Value: 35%Length: 1400 words (papers that exceed this limit by more than 10% will be penalised)
In this task, you use an ethnographic method to write an account of an organisation in which you have participated. It may be an organisation that you have worked in in a paid or voluntary capacity, or an organisation in which you are an active member, such as a religious or sporting organisation. Your aim is to use organisational theory in order to make sense of this organisation.
Although you should briefly introduce the organisation as a whole, you must focus on the unit or area in which you have had a role and that you know well. Following a common convention in ethnographic description, you must give your organisation a pseudonym. Similarly, you must give others in the organisation pseudonyms.
As an ethnographic piece, you must provide an insight into organisational life that goes well beyond what an outsider might find on the organisation’s official website. This requires:
Drawing on your experiences in order to create a richly detailed description of the workings of this organisation;
Applying organisational theory to analyse and make sense of these workings.
You can structure your assignment by following the assessment criteria. Begin by providing a detailed account of the organisation’s purpose, values, and structure, in your own words, and in reference to organisational theory. Then, provide a detailed analysis of the organisational culture and practices, drawing on insider experience and organisational theory. Finally, identifying gaps between espoused values and practices.
Your mark for this assignment will reflect how well you:
Provide a detailed account of the organisation’s purpose, values, and structure, in your own words, in reference to organisational theory;
Describe and analyse organisational culture, drawing on insider experience and organisational theory;
Identify gaps between espoused values and practice, in reference to organisational theory;
Write, structure, and correctly reference your work.
Type of service: Academic paper writing
Type of assignment: Essay
Number of sources: 4
Academic level: Masters
Paper format: APA
Line spacing: Double
Language style: AU English