Organisational Behaviour

Paper , Order, or Assignment Requirements

Provide a critical analysis of one current issue from the topics below:

  • Diversity
  • Emotions and Moods
  • Attitude and Job Satisfaction

Task Details:

Choose one of the topic areas listed above and then choose one aspect or issue within the topic. This is a minor assignment and the word limit is 1500 words so your analysis must necessarily be selective. That is why it is suggested that you focus on one aspect only of the broader topic area. For example, you might want to focus on the issue of Diversity Management within the broad topic area of ‘Diversity’. You are required to check with your seminar leader that the issue that you are going to focus on is an appropriate area for review.

Note: Given that this unit is an Australian-based unit, it is preferable that you choose an issue that is relevant to the Australian OB environment. This does not mean that the literature chosen has to be restricted to Australian sources – you are encouraged to select literature from a global set of academic sources. Once you have chosen a topic you are required to read from both the popular / professional and academic literature and then critically analyse and compare the commentary and findings from both sources: you are required to include at least 2 (no more than 3) popular or professional articles and 15 refereed journal articles. Popular and professional sources include newspapers, online reviews or magazines such as HR Leader or HR Monthly.

The academic ‘literature’ can include a range of sources:

  • Academic journal articles

  • Monographs (books)

  • Academic articles on the Library’s Databases

  • Conference proceedings

  • Empirical studies (usually reported in journal articles and monographs)

  • Government reports and reports from other major bodies

  • Historical records

  • Statistical information Format: