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Individual differences and employee well-being – improve employee effectiveness

Write an essay analyzing some workplace challenges. Students should provide some practical suggestions
to overcome these challenges, using concepts and theories learned in this module. This document sets out
the task and format for the essay.
Task
You will be allocated a particular job role to analyse (e.g., teacher, doctor, engineer, etc.) You are the
leader of a group of employees in this job role. You need to think of some problems that your employees
might experience which relate to ONE of the options below:
Option 1. Individual differences & Employee well-being (e.g. their characteristics and their working
well-being-related experiences)
Option 2. Work motivation & Organizational culture (e.g. their job characteristics and their working
environment)
Option 3. Leadership & Group dynamics (e.g. their interpersonal relations in the workplace – with leaders
and colleagues)
You are concerned by the situation you have selected and wish to take steps to improve employee
effectiveness. In this respect, you need to do the following:
● (A) Identify two features of your allocated job that might cause employee effectiveness problems
with respect to your selected option above and explain why. For example, how does the way this
employee is rewarded affect their motivation? Or, is there a certain job characteristic in this role
that might affect their wellbeing etc.? One feature should relate to each topic in the option
selected (e.g., for option 2. One feature should relate to work motivation and the other to the
organizational culture)
● (B) Drawing on your two selected job features, apply the relevant concepts and theories you have
learned to explain and provide practical solutions to increase employee effectiveness in these
areas.
● (C) Explain the limitations of your approach, if any.
Format
You will provide a 1000 word essay addressing the above.
● Your essay should be structured with numbered sub-headings and include the following:
● Introduction
● Analysis of Problems and Suggestions
● Limitation & Conclusion
● A complete reference list (this is not included in the word count and should be in the Harvard
style of referencing)
Report assessment**
● Content (research effort, critical thinking, strength of analysis, use of theory, appropriate
referencing)
● Structure/organization (clarity of argument, appropriate information, logical sequence)

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