Assessment Details and Submission Guidelines
Trimester T2 2020
Unit Code HC1052
Unit Title Organisational Behaviour
Assessment Type Individual Assignment
This is strictly required to be your own original work. Plagiarism will be penalised. Students are required to apply the theories and knowledge derived from the unit materials, demonstrate critical analysis and provide a considered and comprehensive evaluation. Students must use correct in-text citation conventions.
Assessment Title Tutorial Questions Assignment
the assessment and linkage to ULO. Student is required to answer 6 questions come from the tutorial questions from week 2 to week 11
The following Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable to this assessment:
- Explain different types of contemporary ‘Organisational Behaviour’ theory and practice including an analysis of the behaviour of individuals and groups in organisations.
- Integrate diverse OB theory and practices in critical analysis of problem situation and communicate those ideas in a clear and coherent manner.
- Apply problem solving and critical thinking abilities by identifying and analysing the choices available for developing alternative organisational behaviour approaches in the workplace
- Form an appreciation of the complexities and uncertainties of organisational behaviour by examining their own role in the light of experience of real-time problem settings
Total Marks 50 Marks
Word limit The word limited is provided in each question
Due Date Week 13 – Tuesday (13 October, 2020 at 11:59 PM (Midnight) [Late submission penalties accrue at the rate of -5% per day]
Submission Guidelines • All work must be submitted on Blackboard by the due date along with a completed Assignment Cover Page.
• The assignment must be in MS Word format, 1.5 spacing, 12-pt Arial font and
2 cm margins on all four sides of your page with appropriate section headings
Page 2 of 2
and page numbers.
A minimum of 12 peer-reviewed academic articles in total must be cited in the text to support your claims/arguments, and all references must be listed appropriately at the end of the report using Harvard referencing style.
This individual assignment is an opportunity for students to demonstrate their understanding of ‘Organisational Behaviour’ theory and practice.
Answer All SIX (6) of the following questions. The questions come from the tutorial questions from week 2 to week 11.
Question 1 Week 2: Tutorial 3 (11 marks)
Imagine that the company’s leaders ask you for advice on how to build a diverse and inclusive workforce that allows it to leverage the potential of its diverse employees to enhance the company’s performance. What would be your advice? Answer this question in
300 words (support your arguments with key research findings on diversity management)
Question 2 Week 6 Tutorial 7 (7 marks)
Do you think expectancy theory is too complex for direct use in organisational settings? Why or why not? (Discuss your opinion and support your claim/argument with key research findings) Answer this question in 300 words
Question 3 Week 7: Tutorial 8 (7 marks)
Define and describe different types of teams that exist in organisations. Explain the factors responsible for building successful teams in contemporary organisations. (Support your claim/arguments with key research findings) Answer this question in 300 words
Question 4 Week 8: Tutorial 9 (7 marks)
What are the basic assumptions of contingency theories of leadership? Discuss three key contingency theories (Support your claim/arguments with key research findings) Answer this question in 300 words
Question 5 Week 11: Tutorial 12 (11 marks)
Explain the difference between organisation development and organisation change? Provide an example for each and discuss your answer in 300 words
Question 6 Week 11: Tutorial 12 (7 marks)
What are some tactics for overcoming resistance to change in contemporary organisations? (Provide and discuss at least 5 tactics and support your claims/arguments with key research findings) Answer this question in 300 words.