Organizational Behavior Project


MGT 2103

Organizational Behavior

Assessment 1 – ESSAY

Week of Assessment – Week 4

Weightage – 15%

Submission on – BB Learn; Safe Assign and hard copy to your instructor

The assessment is based on Individual Essay based on concepts related to CLO-1:

Compare motivation theories and reward management techniques that influence employee behaviour and job satisfaction at work.

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In CLO 1, you discussed motivational theories and rewards systems. Based on your learning and HCT library search, you are required to write a 750-word essay (typed, double-spaced, Times New Roman, 12 font size, 1-inch marking, not including figures, charts or any bibliography). The essay should dig deeper to reflect on your learning. It must connect to academic concepts, theories, model, while critically examining your own understanding. You will be graded based on the rubric provided at the end of this document.

The scope of the essay is divided into three parts:

1. Analyse any two motivation theories: One content theory and one process theory. Describe the pros and cons of each theory. (20 marks)

2. Evaluate different types of rewards. Analyse the model of organizational reward systems. (20 marks)

3. Applying the motivational theories identified in section 1, suggest different rewards that organisations can apply to motivate employees. In this section, you are required to establish the relationship between rewards and motivation. (10 marks)

Your essay will be divided into three parts:

1. Introduction – Write a short introduction, which includes a summary of the CLO and the basic concepts of motivation and rewards. It should be no more than a few sentences.

2. Evaluation and Analysis – This section is where you will address the three points mentioned in the ‘scope of the essay’.

3. Conclusion – This should simply reiterate your main points and conclusions. It should be no more than a few sentences long.

Remember to properly cite your references and provide bibliography as an appendix, using APA referencing style.



Inadequate (less than 60 marks)

Adequate (60 – 76)

Above Average (77 – 86)

Exemplary (above 86)


The writing lacks logical organisation. It shows some coherence but ideas lack unity. Serious errors.

Writing is coherent and logically organized. Some points remain misplaced and stray from the topic. Transitions evident but not used throughout the essay.

Writing is coherent and logically organized with transitions used between ideas and paragraphs to create coherence. Overall unity of ideas is present.

Writing shows a higher degree of attention to logic and reasoning of points. Unity clearly leads the reader to the conclusion and stirs thoughts regarding the topic.

Level of content

Shows some thinking but most ideas are underdeveloped and unoriginal.

Content indicates thinking and reasoning applied with original thoughts on a few ideas.

Content indicates original thinking and develops ideas with sufficient and firm evidence.

Content indicates a synthesis of ideas, in-depth analysis and evidence original thought and support for the topics.


Main points lack detailed development. Ideas are vague with little evidence of critical thinking.

Main points are present with limited detail and development. Some critical thinking is present.

Main points well developed with a quality supporting details and quantity. Critical thinking is weaved into points.

Main points well developed with high quality and quantity support. Reveals high degree of critical thinking.

Grammar & Mechanics

Spelling, punctuation, and grammatical errors create a distraction, making reading difficult, fragments, comma splices, run-ons evident. Errors are frequent.

Most spelling, punctuation, and grammar are correct allowing reader to progress through the essay. Some error remains.

The essay has a few spelling punctuation, and grammatical errors allowing the reader to follow ideas clearly. Very few fragments or run-ons.

The essay is free of distracting spelling, punctuation, and grammatical errors; absent of fragments, comma splices, and run-ons.


Mostly in elementary form with little or no variety in sentence structure, diction, rhetorical devices or emphasis.

Approaches bachelors’ level usage of some variety in sentence patterns, diction, and rhetorical devices.

Attains college level style; tome is appropriate and rhetorical devices used to enhance content, sentence variety used effectively.

Shows outstanding style going beyond usual bachelors’ level; rhetorical devices and tone used effectively; creative use of sentence structure and coordination.


Fails to follow format, APA referencing and assignment requirements; incorrect margins, spacing and indentation; neatness of essay needs attention.

Meets format, APA referencing and assignment requirements; generally correct margins, spacing, and indentations; the essay is neat but may have some assembly errors.

Meets format, APA referencing and assignment requirements; margins, spacing, and indentations are correct; the essay is neat and correctly assembled.

Meets all format, APA referencing and assignment requirements; and evidence attention to detail; all margins, spacing and indentations are correct; the essay is neat and correctly assembled with a professional look.

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