysis of literature. It summarises what has been learned from
undertaking this analysis. No new information should be presented in the conclusions. (Approximately 250 words)
Recommendations The recommendations for action should be linked to promoting and sustaining organisational creativity and innovation, or to enhancing the existing levels. In other words, your
recommendations should cover conceivable contingencies for promoting organisational creativity and innovation. (Approximately 250 words)
Reference List A list of all sources cited directly in the text. Harvard style
Bibliography List The sources you consulted but which you do not cite.

Coursework Information Sheet

To be supplied to students when they receive the coursework assignment task.
Unit Co-ordinator: Dr Pauline Loewenberger
Unit Name: Mobilising Creativity and Innovation
Unit Code: SHR044-6 (Europe and Oman)
Title of Coursework: Assignment 2
% weighting of final unit grade: 50%

Feedback details
The university policy is that you will receive prompt feedback on your work within 15 working days of the submission date. Exceptionally where this is not achievable (for example due to staff
sickness) you will be notified as soon as possible of the revised date and the reasons behind the change.
Submission Deadline: 30th December
Feedback Date: 25th January
Details of how to access the feedback: Turnitin

• A Discussion Forum will be made available one month before the submission deadline for questions and answers.

• Your work must be submitted to Turnitin through Breo in the usual way in good time for the deadline stated above. You will be allowed one single submission.

Task:
In this unit we consider many alternative approaches and perspectives on how organisational creativity and innovation might be promoted or blocked in practice across multiple levels: individual,
group and organisation. Assignment 2 is specifically concerned with the development and sustainability of an organisational culture to promote and support creativity and innovation across the group
and organisational levels of analysis.
1. You are required to critically evaluate group and organisational level support for creativity and innovation in the context of your workplace, firstly through application of climate models and
secondly through a consideration of the role of creative leadership and creative Human Resource Management and Development in promoting creative and innovative behaviour, which is qualitatively
difference to productivity and performance.

2. You will then need to demonstrate a systematic understanding and critical appreciation of the process of creativity and innovation drawing on contemporary theories to support your evaluation and
synthesis.

3. You will develop a plan to promote creativity and innovation in the context of your work organisation supported by contemporary quality academic perspectives. You will need to include an in-
depth literature review critically evaluating alternative contemporary perspectives in order to draw meaningful conclusions and develop feasible recommendations.

4. You will present your analysis and plan in report format of approximately 1500 words excluding references and appendices.
5. In the unlikely event that your work organisation prevents adequate analysis the UK Tutor can agree an alternative. You are not permitted to use a case study of your own choice unless approved
in advance by the UK tutor. Use of an unapproved alternative case study will result in failure of the assignment.
You will need to demonstrate achievement of the Learning Outcomes for this unit.
Core learning outcomes
On completion of this unit you should be able to: Assessment number
1 Demonstrate a systematic understanding and critical appreciation of theories and models of creativity, innovation and change management in the context of contemporary organisations. 1, 2
2 Synthesise individual and organisational theoretical perspectives to systematically promote the potential for creativity, innovation and change in practice. 1, 2

To pass on this assessment, as an absolute minimum (40%) your work will need to meet the following threshold standards.
Threshold standards

Assessment number In order to pass the assessment you will need to:
1 Demonstrate a critical knowledge and understanding of challenges and opportunities in promoting organisational creativity and innovation.
Synthesise alternative perspectives of influential contemporary theorists, contributors and models.
2 Demonstrate the knowledge, skills, abilities and approaches necessary to effectively orchestrate organisational systems to promote and sustain creativity, innovation and manage change.
Synthesise capability across multiple levels to add value and optimise creativity, innovation and organisational performance.

For the requirements to achieve a higher mark please refer to the assessment evaluation criteria specified in the rubric on the final page.
Criteria Excellent (70% and above) Commendable (60-69%) Good (50-59%) Satisfactory (40-49%) Marginal Fail (35-39%) Fail (1-34%)
Application of theory Draws on major theoretical contributors introduced in the unit and with substantial evidence of independent reading. Review the role of creativity in organisational
development and demonstrate a capacity to balance innovation with other essential requirements Draws on most theoretical contributors introduced and with evidence of independent reading. Review the
role of creativity in organisational development and demonstrate a capacity to balance innovation with other essential requirements Draws on a good range of theoretical contributors introduced but
with limited evidence of wider reading. Attempts to apply appropriate theory (ies) drawing on published sources introduced. Review the role of creativity in organisational development and
demonstrate a capacity to balance innovation with other essential requirements Weak application of appropriate theories and models. Fails to demonstrate detailed understanding. Very little use of
published sources. Limited evidence of understanding key issues and concepts. Very little or no attempt to use published sources. No evidence of understanding key issues and concepts.
Analysis

Case Study: Evaluation of Organisational Barriers
In-depth analysis is logical and coherent in critically evaluating implications for the workplace. Demonstrate an excellent understanding and critical appreciation of the systematic process
supporting creativity and innovation. Analysis is logical and coherent in critically evaluating implications for the workplace. Demonstrates a very good understanding and critical appreciation of
the systematic process supporting creativity and innovation. Analysis is limited but coherent and supported by evidence. Demonstrates reasonable understanding and critical appreciation of the
systematic process supporting creativity and innovation. Overly descriptive at the expense of analysis. Analyse to an appropriate level stimulants and obstacles to organisational creativity and
innovation. Demonstrates a satisfactory appreciation of the significance of the systematic process of supporting creativity and innovation. A random collection of statements with little attempt to
use evidence to support the arguments. . Demonstrates limited appreciation of the significance of the systematic process of supporting creativity and innovation. A random collection of statements
with no attempt to use evidence to support the arguments. . Demonstrates no real appreciation of the significance of the systematic process of supporting creativity and innovation.
Conclusions Conclusions are valid and clearly derived from in-depth analysis through application of major theoretical contributors and experiential learning. Entirely convincing. Conclusions are
clearly derived from in-depth analysis through application of most major theoretical contributors and experiential learning. Largely convincing Conclusions are mainly derived from analysis through
application of theoretical contributors and experiential learning. Limited and not entirely convincing. Conclusions are satisfactory but limited and not clearly derived from analysis through
application of theoretical contributors and experiential learning. Validity of conclusions is unconvincing. Conclusions do not follow from the evidence and argument presented. A random collection
of statements based on the students own point of view with little or no attempt to draw analysis to conclusions.
Recommendations Evaluates existing practices and explores the implications for creative leadership and organisational development, and outlines innovative recommendations for improvement. Clear and
appropriate recommendations. Professional applicability. Evaluates existing practices and explores the implications for creative leadership and organisational development, and outlines innovative
recommendations for improvement. Clear and appropriate recommendations. Less comprehensive than for an A grade. Evaluates existing practices and explores some implications for creative leadership
and organisational development, and outlines recommendations for improvement. Recommendations are reasonably clear and mostly realistic Some implications are explored. Recommendations are vague.
Doubtful feasibility Recommendations are unclear or unrealistic No attempt to identify appropriate recommendations
Presentation and Referencing
Clearly and concisely structured in report format, sourced throughout and with a comprehensive bibliography. Clearly and concisely structured in report format, sourced throughout and with a good
bibliography. Well-structured in report format, sourced throughout and with an adequate bibliography.
Satisfactory report format. Some citations and a passable bibliography.
Few citations and no bibliography. Not in report format. Poorly structured.
No citations and not in report format. Poorly structured
Assignment 2 Assessment Evaluation Criteria


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