2,000 words

| August 29, 2015

2,000 words
• A manager understands that organizational effectiveness results
from team effectiveness. This means selecting people for the
job that have the right mix of knowledge and skills, and
balancing the teams size and diversity.
• The team may also require the manager’s time and energy to
coordinate the activities of the team to enable it to perform
the task.
• The team may also be a virtual team, or a combination of actual
and virtual.
• The Question of assignment:

• “ Is establishing teamwork difficult
in organisations?”
• Then there are 3 essential considerations to be addressed as part
of answer.
• Answer these considerations
• Do not make up your own!
• Is just a statement, is neither true or false
• That is for you to determine in your answer
• So, your answer can be ‘yes’, or ‘no’ or ‘maybe’ depending on
your argument.

• You do not have to agree with the proposition.
• But you need to argue a position on it
Describe the situation surrounding organisational effectiveness and
team effectiveness
Which management theories can we apply as a manager in order
to establish team effectiveness within an organisation?
Maybe you can talk about advantages and disadvantages of theorists

I will attached the theories as PDF file
Topic Construct
• Discuss with reference to the theorists you have considered in
(theorists list I will attached) and key academic studies in this area.
• Minimum of 4 theoretical perspectives should be discussed

• You need to know the meaning of at least:
What constitutes organisational and team effectiveness; (first
define what is team effectiveness)
What constitutes a virtual 9and actual team;
Culture in organisations;
organisations)

(first define what is Culture in

Competency in organisations/managers ; ( first define what is
Competency in organisations/managers)

Organisation Structure and Controls; (first define what is
Organisation Structure)
Human Behaviour in organisations;
External environment influences on organisations.
Before you can answer the topic question.

• A minimum of 4 Theoretical Perspectives should be utilised
• This means citing and applying a minimum of 4 appropriate
theoretical concepts to the assignment
• This means knowing a minimum of 4 management theorists to
cite
•your answer will be based in Research, Analysis, Understanding
• Not general knowledge
• You must reference your work

And a little bit more…

• Avoid using contractions; don’t, won’t, can’t.
• Do not use colloquial vocabulary;
Colloquial Expression

Formal Alternative

Above board

legitimate

reached a happy medium

reached an acceptable
compromise

get through it

survive, penetrate

past and parcel

intrinsic to

easier said than done

more
difficult
practice

• Do not use rhetorical questions.
• Avoid personal language
• “I, we, our”, “I believe”, “I disagree”
• Avoid emotive language
• Makes the paper sound subjective rather than objective.

in

Structure
You should consider the follow as structure for assignment:
• Title page.
• Table of contents.
• Introduction
• Body of work (identify what you consider to be important themes
drawn from relevant literature and organisational examples
you have chosen to consider)
• Conclusion
• Reference list.
• References

• Harvard (recommend EndNote)

• Should include the required readings

• A ‘rule of thumb’: 10 references per 1000 words. So a 2000 word
essay would be ~20 references.

• Checklist
• I have answered the actual assignment topic and questions, not as I would like them to be.

• I have identified the major issues of my topic in literature, and the information sources I am
using are representative of these issues

• I have utilised the work of at least 4 theorists

• I have researched other appropriate organisations as part of my argument Checklist

• The literature (regarding theorists and organisations) I’ve chosen is relevant to the focus of my
topic

• The literature I’ve chosen is scholarly

• The literature that I have used has been appropriately cited

• My bibliography contains only those reference sources that I have used in my assignment.

• Use Passive Voice

There
is
additional
Reading:

• Pech,
R.,
and
Slade,
B.
(2007)
Organisational
Sociopaths:
Rarely
Challenged,
Often

Promoted,
Why?
Society
and
Business
Review,
2(3),
pp254-­-269.

• Pech,
R.J.
and
Slade,
B.W.
(2006),
“Religious
fundamentalism
and
terrorism:
Why

do
they
do
it
and
what
do
they
want?”
Foresight:
Journal
of
Future
Studies,

Strategic
Thinking
and
Policy,
8,
1,
pp.
8-­-20.

• Pech,
R.J.
and
Slade,
B.W.
(2005),
“Employee
disengagement:
Is
there
evidence
of
a

growing
problem?”,
2006
Handbook
of
Business
Strategy,
7,
1,
pp.
21-­-25.

• Pech,
R.J.
and
Slade,
B.W.
(2005)
Imitative
terrorism:
A
diagnostic
framework
for

identifying
catalysts
and
designing
interventions,
Foresight:
Journal
of
Future

Studies,
Strategic
Thinking
and
Policy,
7,
2,
pp.
47-­-60.

• Pech,
R.J.
and
Slade,
B.W.
(2004)
Business
maneuver:
Exploiting
speed
and

surprise
as
key
elements
for
defense
and
attack,
Handbook
of
Business

Strategy
2005,
6(1),
35-­-42.

• Pech,
R.J.
and
Slade,
B.W.
(2004)
Memetic
engineering:
A
framework
for

organisational
diagnosis
and
development,
The
Leadership
and
Organization

Development
Journal,
25(5),
452-­-465.

• Pech,
R.J.
and
Slade,
B.W.
(2004)
Manoeuvre
theory:
Business
mission
analysis

process
for
high
intensity
conflict,
Management
Decision,
42(8),
987-­-1000.

Pech,
R.J.
and
Slade,
B.W.
(2003),
“Asymmetric
competition:
Decision
processes

shaping
the
future”,
Management
Decision,
41,
9,
pp.
883-­-892.

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