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Task Outcome: Satisfactory Not Satisfactory Assessor signatureAssessor nameDateAssessment Task 2 InstructionsCarefully read the following:Grow Consultants specializes in leadership consultancy and has been operational for the last five years.It offers a range of services which support companies to:●assess leadership behavior of existing managers and their performance metrics●design and implement customized leadership programs based on the assessment. Services are offered Australia-wide, with consultants flying in to conduct specific training withcompanies, as well as offering regular workshops at the company’s premises. To date, technology (for example, webinars) has not been employed in training.The company also writes and produces books on a range of topics about leadership. Currently the company has ten publications, which are published through a publishing house in the USA (Hozit Publishers). One of the Principal Consultants is American and knew these publishers. The cost of publishing the books and shipping to Australia is about the same as it would be to use a publisher in Australia.The books are produced using non-recycled paper and are transported via air to Grow Management Consultants office. They are then distributed by post to customers from
the Grow Management Consultants’ office. As sales have been slow for the books, the company has also been exploring options for e-books.The company was established by its Principal Consultants, Paul Burns and Sammy Martin, both of whom are Directors. The company also employs four Senior Consultants,an Operations Manager, an Office Manager, Administration Officer and a Receptionist.The office building is owned by the company and is located in an outer lying metropolitan suburb. All staff drive to work in their own cars and there is on-site parking. The nearest railway station is 10 minutes’ walk from the office.Paul Burns has recently attended a Sustainable Business workshop and is keen to implement sustainable practices throughout the business. The strategic plan has also been recently updated and has been influenced by Paul’s attendance at the workshop. It includes the following statement as part of the mission statement:“We are committed, as a business, to the well-being of both economic andecological systems, of both humans and other living things.”
However, there are no specific actions indicated in the Strategic Plan and so, at present, the statement appears to be paying lip service only.Paul is keen to develop a sustainability policy and procedures that address all aspects of the business including, as a minimum: travel, purchasing, office energy use, office supplies, and cleaning. However, Paul also has specifically stated that he does not want to incur costsin developing policy and procedure and that all the work must be developed in-house, therefore consultants must not be used.