Assessment Task 1 Forces of Change and Digitalisation for Operational Improvement Due: Week 3 Value: 35% Format: A Report suitable for presentation at a senior organisational level Word length: 2000 Learning outcomes: 1, 2, 3 Task overview This assessment gives you an opportunity to demonstrate that you can apply concepts covered in topics 1-3 by preparing a report based on the given scenario. The report is divided into two sections. Scenario: Imagine that you have been tasked as a senior project leader to review your organisation or a department’s current operations. You are required to either analyse your own organisation or an alternative one as agreed by your facilitator. Your charter is to produce a discussion paper pitched for a senior executive group on the rationale for change in your organisation or department and proposed benefits of adopting digitalisation as an enabler for delivering organisational and operational improvements. Task description – Section 1 GSB005 Managing Operational Improvement: Unit Guide 25 The aim of this first section is to begin the process of understanding operational improvements from a macro perspective. • The first step is to research key global forces of change such as industry 4.0, the internet of things and digitalisation and how such changes are impacting your industry or sector including your organisation. • The second step is to reflect on your organisation and its current approach to operations and the extent to which the organisation is responding to these forces of change including challenges. A model of your organisation’s current production or service delivery could be included. • The third step is to briefly discuss your organisation’s current business and operations and priority areas perceived to be in need of improvement using the order winners and qualifiers framework as a guide (refer Hill & Hill 2017/2018 textbook chapters 2 and 3 ~~~For this or similar assignment papers~~~