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Written Piece (20%) - Due Week 6 in Tutorials (1200 - 1500 words)

Rationale Organisations and groups are comprised of individuals who must organise and manage themselves in relation to other individuals. Consequently, it is important to understand not only how groups work in organisations but also how individuals work within groups and how our own behaviour affects the group. Your task is to explore your experiences as a member of your Project Group and discuss how your role and the role of others impacts on your groups development. Your aim is to: demonstrate that you can link theory and practice; identify the most appropriate literature for your discussion supported by relevant incidents or experiences within your Project Group; provide an analysis that at least covers task and maintenance roles, Belbins work group roles and Tuckmans group development model; include recommendations to improve the effectiveness of the Project Group. Please note the following requirements; Your assignment is to be submitted to Safe Assign (Blackboard Assessment) as a final copy before you hand in your hard copy to your tutor. Feed back can be obtained by using Draft Safe Assign. This option enables you to get a Safe Assign report to check your work against the worldwide web and avoid plagiarism. Use at least five academic references. Academic journals are encouraged. Websites are not considered proper academic references. Demonstrate correct use of the Harvard Referencing System. The library has a useful guide at http://www.swinburne.edu.au/lib/researchhelp/harvard_style.html Submit your paper including a signed cover sheet, using stapled sheets in 12 font, and 1.5 line spacing. Assessment Criteria Ability to critically discuss your role and the roles of others in your Project Group and the impact of these roles on the Project Groups group development (10 marks) Provide recommendations that outline how you and others in your Project Group should behave to influence the effectiveness of the Group (4 marks) Evidence of adequate use of literature (you are expected to use the required text book and a minimum of four other academic references), correct use of the Harvard referencing system, appropriate grammar and expression (6 marks)

HBH110/N Organisation and Management Written Paper Rubric (20%)


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Weak analysis of own role without attempting to address the relationship to group development. Some evidence of use of literature. Weak analysis of role of others without attempting to address the relationship to group development. Some evidence of use of literature. Weak, generalised recommendations are made to address changes in behavior but not how they will effect the group Selects examples and quotes which do not support argument. Has not used required number of references

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Limited analysis of the own role. Adequately addresses the relationship to group development. Evidence of use of literature Limited analysis of the role of others. Adequately addresses the relationship to group development. Evidence of use of literature Limited recommendations with minimal exploration of how changes in behavior will effect the group Selects examples and quotes which support argument at times. Minimum and limited evidence of reading Attempts to use Harvard referencing, but some serious errors with in-text referencing and reference section Ordinary word choice; use of unit terminology avoided. Errors but they dont impair communication

3
Good analysis of the own role. Addresses the relationship to group development. Uses the literature as a guide and aid. Good analysis of the role of others. Addresses the relationship to group development. Uses the literature as a guide and aid. Recommendations are clear as to application to the group and adequate attempts to address the effect on the group Selects examples and quotes which support argument. Has used required number of references.

4
In depth analysis of both own role and makes some links to role of others with clear links of both to group development. Includes some outside information in analysis. Uses the literature in their essay very well

Weight

Comments

Analysis/ Critical Thought


Own Role Others Roles

X5

No analysis of own role in relation to group development. No use of literature

X5

No analysis of others roles in relation to group development. No use of literature

Recommendation

No recommendations are made to address changes in behavior and how they will effect the group

Recommendations are complete and clear attempts are made to address the effectiveness Selects examples and quotes which support argument consistently and within the structure of the essay. Harvard Referencing has been correctly applied throughout the work Work flows, keeping the reader involved and making it a pleasurable read

X4

Literature
Has not used literature

X2

Swinburne Harvard Referencing Spelling/ Grammar

X2 Uses Harvard referencing, with minor errors

Has not used literature

Evidence of use of literature without citing references Limited vocabulary; errors impair communication Poorly organised and written.

Serious errors in writing that make reading difficult No or little organisation.

Generally organised and written. No significant errors in writing.

X2

Grade Non-Pass = <10; Pass = 10 12.5; Credit = 13 14.5; Distinction = 15 16.5; HD = 17 - 20.