Assessment 3: Group Assignment
This group assignment requires you to apply theoretical concepts covered in the class to a fictional
business. This task gives you the opportunity to work collaboratively and to develop team-based skills.
You will work in
groups of 4 to 5 students (subject to your workshop facilitator’s approval) to complete
the assignment.
Assessment Task
You will be acting as a team of consultants to a fictional global professional services firm with expertise
in accounting, auditing and tax advisory. In all aspects, the firm is comparable to KPMG. Your task is
to produce a report to advise the organisation’s Australian unit (a business comparable to KPMG
Australia) on what should be done to effectively manage employees.
In the report you need to:
1. Briefly describe the fictional firm.
2. Identify and analyse four key issues concerning the management of its employees.
3. Provide recommendations.
The report should have the following sections:
• Title page
• Table of contents
• Introduction
o State the purpose of the report.
o Briefly describe your fictional business. Choose a name for it and in your description
focus on aspects relevant to your subsequent analysis.
For instance, we know motivation is contingent on the types of employees. If you
choose to talk about motivation, you might describe the type of employees at your
fictional business.
o Provide a brief overview of the report.
• Issue analysis and recommendation
o Identify and analyse four (4) key issues concerning the management of employees.
Analyse each key issue using one organisational behaviour theory or concept. The
issues selected must be spread across at least 3 of the subject’s modules. For each of
the identified key issues, provide recommendations for the Australian unit of the
fictional business.
o For each of the identified key issues, briefly describe the chosen theory or concept,
then explain in detail why and how it is relevant for the management of employees of
your fictional business. Finally, draw specific and actionable recommendations.
Coverage of each of the four key issues should be roughly equal in word count.
For instance, you may identify employee motivation as one key issue. To analyse the
issue, you might select one motivation theory from Module 3. You would briefly
describe the theory. You would then explain in detail why this theory is relevant for the
employees of your fictional business, and how you will use the theory to improve

motivation. Finally, you would draw specific and actionable recommendations for the
Australian unit of your fictional business.
• Conclusion
o Summarise the report findings.
• Reference list
You need to use the APA or Harvard Referencing System.
Length: The total length of the assignment is a maximum of 4,000 words (+/- 10%)
(Title page, table of contents and reference list are excluded from the word
count. In-text citations are included.)
Weighting: 30% of your total mark.
Due date: First Sunday of Central Examination Period by 11:55pm
Submission: Submit via the LMS (Assignment Turnitin). Hard copies are NOT required
Format: The document should be written as clear, concise report. It is important that
your report has a logical flow and good structure, makes use of relevant
headings and subheadings, and that you write using coherent, integrated
text, avoiding grammatical and spelling mistakes. For reading (and marking)
ease please use a 12-point Calibri font with 1.5x spacing.
Marking Criteria: Please refer to the LMS for marking criteria.