Perspectives on Behaviour in Organisations

Perspectives on Behaviour in Organisations

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1500 words (+/-10% of word count – excluding reference and bibliography list at end) plus 300 words reflective statement showing how the feedback and learning from the first mini essay has been used to prepare the final essay. To do that you should list TWO aspects you have improved upon and reflect on how you have used the tutor feedback constructively.
You must keep your work within the word limit or penalties apply
Final essay of 1500 words (+/-10% of word count – excluding reference and bibliography list at end) plus 300 words reflective statement showing how the feedback and learning from the first mini essay has been used to prepare the final essay. To do that you should list TWO aspects you have improved upon and reflect on how you have used the tutor feedback constructively.
You must keep your work within the word limit or penalties apply.
Choose ONE of the following questions to answer:

1) What are some of the effects of stress for both the individual concerned and for organisations that the individual is part of? To what extent should a manager feel responsible for trying to help reduce this stress?

2) In your opinion which two motivation theories would be most usefully integrated into a model of motivation for an organisation looking to motivate and retain new graduates early in their careers. You must clearly justify the choice of theories chosen for this occupational group.

3) Discuss how traditional methods of scientific management can still be found in organisations of the 21st Century and outline some of the reasons such traditional methods of scientific management may still be found in contemporary organisations.

4) Choose ONE of the four themes of the module (the social process of joining an organisation, work and private life, identity and negotiating differences and constraints and creativity). Describe the importance of this theme for individuals in the organisation, using TWO of the lecture topics to illustrate your argument.

Final essay Guidance and Assessment Criteria

An essay of 1500 words (excluding reference list at end) plus 300 words reflective statement showing how the feedback and learning from the first mini essay has been used to prepare the final essay. To do that you should list TWO aspects you have improved upon and reflect on how you have used the tutor feedback constructively.

Assessment criteria for the final essay are:

• Focus on question set;
• Quality of argument and analysis
• The depth and extent of your knowledge of relevant concepts, writers and ideas;
• The depth and extent of your knowledge of relevant reading and research;
• originality in discussion and analysis.
• ability to write clearly in a recognised academic style, which is suitable for essay writing,
• ability to reference appropriately.

The assessment criteria above mean in simple terms that you must show you have knowledge of what has been taught on the module, and that you can use this to answer a question in an informed and structured way, presenting arguments in a clear and logical academic way and using relevant literature/research.

Grading indication for final essay (worth 70% of module mark)

70+ Most of the following: Clear evidence of independent and original thinking in arguments and analysis; evidence of wide or in-depth reading/research to support points made; wide or deep understanding of relevant concepts, writers and ideas; mastery of academic style; fluently written and very well-argued essay.
60+ Most of the following: Clear focus on question set and a well-written answer in clear English; Selective and appropriate use of research or reading material, correctly referenced; Very good identification of, and ability to apply appropriate concepts and theories to case studies or experiences;

50+ Most of the following: Mostly focused on question and evidence of an attempt at a logical essay structure;
Correctly referenced research material/reading used, relevant to the question set; identification of some of the concepts/writers and appropriate essay style; Descriptive rather than analytical, with ideas presented as unsupported opinions

40+ Most of the following: Attempt to answer the question set but only partially focussed on the question set; disorganised in presentation of ideas; Little use of reference material and little evidence of reading; inadequate referencing;.

Failure (less than 40%) Two or more of the following: Lack of understanding of question set and/or material used; substantial errors and inadequate length, evidence of serious plagiarism., lack of any evidence of reading/understanding of concepts and ideas covered.

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