Assignment 2 –Written assignmentTask: 1: 500 word (max) scenario●Task 2: 1,500 word essay exclusive of appendices, diagrams, tables, list of references●Task 3: 12 page table of recommendationsWeight:Marked out of 100 and worth 45% of total assessmentRelevant Modules:Module 1 to Module 4Task 1 (up to 500 words)Think of a story/scenario about an incident/event/problem which has occurred or is currently occurring in your working life and/or organisation and in which the concepts of motivation, group dynamics and communicationare relevant.Write this story/scenario down (in no more than 500 words or one page). Be sure to include the titles/descriptions of key people/actors and descriptions of relevant situational variables (who?what?where?why?how?).Several examples of scenarios appear in the ‘Assignment 2’ topic area on the StudyDesk (Note: some of the concepts may differ in the scenarios from the concepts you are asked to cover).Guidelines to write the scenarioThe scenario should commence with an opening statement which sets the scene in terms of the relevance of the scenario to you.
The scenario must describe an event/problem which could be analysed from a motivational perspective. The scenario must describe an event/problem which could be analysed from a groupdynamics perspective. The scenario must describe an event/problem which could be analysed from a communication perspective. The story/scenario should be concrete (about real people, actions and events); familiar to a work setting and believable to those who read it. Structurally your story should involve a setting, a build up (trouble’s coming!) and a crisis, problem or climax. The information you include in this assignment is for assessment purposes only. If you feel the need, you are welcome to change identifying information such as names of people, organisations and places. If you feel a particular scenario is too sensitive to discuss then please select another scenario from your experience that you are comfortable discussing in your assignment. Task 2 (1500 words)Analyse the scenario/event/problem by critically discussing the following organisational behaviour issues as they pertain to the scenario: 1. Choose two motivational theories from module 3 which are relevant to your scenario and critically discuss what impact the events/incidents/problems in this scenario are likely to have on the motivation of the people identified in the scenario. (500 words) 2. Draw on the content in module 4 to critically discuss group dynamics in the scenario. (500words) 3. Draw on the content in module 5 to critically discuss communication in the scenario. Task 3 (2 page table)Make recommendations: Draw up a table(1-2 pages) and summarise what actions could be taken to manage (1) the motivation of the people identified in the scenario; what actions could be taken to improve (2) the group dynamics/functioning in the scenario; and (3) what actions could be taken to improve communication in the scenario. An example of a previous assignment
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