Job Performance Assignment.

Job Performance Assignment.

This assignment asks you to consider a current or past coworker who has low levels of either job performance, organizational commitment, or both. You are asked to draw on concepts from the course to explain exactly why this coworker is so ineffective, and how you and his/her supervisors might react, given that knowledge. The paper should be at least 800 words in length (all inclusive). More details are provided later in the syllabus. Details on Your Worst Coworker Paper

Your paper can focus on either a current coworker or a past coworker. The coworker should be a real person, as opposed to an amalgam of multiple individuals. Moreover, some portions of the paper work better if the coworker is of a similar hierarchical level to you—as opposed to a boss or a supervisor. The paper should include the following three sections:

1. Background – Describe the coworker. Give enough detail that it’s clear why you feel the way you do about this person, with enough richness that the section “brings the person to life” for the reader. Resist the urge to provide irrelevant detail and feel free to omit or disguise any details that might be sensitive in nature. [about 150 words]

2. Explanations – Drawing on concepts and theories from textbook, provide an explanation of why, in your estimation, this employee has low levels of job performance and/or organizational commitment. Given the strict word count, you’ll need to strike a balance between breadth of coverage (i.e., the number of key terms mentioned) and depth of coverage (i.e., how detailed your use of a given key term is in explaining the employee’s attitudes and behaviors) [about 500 words].

3. Recommendations – Flowing out of the concepts and theories discussed in the previous section, describe what the top managers or leaders in the company could do, very specifically, to improve the performance and/or commitment of your coworker. Then describe what you, personally, could do to make this coworker more effective. Finally, answer the following questions: Is this employee a “problem that cannot be fixed” to some extent? If so, describe what the top managers or leaders in the company could do to avoid similar problems in the future. [about 150 words]

In general, your paper should follow these formatting guidelines: minimum 800 words, double-spaced, 12 point Times New Roman font, 1 inch margins, with no grammar or spelling errors. Papers that deviate from the general formatting will be downgraded. This policy is strictly enforced.

Papers should be submitted to Blackboard in the form of a Word file (.doc or .docx). Papers in pdf or Apple PAGES file formats will not be accepted.

Your Worst Coworker Paper should be submitted via Blackboard (.doc or .docx only)

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