Assessment 2: Individual Assignment
Submission Sunday 11 August 2019 11.55 p.m
Online via the Turnitin link ,NO email submissions will be accepted
Word limit 1000 words (+/- 10%), plus references (Students are required to use the APA 6 Referencing style)
Type of assignment Individual assessment
Grading criteria: Assignment specific grading criteria as per the rubric below.
Important notes For electronic submissions: ONLY Microsoft Office document types are accepted. Font size not smaller than Calibri 12, please make sure you use paragraphs throughout the report. You MUST keep a duplicate copy of your assignment.
Intended Learning Outcomes:
2 Lead a multicultural team in defining and committing to the goals, roles and norms via which it can successfully achieve its objectives.
3 Manage conflict resolution within a team through negotiation and mediation.
Assessment Task 2 Due Date % SILOs Assessed
Individual Assignment (1,000 words) 11:55pm (23:55),
Melbourne, AU time
Sunday 11 August 2019 20 04,05
Submit directly to the Turnitin link on the Moodel by 11:55pm (23:55), Melbourne, AU time, 11 August 2019 week 6
Grading Criteria and Feedback :Assessment 3 will be marked according to the criterion referenced assessment grid below:
Description of Task
This assignment provides you with an opportunity to explore the topic of motivation and engage with Organisational Behaviour literature.
This assignment requires you to do research. Your task is to draw on Organisational Behaviour theory to critically analyse content and process theories of work motivation.
In the essay you need to:
• Pick one content theory and one process theory of motivation
• Compare and contrast the CHOSEN content theory and process theory
• Illustrate the usefulness of the CHOSEN content and process theories of motivation for managers in a real-life organisation
Your essay should have the following sections:
1. Introduction. State the topic of the essay, what you will be arguing, and how you have structured the essay. Briefly introduce each of the two CHOSEN theories.
2. Compare and contrast the CHOSEN content theory and process theory of motivation. Identify characteristics that are similar and different and emphasise similarities and differences where appropriate.
3. Illustrate the usefulness of the CHOSEN content and process theories of motivation for managers in a real-life organisation. Based on your analysis in Section 2, provide an informed and supported viewpoint about how content and process theories of motivation may be used by managers to influence employee behaviour. Consider the pros and cons in order to come to a supported assessment and conclusion. Explain and clarify using concrete examples.
4. Conclusion. Summarise key points made in the essay and discuss implications.
5. Reference list. You need to use the APA 6 referencing style.
As a general guide, sections 2 and 3 should be roughly equal in word count. The introduction and conclusion section should account for approximately 10% of the word count.
You MUST consult and reference a minimum of four (4) academic articles and two (2) books (of which one can be the recommend textbook, Wood et al, 2019) to support your analysis. We encourage students to go beyond the minimum number of required references. The minimum number equates to an acceptable level on the marking guide.
We recommend you consider the following publications to identify relevant articles: Journal of Organizational Behaviour, Organizational Behaviour and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Applied Psychology, Academy of Management Journal, British Journal of Management, Human Relations, Journal of Management, Leadership Quarterly, Business Horizons, Harvard Business Review.
Length: The total length of the assignment is a maximum of 1,000 words (+/- 10%) (Reference list and title page are excluded from the word count)
Weighting: 20% of your total mark.
Due date: 11th August 2019 of Week 6 by 11:55pm
Submission: Submit via the Moodle . Hard copies are NOT required
Format: The document should be written as clear, concise essay. It is important that your essay has a logical flow and good structure, makes use of relevant subheadings where appropriate, and that you write using coherent, integrated text, avoiding grammatical and spelling mistakes. For reading (and marking) ease please use a 12-point Calibri font with 1.5x spacing.
Grading Criteria and Feedback
Assessment 3 will be marked according to the criterion referenced assessment grid below:
Assessment 2 Marking Rubric
(80 – 100%) Very good
(70 – 79%) Good
(60 – 69%) Acceptable
(50 – 59%) Unacceptable ( 50%)
Applications of OB concepts
(40% of total mark)
B -level achievement for this criterion PLUS critical or evaluative thinking about
how relevant theories &/or concepts are applied case; clear
understanding of how and why they are used. Relevant OB theory or concepts are explained and applied to case. Very few and minor errors in reasoning, accuracy or relevance
OB theory or concepts are described and applied to case. May include some minor errors in reasoning, accuracy or relevance
OB theory or concepts described and applied to case, but may have some minor or a few major errors in reasoning, accuracy or relevance.
Fair explanation of the criteria of effectiveness. Does not describe or apply OB theory or concepts as assigned, or is mostly inaccurate or irrelevant.
(40% of total mark)
Excellent, logical and relevant argument highlighting limitations of organisational behaviour concept(s).
Argument is strongly supported by relevant and specific examples. Very good, logical and relevant argument highlighting limitations of organisational behaviour concept(s).
Argument is well supported by relevant and specific examples. Good relevant argument highlighting limitations of organisational behaviour concept(s).
Argument is supported by relevant and specific examples.
Examples included but require improvement.
Basic or underdeveloped argument
Examples are disjointed or incorrectly stated.
Structure and organisation
(10% of total mark) Sequence and structure are logical and easy to follow; excellent overall organisation.
Sequence and structure are logical and easy to follow; good overall organisation.
Structured well enough to make sense; could be better organised and more tightly focused upon the topic, may lack focus, engagement or summary. Mostly coherent organisation; may have some sections where difficult to follow reasoning. Could be more clearly and logically organised. Lacks coherent organisation and structure. Describes disconnected bits of information or many direct quotes.
Writing and referencing
(10% of total mark) Excellent use of relevant and appropriate sources of literature. Correct referencing used throughout. Excellent grammar and spelling. Very good use of relevant and appropriate sources of literature. Correct referencing, and good grammar and spelling. Good use of relevant and appropriate sources of literature
Acceptable use of relevant sources of literature. Mostly correct referencing. Some grammar and spelling errors. Few if any literature sources included and poor referencing. Poor spelling and grammar.