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Stage 1: Analyse the task

 

It is important to understand the exact requirements of a case study assessment task.

Look at the following example to see how to analyse the task in order to address the requirements.

Case study assessment task

The HealthCo Board has asked you to write a report recommending what management approaches it should adopt in order to meet the challenges that the company currently faces.

You will need to critically analyse the current situation, develop and justify a range of logical solutions and recommend a strategy to address the priority issue you have determined is facing HealthCo.

Use management theory, approaches, concepts and/or models to support your analysis and expected outcomes.

The report will be 1500 words.

Analysis of the task

The example below shows you what to look for when you are trying to analyse an assessment task. For example, look for content words, limiting words and instructional words.

Analyse, Read the case, Identify (Stage 1)  

Analyse the task to understand what you are required to do.

The HealthCo Board has asked you to write a report recommending what management approaches it should adopt in order to meet the challenges that the company currently faces.

You will need to critically analyse the current situation, develop and justify a range of logical solutions and recommend a strategy to address the priority issue you have determined is facing HealthCo.

Use management theory, approaches, concepts and/or models to support your analysis and expected outcomes.

The report will be 1500 words.

Stage in the process

Content words: What is the topic? How does it relate to my studies?

Limiting words: What is the scope of this task?

Instructional words: What actions do I need to take?

Read the case to critically analyse the current situation.  
Identify the issues and problems that are affecting the company.  
Research, link to theory (Stage 2)  
Research management theory, approaches, concepts and/or models and link this to the issues and problems you have identified  
Develop solutions, recommendations (Stage 3)  
Use your research to develop and justify a range of logical solutions to the issues and problems. Recommend a strategy to address the priority issue you have determined is facing HealthCo.