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TOPIC = Original Business Case on Ergonomics Part #1

  • Determine the influence of internal organizational characteristics and external environmental forces on the chances of success or failure of the organization’s internationalization human resources strategy.
  • Utilize a range of analytical tools and concepts to support the critical analysis of ‘best practices’ in international business practice.
  • Assess the influence of a complex range of internal and external factors upon the success or failure of specific strategic initiatives related to internationalization or transnational business development from a human resources perspective.
  • Apply the concepts and techniques of differing Multi-National Corporations’ (MNC) perspectives in order to critically analyze both quantitative and qualitative evidence on business case situations, generating and evaluating a range of strategic options
  • Debate appropriate strategies to solve cases within small and large groups, support arguments with appropriate analysis, and model listening skills appropriate to international human resources managers.

  • Required computer hardware and software

  • Confirm they have access to the SharePoint site for the Ergonomics Business Case

  • Source: Stark, G. (2011). Reducing Social Loafing. In Marques, J. Dhiman, Satinder, & Biberman, J. Stories to tell your students: Transforming toward organizational growth. Palgrave. pg. 26-27.
  • Reflection Points = "Social loafing does not necessarily have to happen any time you get a group working together. This system was time consuming for Jeff to set up and implement each week. It would be much easier to just have a free for all and let everyone clean with no organization. Careful planning by one person can reduce social loading and contribute to a much greater combined effort by the group."
  • Three Open-ended Questions from the book
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  • As outlined in the course syllabus, as long as you meet the following requirements (and don't plagiarize), you will earn an A on this assignment. If you can't meet this requirement, we will meet to discuss and agree together what your individual mark will be instead for this assignment. 
    If you go beyond these requirements and show an unusual level of leadership, then it is possible to earn an A+. 
    - Each individual student needs to contribute at least 1,000 words of original content 
    - Each individual student needs to contribute 8 peer-reviewed sources and 3 sources of grey literature (e.g. Statistics Canada info, websites, news sources, etc.)
  • This approach to marking is called Ungrading. The most famous proponent of the Ungrading movement is Dr. Jesse Stommel. https://www.jessestommel.com/how-to-ungrade/
  • The science behind this practice relies on intrinsic motivation and helps students focus on the learning process instead.  This is also how many workplace supervisors coach middle managers to reach their targets.
  • https://www.monash.edu/__data/assets/pdf_file/0010/2048473/Writing-a-case-study.pdf
    Using this as an outline, how will you divy up the work?
  • Ergonomics = journal https://www.tandfonline.com/loi/terg20
    What are the writing and publishing requirements of this periodical?
    What will you then include in the shared Word document?
  • Systematic literature review
    Referring to the handout, plan out how you'll share the responsibility of doing and using the literature review.

  • To Do List?

  • Keep working on journal article and meet the minimum requirements.