Assessment Type: Research Essay - Individual Assessment.
Purpose: To allow students to research organisational behaviour theory and examine and critically analyse one aspect of organisational behaviour in depth. Students will also develop an understanding of some of the activities that make up scholarly research and to see the way in which knowledge is built gradually. This assessment relates to learning outcomes a, b, c, d and e.
Value: 20% Due Date: 11:30 pm Friday Week 6
Submission: Upload a soft copy - Word Document (.doc or .docx format) to Turnitin on Moodle. Do not submit PDF documents.
Topic: Employee involvement in decision making.
Task Details: Students must explain how employee involvement might improve the quality of the decisions that would otherwise be made by managers alone, the potential problems that might occur in this process and the approaches that managers can use to overcome those problems while considering various cultural, ethical and social concerns.
In discussing the topic, students must refer to applicable organisational behaviour theories and apply their knowledge of leadership principles and processes to explain and exact effective leader and follower behaviours.
The assessment intends to improve students’ writing and analysis skills and add to their understanding of the applicability of organisational behaviour in the workplace.
Students will be assessed on the following criteria:
o Conclusions and Recommendations
o Clarity of Written Work
o Presentation, Citation and Referencing Format
Details about each criterion can be checked by assessing the subject outline. It is very important to note that research is a key criterion that will influence the mark you earn. Research is considered appropriate when students make their arguments by using peer-reviewed journal articles. While using a minimum of six (6) journal articles is expected, students will only achieve a top mark in their research component when they adequately use between twelve (12) and fifteen (15) research sources, the majority of which are journal articles. Kindly note that using Wikipedia and other online encyclopedia is not allowed and may result in being given a fail grade for the essay.
o The assessment must be Harvard (Anglia) referenced, typed Arial 12 font, 1.5 spaced and delivered by using an essay structure.
o Referencing is only considered adequate when the sources that are used in the work are acknowledged both in-text and in the references list at the end of the essay.
o The assessment’s length is 1,800 words (+/-) 10%. The word count excludes the cover sheet, table of contents page and references.
o The assessment is worth 20% of your overall subject mark.
o A word document of your assessment must be submitted to Moodle by Friday, week 6 at 1130PM. Files that are not submitted in word will not be accepted.
o It is recommended to plan time appropriately and start your assessment early which will give you time to gain feedback from your tutor and do well.
These criteria will be assessed using the following Rubric: