This assignment seeks to have the student identify, and evaluate the internal and external factors that influence organizational behavior by researching and analyzing scholarly articles.
Your manager overheard you telling a colleague that you are taking a graduate-level organizational theory class at UMGC. He remembers his college course on organizational behavior and realizes that he found the knowledge he learned extremely useful over the years. Lately he has felt that he has been overwhelmed with changes which require he and his employees to quickly respond to situations that he cannot always solve effectively. Experience has taught him that professional development is a lifelong endeavor. To that end he would like you to select some articles for him to read on the following topic: Catalysts for Change in Organizational Structures and Workplace Environments and its Relationship to Organizational Behavior. Here are the points he wants you to address:
Using OneSearch in the online library, conduct a search for at least 6 scholarly articles on internal and external factors that influence organizational structure and culture and their relationship to organizational behavior.
The articles should reflect both current and future catalysts of change in the workplace. Article selection should consider internal and external influences on structure, culture and workplace behavior.
Using the APA template format found here Annotated Bibliography create an annotated bibliography. The articles should be summarized in at least one or two paragraphs as the format suggests.
In two paragraphs analyze and explain the articles for the way in which internal and external factors cause change in workplace behavior.
Conclude with a two to three paragraph discussion of which factors are the biggest threat to managing effectively internal or external. You must pick one or the other and defend your position. Give your reasoning for the selection. This should be supported with examples from class readings related to the modern organization.
Follow APA style guidelines for the title page, citations and reference cited page. The paper should be double-spaced with 1-inch margins with 12 pt. font.
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Third-person writing is required. Third-person means that there are no words such as I, me, my, we, or us (first-person writing), nor is there use of you or your (second-person writing). If uncertain how to write in the third person, view this link: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/first-second-and-third-person .
Contractions are not used in business writing, so the expectation is that students do not use contractions in assignments.
Paraphrase and do not use direct quotation marks. This means you do not use more than four consecutive words from a source document, put a passage from a source document into your own words and attribute the passage to the source document. Provide the page or paragraph number. Note that a reference within a reference list cannot exist without an associated in-text citation and vice versa.
Students are expected to use a variety as well as multiple course readings and research to support ideas, reasoning, and conclusions.
Submit the final project into the appropriate assignment submission folder. Once submitted, the project is eligible for grading and students will not be permitted to make changes or make another submission.
Proper citation of sources as specified in the APA Publication Manual, 7th Ed. (Students are held accountable for in-text citations and an associated reference list only).