Research Essays for Organisational Behaviour
All students are required required to develop an arguable proposition on which to write an essay. Your paper should be presented in standard academic essay format. The format must be in 12pt font and 1.5 spaced.
The purpose of this assignment is to develop/improve skills in writing, analysis, and argumentation in addition to adding to the depth of understanding about organizational behavior in the workplace.
You will be assessed on the quality of sources of information, how well you use these resources to support your arguments and your referencing skills. You are expected to use at least six (6) different peer-reviewed journals. The use of WIKIPEDIA online encyclopaedia is not allowed. Use of Wikipedia may result in a fail grade in this essay. You must use the HARVARD referencing system to acknowledge your sources of information (both in-text and as a reference list at the end).
You should submit an electronic copy (Word Document .doc or .docx format) of your assignment to Turnitin only. Please do not supply a hardcopy.
Learning Outcomes Targeted:
Outcome a) Explain how theories of organisational behaviour may be applied in an organisational setting.
Outcome b) Evaluate potential organisational problem situations and formulate proactive managerial interventions, with special sensitivity to cultural, ethical and social concerns.
Outcome c) Locate relevant research and compare and critique the findings on current developments in organisational behaviour
Grading of Assignment
The following criteria will be used to allocate grades for this assignment:
Research Essay Marking Guide: Marks will be awarded as follows: (a detailed marking rubric will be provided via Moodle)
Quantity & depth of literature and other research
How clearly the major relevant OB themes and issues related to the topic are identified
Sound summary, conclusions and recommendations are logically drawn from the literature
The overall structure of the essay: Development of logical and well supported arguments.
Clarity of written work
Adherence to presentation standards
Citations & Referencing
In the process of recruiting and selecting employees, managers are concerned with the personality of the people they wish to place in positions in the organisation. Explain why personality is so important in matching people to jobs. Use theories and concepts from the subjects and examples to illustrate your points.
Currently 1 writers are viewing this order