To what extent do managers try to build trust in the organisation?
Report This grid assignment is designed to enable you to apply concepts in this course. Work place Report Topics ( Both must be answered) 1. To what extent do managers try to build trust in the organisation? 2. How is ethical decision-making encouraged in the organisation? You should identify your connection with the chosen organisation, for example, employee, employer, etc. at the start of the report. An organisation chart should be included in your presentation as an appendix. If the organisation is one in which you currently work or have worked, you need to identify where you fit in the chart. Within your analysis you should discuss how you would expect the organisation to be managed based on the relevant concepts/models/research suggestions. You should then analyse how it is actually managed and note the differences from your theoretical expectations. In doing so, you should seek answers to questions such as: How does the organisation conform to the concept above? Are there differences between research and practice? If your answer is yes to the preceding questions, what are the reasons for these differences? Write relevant specific recommendations for your organisation; for example, suggestions for change, and/or further development, for each of the above two concepts. Your choice of the organisation for this assignment is very broad. It may, for example, be: The organisation in which you work (the whole organisation) A department, unit or section of the organisation in which you work (if the organisation is large) A club or society with which you are associated (for example, sports club, social club, theatre group etc.) An organisation about which you can obtain enough information to analyse its management structure and process (you need not necessarily work in this organisation) You should discuss the organisation with your co-ordinator if you are in doubt Reports will be confidential between your lecturer and yourself. NOTES ABOUT THIS ASSIGNMENT This is to be an individual project. You may, for example, discuss the case with others in the class, but you must produce an individual report which is your own work. Not to do so is plagiarism which attracts heavy penalties. Include reference to research you have done. A minimum of 5 academic references is required, to be eligible to pass. (This means academic journals and text-books and excludes general web-sites such as consultancies promotional web-sites and sources like Wikipedia.) Acknowledge sources of reference using the Harvard style (that is, Name, year etc.). Provide a reference list at the end of the report. If this style of referencing is not used and/or no reference list is included, 10% will be deducted from your work. Keep a copy of your report. The report must be double-spaced for ease of reading and marking and set out in a grid fashion: turn the page to landscape and divide the page into quarters using headings of: EXPECTED ACTUAL DIFFERENCES RECOMMENDATIONS Note that you need to set it out as a grid, and not as essays in columns. This means that the points for each of the 4 headings need to be lined up. Evidence of plagiarism may cause a penalty of scoring zero, or another serious outcome deemed appropriate by the Academic Integrity Officer in accordance with the Assessment Policies and Procedures Manual. Course objectives assessed in this assignment task On completion of this assignment, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the functions of organisational behaviour, of the behaviour of individuals in organisations, and groups. Assessment of this assignment will be based on the following criteria: Clear explanations, analysis and discussion. Evidence of research and investigation. Actual presentation, introduction, appropriate headings and sub-headings, conclusion, reference list, correct referencing. You must address both topics not just one. EXPLANATION OF GRADE SHEET CRITERIA Expected Comprehension of concepts Range of sources Relevant to topic Actual Specific examples given if actual is same as expected Differences Clearly explained Reasons given if possible; for example, cultural differences Recommendations Supported by the literature if possible Specific Realistic in context of background of organisation Number of references Are there fewer than 5 or many more? Are the references relevant? Has the Harvard system of referencing been used? Are the references current or dated? Reference list Has the reference list been correctly used? Are only Authors acknowledged in the body of the assignment in the Reference list? Are the Authors presented in alphabetical order of family name? Has the student gone beyond text books and lecture notes and used journals, the internet, and other sources? If the internet has been used, are the sources credible? If the internet has been used, has the date of access been included in the reference list? 10% deduction if no reference list is included. 10% deduction also if the Harvard style of referencing has not been used. Format spelling/grammar/presentation Has the spelling and grammar been checked? Is the level of English expression acceptable? Has care been taken in the overall presentation of the assignment? Is the assignment well spread out with adequate white space, is double-spaced and presented in easy to read type? 10% deduction if no grid section