Assessment Number: 3
Assignment Type: Reflective Essay
Word Count: 2,000 WORDS (+/- 10%)
This assessment is designed to help you achieve the following Unit Learning Outcomes:
? ULO1: Assess the value of theories and concepts of organisational behaviour and organisational culture through critical evaluation of the work of selected organisational behaviour theorists
? ULO2: Examine the development of leadership theories and relate their application in the contemporary business environment in order to identify appropriate management strategies
? ULO3: Analyse and explain individual and group behaviour within an organisation and how these behaviours relate to organisational effectiveness.
? ULO4: Evaluate the potential effects of organisational-level factors, such as structure, culture and change on organisational behaviour.
? ULO5: Apply organisational theory and practice to personal workplace experience.
The marking rubric is accessible through the relevant assessment on Engage.
Write a critical self-reflective assessment from your experience in managing conflict, change and/or decision-making in an organisation or personal encountered which you are familiar or have experience with. In your essay, you are expected to comment on the organisational or individual dynamics that characterised your experience.
The aim of this assessment is to determine your ability to assess and communicate your contribution to influence decision-making from an organisational or personal context. In your reflections, you must explicitly apply theories and concepts drawn from this unit.
? Your assessment must be written in the academic style, in the third person, and contain an Introduction, a Body, a Conclusion, and a Reference list.
? You must use at least ten (10) in-text references (using the most current and credible resources available) to support your discussion, including your prescribed text and journal articles.
? You must use a variation of the Harvard referencing style, e.g., as per LCBA’s Harvard Referencing Guide or the Harvard Anglia 2008 MS Word’s built-in Citation & Bibliography tool. All references must be formatted consistently in accordance with the chosen style.
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? You must adhere to the following formatting conventions (as applicable):
o Document structure: Each of the following (if applicable) should start on a separate page:
? cover page (automatically generated within Turnitin) ? main text
? appendices, labelled (A, B, C, … or 1, 2, 3, …) – excluded from word count limit.
o Document layout
? A4 paper size
? normal margins
? page numbers in bottom-left of each page, except for the title page
? page numbering of the form: Page X of X o Headings
? Calibri font
? 14-point font size
? either minimal or maximal capitalisation o Body:
? Left alignment
? Calibri font
? 12-point font size
? 1.5 line spacing
? in-text quotes less than 40 words in inverted commas followed by reference
? quotes of more than 40 words as indented quotes, without inverted commas, in 11-point font size, followed by reference
? double spaces between paragraphs
? You must submit your assignment to Turnitin, via LCBA Engage.
? For assessment due date, refer to the Unit Outline and Engage class.
? Please indicate the actual word count (excluding front page, table of content and reference list) at the end of your recommendation section.
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