“Improving Organizational Performance” Simulation Summary

Resource:”Improving Organizational Performance” Simulation.

Complete the simulation “Improving Organizational Performance.”

Prepare a 1,250- to 1,650-word simulation summary in which you address the following items:

  • For each of the four major phases in the simulation, briefly describe:
    • The situation
    • Your recommended solution(s), including why
    • Your results
  • Summarize the organizational psychology concepts addressed in this simulation by answering the following questions:
    • Based on the situation illustrated in the simulation, what theory/theories of employee motivation could be used to increase productivity? Why?
    • Based on your findings from the simulation, how can knowledge of human behavior, cognition, and affect, be used to enhance relationships in the workplace?
    • Based on your findings from the simulation, how can organizations reduce workplace stressors for employees?
    • Conclusion
      • Format according to APA standards to include headings
      • 4 peer-reviewed references
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Student/Group Name 

Course  PSY/428     

Date

Assignment  Improving Organizational Performance – Simulation Summary   

Content, Development and Organization 

(70 Percent)

Points Earned

Additional Comments:

All key elements of the assignment are covered in a substantive way.

  • Prepare a 1,250- to 1,650-word simulation summary in which you address the following items:

    • For each of the four major phases in the simulation, briefly describe:
      • The situation
      • Your recommended solution(s), including why
      • Your results
    • Summarize the organizational psychology concepts addressed in this simulation by answering the following questions:
      • Based on the situation illustrated in the simulation, what theory/theories of employee motivation could be used to increase productivity? Why?
      • Based on your findings from the simulation, how can knowledge of human behavior, cognition, and affect, be used to enhance relationships in the workplace?
      • Based on your findings from the simulation, how can organizations reduce workplace stressors for employees?
      • Conclusion
        • Format according to APA standards to include headings
        • 4 peer-reviewed references

The content is comprehensive, accurate, and persuasive.

The paper develops a central theme or idea, directed toward the appropriate audience.

The paper links theory to relevant examples and uses the vocabulary of the theory correctly.

Major points are stated clearly; are supported by specific details, examples, or analysis; and are organized logically.

The introduction provides sufficient background on the topic and previews major points.

The conclusion is logical, flows from the body of the paper, and reviews the major points.

Readability and Style 

 (15 percent)

Points Earned

Additional Comments:

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

The tone is appropriate to the content and assignment.

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.

Mechanics

 (15 Percent)

Points Earned

Additional Comments:

The paper, including tables and graphs, headings, title page, and reference page, is consistent with APA guidelines and meets course-level requirements.

Intellectual property is recognized with in-text citations and a reference page.

The paper is laid out with effective use of headings, font styles, and white space.

Rules of grammar, usage, and punctuation are followed.

Sentences are complete, clear, concise, and varied.

Spelling is correct.

Total

Points Earned

Overall Comments:

 
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