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MGT502 Digital Resource Analysis: Forming an Argument Assessment 1B Answer


ASSESSMENT 1B BRIEF
Subject Code and Title
MGT502 Business Communication
Assessment
Part B: Forming an Argument
Individual/Group
Individual
Length
Up to a page
Learning Outcomes
This assessment addresses the following Subject Learning Outcomes:
  1. Apply research, academic and communication skills appropriate to the level of study and observe academic referencing requirements
  2. Critically analyse texts and/or multimedia material in both a business and academic context
  3. Identify and apply effective communication methods within a business and academic environment

Context

This assessment has been prescribed to appraise students’ ability to think critically and form an argument supported by evidence. The assessment allows students to demonstrate their ability to understand the material they’re using and to apply it in ways that go beyond what has been read.

This assessment has been designed to:

  • Appraise students’ ability to critically evaluate academic and other research to form an argument on an organisational topic that is supported by evidence.
  • Enhance students’ writing skills so they are able to form persuasive and convincing arguments and communicate them effectively.
  • The resources used in Assessment 1A Annotated Bibliography are expected to be utilised in this assessment to support the argument.

Instructions

In this assessment, you will form an argument to express a point of view and support it with evidence. The issue and supporting evidence for your argument should be based on the materials used in Assessment 1A – Annotated Bibliography.

When choosing a claim for the argument, consider the following:

  • Use the annotated bibliography material from Assessment 1A for sourcing evidence and ideas for your argument.
  • Review the resources critically and select at least 5 to be used as references in this assessment.
  • Write an argument (up to a page) considering the following:
    • a good argument is convincing whereby the premises are acceptable, the supporting evidence is relevant to the claim and provides sufficient grounds for acceptance of the claim
    • make a clear point and justify it
    • write in an essay form with a logical structure
      1. A short introduction with a claim.
      2. Main body with a logical structure including supporting evidence from academic sources.
      3. A concise conclusion which restates your claim and summarises your argument.
  • indicate logical connections and use connecting words
  • Please include a title page and a reference list using APA 6th style on a separate page.

Students are responsible for:

  • Staying within the word limit
  • Keeping drafts and backups of their assignment
  • Submitting the assignment via Blackboard by the due date
  • Ensuring their assignment is written and submitted while observing and committing to the Academic Integrity policy

Please note that if you require an extension for this assignment, you must apply using the university application form and provide verifiable evidence of extenuating circumstances before the due date and include your most recent draft. Please also treat the prescribed word limit as a limit not to be breached.

Referencing:

It is essential that you use the appropriate APA style for citing and referencing research. Please see more information on referencing here

http://library.laureate.net.au/research_skills/referencing

Submission Instructions:

Submit your assignment in Assessment 1B – Forming an Argument submission link in the main navigation menu in MGT502 Business Communication by 11:55 pm AEST Friday of Module 4.1 (week 7).

A rubric will be attached to the assessment. The Learning Facilitator will provide feedback via the Grade Centre in the LMS portal. Feedback can be viewed in My Grades.

Answer

Digital Resource Analysis

Introduction

The purpose of this assignment is to develop an argument concerning the poor communications and feedback in organisations. 


Thesis statement: The impact of positive communication increase the organisation productivity and relationship between employees and managers

Body

The annotated bibliography highlighted the loss of productivity within the workplace was due to the gaps within the internal communication in an organisation, which can otherwise be improved. The author Chmielecki, (2015) determined through experimental research that the flows of information within the employees of an organisation need to be monitored by the senior management. According to Johansson, Miller & Hamrin, (2014) the leaders need to develop communication competency to meet the corporate and organisational needs through employees successfully. Voinea et al., (2015) opined that positive feedback communication between the senior management and the employees would limit the embarrassments within the organisation, improve the employee productively effectively, and alternatively leads to decreased internal communications. This was supported by the claims of Quintanilla & Wahl, (2018), where it was highlighted the positive communications would improve the relationship between the employee and the managers in generating feedback and information sharing develop workplace relationship and employee motivation. This approach is also important n case of project management internal communication improved the strategic potential in international non-governmental organisations or INGOs (Hume & Leonard, 2014).  

Conclusion

In all sectors of business including governmental and non-governmental organisations, the effectiveness of the employee performance is dependent on communication. The relationship with the management is also dependent on the communication strategies being used. The productivity of the employees varies with the kind of information being shared with them by the senior management. Effective communication and positive feedback method hence can be used for achieving both. 

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