Students will write a 3 – 4 page reaction paper (MLA format with citations) based on their own individual feedback / thoughts / commentary / etc. This reaction paper will reflect student understanding of the following SLO
The student will analyze the impact of specific practices, programs, and benchmarks (qualitative / quantitative) used by organizations to support valuing diversity.
The student will analyze the impact of tools, methods, and significant barriers, for effective Internal organizational communication.
The student will explore or analyze the impact of Change Management on profitability.
The student will analyze the impact of key HR drivers for organizational innovation and sustainability Globalization
Multi Generations At Work
Diversity Awareness (LGBTQ+)
Scorecard – Performance Management
Gig Workers / Freelancers
Chief Human Resources (People) Officer
Work Environments – Startups Vs. Established Companies
From the list above, pick an area of interest to you
Research the topic thoroughly and ensure you read the material you find very carefully: (web site; current event, news story, textbook, and etc.)
Think about the topic and information from your research – evaluate the impact, influence, affect, impression, and etc. of these matters on a company
Do not just summarize what you read – provide thoughtful professional opinions on the topic (this should be a response or reply not simply a rehashing of what the original author is saying!)
Think about 1 or 2 major points you want to articulate in your reaction paper and define those clearly (normally one argument per one paragraph)
Describe your point first (“Lessons Learned,” “What you agreed on…” or “What you disagreed on…”)
Justify why you think that way
Provide real-world examples or evidence – you may use any example you are familiar with (including examples we discussed in class or from the textbook)
Do not assume the reader automatically knows what you are talking about when you mention a name or theory (i.e. Enron or Wal-Mart)
Provide sufficient background information and explain how your examples support your argument and reinforces your point of view
Ensure your points relate back to “people, practices, and profitability” in the context of Human Resources / Organizational Behavior
- Include a conclusive statement at the end after you finish articulating all the points
- Include a works cited section for all sources used within the research paper