The week’s focus is on culture, socialization, motivation, group dynamics, decision-making, power, and leadership within organizations. The chapters are on “Positive Organizational Behavior”, “Organizational Culture, Socialization & Mentoring”.
*Develop a short paper critically analyzing, and summarizing, one to three key content points from assigned chapters, articles, videos, etc. The paper will include:
- Title/cover page
- Introduction (2 paragraphs maximum)
- Content/Critical Thinking Analysis (Identify key concepts, theories and models from weekly assigned chapters in textbook-how can you apply this information to an organization-give examples).
- Conclusion (2 paragraphs maximum)
Papers will be 3-4 pages in content length, mostly narrative in format. See the Rubric for specific details to guide you in developing your papers. Papers must follow Publication Manual of the APA 6th ed., 2nd printing guidelines (especially in regards to citing sources to avoid plagiarized work). Students will utilize content from the textbook, and any additional resources, such as scholarly articles, journals, books, assigned videos. (Note: Wikis, blogs, and any other publicly editable or opinion based information is not a scholarly resource).