1: Assessment criteria: Literature Review
The articles selected as the ‘gateway’ to the literature on the various topics are nominated in the attached Lecture/Tutorial Schedule. Choose one of these articles as your core article.
1. Provide a brief summary of the core article enough to identify four key questions arising from that article which you will research. Identifying keywords in the article will also assist your further research.
2. Using Proquest, do a literature search identifying at least one article relevant to each of the four key questions that you have identified. Then summarise each of the articles you have linked to the four key questions and demonstrate its link to the question you have identified in the core article.
3. In so doing, you are constructing a mini-Literature Review. You must complete it with a Bibliography in Harvard referencing style.
2: Assessment criteria: Report and Briefing
Your focus in this subject has been on new trends impacting global business. For instance:
a. Organisations are experimenting with radical workplace arrangements such as, amongst others, hot-desking, working from home, corridor meetings standing-up etc. What is the motivation for these developments and are they succeeding?
b. Assessing worker performance and productivity is a challenge for managers. What methods are commonly used and what evidence is there of the success of these methods?
c. Is the ability of individuals to work in a team important and how is collaboration encouraged. Or is privacy an issue that precludes collaboration?
d. Managers continually are required to make decisions – to make the ‘right’ decisions. But decision making is affected by biases. Discuss some of the biases in decision making and how they might be overcome