RBM5004 Leading and managing teams

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RBM5004 Leading and managing teams

LO1: Compare and contrast key concepts and theories relating to team working and performance management
LO4: Identify and appraise performance strategies for maximizing team effectiveness

Assignment Brief:

You have been appointed a manager in your organisation and have been asked to produce a report explain your views on how to encourage high performance teams.

You will refer to your analysis of the relevant management and organisational behaviour literature and theories, and provide practical examples to support your arguments.

You could refer to a number of issues such as

  • Leadership
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Team Work
  • Creativity
  • Motivation
  • Attitude Change
  • Stress

It is advised that whilst you can demonstrate in your report all the factors that you believe  can affect the development and performance of teams. Using references to relevant models, you should focus on one or two factors and ensure you critically analyse models and academic opinion in greater depth to ensure you meet the marking criteria set out in the module guide.

Use the reading list in the module guide to research the relevant text books and journals to back up your views.

Secondary Research Level HE5 – It is expected that the Reference List will contain between ten and fifteen sources. As a MINIMUM the Reference List should include two refereed academic journals and three academic books

 Specific Assessment Criteria:

First class: This piece of work shows evidence of wider research with reference to a number of differing academic viewpoints. The report has recognised key issues and discussed in detail.  Several reasoned and logical arguments have been developed well and supported by a wide range of appropriately researched literature. Reference to two or more academic models is clear, relevant and informative. Presentation is of a high standard, and in the appropriate report style.  The high number of appropriate sources has been referenced accurately and to a high standard.

Second class: A clear and informative piece of work with evidence of wider research and discussion.   Some reasoned arguments have been developed and supported by a good number of sources.  Reference to two academic models is clear.  Presentation is of a good standard, in the appropriate report style.  A good number of appropriate sources have been referenced well, with most complying with the Harvard style.



Third class: A reasonable attempt has been made at researching the essay but greater in-depth discussion and academic debate is required. Discussion is superficial and lacking in any depth.  Reference to two academic models has been attempted.  Presentation of the report is limited, and only the minimum of 5 sources has been provided, with at least one academic text and two academic journals included.

Fail: Students who do not meet the requirements of a third-class grade will not successfully complete the assessment activity.

See detailed criteria in the module guide on moodle.

Submission Instructions:

See Section 10 Guidelines for the Preparation and Submission of written coursework, which will give you details on how to submit your work electronically via “Turn-it-in UK”.  You are required to submit only electronic copies of your written assessments, unless your Module Tutor advises you otherwise.


  • Do not cut and paste phrases or paragraphs from published sources. You should seek to use your own words to explain concepts and theory.
  • If you wish to refer to specific quotes from published sources then you must use full Harvard presentation. See LEAP Online for clear guidance.
  • Do not share work with other students.
  • You are advised to provide a draft of your report in advance of submission, to take full advantage of formative feedback.