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Module Code: MANG1003 Assessment: Individual Coursework Weighting: 70%
Module Title: Introduction to Management
Module Leader: Dr David Cross
Submission Due Date: @ 16:00 Thursday 15th December 2022 (Wk 11) Word Count: 1500
Method of Submission: Electronic via Blackboard Turnitin ONLY
(Please ensure that your name does not appear on any part of your work)
Any submitted after 16:00 on the deadline date will be subject to the standard University late penalties (see below),
unless an extension has been granted, in writing by the Senior Tutor, in advance of the deadline.
University Working Days Late: Mark:
1 (final agreed mark) * 0.9
2 (final agreed mark) * 0.8
3 (final agreed mark) * 0.7
4 (final agreed mark) * 0.6
5 (final agreed mark) * 0.5
More than 5 0
This assessment relates to the following module learning outcomes:
A. Knowledge and Understanding A2. Tools and techniques used within General
A4. How the role of management can affect the
performance of an organisation
B. Subject Specific Intellectual and Research Skills B1. Reflect on management theory and practice
through examining the nature of management and
C. Transferable and Generic Skills C3. Demonstrate effective written and/or oral
Please read ALL this brief multiple times throughout the semester to ensure you are clear on what is required. Doing
everything here will ensure you get the best mark you can.
You are to write an individual reflective report of 1500 words (excluding reference list) on your experience of
working in a team for the MANG1003 group assignment.
You are expected to use all 5 stages of Tuckman and Jensen’s (1977) model in your analysis, and you should
also incorporate other relevant theories on teamwork, roles, motivation, communication, and conflict to
explain any issues you may have experienced. You can reflect on both negative and positive aspects of the
experience. If upon reflection, your team was functioning well then you should make suggestions as to why
that was the case. You should conclude your reflective report with ‘My THREE key learnings about teamwork
are…’ You need to state here what you have learned and how you might use this knowledge in similar future
situations. These should naturally flow and follow from your essay.
In the report, you should illustrate your key points with examples from your group work and support your
discussions on group work with studied references. You are strongly advised to read the notes below that give
for tips on writing and structuring your work. The grade descriptors for this piece of coursework are on the
Blackboard site under the ‘Assignments’ section. Consult these before planning your work.
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Your report must refer to the relevant concepts and literature covered during the MANG1003 teaching and
studies through your further reading. The content and classes on teamwork, team roles, motivation,
organisational behaviour, and reflection writing will help you with this assessment.
It might be helpful for you to individually keep a reflective journal documenting the record of the incidents
during your teamwork. You can also take note of your interim reflections to facilitate writing your final report
(for example on how you progressed, what happened and why). You should then use the reflective journal to
finalise your reflections on your team working experience and to write your critical review report.
2. Writing Your Individual Report
a) Include a front title page which should include the module title “MANG1003 Introduction to
Management”, the assignment title “Individual reflective report on team working”, the word count, your
student ID number, and your team number (as assigned by the module leader). Please do not include your
and the names of your team members as the assignments will be marked anonymously.
b) You should use a ‘true type’ font such as Times New Roman or Arial, font size 12, justified and 1.5 line
spacing. Do not use ‘clip art’ pictures and do not use a ‘fancy’ font style, or page borders.
c) Structure your report. It is essential to make have a strong and coherent structure and to make the
structure obvious, so use numbered headingsto break your report into discrete sections. Adding subtitles
(if appropriate) will make the report more structured and easier to read and comprehend. Do this first
before you write anything. Your report should have the following sections as a minimum:
i. Introduction (i.e., what is the aim of this report)
ii. Reflection on teamwork
iii. Conclusion (here you should state your three key learnings, clearly labelled, what you have
learned and how you might use this knowledge in the future).
d) Start with an outline plan as above, and then start to populate the sections with relevant concepts,
examples, and references. Writing is a creative process, and you should expect to write and re-write
e) Avoid lengthy descriptions and long paragraphs but include more analysis. You should be trying to show
us that you can relate the theories and ideas you have learnt about to the incidents of your real teamwork.
f) Make sure that the topic is dealt with properly – address all the issues raised and stick to the point. Keep
asking yourself “Is this relevant to the issue I am discussing?” If it is not, then do not write it.
An important writing skill, which is especially important in management reports, is the ability to get your
message across in a succinct and concise manner. In other words, every piece of information in the report
should add value to your discussions. Hence, superficial information such as the venue or date of your team
meetings should be removed from the text unless you are making a specific point with any of these details.
Such details will make your text look like a narrative ‘diary of events’ rather than an academic and analytical
report. These will add words without enhancing the analytical value of your report.
g) Include a word count at the bottom of your front title page. The word count covers everything in the file
(as per the word count function in the software package) including the title page but excluding the
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Reference list or tables and pictures (if applicable). The word limit is 1500 (+/- 10%). We will stop marking
at 1650 words.
h) You can refer to others in your group using a pseudonym. For example, you can refer to the actions of by
writing a made-up name such as ‘Bob’ and writing ‘(a pseudonym)’ next to it the first time you use it.
i) You should include a caption and title for any tables or figures you include, along with a source. You
should also include your student ID number and page number on each page (use the ‘page x of y’ format)
in a header or footer.
j) The Business School requires that you follow the rules on Academic Integrity and referencing. We will
cover these in dedicated classes. Some important things to consider here:
References, using the Harvard system, must be given every time you mention a theory, or an author’s
or any another person’s idea(s). In other words, any concept and idea you have learned from the
academic resources, and you would like to support your discussions with, need to have a citation as
to clearly address where you read it.
It’s a good idea to try to use the original source if you can (so long as you read the original!). Be
selective and only include material that is relevant to your case and use examples to show us that you
have really read the references and understood the concepts.
Do not be tempted to liberally scatter the names of concepts or references throughout your report
as this will be easily picked up by TurnItIn and the marker. Your reference list should only contain
references that you have read and used in your text.
The reference list (i.e., NOT a bibliography of everything that you have read) should be sorted
alphabetically by first author surname: do not separate out different types of sources (books, journals,
etc) into different lists. Do not number the list. We will be looking at referencing in more detail in one
of the classes and your wider degree programme.
Avoid (over-) reliance on websites for your sources as they are rarely peer-reviewed and often
contain errors so are not considered as academic references.
k) This is an individual report… be sure to have read, understood and followed the guidelines on Academic
Integrity that you can fine here.
l) Reports can easily be marred by poor grammar and spelling. Computer spell-checkers will not always give
you the right word e.g., “there” and “their”, “hear” and “here” (or, more amusingly, ‘steakholder’ instead
of stakeholder). If you are not sure about a word, use a dictionary. Read your work before you submit.
We expect degree-level reports to contain correct spelling and to be grammatically correct.
If English is not your first language, there are extra support classes provided to help you with this
assignment and further classes are available via the Library and the Student Hub.
Use an appropriate writing style. This means avoiding informalities like “haven’t”, “can’t” and “isn’t”,
and avoid slang unless you need to use it – in a quotation – to make a point. Do not use abbreviations
such as “&” for “and”. Another good rule is to try to keep sentences as short as possible. And please…
no text messaging lexis, ‘thnx’.
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m) Consult the ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ document on Blackboard for further advice and answers to
many of your questions.
n) There will be specific classes to help you with this in the latter stages of the course, as well as individual
time to discuss plans and ideas.
If you are a repeat year student or are taking this assessment again, please ensure that your work is sufficiently
different from your previous submissions. You will fail the module if you resubmit any work from previous
attempts as this is the offence of ‘recycling’.
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Nature of Assessment: This is a SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT. See ‘Weighting’ section above for the percentage that this
assignment counts towards your final module mark.
Word Limit: +/-10% either side of the word count (see above) is deemed to be acceptable. Any text that exceeds an
additional 10% will not attract any marks. The relevant word count includes items such as cover page, executive
summary, title page, table of contents, tables, figures, in-text citations and section headings, if used. The relevant word
count excludes your list of references and any appendices at the end of your coursework submission.
You should always include the word count (from Microsoft Word, not Turnitin), at the end of your coursework
submission, before your list of references.
Title/Cover Page: You must include a title/ cover page that includes: your Student ID, Module Code, Assignment Title,
Word Count. This assignment will be marked anonymously, please ensure that your name does not appear on any part
of your assignment.
References: You should use the Harvard style to reference your assignment. The library provide guidance on how to
reference in the Harvard style and this is available from: http://library.soton.ac.uk/sash/referencing
Submission Deadline: Please note that the submission deadline for Southampton Business School is 16.00 for ALL
Turnitin Submission: The assignment MUST be submitted electronically via Turnitin, which is accessed via the
individual module on Blackboard. Further guidance on submitting assignments is available on the Blackboard support
It is important that you allow enough time prior to the submission deadline to ensure your submission is processed
on time as all late submissions are subject to a late penalty. We would recommend you allow 30 minutes to upload
your work and check the submission has been processed and is correct. Please make sure you submit to the correct
Email submission receipts are not currently supported with Turnitin Feedback Studio LTI integrations, however
following a submission, students are presented with a banner within their assignment dashboard that provides a link
to download a submission receipt. You can also access your assignment dashboard at any time to download a copy of
the submission receipt using the receipt icon. It is vital that you make a note of your Submission ID (Digital Receipt
Number). This is a unique receipt number for your submission, and is proof of successful submission. You may be
required to provide this number at a later date. We recommend that you take a screenshot of this page, or note the
number down on a piece of paper.
The last submission prior to the deadline will be treated as the final submission and will be the copy that is
assessed by the marker.
It is your responsibility to ensure that the version received by the deadline is the final version, resubmissions after
the deadline will not be accepted in any circumstances.
Important: If you have any problems during the submission process you should contact ServiceLine immediately by
email at Serviceline@soton.ac.uk or by phone on +44 (0)23 8059 5656.
Late Penalties: Further information on penalties for work submitted after the deadline can be found here.
Special Considerations: If you believe that illness or other circumstances have adversely affected your academic
performance, information regarding the regulations governing Special Considerations can be accessed via the
Extension Requests: : Extension requests along with supporting evidence should be submitted to the Student Office
as soon as possible before the submission date. Information regarding the regulations governing extension requests
can be accessed via the Calendar: http://www.calendar.soton.ac.uk/sectionIV/special-considerations.html
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Academic Integrity Policy: Please note that you can access Academic Integrity Guidance for Students via the Quality
Handbook: http://www.southampton.ac.uk/quality/assessment/academic_integrity.page?. Please note any
suspected cases of Academic Integrity will be notified to the Academic Integrity Officer for investigation.
Feedback: Southampton Business School is committed to providing feedback within 4 weeks (University working days).
Once the marks are released and you have received your feedback, you can meet with your Module Leader / Module
Lecturer / Personal Academic Tutor to discuss the feedback within 4 weeks from the release of marks date. Any
additional arrangements for feedback are listed in the Module Profile.
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