ORG20003 Organisational Behaviour Assignment 1: Analytical Essay
Word limit: 1500 (+/- 10%)
Deadline: As per Required
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This assignment aims to test and develop your understanding of Organisational Behaviour concepts further by asking you to research one of the topics below. In presenting this assignment you should thoroughly explore some key aspects of the given topic using not only the prescribed textbook but also other relevant academic sources.
This assignment supports unit learning outcomes 1 and 2.
Write an essay on one of the topics below:
Topic 1: The organisational consequences of work-life balance have become an important issue for organisations today. It is believed that balancing a successful career with a personal/family life can be challenging and impact on an individual’s satisfaction in his/her work. Discuss these statements.
Topic 2: In recent decades, increasing changes in the content and organisation of work have resulted in an intensification of work, which is regarded as a cause of stress.
What are the effects of this job stress, in particular, on an employee’s wellbeing and job satisfaction? And how can these effects be prevented?
Topic 3: Much attention has been paid to the belief that working in groups will yield greater productivity than individuals working alone. The increasingly global nature of organisations has made groups comprised of individuals from different cultural backgrounds commonplace. Thus employees are being confronted with co-workers of diverse cultural and socio-demographic backgrounds. Discuss the impact of this phenomenon on effort levels of group members and the implications for organisations.
Topic 4: Critically evaluate the use of key motivational theories in increasing employee engagement. In your answer, use examples to support your arguments and consider the practical application of the theories relative to improving employee engagement within the organisation.
You need to analyse the findings of your research and show their relevance to the topic and present academically convincing answers to the topic question. Any references made to supporting literature should be incorporated in to the general body of the essay.
This is an academic research essay, so academic journal articles should be your primary resource.
- You are required to critically analyse the essay topic and find supportive evidence for your answer. In answering the topic, you must do the following:
Use at least six (6) academic sources. These may be journal articles and/or textbooks.
Do not use any unreliable materials sourced from the internet. It is important that you use academic references, such as scholarly peer-reviewed articles, as distinct from
journalistic and industrial accounts or documents.
- Do not include more than 10% of the word count in direct quotes from your sources. You should paraphrase from sources you are using.
- You do not need to use headings but please present your essay in the following sequence:
- Use Swinburne Harvard-style referencing. You may refer to the S winburne Harvard
style guide for assistance.
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1. Context of and purpose for writing.
2. Content development.
3. Genre and attention to detail.
4. Sources and evidence.
5. Grammar and expression.
Your work will be assessed using the following marking guide:
|Criteria||No Pass||Pass 50-59%||Credit 60-69%||Distinction 70-79%||High
|Context of||Did not||Demonstrates||Demonstrates||Demonstrates||Demonstrates a|
|and purpose||meet||consideration||awareness of||an||thorough|
|for writing||criterion.||of context,||context,||understanding||understanding of|
|(20%)||audience, and||audience,||of context,||context,|
|purpose.||and purpose||audience, and||audience, and|
|Submission||of the||purpose of the||purpose of the|
|majority of the||Submission||Submission is||Submission is|
|required||covers all||responsive to||responsive to|
|elements.||required||the assigned||the assigned|
|elements.||task(s) and||task(s) and|
Content development (20%)
|Did not meet criterion.||Uses appropriate and relevant content to develop simple ideas throughout the assignment.||Uses appropriate and relevant content to develop and explore ideas through the assignment.||Uses appropriate, relevant, and compelling discipline related content to explore ideas and shape the content of the assignment.||Uses appropriate, relevant, and compelling content to
illustrate mastery of the assignment topic, conveying the writer’s understanding, and shaping the whole assignment.
|Criteria||No Pass||Pass 50-59%||Credit 60-69%||Distinction 70-79%||High
Genre and attention to detail (20%)
|Did not meet criterion.||Attempts to use a consistent system for basic organisation and presentation.||Follows expectations appropriate to the assigned task as such as organisation, content, and presentation.||Demonstrates consistent use of important conventions particular to the assigned task, including organisation, content, presentation, and stylistic choices.||
Demonstrates detailed attention to and successful execution of a wide range of conventions particular to the assigned task
including organisation, content, presentation, formatting, and stylistic choices.
|Sources and||Did not||Demonstrates||Demonstrates||Demonstrates||Demonstrates|
|evidence||meet||an attempt to||effective use||consistent use||skilful use of|
|(20%)||criterion.||use credible||of appropriate||of credible,||high-quality,|
|and/or relevant||and relevant||relevant||credible,|
|sources to||sources to||sources to||relevant sources|
|support ideas||support ideas||support ideas||to develop ideas|
|that are||that are||that are||that are|
|appropriate for||situated||situated within||appropriate for|
|the discipline||within the||the discipline||the discipline|
|and genre of||discipline and||and genre of||and genre of the|
|the writing.||genre of the||the writing.||writing.|
|expression||criterion.||language that||generally||and||expressive and|
|meaning to||readers with||language that||language that|
|language is||Attention to||communicates||communicates|
|understandable||detail is||meaning to||meaning to|
|but there may||evident.||readers with||readers|
|be room for||clarity and||eloquently and is|
|grammatical||fluency and is||grammatically|
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