Problem analysis- Select an actual problem/ issue from an organization that you have read about or have seen/ uncovered in the organization that interested you. The paper should focus on identifying the problem and evidence supporting your interpretation of the problem. -Identify an issue, discuss the issue, and provide a solution to the issue.
Application of Organizational Behavior Theories and Concepts: Select theories and concepts from the organizational behavior textbook that offer guidance in solving these problems. Justify your choice of theories and explain their relevance. The textbook is a starting point but you must go beyond the textbook. Researching peer reviewed academic journal articles is a requirement (see the grading rubric).
Suggested Solutions- Outline the steps that the key decision-maker(s) should take and justify your suggestions. Your suggested plan of action must be derived from the theories you have discussed. In some cases, you must develop a solution that integrates multiple theories. Your plan of action must be specific and include enough detail that the decision-maker(s) could begin implementation.
Specifications for the Final Application Paper
USE ANY THEORIES AND CONCEPTS FROM THE TEXTBOOK AND RELATE OR APPLY TO YOUR CHOSEN ORGANIZATION
Type report using MSWord
Title Page with Title of the assignment, Students Names, Date, Course, & Instructors Name
Table of Content format
Length of report: minimum 5-7 pages, double spaced, text font size 12 (titles and headers maybe 12-16). The title page, table of contents, abstract, references, and appendices are not included in the 7 pages
Appendix format (research information, charts, graphs or others visuals should be placed in the Appendix section, when appropriate)
Bibliography (sources of information, cited references, etc.)
Peer Reviewed Journal Articles (see list example provided)
The textbook can be used as a reference
Students must use a minimum of 5 sources. Three must be Peer Reviewed sources, one may be the textbook, and one may be any source available. The minimum is 5, but it is recommended to have 10 sources (A quality papers normally cite 10-15 different sources)
Individuals will use a minimum of 5 sources for the application paper. Academic journals