TL3127 Creativity & Innovation in Organisations – 2017/18

Assignment 3            Critical essay (50% of final grade)

 Submission Date       on 13January 2018

 Assignment Three

Assignment 3 is designed to assess Learning Outcomes 1 & 2.

1. Demonstrate and develop creative thinking and creative problem solving competencies
2. Critically compare creativity and innovation

Requirement:

Critically review an example of creativity in the workplace, using appropriate theoretical perspectives to support your analysis. Assess how and why it has made a difference in the industry and consider future possible development.

[2000 words]

Marking criteria for Assignment 2:  

Grade % Knowledge / Understanding Argument / Evaluation /

Application

Research /

Evidence/ Interpretation

Presentation / Structure / Referencing
  What do you know and understand? What do you do with this? How do you evidence/support this? How do you communicate this?
86-100 Demonstrates outstanding knowledge and comprehension of theories on creativity & innovation in the workplace Shows an outstanding ability to apply knowledge on creativity & innovation to analyse information in order to make reasoned judgements. Accesses and interprets creativity & innovation in organisations in an authoritative manner Information professionally presented, structured and communicated; references accurate, reliable and precise
70-85 Demonstrates excellent knowledge and comprehension of theories on creativity & innovation in the workplace Shows an excellent ability to apply knowledge on creativity & innovation to analyse information in order to make reasoned judgements. Accesses and interprets creativity & innovation in organisations in a persuasive manner Information excellently presented, structured and communicated; references accurate, reliable and precise
60-69 Demonstrates very good knowledge and comprehension of theories on creativity & innovation in the workplace Shows a very good ability to apply knowledge on creativity & innovation to analyse information in order to make reasoned judgements. Accesses and interprets creativity & innovation in organisations in a convincing manner Information precisely presented, structured and communicated; references accurate and reliable
50-59 Demonstrates good knowledge and comprehension of theories on creativity & innovation in the workplace Shows a good ability to apply knowledge on creativity & innovation to analyse information in order to make reasoned judgements. Accesses and interprets creativity & innovation in organisations in a confident manner Information confidently/ clearly presented, structured and communicated; references generally accurate with minor deficiencies
40-49 Demonstrates satisfactory knowledge and comprehension of theories on creativity & innovation in the workplace Shows a satisfactory ability to apply knowledge on creativity & innovation to analyse information in order to make reasoned judgements. Demonstrates basic ability to access and interpret creativity & innovation in organisations Information satisfactorily presented, structured and communicated; references mostly accurate but some deficiencies
30-39 Demonstrates limited knowledge and comprehension of theories on creativity & innovation in the workplace Shows a limited ability to apply knowledge on creativity & innovation to analyse information in order to make reasoned judgements. Demonstrates limited ability to access and interpret creativity & innovation in organisations Information inadequately presented, structured and communicated;; references inaccurate and inconsistent
15-29 Demonstrates poor knowledge and comprehension of theories on creativity & innovation in the workplace Shows an extremely limited ability to apply knowledge on creativity & innovation to analyse information in order to make reasoned judgements. Demonstrates extremely limited ability to access and interpret creativity & innovation in organisations Work is unstructured; poorly presented and communicated; referencing erroneous/missing
0-14 Demonstrates an absence of knowledge and comprehension of theories on creativity & innovation in the workplace Shows an inability to apply knowledge and analyse information Use of appropriate information is lacking Presentation and communication are careless and deficient; an absence of referencing

 GUIDELINES – Assignment 2

Step 1

Identify an example of creativity that has led to innovation in work practices, processes or products. Ideally, you should choose something that has had a significant impact upon your chosen industry. Briefly describe what it is and what effect it has had. If appropriate, illustrate with pictures.

[250 words]

Step 2

Analyse its impact on the industry, drawing upon key theoretical models and perspectives from the course.

How has the industry been influenced or affected by the innovation?

How did the industry/organization respond to it?

What do organizations do differently now, as a result of the innovation you have been discussing?

[1200 words]

Step 3

Assess any future development that might lead on from this.

Where do you think this development could lead?

What improvements could be made?

How might things change again in the future, as a result of the innovation you have been discussing? [your chance to be creative – try out your own ideas here]

[550 words]

Draw upon theories/literature on creativity, mindsets, innovation and innovation types, culture, change, leadership, emotional and spiritual intelligence etc.

 

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