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4/23/2012

Assessment Task 2
Due date: Week 10
9 May 2012
Wednesday before 5 pm

MGW2230
ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR

Assignment 2 Newsletter
Dr. K. L. Loh

TEAM NEWSLETTER
(Value: 20 %)

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Assessment Task 2
Team Newsletter
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Form a group of three by week five
Put together an informative company
newsletter on particular OB topics that are
relevant to current workplaces.
3. The newsletter is aimed at informing staff of
its relevance to the workplace
4. Word limit: 3,000 – 3,500 words (excludes
the reference list). Do not exceed this limit.

Your boss has assembled your team and has
called upon your expertise as organisational
behaviourists to put together an informative
company newsletter on particular OB topics
relevant to a contemporary workplace.
The newsletter is aimed at informing staff,
who may have any knowledge of
organisational behaviour, of topics that are
relevant to current workplaces.

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Your newsletter can include information of any
three of the following topics:
Emotions and how they affect decisionmaking
The impact of stress on productivity and
individual wellbeing
How attitude affects our behaviour and our
output in the workplace
How attitude affects our ability to build
positive working relationships with colleagues
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Your newsletter can include information of any
three of the following topics(cont’d.):
The role of money in motivation
The role of job-design in motivation
How to develop effective self-directed work
teams
How to resolve team conflict and improve
team performance
The role of leadership for organisational
success

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Assessment Task 2
Team Newsletter
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Assessment Task 2
Team Newsletter
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Your newsletter can include information of any
three of the following topics (cont’d.):
Narcissistic leadership and how to know if
your boss is a narcissist
Workplace bullying and how to inform and
protect employees
The importance of socialising new employees
into the organisational culture
How to manage misbehaviour
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Develop short, informative pieces of
approximately 1,000 words for each topic.
Each piece should clearly:
◦ Identify and conceptualise the topic
◦ Explain its relevance to understanding and
managing behaviour in organisations
◦ Provide clear and concise guidelines to
address any issues or improve behaviour
and the performance of the specific
organisation
◦ Should link to relevant theory and examples.
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Team Newsletter
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Report Style and Academic Rigour
You have a choice as to how to Word process
your assignment since this is aimed to be
creative work.
Your report should be readable and written in
good English and user-friendly.

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Team Newsletter
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Assessment Task 2
Team Newsletter
Examples

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Assignment Evaluation
Scoring key

Assignment
Assignment Evaluation

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Scoring key

Structure & content:
Brief introductory statement for each topic
providing background to the topic
Main concepts accurately defined or described
Presented different views on the topics from
relevant academic sources
Provided precise & clear guidelines for
addressing problems or improving behaviour.
Integrated theory & practice in discussion
Relevant & practical examples given that are
targeted at employees as audience
Brief conclusion of findings for each topic

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Presented in a newsletter format. Format is
uniform – i.e. looks like one document & topics
flow logically
Interesting name for newsletter.
Table of contents for newsletter.
Creative and interesting layout – use of
graphics, colour, pictures etc. Readable...
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