ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR

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MGT5OBR ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR
Assessment 2: Individual Assignment
The purpose of this essay is to get you to prepare for the Organisational Behaviour group assignment
(Assessment 3).
Your task is to analyse two (2) key organisational behaviour theories, concepts or frameworks you
intend to use in your group assignment. You may pick any theory, concept or framework covered in
MGT5OBR Organisational Behaviour, either from the same or different modules. (If you are unsure,
please discuss with your workshop facilitator).
This assignment requires you to do research. Your task is to draw on organisational behaviour theory
to critically analyse your chosen theories, concepts or frameworks.
You need to analyse you chosen theories, concepts or frameworks in the context of organisational
behaviour. Think along the lines of how these concepts may be used to help people and organisations
achieve high performance levels and help ensure all organisation members achieve satisfaction from
their task contributions and work experience.
You need to:
1. Introduce.
Briefly describe the two (2) CHOSEN theories, concepts or frameworks and your
planned consideration/use of them in the context of the Assessment 3 Group Assignment.
Also outline how you have structured the essay.
2. Analyse and critically examine your first CHOSEN concept, theory or framework. Consider
the pros and cons in order to come to a supported assessment and conclusion. Explain and
clarify using concrete examples. Use organisational behaviour concepts, theory and
frameworks in addressing this section.
3. Analyse and critically examine your second CHOSEN concept, theory or framework. Consider
the pros and cons in order to come to a supported assessment and conclusion. Explain and
clarify using concrete examples. Use organisational behaviour concepts, theory and
frameworks in addressing this section.
4. Connect your two (2) CHOSEN concepts, theories or frameworks. Discuss the linkages you
see between your CHOOSEN concepts. Explain and clarify your position with the use concrete
examples.
For example, if expectancy theory is your first CHOSEN concept and job satisfaction is your
second CHOSEN concept, then how would expectancy theory help reduce the problems created
by job dissatisfaction? Would job satisfaction help increase an employee’s willingness to
perform and, if so, which attitudes would be the most influential?).
5. Conclude the discussion. Summarise key points made in the essay.
6. Provide a reference list. You need to use the APA 6th Referencing style.
As a general guide, section 2, section 3, and section 4 should be roughly equal in word count. The
introduction and conclusion should each be approximately 10% of the length of the paper.
You MUST consult and reference a minimum of eight (8) academic articles to support your analysis.

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Length: A maximum of 2,000 words (+/- 10%) (Reference list is excluded from the
word count)
Weighting: 40% of your total mark.
Due date: Sunday ending Week 8 by 11:55pm
Submission: Submit via the LMS. Hard copies are NOT required
Format: The document should be written as a clear, concise essay. It is important that
your essay has a logical structure, and makes use of relevant subheadings
where appropriate. Ensure coherent writing and avoid grammatical and
spelling mistakes. For reading (and marking) ease please use a 12-point Calibri
font with 2x spacing.
Marking Criteria: Please refer to the LMS for marking criteria.