There are three parts for “Strategic Thinking and Critical Analysis” each part contains the guidelines that must be follow in details, and they must be linked together in Soft System Methodology.
Part 1: (3000 words)
Adopt the role of a Strategy Consultant for a selected organisation. And you are required to lead a new strategic initiative to propose and implement organisational change through the adoption of Checkland’s Soft Systems Methodology to inject value creation opportunities for your client and their key stakeholder groups. Plus, against the enduring value propositions for your client’s business to adopt your proposals, using your own judgement, review the wider implications if the client organisation does not accept your proposals. And the guidelines will be:
THE COMPANY CONSULTANCY REPORT:
1. Clear Introduction to the Organisational Context
2. Report Structure and Flow
3. Industry / Company Research Applied
4. Situational Analysis and Evaluation in Content:
– Data Analysis
– Situational to Company / Industry
Part 2: (2000 words)
Prepare a critique of selected literature focused upon the domain of Soft Systems Methodology, then support your perspectives with other contemporary evidence of applications deemed relevant to achieve meaningful managerial insights and conclusions. And from the evidence, outline potential DBA research perspectives which could be adopted to explore client business transformation for future sustainability. And the guidelines will be:
– Quality of Bibliography
– Quality of In Text References
Part 3: (1000 words)
Realise the critical thinking and core capabilities needed to achieve this consultancy task for the client organisation. And evaluate your current knowledge, skills and competencies to thereby assess your ability for completing this consultancy assignment. Also, review the consultancy related leadership skills now required for future personal development and career accession. And the guidelines will be:
REFLECTION UPON PRACTICE / APPLICATION:
*** Total word count = 6000 words
*** In-text citations and references using CU-Harvard style.
*** “DBA STCA Manual and Assessment” has been uploaded for further details about the whole work.
*** Research Articles and books has been uploaded as attachments.