Emergent Manager Journal

Each entry should be approximately 500 words.

6 entries


What problems do I foresee for the group exercise? How will I confront the wicked problem?


How will we decide the boundaries for our research?


How can I improve my contribution to the team?


Are we working with common sense chat or analytical frameworks? How are we making use of theory from Term 1?


Now the inquiry has been submitted I am… What have I found most valuable during this experience?

The Emergent Manager Journal

Learning Outcomes Assessed
•    Reflect on their own assumptions about organization and the knowledge, beliefs and values that underpin and legitimise their individual practice.

The assessment requires:
•    Students to maintain a journal which reflects on your own practices as an emergent manager.
•    The journal is equivalent of 2,500 words: each approximately 500 words (+/- 10%)
•    The journal is your opportunity to demonstrate your individual development in term 2.

Note well:
The journal is an opportunity to reflect on and demonstrate your managerial development. For example:
o    Demonstrate the ability to support the development of peers through respect for group and interpersonal differences
o    ability to support the development of peers through clear and lucid verbal and graphic communication;
o    ability to support collective work and the development of peers through personal application;
o    ability to work without supervision on a given task.

MGT2012 Innovating: Assessment 2b         The Emergent Manager Journal     (20% Overall)

Learning Outcome(s)    Fail
0-35    Borderline
35-40    Third
40-49    Lower Second
50-59    Upper Second
60-69    First
Reflect on your own assumptions about organizational innovation and the knowledge, beliefs and values that underpin and legitimise these beliefs.    The journal does not reflect on emergent managerial skills.
The journal typically does not reflect on your practice of innovation.
It is likely you have misunderstood the role of the journal.
Members of staff are more than willing to help, please use your tutors for feedback on the work and pointers for development.    Unfocused.
The journal seems to represent confusion.
It seems that the student has clearly made an effort but is not yet sufficiently aware of the module to understand what is required.
See support and clarification from your tutor
This journal shows clear effort.
Typically reflections are on the value of your contribution to group work.
The journal is limited to justifying behaviour.
Typically this reflection is rather instrumental.
To improve this grade you should begin to develop a stronger working relationship with peers and your tutor, use these relationships to capitalise on your learning opportunities.
It’s difficult to reflect in isolation.      There is evidence of reflecting on your own experiences in a valuable way.
Descriptions of your experiences are made, reflection is close but underplayed.
There is limited connection between your own practices and managerial skill development.
To improve grade you need to consider how your practices are developing your managerial skills

This has required careful thought.
Shows ability to reflect on personal behaviour and experiences.
You have considered how your behaviour is valuable for the development of managerial skills.
You are able to identify, through reflection, practices which support the development of managerial skill.
To improve, you need to consider what constitutes as ‘good’ managerial skills and how they are developed.    An excellent effort.
This has taken time and required you think in depth about your performances of innovation.
You have reflected on what constitutes ‘good’ managerial skills.
You reflect in detail on the values and beliefs which underpin your behaviour.
Critical thinking clearly evident.

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