F. Performance Management
Discuss Performance Management in the context of the identifying the relevant School of Management
Theory. Identify positives and negatives in the approaches to performance management.
1. MBO, Review and Agree, 360-degree Feedback
2. Compare and contrast strengths and weaknesses of cohesive versus non-cohesive teams and
the application to High Performance Organisations
3. Performance Management from a Control Theory Perspective
4. The Balanced Scorecard Approach
There are two components of assessment adding to a total possible mark of 25% of the subject:
_ The Presentation which is worth 10 marks. Here we assess the quality of the presentation
NOT the academic quality of the work. Opening Impact, Presentation Technique (incl.
Quality of the Slides) and Adherence to the time limit are the key criteria.
_ The Opening Impact 3 marks
_ Overall Presentation Technique 5 marks
_ Adherence to Time Limit 2 marks
_ The Report which is worth 15 marks. It is here that we assess the academic quality of your
work (including referencing) as well as your ability to correctly structure a business report.
_ The Management Summary 4 marks
_ Report Structure (TOC, Paragraphs, Sections
and use of Diagrams) 3 marks
_ Academic Quality (incl. Referencing) 8 marks
Your essay is to be structured and written as a business report.
It, therefore, must begin with a Management (or Executive) Summary within which you state
in stark form (i.e. unsupported by argument) what you are asserting in this report and you must
do that in less than two pages.
As already stated above, you begin the main body of the report with some general background
on the broad research topic. This introduction will normally end with a brief paragraph
outlining the plan of the rest of the essay.
What follows is the specific issues of each individual component which were considered. Each
of these individual components can be divided into 2-4 sub-sections if necessary contains an
in-depth discussion of the relevant issues based on the existing literature and/or data. You must
provide in-text references to your sources.
The last section contains a brief summary followed by a complete list of references that are
cited in the text of the essay. Follow a standard referencing method consistently.
Suggested limits are as follows:
_ Executive Summary: ideally one page but no more than two.
_ Sections 1: Introduction 400-600 words,
_ Section 2: Main body of the essay consisting of each of the individual
components limit each component to approximately 1,000 words each,
_ Sections 3: Conclusions 100-300 words,
_ References (5-15 references).