Learners may use their own employment context, or that of another organisation with which they are very familiar, to base their assignment. However, in the case that they are not able to do so, please use the below scenario:-

You are a senior manager in a business unit of a medium sized enterprise, with functional management and organisational leadership development responsibilities.

Please select and research an organisation of your choice to identify its vision, strategic goals and objectives, and welfare culture. Provide brief details of your research in a summary of between 200 and 250 words which are in addition to the suggested word counts. Use the results of your research to answer the tasks below.


Critically evaluate the vision and strategic objectives of your organisation or those of an organisation of your choice.

Critically evaluate the managerial and leadership competencies required to deliver the strategic ambition over the period of the plan.

Demonstrate that you have used one or more attributed skills analysis models from management theory.  Present the conclusions of your evaluation, identifying the four most significant skills the organisation needs to enhance in the next year to begin to deliver the strategic direction.

In addition, identify at least three new skills the organisation will be likely to need to enhance in the next 3-5 years to achieve strategic ambitions.  Discuss the implications of the skills gaps you have identified.

Unit 724: Development as a Strategic Manager