Diagnosing an Organizational Conflict

Written Assignment

Diagnosing an Organizational Conflict – please remember the abstract and also at least 3- 4 citations

Locate a news or journal article that details an organizational or group conflict (not a conflict between individuals). In a 2-3 page, APA formatted paper, briefly describe the conflict. Analyze the conflict and identify the type of conflict, the likely causes of the conflict, and the effects the conflict has had on the organization or group (symptoms).
Week One Written Assignment Grading Criteria

Content Criteria

4 Points

· Paper contains all required elements

· Identifies a news or journal article

· Article describes an organizational or group conflict

· Briefly describes conflict

· Type of conflict is accurately identified

· Likely causes of conflict are accurately identified

· Effects (symptoms) of conflict are accurately identified

Writing and Organization Criteria

1 Point

· The central theme/purpose of the paper is clear.

· The structure is clear, logical, and easy to follow.

· The tone is appropriate to the content and assignment.

· The thoughts are clear and include appropriate beginning, development, and conclusion.

· Paragraph transitions are present, logical, and maintain the flow throughout the paper.

· Sentences are complete, clear, and concise.

· Sentences are well constructed, with consistently strong, varied sentences.

· Sentence transitions are present and maintain the flow of thought.

· Rules of grammar, usage, and punctuation are followed.

· The paper uses words and language that are inclusive, clear, and unambiguous.

· Spelling is correct.

Research Criteria

1 Point

· The paper includes a summary and analysis of research materials that are relevant to the assignment, e.g. scholarly journals, professional articles, legal documents, government documents, legal decisions, media clips, software, measurement instruments websites, personal communication, etc.

· Professional/scholarly journals are peer reviewed and focus on the profession/application of psychology (located on Proquest, EBSCOHost, PsycNET, etc.). Non-scholarly articles include newspapers, periodicals, secular magazines, etc, and are not peer reviewed. Websites not approved include wikipedia.com and about.com.

· Research focuses on the most current information (past five to ten years) except when citing seminal works (e.g. Freud, Erickson, etc.).

· Paper includes the appropriate number of references required by the assignment.

· When appropriate, the paper addresses ethical considerations in research.

Style Criteria

1 Point

· The paper is in the appropriate APA format used by the institution/program (e.g. the 6th edition).

· The paper is double-spaced and in the appropriate length required by the assignment

· The paper includes an APA style cover page.

· The paper includes an Abstract that is formatted to support the appropriate version of APA Publication Manual (e.g. 6th edition).

· The paper properly uses headings, font styles, and white space as outlined in the appropriate version of APA Publication Manual (e.g. 6th edition).



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