Unit Code HC1052 – Global Homework Experts

Assessment Details and Submission Guidelines

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Trimester T2 2022
Unit Code HC1052
Unit Title Organisational Behaviour
Assessment Type Group Assignment

Note: Groups of 4 students (Max) must be formed by week 5 and you must
individually self-enrol into a group in Blackboard. Once a group is formed and
entered into Blackboard, no changes are allowed.
This is strictly required to be your own original work. Plagiarism will be penalised.
Students must use correct in-text citation conventions in accordance with the
Adapted Harvard Referencing format.

Assessment Title Group Report
Purpose of the
assessment and linkage
to Unit Learning
Outcomes (ULO)

This assessment will address the following unit learning outcomes:
1. Integrate diverse OB theory and practices in critical analysis of problem
situation and communicate those ideas in a clear and coherent manner.
2. Apply problem solving and critical thinking abilities by identifying and
analysing the choices available for developing alternative organisational
behaviour approaches in the workplace

Assessment Weight Group Report 30%
Word limit 3,000 words (+/-10%)
Due Date Week 10 (23 rd September, 2022, 11:59 pm)

[Late submission penalties accrue at the rate of – 5% per day]

Submission Guidelines • All work must be submitted on Blackboard by the due date along with a

completed Assignment Cover Page.
• The assignment must be in MS Word format, 1.5 spacing, 12-pt Arial font and 2
cm margins on all four sides of your page with appropriate section headings and
page numbers.
• Reference sources must be cited in the text of the report, and listed
appropriately at the end in a reference list, all using the Adapted Harvard
referencing style (see p. 8).

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Consult your lecturer if you are unsure or you require clarification on plagiarism.
Note: You may not get the assignment submission links unless you are registered in a
group on Blackboard.
Note: All students must contribute equally to the assignment or marks will be
deducted for students who do not contribute to the assignment. Students who do
not contribute to the assessment will receive a “0” mark.

Assignment Specifications
Required Structure/Format of the report

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 Holmes Institute Cover Page [This is essential and must be completed accurately]
 Executive Summary – This should be a concise synopsis of the whole report.
 Table of Contents – This should be well formatted with numerical sub headings • Main Body
of the report contains Section Headings for each paragraph listed
 Sub-sections are numbered.
 Appropriate paragraphing must be used.
 Introduction – Briefly introduce the purpose of the report. Within the introductory
paragraph, you need to address the key topics you will address in the body paragraphs.
 Body Paragraphs – With headings/sub-headings: Please remember to support your
claims/arguments with in-text scholarly references.
 Conclusion – The conclusion must briefly summarise the key points in the body paragraphs.
 Reference List – Please include all in-text references in the list of references formatted in the
Adapted Harvard Referencing style. A minimum of 10 peer-reviewed academic articles is
required.
 The report must be within the 3,000-word limit.
Note: The lecture slides may contain the basic key concepts only and students are expected to have
read a wide range of scholarly literature to complete the assessment. Students are expected to have
undertaken additional research using Google Scholar and ProQuest research database. If you’re in
doubt about what is a peer-reviewed article, please ask your tutor in the interactive tutorial sessions
or the unit coordinator in the drop-in sessions.

Each group of 4 students will select and analyse the following exercise and submit a collaborative
written report.
Students’ reports will vary widely. Your writing should reflect an understanding of the basic
concept(s), thorough research, and logic and critical thinking skills

GROUP EXERCISE: Strengths-Based Development

Learning Objective: This exercise incorporates many ideas in this unit with the main point
reinforcing the fact that each individual is different. Intelligence is a related concept in this situation
and identifying other personality traits when deciding the corporation’s course of action.
Learning Objective: Explain why different people are motivated by different things.

Summary: The goal of this exercise is to give students practice aligning individual and organisational
goals, and thinking like a manager in managing employee motivation. Identify any business of your
interest and imagine that you are the management team. Your company’s business strategy is to
provide high-quality customer service and to provide high-quality products. You are not the cheapest
store in town, but you expect your employees to create a service-oriented atmosphere that
customers will be willing to pay a little extra for. You recognise that your sales staff will be essential
to your business’s success, and you want to create a system that motivates them to help create a
competitive advantage for your business. Because this is the first store you have opened, you have
the opportunity to decide how to best motivate your staff. Market-competitive starting salaries have
already been established, but you have decided to allocate 10 percent of the stores’ profits to use to
motivate your sales staff in any way you see fit.

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Task: A Group of 4 students should answer the following questions:
1. What behaviours would you want from your sales staff?
2. What goals would you set for your sales staff, given your answer to Question 1?
3. What type of system would you set up to reward these behaviours?
4. What challenges would you be on the lookout for? How would you proactively address these
potential challenges to prevent them from happening?

Assignment report structure should be, as follows:
• The report must include Holmes cover page with who did what section in the report.
• Table of Contents
• Executive Summary
• An Introduction and background information of the selected exercise: Briefly introduce the
purpose of the report. Within the introductory paragraph, you need to address the key topics
you will address in the body paragraphs
• Detailed analysis of the questions in the selected exercise.
• Conclusion: The conclusion must briefly summarise the key points in the body paragraphs
• Reference List: Please include all in-text references in the list of references formatted in the
‘Adapted Harvard Referencing’ requirements. A minimum of 10 references is required.

Marking Rubric

Criteria Ratings
HD
8.5 – 10

D 7-8 CR 6-6.5 PA
5 – 5.5

NN
0 – 4.5

Knowledge of
the
material
presented
Max 10 marks

Has understood and
responded to each of
the task requirements
appropriately.

Has understood
and responded
to most task
requirements
appropriately.

Has understood
some task
requirement and
attempted to
respond
appropriately.

Limited
understanding of the
task was evident, but
some requirements
are missing.

No evidence that the
student has
understood what is
required in this task.

HD
8.5 – 10

D 7-8 CR 6-6.5 PA
5 – 5.5

NN
0 – 4.5

use of
Evidence

Uses refined academic
research skills to locate

Uses academic
research skills to

Uses academic
research skills to

Uses general
academic

No evidence of any
research skills apart

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Max 10 marks

credible and
authoritative
information/ data.
Uses Harvard
referencing style and
in-text citations with
no errors. Evidence
from scholarly
literature is integrated
strongly with to explain
and support the
analysis.
Uses academic research
skills to select 8 or
more current, credible
and authoritative
academic references.

locate credible
and
authoritative
information/
data. Uses
Harvard
referencing style
and intext
citations with
some errors.
Relevant
evidence from
scholarly
literature is
linked to explain
and support the
analysis. Uses
academic
research skills to
select 6 or more
current, credible
and
authoritative
academic
references.

locate credible
information/data .
Uses Harvard
referencing style
and in-text
citations, but with
consistent errors.
Includes relevant
evidence from
scholarly literature
to explain and
support the
analysis. Uses
academic
research skills to
select 4 or more
current, credible,
and authoritative
academic
references.

research skills to
locate information/
data.
Inconsistently
applies Harvard
referencing style. In-
text citations and
reference list show
multiple errors.
Includes evidence
from scholarly
literature to explain
and support the
analysis, although
links to research may
not always be clear.
Uses academic
research skills to
source 3 academic
references.

from a basic web
search. Use of a
referencing style and
some citations with
consistent errors
throughout. No
evidence of any
research findings
undertaken or
selected references do
not meet the task
requirements.

Structure,
Synthesis of
Research
Max7marks

HD
6.5 -7

D
6

CR
4-5

PA
3.5

NN
0 – 3

Cohesive paragraph
structure consistently
encourages
engagement with the
content. New
information from
research is synthesised
and presented
thematically (topic by
topic) to address the
assessment questions in
an analytical way.

Cohesive
paragraph
structure
supports
engagement
with the
contents. Uses
discrete
paragraphs to
present
information.
New material
from research is
structured into
themes to
address the
assessment
questions in an

Some effort to
achieve cohesive
paragraph
structure. Ideas are
not always
presented in
discrete
paragraphs. Some
effort to include
new material from
research into
themes to address
the assessment
questions in an
analytical way.

Has used a report
structure to organise
information
logically. But has
presented response
composed of a
series of discrete
paragraphs based on
the summary of
main ideas from
each
article. This report
reads more like a
book report than a
piece of analysis.

Limited or no attempt
at a report structure.
Information presented
randomly or as a
series of
questions/ans wers
only. No sense of
cohesion between
ideas. No evidence for
synthesis of new ideas
from research. No
analysis attempted.

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analytical way.

Written
Expression
Max 3 marks

HD 3 D
2.5

CR
2

PA
1.5

NN
0 – 1

Uses discipline language
appropriate for an
academic or
professional audience.
Writing is fluent and
uses appropriate
paragraph/sentence
structures. No critical
language or
grammatical errors.

Includes
discipline
specific
language
sufficient for an
academic or
professional
audience.
Writing is
generally fluent
and uses mostly
appropriate
paragraph/
sentence
structures.
Minor language
or grammatical
errors usually
do not interfere
with meaning.

Some discipline
specific language
included to meet
general
expectations of an
academic or
professional
audience. Writing is
generally clear and
mostly uses
appropriate
paragraph/sentence
structures.

Limited use of
discipline specific
language which may
not always meet
expectations of an
academic or
professional
audience.
Inconsistent
paragraph and
sentence structures.
Language and
grammatical errors
are frequent.

Limited vocabulary.
Inappropriate or
incorrect use of
discipline specific
language. Consistent
and numerous
errors in writing
(grammar, paragraph
and sentence
structure) make
reading difficult.

Marking Criteria
Marking Criteria Weighting
Knowledge of the material presented 10
Use of Evidence 10
Structure, Synthesis of Research 7
Written Expression 3
Total Weight 30%

Holmes Referencing Requirements:
Assessment Design – Adapted Harvard Referencing
Holmes will be implementing as a pilot program a revised Harvard approach to referencing. The
following guidelines apply:

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1. Reference sources in assignments are limited to sources which provide full text
access to the source’s content for lecturers and markers.
2. The Reference list should be located on a separate page at the end of the essay and
titled: References.
3. It should include the details of all the in-text citations, arranged alphabetically A-Z by
author surname. In addition, it MUST include a hyperlink to the full text of the cited
reference source.
For example;
Hawking, P., McCarthy, B. and Stein, A. (2004), Second Wave ERP Education,
Journal of Information Systems Education,
Fall, http://jise.org/Volume15/n3/JISEv15n3p327.pdf
4. All assignments will require additional in-text reference details which will consist of
the surname of the author/authors or name of the authoring body, year of
publication, page number of content, paragraph where the content can be found. For
example;
“The company decided to implement a enterprise wide data warehouse business
intelligence strategies (Hawking et al, 2004, p3(4)).”

Non-Adherence to Referencing Guidelines
Where students do not follow the above guidelines:
1. Students who submit assignments which do not comply with the guidelines will be
asked to resubmit their assignments.
2. Late penalties will apply, as per the Student Handbook each day, after the student/s
have been notified of the resubmission requirements.
3. Students who comply with guidelines and the citations are “fake”