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Unit Learning Outcomes:

1. Differentiate between the role of a leader and the function of a manager.

2. Apply the role of a leader and the function of a manager in given context.

3. Demonstrate an appreciation of the role leaders and managers play in the operations function of an organization.

4. Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between leadership and management in a contemporary business environment.

Assignment Brief and Guidance:

Scenario

Suppose you are working as HR head in a multinational company based in UAE. Briefly introduce your selected company with respect to its financial performance, organizational structure, market base.

It is widely believed among the scholars that the different style of leaderships can bring different results. Therefore, the style of leadership is very crucial and integral component of organizational structure. With respect to your selected company answer the following criteria in the form of a report:-

Task 1

Differentiating between the role of a leader and the function of a manager answer the following criteria in the form of a report:-

Define and compare the different roles and characteristics of a leader and a manager. Use appropriate example from your sleeted organization to justify your arguments. You also need to analyze and differentiate between the role of a leader and function of a manager by effectively applying a range of theories and concepts giving examples of your selected organization.

Task 2

Applying the role of a leader and the function of a manager in the context of your selected organization, answer the following criteria in the form of a report:-

Examine examples of how the role of a leader and the function of a manager apply in different situational contexts giving reference from your selected organization. Also, you need to apply different theories and models of approach, including situational leadership, systems leadership and contingency in your selected organization. Later, you need to assess the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches to situations within the work environment, and critically evaluate the different theories and approaches to leadership in the context of your selected organization.

Task 3

Demonstrating an appreciation of the role leaders and managers play in the operations function of your selected organization, answer the following criteria in the form of a report:-

Explain the key approaches to operations management and the role that leaders and managers play in your selected organization including the importance and value of operations management in achieving business objectives. You also need to evaluate how leaders and managers can improve efficiencies of operational management to successfully meet business objectives in your selected organization.

Task 4

Demonstrating an understanding of the relationship between leadership and management in a contemporary business environment, answer the following criteria in the form of a report:-

Assess the factors within the selected business environment that impact upon operational management and decision-making by leaders and managers. Also, you need to analyze how these factors affect the business environment, and also critically evaluate application of operations management and factor that impact on the wider business environment giving examples from your selected organization.

 

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