Ob Applied Project Paper

Ob Applied Project Paper – 40 Points

ORGL/PSYC/SOC 472-1M Fall 2015

 

This assignment will require you to reflect on a real world organization and apply any of the concepts we have discussed in class to that organization. Ideally, you will use a current or a past organization you have worked for as the basis for this assignment. However, you may also use an organization where a friend or family member works. What I would like for you to do is:

 

(1) Briefly describe the organization you have chosen (you do not have to provide the name)

(2) Describe the job that you or the family member does (short job description)

(3) Identify two issues/problems facing the organization

(4) Apply concepts from class to each of these issues

(5) Give possible next steps/solutions to each these problems

 

For example, one of the issues your organization may be facing is frequent team member conflict. For this paper, you would explain the problem and provide some background on why this problem exists. If the cause is unknown, then you could speculate as to the origin of the issue/problem (consider some of what was discussed in Appendix A). You would discuss what team member conflict is and how too much conflict might be detrimental to your chosen organization (e.g., too much time and money wasted, job satisfaction is low). In essence, why should the organization be concerned about this issue? You need to show how a concept from class (e.g., team conflict) applies to the organization’s situation. Lastly, you would provide your opinion as to what the organization should do to resolve the issue (e.g., bring in a facilitator to guide teams’ discussions).

 

NOTE: Use any relevant information that we have learned throughout the semester for this paper.

 

You will be graded on your ability to completely answer the assignment questions, while applying relevant material from class and/or the text within the required length. Demonstrating your ability to apply concepts we have learned this semester to a “real” situation will be crucial to achieving a good grade.

 

Other guidelines for this assignment are as follows:

· The paper should be approximately 6-8 pages in length. Please ensure you adequately address all of the key points of the assignment.

· The paper should be typed, double-spaced, using 1-inch margins and 12-point Times New Roman font. You may also include a header with your name and page numbers.

· You may use APA, MLA, or your preferred format, so long as the paper is submitted professionally and has been proofed/edited.

· Do not include a cover page, but add a works cited/references page citing the text and any other material you reference.

· Please submit your paper via the assignment link in Canvas. If you have any difficulties with this, please e-mail me and bring a printed copy of your paper to class on Dec. 9.

· Be sure to proofread and check spelling, grammar, and flow

· Treat this like a work project. If you wouldn’t give it to your boss in the shape it’s in, then don’t give it to me in that shape.

 

Papers are due Wednesday, December 9th.

 

**Below is the rubric I will use when grading each paper.**

 

 

Spelling, grammar, flow, appropriate font/margins, and citations _________/4 points

 

 

Introduction (Brief description of organization and job) _________/5 points

 

 

Issue #1:

– Clearly stated the organizational issue and WHY it is an issue _________/3 points

 

– Applied CLASS TOPICS to the identified issue _________/6 points

 

– Provided the appropriate NEXT STEPS to resolve that issue _________/4 points

 

 

Issue #2:

– Clearly stated the organizational issue and WHY it is an issue _________/3 points

 

– Applied CLASS TOPICS to the identified issue _________/6 points

 

– Provided the appropriate NEXT STEPS to resolve that issue _________/4 points

 

 

Conclusion (Brief paragraph summarizing issues) _________/5 points

 

 

 

TOTAL SCORE _________/40 points

– 40 Points

ORGL/PSYC/SOC 472-1M Fall 2015

 

This assignment will require you to reflect on a real world organization and apply any of the concepts we have discussed in class to that organization. Ideally, you will use a current or a past organization you have worked for as the basis for this assignment. However, you may also use an organization where a friend or family member works. What I would like for you to do is:

 

(1) Briefly describe the organization you have chosen (you do not have to provide the name)

(2) Describe the job that you or the family member does (short job description)

(3) Identify two issues/problems facing the organization

(4) Apply concepts from class to each of these issues

(5) Give possible next steps/solutions to each these problems

 

For example, one of the issues your organization may be facing is frequent team member conflict. For this paper, you would explain the problem and provide some background on why this problem exists. If the cause is unknown, then you could speculate as to the origin of the issue/problem (consider some of what was discussed in Appendix A). You would discuss what team member conflict is and how too much conflict might be detrimental to your chosen organization (e.g., too much time and money wasted, job satisfaction is low). In essence, why should the organization be concerned about this issue? You need to show how a concept from class (e.g., team conflict) applies to the organization’s situation. Lastly, you would provide your opinion as to what the organization should do to resolve the issue (e.g., bring in a facilitator to guide teams’ discussions).

 

NOTE: Use any relevant information that we have learned throughout the semester for this paper.

 

You will be graded on your ability to completely answer the assignment questions, while applying relevant material from class and/or the text within the required length. Demonstrating your ability to apply concepts we have learned this semester to a “real” situation will be crucial to achieving a good grade.

 

Other guidelines for this assignment are as follows:

· The paper should be approximately 6-8 pages in length. Please ensure you adequately address all of the key points of the assignment.

· The paper should be typed, double-spaced, using 1-inch margins and 12-point Times New Roman font. You may also include a header with your name and page numbers.

· You may use APA, MLA, or your preferred format, so long as the paper is submitted professionally and has been proofed/edited.

· Do not include a cover page, but add a works cited/references page citing the text and any other material you reference.

· Please submit your paper via the assignment link in Canvas. If you have any difficulties with this, please e-mail me and bring a printed copy of your paper to class on Dec. 9.

· Be sure to proofread and check spelling, grammar, and flow

· Treat this like a work project. If you wouldn’t give it to your boss in the shape it’s in, then don’t give it to me in that shape.

 

Papers are due Wednesday, December 9th.

 

**Below is the rubric I will use when grading each paper.**

 

 

Spelling, grammar, flow, appropriate font/margins, and citations _________/4 points

 

 

Introduction (Brief description of organization and job) _________/5 points

 

 

Issue #1:

– Clearly stated the organizational issue and WHY it is an issue _________/3 points

 

– Applied CLASS TOPICS to the identified issue _________/6 points

 

– Provided the appropriate NEXT STEPS to resolve that issue _________/4 points

 

 

Issue #2:

– Clearly stated the organizational issue and WHY it is an issue _________/3 points

 

– Applied CLASS TOPICS to the identified issue _________/6 points

 

– Provided the appropriate NEXT STEPS to resolve that issue _________/4 points

 

 

Conclusion (Brief paragraph summarizing issues) _________/5 points

 

 

 

TOTAL SCORE _________/40 points

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