For this assignment, you are to create a project proposal for an organisation that wishes to enhance its communications with technology. We would like you to present your proposal and support it with a business report.
The description of the organisation and their requirements will be provided on the unit website. You may choose another appropriate case study, e.g., related to your work. Approval for an alternative organisation must be obtained from your lecturer and reported to the unit coordinator at least two weeks prior to the assignment deadline.
Please write a business report to report your findings.
Summary and Evaluation (400-800 words)
Summarise the organisation’s proposal, perhaps including aspects such as:
Any relevant business requirements of the organisation,
The context of the organisation, e.g., the existing flow of information within the organisation and the types of information that currently flow,
Evaluate the organisation’s idea based on how it will affect communication within their organisation. While your report may draw on the material covered in this unit, you are expected to find and use references beyond those provided by this unit. You could consider:
How the communication model applies to the organisation, and
How the organisation’s proposal would affect the communication in terms of the model’s application.
Ethical and Intercultural Implications (200-400 words)
Discuss the ethical and intercultural implications of using the systems within the organisation’s context. You could consider aspects such as:
Employee, employer or customer privacy when using the technologies, and
How the technologies, or the structure of the organisation and its information flows impact any intercultural communication.
Recommendations (200-400 words)
Please include three to six recommendations to the owner as to how they should proceed. Provide convincing, well-structured recommendations that are supported with evidence. Apply logos, ethos and pathos to persuade the reader. In particular, you should build a structured argument using Toulmin’s model for each of your recommendations.
We would like you to present your findings to the client. Create a slide show, e.g., a PowerPoint, to support your presentation. Your presentation should last approximately ten minutes.
Internal students will present during class time. Distance students will present online during a group video conference. Distance students will require a web cam, microphone and speaker (or headset).
You may work alone or in groups of up to four. All group members will usually receive the same mark. The unit coordinator must be informed prior to submission if a group decides to split.
All members of the group are required to speak for at least two minutes each.
Include the names of your group members when you submit your assignment. Only one submission per group is necessary. Usually, all group members will receive the same mark.
Submit your Business Report as a Word document.