You are required to complete a 1500 word Essay. The objective of the essay is to allow you to demonstrate your ability to draw on appropriate literature, to think and argue critically and analytically and to present your ideas in a logical and coherent manner in answering the essay question.
The essay topic is:
Managers’ encouragement of employee voice can lift well-being and productivity. Discuss.
As you will discover, there are diverging and often conflicting viewpoints discussed in this course. This assessment item is designed to develop your research skills and get you thinking critically about the topic. It will allow you to present your own viewpoint, as well as develop generic skills in writing and presenting a logical and persuasive argument. Writing an essay allows you to demonstrate your understanding of the subject matter by drawing together concepts learned in lectures and discussed in tutorials, supplemented by research. You are expected to present an argument based on research in response to the question.
Remember, in an argumentative essay:
- a clear position on the topic is presented
- the position is supported by information/evidence that supports that position; that is, your argument is substantiated
- opposing viewpoints are presented
- a persuasive conclusion is presented.
Your Essay should be 1500 words (+/- 10% excluding reference list) followed by a reference list with a minimum of 8 peer-reviewed references. Peer-reviewed or Refereed articles are from academic/scholarly journals that only publish articles that have passed through a review process. The review process helps ensure that the published articles reflect solid scholarship in their fields.
You should type your submission in a Word document. Your submission should be at 11 or 12 point font and double-spaced, with 25mm margins on all sides.
The marking criteria for the Essay is included in the Course Handbook (left-hand menu).