Assignment - Reflective Case Study
Task: Drawing on your own personal experience, write a mini case-study (max 1500 words) on one of the following OB-related topics:
• When Teamwork failed to meet its objective
• The appropriate use of power in the workplace
• Organisational Change
Following the case-study, two questions should be posed which encourage the reader to examine and analyse different aspects of the case in close detail. Students should also provide a brief 200-300 word example answer for each question in order to demonstrate the potential learning outcomes of the case.
Purpose: This assignment seeks to achieve 2 key learning outcomes.
Firstly, it seeks to develop a student's awareness for the way in which ‘teamwork', ‘power' or ‘change' is manifest in organisations.
Secondly, understanding workplace behaviour can be greatly informed by periodic ‘reflection'. Through this assignment it is hoped that students recognise the value of setting aside time in their busy work schedule to reflect upon and analyse, issues that influence the behaviour of themselves and others in the workplace.