Ritical analysis of an issue(s)from the course

Task Description:

A critical analysis of an issue(s) raised within the course the analysis will identify and critique the relationships between your personal world, your work (organisational) context and potential future career directions.

You will need to select one (or more) of the issues raised in this course your analysis will identify and critique the relationships between your personal world, your work (organisational) context and potential future career directions.

This is an assignment in which we ask you to demonstrate your understanding of the reframed concepts covered in this course and apply this new understanding to your own life. Students may approach the assignment in many different ways so your introduction must clearly set out the focus and scope of your paper for the reader. The assignment must also clearly demonstrate deep engagement with relevant literature and not be too anecdotal.

You will need to select one of the issues covered in the course (or more if related). [NOTE these are not independent of each other, with many relating closely with others you may need to discuss such Relationshipsin your paper.] Some issues you might consider as examples include:

Changing context of work

* technology
* globalisation
* off-shoring
* displaced workers
* corporate citizen v collaborative individual
* transactional v relational work

Factors impacting on careers

* changed employment landscape Boundarylesscareers
* career as a Lifestreamtransactional v relational employment
* career stages
* professional life cycle
* renewal re-cycling; job rotation; late entry
* government social policy

Gendered issues

* interrupted careers delayed careers gender splitting
* ageism and other discriminations

Other

* work-life balance
* equity and diversity in the workplace
* cross-cultural issues

An option for this paper might take the form of a case study. A possibility would be to talk with a senior person in your organisation and discuss the particular focus/issues you have chosen to look at in-depth. You would then need to critically analyse their ideas using the relevant literature. Alternatively, you might like to use your own situation as a point of analysis for your paper.

It will be essential that you include a detailed discussion of the literature relevant to the issue(s)/ focus you have chosen (Course Readings and wider) and use this literature in your analysis. You should also include some discussion of the implications of some of the key points of your discussion for leaders (and leadership more generally) e.g. what might be some of the particular challenges facing leaders as a result of leading/managing in an organisation in response to the particular issue(s)/focus you have identfied for discussion.