Compare different theoretical frameworks for understanding behaviour in work organisations and the role of motivational assumptions in job design

The task is to :
? demonstrate your ability to provide evidence of your skills and experience, using a range of relevant examples from both formal course experiences, and/or extra-curricular activities (for example, experiences working in a group assignment or part-time jobs, sport teams) to support your claim
? show awareness of your own learning, skills and experience; and how this can be used to promote yourselves concisely and persuasively to potential employers.
Learning outcomes
A. Understand the factors influencing behavior and the role of management in work organisations
B. Compare different theoretical frameworks for understanding behavior in work organisations and the role of motivational assumptions in job design
C. Critically evaluate theories of the role of culture in organisations
D. Apply knowledge of organizational behavior theories to developing solutions to management problems
E. Develop written communication skills Assessment criteria: See Marking Template C

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Assessment 3: Reflective Report

Due date: Friday, 29.05.20 before 11:55 p.m. (Week 13)

Weighting: 40%

Length and/or format: 2000 words (excluding Reference list)

Journal Topic: Your report will consist of three entries and one entry as a summary of learning, a total of four reflections (500 words each).

Each entry will relate to a different topic or task, namely:

  • Topic 9 Leadership
  • Topic 10 Organisational structure and design
  • Topic 11 Organisational culture
  • Professional Identity self-reflection

Professional identity self-reflection (500 words)

A written statement about yourself as a team leader to precede an interview:

  • Provide evidence of your skills and experience to support the role
  • Demonstrate awareness of your own learning both formally and informally to promote yourself concisely and persuasively

 

Commence your journal after week 10.

Your reflection will be effective and relevant related to the Topic just completed.

Topic Reflections (for three topics)-Each Reflective Report Entry for the Topic must be clearly organised under three headings below and should include the following contents and address the following questions:

1, Learning What have I learnt (i.e., what was new/different for me)? Reflective analysis on learning from lectures, seminars and assigned reading(s) for the topic you choose.

  1. Critique How relevant is the topic of study? This should include a discussion of strengths and weaknesses of the key theories/ideas/concepts for the topic.
  2. Reflection
  • To what extent do the concepts/ideas and theories reflect what happens in my work place? (If you are not currently working, then reflect upon a previous place of employment or an organisation with which you are familiar, such as a sports or social club).
  • How can I make use of this learning in a future situation? For this section, you may choose to focus on one or two aspects of the topic.

 

Cite the Subject text and at least one reading from your own research for each of the three Topics, in the Learning and Critique sections for each Reflection.

 Professional identity self-reflection

Assume that you are applying for a ‘management’ job or internship with a medium to large organisation, and have been asked to submit a written statement before the interview. In this written statement, you must present a professional identity of yourself as a team leader, using relevant knowledge from Topics 2-8.

Note that this entry does not require you to follow the contents, headings and structure as the three Topic reflections.

The task is to :

  • demonstrate your ability to provide evidence of your skills and experience, using a range of relevant examples from both formal course experiences, and/or extra-curricular activities (for example, experiences working in a group assignment or part-time jobs, sport teams) to support your claim
  • show awareness of your own learning, skills and experience; and how this can be used to promote yourselves concisely and persuasively to potential employers.

 Learning outcomes

  1. Understand the factors influencing behavior and the role of management in work organisations
  2. Compare different theoretical frameworks for understanding behavior in work organisations and the role of motivational assumptions in job design
  3. Critically evaluate theories of the role of culture in organisations
  4. Apply knowledge of organizational behavior theories to developing solutions to management problems
  5. Develop written communication skills Assessment criteria: See Marking Template C