Assessment 1: Individual Assignment
This assignment is worth 45%of the total marks for this paper
Report Hard/Paper Copy Due: 5.30 pm, 17thAugust 2018
Where: To reception
Electronic copy submission through CANVAS
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The assessment criteria from the NZDB5213prescription covers the following learning outcomes and GPO’s:
1. Analyse the impact of the internal and external environments on the business entity
a) Knowledge of internal and external environment of a business entity.
· Internal environment: organisational directions, culture, communication amongst departments and team, use of technology, staff;
· External environment: competitors, customers, resources, technology, laws and regulations;
Range: Evidence of at least three concepts of each internal and external environment is required.
b) Environmental impact on the entity’s performance is analysed.
· Impact on human resource, sales and marketing, procurement, finance, research and development, and support functions.
Range: Evidence of analysis of one internal and one external environmental factors on the performance of two different business areas is required.
- Analyse the influence of bi-cultural partnership on business activities and relationships in New Zealand.
a) Bicultural partnership in New Zealand.
- Treaty of Waitangi;
- Counterparts of bicultural partnership;
- Principles of bicultural partnership: partnership, participation and protection;
- Maori customs and norms;
- Concepts of Whanau, Hapu, and Iwi.
b) Analysis of the bicultural partnership influence on business activities and relationships.
- Influence of Treaty of Waitangi principles on business operations, delay or support in processes and outcome;
- Importance of well-informed and community consent whilst dealing with Maori.
Range: Evidence of at least one example of influence of the Treaty of Waitangi principles on business activities and relationships is required.
Graduate Profile Outcomes
Analyse the impact of internal and external environments on entities.
Analyse how the origin and nature of the bicultural partnership (as embedded in the Treaty of Waitangi) can be applied to business activities and relationships.
Marks and weightings for each element of Learning Outcomes:
58 (5 marks- for Technical accuracy)
42 (5 marks for technical accuracy)
You need to edit your writing for technical accuracy. Ensure that you use clear, concise and correct English. Edit your document to ensure that the final version is free of spelling, punctuation or grammatical errors.
Any references used must be appropriately and correctly cited in the text as well as in the reference section, using APA referencing.
A professional presentation is expected.Compile your documents in soft copy, save them and transfer them to a memory stick for printing.
You have been tasked to conduct an environmental analysis of a New Zealand organisation. The terms of reference would be an assessment of the internal and external environment of the company. These findings and conclusions will assist the business entity to develop business plans at a later stage when required.
Whilst it will be difficult to isolate the pervasive influence of global forces, your primary goal is to present recommendations for operating within the domestic New Zealand market. Nevertheless, any global linkages that could have an impact on the local business operation should be highlighted.
Additionally, the implications to NZ businesses in terms of the uniqueness of the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi should be evaluated.
Based on the key findings and conclusions of the environmental analysis and taking into consideration the influence of the Treaty of Waitangi, you will proceed to develop appropriate recommendations for the business entity.
An audience comprising stakeholder’s groups, including local iwi and hapū, will read your report. Consider any strategic implications for both the organization, Maori and the wider community in your recommendation
Environmental analysis report (LO 1)
Your selected business entity must be an existing N.Z. organization. A suggested list outlining the diversity of business areas can be viewed in appendix I: “List of selected NZ companies”
You will conduct a preliminary research using secondary data to arrive at your choice of organization. Your organization can be a profit or non-profit organization.
You will assess the viability of the existing business as well as identifying future opportunities.
Length of report: 2200 words +/- 10%. Note that lecturers are not obliged to mark beyond the word limit.
Plagiarism policy applies.
Format and guidelines
Title page – A meaningful title (1 mark)
Report format – Properly formatted (1mark)
Executive summary – Purpose, and key highlights & recommendations (2 Marks)
1Introduction – Explain the purpose, limitations if applicable and scope of the report
2 Background (3 Marks)
The aim is to conduct a brief discussion of the:
- who (the identity of the entity and a brief history),
- what (the product and service, market segment and industry),
- how (current situation or performance-to-date)
3.Internal analysis (LO 1a, b) (20 Marks)
In this section ensure you address the following tasks to demonstrate your knowledge of the internal environment of a business entity (LO1 a) and ability to analyse the impact of the internal environment on the operations of a business entity (LO1b)
a. Evaluate the role and the significance of at least three key internal concepts relevant to the selected business entity. 12 Marks
The scope of discussion includes but not limited to
- Vision and mission (Organisational Directions)
- Corporate values and culture
- Communication amongst departments and team (organizational structure)
- Staff (Management and Leadership)
- Use of Technology
- Discuss the impact of at least one of the internal factors (refer to 3a) on two different business operational areas (Human resource, sales and marketing, procurement, finance,research and development, support functions) (LO1b) 8 Marks
4.External analysis (LO 1a, b) (20 Marks)
In this section, ensure you address the following tasks to demonstrate your knowledge of the external environment of a business entity (LO1a) and ability to analyse the impact of the external environment on the operations of a business entity (LO1b)
- Evaluate the role and the significance of at least three key external concepts relevant to the selected business entity. 12 Marks
The scope of discussion includes but not limited to
- Political legal and regulatory (Laws and regulations)
- Economic environment (Resources)
- Demographic, social and cultural (Customers)
- Technological developments
- Discuss the impact of at least one of the external factors (refer to 4a)on two different business operational areas (Human resource, sales and marketing, procurement, finance,research and development, support functions) (LO1b) 8 Marks
5Analysis of the influence of bicultural partnership on the business activities and relationships of your selected business in New Zealand (LO 2a,b)- 24marks
In this section ensure you address the following tasks to demonstrate the application of the influence of bicultural partnership to your selected business. You must include at least one example for each principle in the context of the business activities and relationships.
- Briefly review the significance of The Treaty of Waitangi for businesses in New Zealand? (LO2 a)- 6 marks
- Identify and discuss how your selected organization could function and design policies and procedures that aim to ensure that their products and or services are provided in an atmosphere that values and respects the key aspects of the following three principles of bicultural partnership. (LO2b)- 18 marks
I Partnership – 6 marks
II Participation- 6 marks
III Protection- 6 marks
(Note: The examples could include or encompass Maori customs and norms; concepts of Whanau, Hapu, and Iwi; importance of well-informed consent whilst dealing with Maori or their impact on business operations, delay or support in processes and outcomes in a more broader context as applicable to your chosen business)
6 Conclusions and recommendations (LO1a,b-8 marks; LO2 a,b- 8 marks)
References: (2 Marks)
Appendices: (if relevant)
List of selected NZ companies
· ANZ National Bank Limited (ANZ National Bank New Zealand)
· ASB Bank Limited (owned by the Commonwealth Bank of Australia)
· BankDirect (subsidiary of ASB Bank)
· Bank of New Zealand Limited (owned by National Australia Bank)
· Westpac New Zealand Limited (owned by Westpac Banking Corporation in Australia)
· SBS Bank
· TSB Bank Limited (Taranaki Savings Bank Limited)
· Canterbury of New Zealand, sports clothing
· Fonterra Co-operative Group, dairy
· Grove Mill, winery, now New Zealand Wine Company
· Hubbard Foods, cereals
· Invivo Wines, a winery
· Landcorp, state-owned farming
· Ports of Auckland, port
· Wellington International Airport, airport
· Foodstuffs Co-operative Group, liquor retailer
Retirement village operators and aged care providers
Travel & leisure
· Datacom Group, technology
· Xero, accounting software
· Aurora Energy (New Zealand), electricity distribution, 100% Dunedin Council-owned
As the founding document of New Zealand, the Treaty of Waitangi is an agreement between the Crown and Maori (tribes and sub-tribes). However, the two set of texts one in te reo Maori and another in English resulted in different interpretation that necessitated the Treaty of Waitangi Act 1975; with the setting up of the Waitangi Tribunal. The significance of the Waitangi Tribunal is that it has ‘exclusive authority to determine the meaning and effect of the Treaty’. (https://www.waitangitribunal.govt.nz/about-waitangi-tribunal/)
Hence, began the process of removing prejudice and provision of recompense on Maori claims. As such it can be said that core principles have proceeded from the different circumstances of each claims.
Bi-cultural partnership in the context of the T.O.W. is a relationship where the two dominant cultures – Maori and early British immigrant – learned from each other’s culture and try to adapt to their own cultures. Today, some see a successful biculturalism as a stepping stone to a successful multicultural New Zealand: to truly understand and uphold the principles of the Treaty in all aspects of daily life.