Once during the semester students will be required to submit short written analyses which
describe an example of an OB course topic which is receiving or has received press coverage
recently. Each student is expected to identify a written article from the popular press (newspapers
and magazines) which illustrates one or more of the concepts discussed in the course. The
student is asked to include a copy of the article if it is less than two 8.5 x 11 inch pages in length.
The written analysis should begin with a paragraph which notes the title of the article
being summarized, the author's or authors' names, and the name of the publication in which the
article was found. A brief restatement of the content of the article should then comprise the
remainder of the first paragraph. The second paragraph should describe how the content of the article relates to the topic at
hand. What about this is important to business operations? Which of the concepts discussed in
the course does this article illustrate? How does the situation described in the article relate to
topics discussed within the course?
The final paragraph(s) should include a discussion of how the situation might be resolved
(if it depicts a problem situation), how businesses might be better prepared for such situations in
the future, or other "how to cope" advice as the author deems fit.
These current events analyses will be graded for spelling, punctuation, grammar and
relevance to the topics discussed in the course. If you are unsure whether a specific magazine or
newspaper article would be appropriate, feel free to discuss it with the professor. Be advised:
points will be deducted for significant spelling and/or grammatical errors. OB IN THE NEWS
REPORTS MUST BE SUBMITTED ON THE DATE DUE. MAKEUPS WILL
AUTOMATICALLY RECEIVE A LOWER GRADE (MINIMUM OF 20% REDUCTION).
These papers will be accepted in HARD COPY ONLY. YOU CANNOT EMAIL ME THIS
ASSIGNMENT. Topics which might be covered include the role of organizational culture in
mergers or acquisitions, employee morale; employee recruitment or retention; how to make
effective hiring decisions; development of training or orientation programs; claims of
discrimination or harassment; the role of organizational culture in development of ethical
problems (e.g., Enron). (two page, double space ), Kinicki_Fugate_OB_1e_Ch01 (1).pptx Kinicki_Fugate_OB_1e_Ch01 (2).pptx Kinicki_Fugate_OB_1e_Ch03 (1).pptx Kinicki_Fugate_OB_1e_Ch04.pptx Kinicki_Fugate_OB_1e_Ch05 (1).pptx we stop at ch05,