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MG729 Managing Organizational Behavior
Integrative Organizational Behavior Paper – Directions


This paper is designed to: 1) evaluate your theoretical knowledge learned in the course, and 2) evaluate your ability to integrate the subject matter learned in class with YOUR OWN work and/or home and/or community environment. Therefore, you are to do two things: first define your concept that you have chosen, and then integrate it into YOU OWN work environment in some way.
You are to select three topics to write your final paper about. Your research will be about those three topics. In its entirety, the final paper should be between 10 and 13 pages (not including cover and References). It is to be typed, double-spaced and in APA format. The final paper topics are to be chosen from the text and must deal with some aspect of organizational behavior. It is recommended that you chose topics that can shed light on something your own organization is currently going through and are of some interest to you.
Each topic should have its own heading before moving on to the next topic so that the final paper can be read with ease. There should be at least 2 outside references per topic included in your References page (the course text does not count as a reference).
Things to be aware of:
• Try to write the paper in 3rd person. It makes for a much more professional work. However, if you chose to write in 1st or 2nd person, please make sure you stay consistent in your writing style.
• Make sure you use parenthetical (within text) citations when you use a source that you need to cite. See the APA manual for details on how to do that.
• APA calls for strict double spacing and indenting. No need for “gaps” between paragraphs or “block style” paragraphs. Double space all parts of your paper.
• Try to use the most recent sources for your paper. A great place to start is the ProQuest data base that the University subscribes to (via Galileo). The use of the course text is not suitable as a source for this paper.


Final Paper Format
(This paper must follow APA guidelines/format.)

Introduction
Should consist of one or two paragraphs that tell the reader what the paper is about, topics that will be discussed, organization mentioned. The introduction “sets the stage” for the paper. It should be approximately 1 – 1½ pages in length

Body of the Paper
Topic #1 (Use appropriate heading to tell the reader the issued discussed in this section of the paper.)
Topic #1 should be divided into two parts. Part 1 is dedicated to defining the topic that was chosen. The definition of your topic should be about 1 to 1½ pages in length. It should contain professional references (parenthetical citations) that will appropriately define your topic. The definition section is designed to evaluate your theoretical knowledge of the topic you chose. Part 2 is dedicated to integrating your topic with YOUR work environment. You should mention your organization’s name and cite how your organization deals or does not deal with your topic chosen. This part is designed to help you integrate a theoretical issue in everyday practice. This part should be about 2 pages in length. In total, Topic #1 should be about 3-4 pages long.

Topic #2 (Use appropriate heading to tell the reader the issued discussed in this section of the paper.)
Topic #2 should be divided into two parts. Part 1 is dedicated to defining the topic that was chosen. The definition of your topic should be about 1 to 1½ pages in length. It should contain professional references (parenthetical citations) that will appropriately define your topic. The definition section is designed to evaluate your theoretical knowledge of the topic you chose. Part 2 is dedicated to integrating your topic with YOUR work environment. You should mention your organization’s name and cite how your organization deals or does not deal with your topic chosen. This part is designed to help you integrate a theoretical issue in everyday practice. This part should be about 2 pages in length. In total, Topic #2 should be about 3-4 pages long

Topic #3 (Use appropriate heading to tell the reader the issued discussed in this section of the paper.)
Topic #3 should be divided into two parts. Part 1 is dedicated to defining the topic that was chosen. The definition of your topic should be about 1 to 1½ pages in length. It should contain professional references (parenthetical citations) that will appropriately define your topic. The definition section is designed to evaluate your theoretical knowledge of the topic you chose. Part 2 is dedicated to integrating your topic with YOUR work environment. You should mention your organization’s name and cite how your organization deals or does not deal with your topic chosen. This part is designed to help you integrate a theoretical issue in every day practice. This part should be about 2 pages in length. In total, Topic #3 should be about 3-4 pages long

Conclusion
The conclusion is designed to “wrap up” your paper by telling the reader what the main points of the paper were. It summarizes (or concludes) the paper into a meaningful end. It need only be 1 page long.

References
This section is a list of the works cited you used in your paper. It should follow APA formatting.