The grading of your assignments will be based upon our assessment of five areas of
competence that you will demonstrate:
take Manulife Insurance as an example
1. a clear and logical structure
2. clear articulation of ideas and their relevance to assignment questions
3. demonstration and application of your knowledge and understanding
of the concepts, ideas, and techniques described in the course
4. quality of argument and level of analysis
5. demonstration of your ability to use relevant sources and your own
experiences to illustrate your points.
In Assignment 1, you are to choose and complete any one of the following topics below.
The paper should be between 1,750 and 2,000 words. Submit your paper using the
Writing Assignments: Format policy, as outlined in the Student Handbook .
Good papers should demonstrate knowledge of the course materials as well as the
ability to apply the theories and concepts learned to your organizational situation.
Note that simply reiterating the definition or description of the theories from the
course materials does not show real understanding. The more effective and efficient
(word-saving) way to demonstrate your understanding of the theories is to apply
them and provide appropriate examples. Where necessary, theory definitions and
descriptions longer than a few words can be provided in a footnote that does not take up the word count.
Choose only one of the following topics, and do not try to answer the
sub-questions separately. The answers should be well integrated into your essay.
1. Organizational Motivation
Identify two to three issues in your chosen organization that present either a
challenge or an opportunity for employee motivation. Using the most
applicable motivation theories for the organizational context, choose at least
one of the issues you identified for an in-depth critical analysis. (The number
of issues and theories to be covered would depend on the scope and depth of
analysis that each issue warrants, the relationship between the issues, and
what theories are appropriate in the circumstance.) How can the organization
further improve its employee motivation to achieve better performance in the
areas you specified?
Knowledge of the subject matter 25%
Presentation of organizational situation 20%
Application of subject matter to situation 30%
Structure and presentation/writing
quality/proper referencing 15%
students should use APA style for referencing