Discussion Board Forum Instructions
In Modules/Weeks 3, 4, 6, and 8, you will participate in a Discussion Board Forum based on concepts from the required reading for a given module/week, organizational situations from your own current, professional experience, and your own research. Each forum is completed in 2 parts: a thread and 2 replies to classmates’ threads. Below are the general requirements for each forum.
Note: The audio PointeCast lessons that are required for citing in both posts are not to be confused with the PowerPoint summaries from the textbook. Also, remember that a major theme of these lessons is how the biblical idea of covenant can provide a solid foundation for organizational leadership and behavior. When you cite them, make sure you build upon that major theme and apply it to the ideas in your posts.
Thread: Find a business problem from your own professional work experience or from peer-reviewed journal articles and apply 2 concepts in your thread from the required reading for that module/week. Each thread must be 500–750 words.
The following 4 sources must be included in your thread:
At least 1 peer-reviewed journal article;
1 passage of Scripture; and
At least 1 reference from the lesson presentation found in the corresponding modules/weeks in a manner that captures the essential ideas of those lessons.
If you choose to research a professional situation, you must cite all sources you used in current APA format.
Replies: Provide 2 thoughtful replies to the threads of classmates. Each reply must include an analysis of your classmates’ threads, based on any experience from your own professional career (if applicable) that might be relevant. All replies must be 200–250 words. Also, be sure to integrate the required reading in a logical and relevant manner.
You must cite:
The textbook or at least 1 peer-reviewed journal article;
1 passage of Scripture; and
The audio lesson presentation.
Submit your thread by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Wednesday of the assigned module/week, and submit your replies by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of the same module/week.
The only exception for the Sunday deadline will be discussion forum 4 in the final week of class, which will end on Friday. Peer replies will be due Friday 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the final day of class in Module 8.
Thread Prompt: Choose one business issue such as narcissism, organizational culture, change and stress etc. from your own professional work experience or peer-reviewed journal articles. Apply 2 different concepts (such as Fiedler contingency model, matrix structure, Lewin’s change model, etc.) from Chapters 14–16 in the Kinicki & Fugate textbook to the issue you are discussing. Relate the chosen chapter concepts from your reading to the business issue in a way that demonstrates understanding of each concept. Review the Discussion Board Forums instructions document and grading rubric (found in the Assignment Instructions folder) for detailed assignment requirements.
Submit your thread by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Wednesday of Module/Week 8.
Reply Prompt: For your peer replies, respond to 2 classmates adding to their posts with demonstrated knowledge of the concepts. Review the Discussion Board Forums instructions document and grading rubric (found in the Assignment Instructions folder) for detailed assignment requirements.
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