The final assignment for the course will test your knowledge on one particular area of study in the field

of Organizational Behaviour. The topics to choose from are:

Bias in the workplace

Conflict resolution

Organizational culture

Facilitating creativity

Decision making obstacles

Job and organizational design

Organizational ethics

Contemporary work environments

Personality and attitude in the workplace

Power and influence

If you would like to use a different topic, you must request approval from me first. You are expected to

make an argument on the topic and back it up with strong sources. Make it convincing and make it

stand up to scrutiny. The argument must not be something as simple as ethics in organizations are

important. We discussed this in class (or will) and such a paper needs to go beyond course material.

Make it more specific, answer a question you find interesting. And then convince me that your

argument is true utilizing knowledge gained in the course.

Your paper must include:

Introduction where you will introduce to topic, define any terms, and provide your thesis or

argument (for example: expending resources on conflict resolution tools in the workplace is not

a valuable use of money)

Evidence and a strong argument to back up your thesis. I expect external academic sources to

be used, two or three sources should suffice. Further referencing from non-academic sources

may support your paper but will not count towards the peer-reviewed source expectation. You

are also expected to utilize concepts from the course to bolster your overall thesis.

A summary/conclusion of the paper