EMPLOYEE TRAINING & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
- Overview – The written project in MG 3034 Managing People and Organizations will involve each student in conducting an individual literature review on a theme selected by the academic staff. In general, a literature review requires the student to research and discuss academic sources and other published information in a particular subject area, and sometimes within a specified timeframe. In addition to the discussion of the sources, this literature review also requires the student to apply the information gathered to a business setting by using a case study. In other words, this written project helps the student to develop skills in locating and summarizing the ideas of others, and in applying those ideas to the business environment through a case study.
Module Learning Outcomes:
L1. Examine organizational behavior and human resource management as distinct but related fields of study, and explain the importance of each in the effective management of people and organizations. (application and analysis)
L2. Analyze individual, interpersonal, and team level factors that affect human behavior at work. (analysis)
L3. Analyze factors at the organizational level of analysis that affect individual and organizational performance. (analysis)
L4. Explain how managers may enhance organizational effectiveness by
applying organizational behavior and human resource management principles, theories and concepts (analysis and application).
Module Learning Outcomes Applicable to this assessment: L1, L2
3. Content – The theme for this semester is: EMPLOYEE TRAINING & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
PROJECT DETAILS: In your project you are expected to first conduct a literature review. Sources may include some combination of academic journals and professional periodicals, as well as your textbooks. ***You are required to use at least 5 academic journal sources out of the 10 which is the total required number of sources for your project.
The topic has been characterized as one of the most vital issues in this field therefore it is both interesting and important to explore it in a real organization.
Project should include: Introduction, Main Body, Conclusion.
Main Body of Project Guidelines:
- In the first part (literature review), the question is: How and why do organizations support employee training for organizational development purposes?
***USE IN-TEXT CITATIONS
- The second part (case study) of your paper, will be based on analyzing and evaluating how a specific organization supports training for organizational development purposes?
- In the third part, links have to be made between concepts and theoretical frameworks (literature review) and practice (case study: the organization you study).
***USE IN-TEXT CITATIONS
***Do not forget: USE IN-TEXT CITATIONS IN ALL PARTS OF YOUR PROJECT: Introduction, Main Body, Conclusion
Format – Each student will prepare the written project using the following required format:
- Title page – include the title of the project, the student’s name and the DEREE identification number, the course number and name (e.g., MG 3034 MANAGING PEOPLE AND ORGANIZATIONS), the project due date, and the instructor’s name
- Table of Contents – identifies the sections (introduction, main body, conclusion, and the appropriate headings and subheadings throughout) in the written project and the associated page number for each
· Introduction – includes a brief statement of what the student intends to accomplish in the project, and a summary of what follows in main body.
· Main Body – includes the development of the selected topic (with appropriate headings and subheadings within the main body).
- Conclusion – includes a brief statement of what you have accomplished through your discussion in the main body of the project.
- References – identifies the academic sources and other published information which you have used (e.g., journal articles, web sources of a documentable nature, books, your textbook in this course, conference proceedings, interviews, questionnaires); please refrain from using Wikipedia and other wiki sources, as generally, they are not considered to be academic sources.
- Attachments – includes written material, visual aids and graphics that you choose not to place in the main text.
- Appendix – includes related material not deemed necessary to be in the main text.
- Folder – Place the project in a folder of your choice, or staple pages together in the upper left corner.
- Turnitin: You must submit your project to Turnitin. You need to submit a full hardcopy of the Turnitin report (not only the front page but the whole report) along with the hard copy of your project.
- Mechanics – Each student should adhere to the following technical requirements:
- Documentation: APA style is required; a guide is available at: libguides.acg.edu – Easybib Pro http://library.acg.edu/citations/apa
- Word length: 1300-1700 words; it is compulsory to report the number of words at the end of the paper. ***EXCLUDE THE TABLE OF CONTENTS AND BIBLIOGRAPHY FROM THE WORD COUNT.
- You must keep within the word limit prescribed in the course, otherwise a minimum 10% grade penalty applies. ***Word Limit Policy: A violation of the specified word limit results in 10% grade penalty in the students’ work.
- Submission: The project must be word processed, and each student will submit the project electronically and in paper copy.
- Typing: Use letter font 12. Please double space. Leave normal space between paragraphs. Use headings and subheadings where appropriate.
- Formative assessment/Outline – You are expected to provide me with a brief outline within the second week of classes.
- Project Due Date – All projects are due in excellent form on a date to be announced the first week of class. Please follow carefully the progress of your work effort so that you will meet this deadline. Where coursework is submitted late and there are no accepted extenuating circumstances it will be penalized in line with the following tariff: Submission within 6 working days: a 10% reduction for each working day late down to the 40% pass mark and no further. Submission that is late by 7 or more working days: submission refused, mark of 0.
- Evaluation – The written project will be evaluated using the Evaluation Rubric for Written Project – Level 5, a copy of which is available on acgboard.
- Contribution to Final Course Grade – The written project is 40% of the final course grade.
- Originality and Authenticity – The rules of academic ethics apply when undertaking this written project, including the requirements that the student undertakes the written project without improper or unauthorized assistance from anyone. If it is determined that the project is not done individually and solely by the student, the instructor may grade the written project as an F.
- Turnitin – Each student must submit electronically the written project to Turnitin prior to submitting it to the academic staff.
If you have any questions, please ask.