Team Project paper: This paper should be a combination of the theories and concepts learned in OB and an application of those concepts to
Team Project paper: This paper should be a combination of the theories and concepts learned in OB and an application of those concepts to organizational life. Three to four specific OB concepts should be examined within this paper. This written project should summarize what you have learned from the organization in the light of the particular OB topics analyzed, what you have learned about OB, which improvements you would recommend to the organization, and what you have learned about working on a team. The paper should be error-free and should demonstrate your team’s ability to apply theoretical material covered during the course in each section of the paper.
Format: The paper itself should be 3,800 – 5,000 words, 1 inch margins, 12 point font, double line spacing. You will be penalized for being outside of these limits. The limit does not include cover and reference pages, executive summary, interview transcript or summary and appendices, which you are free to use to provide charts, figures, or other background material not necessary in the main body of your analysis. However, appendices that are not directly referenced in the main text will not be read.
Executive Summary: Concision is one of the most difficult exercise in communication. You are required to start your paper with a 1-page executive summary that should allow the reader to become familiar with your organization, topics, findings and recommendations.
Introduction: Define the purpose of your paper and what you’re going to discuss. This is where you introduce your 3 or 4 OB concepts and a preview of the structure of your paper.
Core: The 3 or 4 chosen OB concepts will be analyzed and discussed here in the particular context chosen in your organization. Make this discussion meaningful by analyzing your observations through the Organizational Behavior lens, meaning unpacking behaviors of people or groups of people within the organization. Involve yourselves in this paper so that you’re giving it a spin and a tone that is specific to your thesis about the subject.
1. Explain the concept (cite your sources). 2. Explain the context in which the concept is applied and observed. 3. Discuss concept and application in the context using critical thinking and thorough research. Use at least 3 different sources in addition to the textbook for each concept. 4. Tell me what you’ve learned about the organization in the light of that OB concept. 5. Provide at least 1 actionable recommendation to the organization for alternative processes or improvements to existing processes supporting the particular application of each of the OB concepts studied (minimum 1 recommendation per concept).
Insider Interview:(I will attach the interview below) A key component of your research is the interview with a person (a manager or executive) working or having recently worked in the organization. A transcript –or a detailed 3-4 page summary– of the interview will need to be included as an appendix to the paper.
Team experience: What you’ve learned about working on a team and as a team, issues you encountered and how you addressed them, which course goals your team helped you achieve, etc.
Conclusion: Restate your thesis, wrap up the main points discussed and purpose of your paper. The final paragraph also opens to new questions for future discussion on these concepts.
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