You are a member of the management group of your chosen organisation. At a recent executive meeting, your CEO mentioned that the business should enhance its preparedness given recent events within and outside the business. Specifically, the reference was in relation to some reports and articles in the business press about a management-related issue. The issue may have implications for the industry as a whole, but more importantly for the business in the near future. Your CEO is interested in hearing more about the issue and has tasked you with finding out more information.
This assessment task requires you to identify, analyse and address a business issue outlined in your chosen organisational profile. You would start the report by identifying and introducing the business issue (i.e., the ‘what’ question and its implications for the business). This would involve summarising the key points and considering the implications for the business. You would further prepare a detailed report that examines the underlying reasons for the issue (the ‘why’?), and how best to address the issue (the ‘how’?) providing succinct recommendations for the business in moving forward. When completed, the report will be forwarded to the CEO for consideration.