CLASS / COURSE: MGT2002
Assignment 1 details
This assignment is made up of one (1) structured reflection activity that has three (3) parts. It is marked out of 15.
The first part of this assignment –titled ‘The experience’–requires you to write up a brief but specific case study of a personal experience you have had with a manager or as a manager. This section is to be 300 words (10% +/– allowance on the word count) in length and is worth five (5) of the fifteen (15) marks available for this paper.
The second part of this assignment –titled ‘Integrating theories with experience’–asks you to make some quite specific types of links between your experience and Mintzberg’s and Katz’s theoriesas covered in module 1 of the course materials. You are however expected to include theories beyond the course materials. In the best papers students will articulate one major learning about or insight into the theories that they have identified by integrating their experience with the theories. This section is to be 300 words (10% +/– allowance on the word count)in length and is worth five (5) of the fifteen (15) marks available for this paper.
The third part of the assignment –titled ‘Personal reflections –asks you to engage in a more personal and introspective form of reflection where you are asked to identify previously unidentified personal strengths of yours that are worth cultivating and or previously unidentified (and possibly unhelpful) assumptions you have made about management and or what managers do. Or you could identify a preferred approach to work that you use which you have only just identified. This section is to be 300 words (10% +/– allowance on the word count)in length and is worth five (5) of the fifteen (15) marks available for this paper.
This assignment is designed to test your mastery of theories covered in module 1 and your ability to make a link between theories and your life experience. Module 1 will not be tested in the end of semester exam.
Do not be fooled into thinking that this assignment will be easy because it is short. The shortness of these papers makes them very difficult to do well. You will need to allow plenty of time to edit and re-edit what you write, down to the required length while still including enough depth and detail.
When I had joined my very first company after finishing studies, it was a whole new experience for me. I was the......
SUBJECTS / CATEGORIES:
2. Human Resource
3. Organizational Behavior
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