Innovation is increasingly being considered as a core competency that organisations must develop. Companies that consistently innovate don't rely on chance; they address innovation in a systematic way.
Assessment has two parts - a written report and a presentation. Please note that the due date refers to the written report. The task for the written report is set out below and your lecturer will provide you with details regarding the presentation component.
Part A -
• Drawing on a wide range of literature on innovation (not just 1 or 2 sources), develop a framework that you could use to assess an organisation in terms of innovation. Describe your framework and justify the critical elements (with reference to the literature).
• The next step is to apply this framework to a particular organisation of your own choice. Where are the gaps? What is being done well, what areas need to be improved?
Note: This organisation may be your own workplace, or an organisation you would like to work for. Please consult your lecturer if you need assistance
• Finally, develop a plan to address areas of weakness. You may choose to focus on a few key areas and discuss them in detail.
Part B -
Details of this will be made available of this will be made available by your lecturer when class sizes are confirmed.
Rationale Assignment is designed so that you can utilise your work experience in conjunction with your critical literature work on innovation to design a theoretical framework to conduct an audit of your workplace and make recommendations for change.