Organisation Behavior | Custom PHD Thesis

Organisation Behavior

Condensed Matter Physics
February 3, 2016
mental health and prevention of mental illness
February 3, 2016

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INDIVIDUAL ASSIGNMENT
OBJECTIVES
1. To enhance ability to relate and apply Organisational Behaviour concepts and
practices.
2. To develop the ability to think critically and comment on current Organisational
Behaviour issues and situations.
3. To facilitate your development of personal, interpersonal, thinking and report
writing skills.
INSTRUCTIONS
1. This is an INDIVIDUAL assignment and carries a total weightage of 35% of the
overall score. You are expected to do additional research and readings to
enhance the content of your report.
2. You are to submit your individual report by 3 Feb 2016 during your tutorial
class. Late submission will not be graded.
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3. This assignment comprises of 2 parts:
Part A: Individual Written Report (Total: 70 marks)
– Application of Organisational Behaviour concepts.
Part B: Analysis of Articles and Issues (26 Marks)
– Analysis of 2 current articles and their relation to Organisational
Behaviour concepts.
Part C: Format of Report (4 marks)
– To include cover page, contents page, page number, proper
paragraphing, grammar, appendices, references, relevant
researched articles, etc.
4. Both parts should be typewritten with 1½ spacing on A4 paper using Times New
Roman font size 12.
5. The written report (part A) should be within 4-8 pages in length EXCLUDING
appendices, tables, charts or direct quotes or extract from articles.
6. The Article Analysis (Part B) should be within 2-4 pages in total in length
EXCLUDING the copy of the articles or direct quotes, extracts from the chosen
article or any articles.
7. Please use Appendix 1 as the template for your cover page followed by Appendix
2.
8. The school takes a serious view on Plagiarism. Academic integrity is
expected of all students at Temasek Polytechnic. Please refer to Appendix 3
for the school’s Plagiarism Policy.
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Individual Assignment
Workplaces present opportunities for a wide range of intimidating methods for bullying.
Workplace bullying has also been referred to by various researchers as harassment,
psychological terror, emotional abuse, and victimisation (Needham, 2003; Rigby, 2002).
Workplace bullies often target subordinates and co-workers with words and covert
actions instead of fists (Davidson & Dougherty, 2003). The workplace bullies could be
co-workers, supervisors or subordinates or students, friends at school.
In Singapore, a few cases of bullying at the workplace and schools were
highlighted:
Case #1: Employee Caught Slapping Intern on the Face
“An intern at a Singapore company who was slapped by his supervisor has been
terminated from his job, along with a co-worker who secretly filmed the abuse and
posted a clip on YouTube that went viral, Yahoo.com reports.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpmlGWhw-Mk
Case #2: Man suffers mental breakdown after constant bullying at workplace
Boss picks on him and colleagues shun him because he is soft-spoken. The workplace
bullying is so bad, he goes to mental institute.
Link: http://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore-news/man-suffers-mental-breakdown-after-constantbullying-workplace
Case #3: A School Bullying Case At Shuqun Secondary School
A video showing the two students being hit repeatedly on the head by a schoolmate
went viral on Monday (Sep 21, 2015), sparking outrage.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bV-ludkCTLM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VI2oKGpYIyU
Other link: https://sg.news.yahoo.com/bullying-singapore-schools-victims-fight-
122143733.html
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A video of students being bullied in Shuqun Secondary School is going viral on Facebook.
PHOTO: FACEBOOK SCREENSHOT
CLASS BULLY SMACKS AND SLAPS
CLASSMATES’ HEAD
– See more at:
http://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore-news/classbully-smacks-and-slaps-classmates-head
Case #4: Former RGS student claims she was bullied, sues school
STUDENTS FROM TOP SCHOOLS SHARE EXPERIENCES OF BEING
BULLIED
TWO WEEKS AGO, A FORMER RAFFLES GIRLS’ SCHOOL (RGS) STUDENT FILED
A SUIT NAMING RGS AS A DEFENDANT. THE STUDENT, WHO HAS SINCE
SWITCHED TO A SCHOOL IN THE UK, CLAIMED SHE WAS BULLIED AT RGS.
DOES BULLYING HAPPEN MORE OFTEN IN TOP SCHOOLS?
Link: http://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore-news/students-top-schools-share-experiences-beingbullied
Others
Other helpful links to aid in your research:
https://www.childrensociety.org.sg/resources/front/template/scs/files/bullying.pdf
The links posted above are meant to help you in your assignment. You are
expected to do ADDITIONAL research from newspapers or online research on
bullying in the organisations (workplace/schools etc) (You can go to the Library
Portal: Lexus Nexus Academic to access newspaper articles). Please quote your
references. Marks will be allocated for relevant materials researched and applied.
A1. From your research, explain “bullying”. Identify and describe TWO (2)
DEPENDENT VARIABLES linking to bullying at the workplace and/or schools. For
EACH dependent variable, provide ONE (1) example to illustrate.
(10 marks)
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A2a. Explain the possible causes of behaviour shown by the individuals involved in
bullying at the workplace/schools using TWO (2) concepts from the individual
level. Illustrate with TWO (2) examples of how EACH concept contributed to the
dependent variables described in Section A1.
(20 marks)
A2b. Explain the possible causes of behaviour shown by the groups involved in bullying
at the workplace and/or schools using TWO (2) concepts from the group level.
Illustrate with TWO (2) examples of how EACH concept contributed to the
dependent variables described in Section A1.
(20 marks)
A2c. Explain the possible cause/s of behaviour shown by the organisation/s and/or
schools involved in bullying using ONE (1) concept from the organisation level.
Illustrate with TWO (2) examples of how the identified concept contributed to the
dependent variables described in Section A1. For the section on organisational
level, students are expected to do their own independent research as a tool to
encourage independent learning.
(10 marks)
TOPIC vs CONCEPT (USING THE OB MODEL)
A3. Describe TWO practical ways the organisations and/or the Ministry of Education
have adopted or could adopt in ensuring that bullying at the workplace and/or
schools could be controlled.
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(10 marks)
PART B: Portfolio of Articles (26 marks)
The application of OB concepts can be found in everyday situations. Recognising their
applications will help us better understand their importance and relevance.
B1. Research TWO articles or reports which illustrate different Organisational
Behaviour topics (e.g. motivation, leadership, personality etc.) from the OB Model.
The articles or reports should cover TWO different OB topics from any level.
They could be from any English language newspapers, online news or magazines,
published between August 2015 and February 2016.
You should exclude articles used in Part A. Articles which are of a “textbook or
conceptual nature” should not be chosen (please check with your tutor if you are
not clear).
B2. For each article,
 give a brief summary of the article
 analyse and explain how OB concepts (at least 2) are relevant to the article
and highlight how multiple OB concepts can influence the situation,
wherever appropriate.
 Explain what you have learnt from this article in relation to OB.
Format
In the top left hand corner of the analysed article, please state the following as an
example:
Title of the Article: Feuding Neighbours
Date of the Article: 26 Feb 2015
Source of the Article: The Straits Times/ Business Times etc
Topic: Conflict Management
C: Format of Report (4 marks)
Format of report to include :
– cover page,
– contents page,
– page number,
– proper paragraphing,
– grammar,
– appendices,
– references,
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– relevant researched articles, etc.
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Subject Name : Organisational Behaviour
Subject Code : BCBS003
Academic Year : AY2015/2016 October Semester
“By submitting this work, we are declaring that we are the originator of this work
and that all other original sources used in this have been appropriately
acknowledged. We understand that plagiarism is the act of taking and using the
whole or any part of another person’s work and presenting it as our own without
proper acknowledgement. We also understand that plagiarism is an academic
offence and that disciplinary action will be taken for plagiarism.”
Name of Student:
Matriculation No. :
Signature:
Tutor : ___________________
Tutorial Group : ___________________
Date of Submission : ___________________
Appendix 1
Appendix 2
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Temasek Polytechnic’s Policy on Plagiarism
Academic integrity is expected of all students at Temasek Polytechnic. The
Polytechnic requires all students to be assessed for their own work only. All
students are required to give proper acknowledgement of all original sources of
work used in their assignments, projects or other assessed work.
Disciplinary Action against Students who plagiarise
Plagiarism is a serious academic offence. Disciplinary action taken for students
caught for plagiarism will depend on the severity and includes failing the subject,
suspension and removal from course.
Definition of Plagiarism
Plagiarism is the act of taking and using the whole or any part of another person’s
work and presenting it as your own without proper acknowledgement.
Examples of ‘work’ include text, writings, computer program, web page, on-line
discussions, video, music, sound recording, image, photograph, technical drawing,
invention, research findings, diagram, chart, artwork or design.
If you knowingly allow another student to use the whole or part of your work and to
present it as his or her own work, you could be liable for abetting plagiarism. The
penalty for abetting plagiarism includes failing the subject, suspension and removal
from course.
How to Avoid Plagiarism
To avoid plagiarism in your assignment, projects and other assessed work, you
should
 submit work for assessment comprising your original ideas, experience,
observations and comments
 acknowledge the original source of work(s) that you use on the appropriate
referencing format
 not use any part or the whole of the work of another student or graduate who
has taken the subject previously
 not ask someone else to do your assignments, projects or other assessed
work
 check with your lecturers, when in doubt and seek advice on the appropriate
referencing format for the acknowledgement of all original sources of work
used in your assignments, projects or other work
Appendix 3
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OB Project Marking Template
2015/2016 October Semester
Tutorial Group: ___________________
OB Tutor: ___________________
Part A Application of OB Concepts Marks Awarded
A1 Dependent Variables (10 marks)
A2a Individual level (20 marks)
A2b Group level (20 marks)
A2c Organisational level (10 marks)
A3 Practical Ways (10 marks)
Sub-Total for Part A (70 marks)
Part B Article Analysis
Article # 1 (13 marks)
Article # 2 (13 marks)
Sub-Total for Part B (26 marks)
Part C Format of Written Report
Flow of report, layout, paragraphing,
appendices etc (4 marks)
Sub-Total for Part C (4 marks)
Total (Parts A+B+C) (100 marks)
(-) Penalty (if any)
35% Weightage
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Temasek Polytechnic’s Policy on Plagiarism
Academic integrity is expected of all students at Temasek Polytechnic. The
Polytechnic requires all students to be assessed for their own work only. All
students are required to give proper acknowledgement of all original sources of
work used in their assignments, projects or other assessed work.
Disciplinary Action against Students who plagiarise
Plagiarism is a serious academic offence. Disciplinary action taken for students
caught for plagiarism will depend on the severity and includes failing the subject,
suspension and removal from course.
Definition of Plagiarism
Plagiarism is the act of taking and using the whole or any part of another
person’s work and presenting it as your own without proper acknowledgement.
Examples of ‘work’ include text, writings, computer program, web page, on-line
discussions, video, music, sound recording, image, photograph, technical
drawing, invention, research findings, diagram, chart, artwork or design.
If you knowingly allow another student to use the whole or part of your work and
to present it as his or her own work, you could be liable for abetting plagiarism.
The penalty for abetting plagiarism includes failing the subject, suspension and
removal from course.
How to Avoid Plagiarism
To avoid plagiarism in your assignment, projects and other assessed work, you
should
 submit work for assessment comprising your original ideas, experience,
observations and comments
 acknowledge the original source of work(s) that you use on the
appropriate referencing format
 not use any part or the whole of the work of another student or graduate
who has taken the subject previously
 not ask someone else to do your assignments, projects or other
assessed work
 check with your lecturers, when in doubt and seek advice on the
appropriate referencing format for the acknowledgement of all original
sources of work used in your assignments, projects or other work
Appendix 4
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