Purpose of this assessment
The unit aims to develop the skills and knowledge necessary for students to describe in which way an organization is structured and organized analyzing how the workforce is affected depending on the culture that develops within the organization depending on the shared values and beliefs determining and shaping the accepted pattern of behaviour within the organization.

They will develop knowledge on structure and culture, along with the way that managers approach the

workforce and motivate their staff, which directly affects their performance and the difference in structure and culture of public services to those in the private sector.


Secondly students will explore topics, including types of organizational structure and culture, and the influence that government and monitoring organizations can have on these. Students will consider the advantages and disadvantages of a range of management styles and assess those most appropriate for the public services, before applying theories of motivation to public service examples.


Scenario 1

You have been asked by your supervisor to write a report where you investigate how resource allocation impacts the London Metropolitan Police.

Task 1

Write an essay where you:

·         Analyze the structure of the Metropolitan Police in comparison with another similar organization.

·         Analyze the culture of the Metropolitan Police with reference to Handy’s model.

·         Explain the impact and role of central (National Government) and local (Mayor’s office) resource allocations, and assess the impact in monitoring & accountability processes.

This provides evidence for [e.g. P1, P2, P3, M1, M2 & D1]

Word count:1500-2000

Submission Format
Task 1:

1500-2000 word written essay to cover LO1 & LO2.

To be submitted with a cover page introduction, conclusion and citations as references using the Harvard system.

The number of words indicated above is only a guide.

Use of headings, paragraphs and subsections as appropriate. All work must be supported with research and referenced using the Harvard referencing system. Use appropriate case studies, organizational examples and academic theory to support your findings.



Scenario 2
Your current employer (a public service agency) has sent you to the David Game Higher Education to study  the module “Organizational Structures and Culture” as part of your continued education training. You have been asked by your Manager to present to him and your colleges what you have learned and how it is applicable to their unit via a power point presentation.
Task 2
In pairs produce and give a Power-Point presentation to:

·         Evaluate the relevance of organizational behaviour for public services in particular by applying the relevant management approaches to your organization.

·         Analyze the impact of leadership and how it impacts the management of a public service organization, in particular, in a time of crisis.

·         Compare the application of different motivational theories within the workplace. (select one content and one process).

·         Evaluate how motivation impacts individual and team effort / performance.

·         Examine the benefits of organizational behaviour as a discipline to public sector organizations.

This provides evidence for [e.g. P4, P5, P6, M3, M4 & D2]



Submission Format
Task 2:

Power Point covering LO3 & LO4.

To be submitted with:

Slide 01 Cover page

Slide 02 Students name and number

Slide 03 content to be presented

Slide 04-12 actual content

Slide 13 conclusion

E.g. (i) images and (ii) graphics are allowed to be used.

The number of slides indicated above is only a guide – there is no limit on how many slides you include so long as the presentation lasts for 15 minutes.


Use references where appropriate using Harvard referencing.


Use of headings, paragraphs and subsections as appropriate. All work must be supported with research and referenced using the Harvard referencing system. Use appropriate case studies, organisational examples and academic theory to support your findings.


The current Assignment Brief covers the following Learning Outcomes

Grading Criteria
Learning Outcomes Pass Merit Distinction Task No. Evidence
LO1 Investigate types of public sector organizational

structure and culture


Explain different

types of public sector

organizational structure.


Analyse the structure and culture of a chosen public service.           .


Assess the structure,

culture, role of government and monitoring organizations that apply to a chosen public service.

Task 01

Written report

Written report about 1500-2000 words.

 Describe the concept

of culture as it applies to

public sector



 Explore the impact of levels of government and

monitoring organizations on the public sector


Explain the impact

and role of central and

local government in the

public services.


 Assess the impact

and role of monitoring

organizations in making

public services


LO3 Investigate approaches to management in the

public sector


Investigate different

approaches to

management styles

within the public sector,

providing specific



Analyze the roles of

management in the

public services and

assess the most

appropriate management

style and approach for

different tasks.            .


Evaluate how


approaches, motivation

theory, organizational

behaviour and reflection

impact on the

performance of public

service teams.

Task 02

Create a power point presentation

Task 02

Power Point Presentation of 15 minutes covering LO3&LO4 of Organizational Structures and Culture.


To be submitted by the 18th of November.


Assess the relationship between motivation,

organization behaviour, performance and reflection.


Outline the concept of

organizational behaviour



Compare the

advantages and

disadvantages of theories

of motivation and

reflection by applying

theory to a public service



Examine how the

relationship between


organizational behaviour

and reflection impacts on

performance in the workplace.


Student Achievements and Assessor Feedback
Student achievement and Assessor feedback for both formative and summative submissions will be recorded within Grademark Turnitin via Moodle and will be available for students to view as notified on Turnitin. Please use exclusively the grade classification below.


Assessment Grading Scale

Grade Classification Numeric Value (on Grademark) Grade Listed As
Distinction 75 D
Merit 65 M
Pass 45 P
Unclassified/ Referred 35 U
Alleged Academic Misconduct 0 SP


Student submission and declaration
The following declaration will be inserted in the Turnitin link for both formative and summative submissions:

‘I certify that by submitting the work for this assessment on Moodle (and via Turnitin) it is my own work and all research sources are fully acknowledged using the Harvard system of references. I certify that there are no personal or mitigating circumstances that have affected my work.’


By submitting such document, you acknowledge that your work is your own, and abides by the DGHE code of conduct, and Pearson regulations.


Please note that in case of academic malpractice DGHE reserves the right to decline to accept the work for assessment purposes, and/or conduct an investigation, which might result in an oral presentation, oral or written exam, or any other appropriate form of examination. Further information can be found in the academic integrity and misconduct policy, the assessment policy, and the student handbook.


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