NZDB 560 Business Communication

Task 1  Concept of Business Transformation

Learning outcome 1

NZDB 560 Business Communication. Review a range of business transformation frameworks and models for driving organisational change.

To complete this task, you can use the same realistic business case study   of  an organisation existing in New Zealand  which you are familiar of its operation an explore how business transformation is appropriate to connect and align to organisation’s mission.

(a)   Examine  the concepts of  corporate and business strategies  by relating both  to achieve the  mission of a business organisation .

(b)  Critically examine the purpose of business transformation in order to identify, execute and achieve  business strategies.

(c)  Explain the role of business transformation as a holistic thinking of aligning business strategies to the entity’s mission  through successful change process.  You are required to prepare a  diagram  to illustrate a workable  business transformation framework of your  chosen organisation.

(d)  Evaluate  at least four (4) factors  that  affect your  organisation’s  business transformation framework. Your answer must consider business transformation framework taking into account the following factors:

· Organisational environment (understanding customers, technology, competition)

· Organisational culture (processes and systems, organizational values, leadership models)

· Organisation’s history of leading change (vision, strategy, goal setting, measuring results)

· Organisational structure (roles, responsibilities, reporting relationships)                                                                    

(e)  Review  and explain the following models of business transformation taking into account their application on improved organisational effectiveness:

a) Information evolution model (  Support  your answer using the five (5)  organisational maturity levels in the context of four organisational pillars as described by this model).

b) The Novius Business Empowerment Framework (Justify your answer considering all stages from planning to implementation).

Task  2:  Organisational systems and resources to business transformation

Learning outcome 2 :

Critically analyse, evaluate and interpret organisational systems and resources to assess the need for transformation in a range of areas against current market needs in organisations.

To complete this task, you are to analyse, evaluate and interpret organisational systems and resources of your  selected business organisation  to assess the need for business transformation against market needs.

(a) In the context of a proposed business transformation  of your  organisation that is faced with competition , evaluate  your  business organisation’s variables  :

· Systems ( organisational culture , organisational  structure, functions )

· Process (  production, equipment, softwares, other business processes)

· Human resources (communication,  performance, training, development

(b)  Interpret the concept of system level transformation by taking into account different variables of planned business transformation .   Use System’s Model of Change or Continuous Change Process Model to justify your answer.

(c) Evaluate the concepts of Top to Down and Bottom Up approach to planned business transformation  of your selected business organisation.

(d)  Critically examine  how  System – Related and Human- Related changes are initiated by your selected business organisations using the approaches ( identified in Task 2c ),   taking into account  the market needs for your  entity’s product or service.

Task 3:  Business Transformation Life Cycle in business transformation

Learning outcome 3:

Apply creative and design thinking to formulate and communicate conceptual and theoretical frameworks to drive identified business transformation. 

(a) Critically analyse  the concept and various stages of BTLC (Business Transformation Life Cycle) which a business organisation goes through in order to effectively manage expectation of various stakeholders.

(b) Justify your answer  identified in Task  3.a by using an example of  a  New Zealand-based organisations that has successfully applied this model during their  business transformation.

(c)   Examine the concept of value management in business transformation.

(d)  Critically explain  how the concept of value management  is necessary to design  BLTC  to drive business transformation in  your selected business organisation.

(e)  Communicate  your  planned business transformation to your  organisation’s management .  You are required to prepare a written report for this task to cover your  answers from Tasks 1 to 3.