Critical Evaluation of a Strategic Management Concept

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Critical Evaluation of a Strategic Management Concept

1000 Word Essay

The purpose of this assignment is to assess your ability to learn from reflecting on employment relations situations through analysis of literature, readings and class discussions.

The ability to reflect upon on current events is a very important skill in employment relations.

For this assignment you are required to identify an employment relations issues/problems which are currently or have very recently been in the Australian news media. The issues/problems should relate to some aspect of one of the topics covered in Weeks 3 and 4.

  • Week 3 – The political, economic and social context in which employment relations is practiced
  • Week 4 – Legal framework of employment.

Topics to choose from are listed below:

  • Workplace discrimination
  • Unfair dismissal
  • Workers right to strike

The reflective questions you need to address are:

  • What are the major current themes and issues?
  • What are the employers’ perspectives?
  • What are the employees’ perspectives?
  • What are the implications of the issue for organisations e.g. brand, reputation?
  • What is the State’s interests in the issue?

This critique should be against the theories and practical material discussed in class as well as additional research by students. You should use the text as a starting point and research recent high quality journal articles on the issue.

This is your chance to consider real employment relations situations and either support or argue a perspective, rather than just accepting what has been delivered.

The following website provides some ideas about how reflective writing pieces can be effectively framed https://student.unsw.edu.au/examples-reflective-wr….

A possible structure for the reflective report could be:

  • Introduction (200 words)
  • Employers’ perspective (250 words)
  • Employees’ perspective (250 words)
  • Implications for the organisation (250 words)
  • Political, social and economic context (250 words)
  • Reference List ( Atleast 10 references no dodgy websites are to be used scholarly resources ONLY)

Critical Evaluation of a Strategic Management Concept

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