Analyse and assess the challenges and pitfalls of the concept of ‘culture’ and how it relates to other central concepts, such as ethnicity, race, nationality, diversity and society.

 

Assignment Brief 

Module Title:

Organisational Behaviour in an International Context

Module Code:

MMP_7_ORG

Assignment No/Title:

CW2

Assessment Weighting:

40%

Submission Date:

5th January 2024

Feedback Target Date:

26th January 2024

 

 

Word count

Reflective Report

Submission Instructions:

This assignment is to be submitted electronically

1.This assignment must be submitted electronically by 4.00 pm on the submission date.

2.To submit electronically you must upload your work to the e-submission area within the respective module on Moodle.

3.Multiple drafts can be submitted up to the submission date.

4.Please remember you must leave at least 24 hours between submissions if you make changes to your work. Each submission will overwrite the previous one until the due date and time has passed.

5.You are reminded of the University’s regulations on cheating and plagiarism. In submitting your assignment, you are acknowledging that you have read and understood these regulations.

6.You are reminded that it is your responsibility to keep an electronic copy of your assignment for future reference.

7.Your citation needs to follow the Harvard style referencing.  

The Assignment Task(s)

This Assignment was developed to assess the following Learning Outcomes:

 Knowledge and Understanding

·understand, explain, and summarise the way in which cultural background influences work behaviour;

·analyse and assess the challenges and pitfalls of the concept of ‘culture’ and how it relates to other central concepts, such as ethnicity, race, nationality, diversity and society.

Intellectual Skills

·think critically, analyse and present arguments effectively;

·consolidate critical understanding and analytical judgement of all aspects of intercultural management.

Practical Skills

·make effective presentations and write reports.

·Identify the knowledge and understanding of culture differences and be able to adapt themselves in the work environment.

The brief for this assessment is as follows:

Individual reflective report on an Organisational Behaviour in an International Context (2,000 words).

Details:

Looking back at your personal learning and development in relation to Organisational Behaviour in an International Context, reflect on your own experience in the virtual team assignment with academic support by using a recognised reflective model, such as Gibbs or Kolb, including a personal development plan.

What have you learnt from working on a Virtual Team,were there any challenges and how do you plan to develop your own competencies to deal with those challenges in the future?

You should consider:

Keeping a personal reflective diary for all your work in and on the first, group assignment;

Summarise the key events in developing the assignment and how you worked in a multi-cultural team to be able to deal with this;

Reflect on your experience of these key moments and relate them to a standard model of management competencies;

Draw conclusions from your reflection and consider the options available to you for developing your own competencies;

Argue which of the options is most appropriate for you and present these in the form of a detailed and specific personal development plan.

Analyse and assess the challenges and pitfalls of the concept of ‘culture’ and how it relates to other central concepts, such as ethnicity, race, nationality, diversity and society.

You should support this with relevant academic models and theories associated with organisational behaviour and personal development. There is a separate section giving key sources of models and theories on Moodle for this assignment in addition to the recommended reading below.

Identify the knowledge and understanding of culture differences and be able to adapt themselves in the work environment.

Assessment Criteria:

Each task is being marked according to the following rubric: 

GENERAL GRADING CRITERIA: Individual Reflective Report

70-100%

An excellent standard of work. All relevant and key issues presented in a well-structured format. Evidence of excellent integration of theoretical material is present thus clearly demonstrating student understanding. Strong evidence of wide reading incorporating appropriate research material is present. The material is fully sourced and referenced.

60-69%

Good, comprehensive reflection highlighting many if not all relevant key issues in a well structured format. Some evidence exists of independent application and critical evaluation demonstrating some level of understanding. Evidence of wide reading is present. Use and knowledge of relevant research material is also evident. Good evidence of sourcing and referencing.

50-59%

An adequate reflection. A reasonable level of appreciation of relevant issues is present. Reflect on some theories and material is fair in terms of structure. Ideas and arguments are not always fully developed although critical awareness and evaluation is present in some form. Some gaps in sourcing and referencing. Material is mainly descriptive.

40-49%

There is a basic understanding of basic concepts and theories but omissions and, or mistakes are evident. Inadequate reflection, sourcing and referencing is noted. No evidence of critical engagement or analysis.

<40%

There is poor reflection and there are serious flaws and inaccuracies. There is the inclusion of irrelevant material, which is poorly presented and structured. Major omissions exist. Lack of reflection, Poor sourcing and referencing

 

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