Assignment 1

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Marks: [100]



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[40 Marks]

Question 1

Describe the roles of the following levels of managers in the Strategic Management Process:

  1. Corporate Level
  2. Business Level and
  3. Functional Level (6 marks)

Question 2

What are the types of Strategic Control and explain how each type works? (12 marks) Question 3

According to the Balanced Scorecard Collaborative, there are four (4) types of Implementation Barriers, list and explain how each one can be a barrier to the effective implementation of strategy. (12 marks)

Question 4

Give examples of rewards and illustrate how they function. (10 marks)



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Question 5

Every organisation has different types of stakeholders. Define the term Stakeholder. Demonstrate how each type of stakeholder affects the organisation and explain the responsibility of the organisation towards each stakeholder. [20 marks]

Question 6

Discuss the concept “Implementation Drivers”. [20 marks]



Captain Bligh and Leadership

Mutiny on the Bounty Captain William Bligh’s problems on the Bounty is an excellent example on how one man changed from control leadership to team unity in a matter of minutes, 200 hundred years ago.Captain William Bligh micro managed the HMS Bounty crew and wanted everyone to know he was the boss, which was more important to him than efficiency. To compound the problem, he considered maximum control as a means to achieve efficiency. As a result, everything went wrong. The crew finally had enough, mutinied, and cast Captain Bligh and eighteen crewmembers adrift in a lifeboat. Without charts or navigation interments, they sailed the open boat 3,600 miles to the Dutch colony, Timor, near Java. This outstanding achievement is only possible with a team united behind a common goal and the use of comfort zone navigation, the art of using intuitive forces where facts are not available. The above story has elements of every work environment, the struggle between getting the job done and leaders desire for control. Social prejudice and intuitive forces are always working in the background that will develop a supporting or fighting attitude. In Captain Bligh’s case, he managed by control and the seamen were resisting control. Each side was in a fighting mood and each was searching for ways to outwit the other, not an efficient way to get things done.Aboard the Bounty, Captain Bligh’s priority was total control. In the lifeboat things were different, priority was survival, or get the job done. Survival automatically unites people into a team where team members are willing to listen to others’ opinions, free of social prejudice.

Question 7

Give your view of Captain Bounty’s abilities and qualities as a leader in relation to the following qualities of a good leader: * Self-Awareness * Empathy * Social Skills * Motivation * Self Regulation (10 marks)

Question 8

What were Captain Bligh’s responsibilities as a leader, and did he fulfil them? (5 marks)

Question 9

What culture do you discern in the above case study? (5 marks)