MGT 412 – Project Instructions
Students are required to write a 4 to 6 page paper using APA style. Note that 4 to 6 pages
means 4 to 6 pages of double-spaced written material with 1-inch margins left, right, top and
bottom, and Times New Roman, 12-point font. The cover sheet or long quotations will not count
toward the 4 to 6 pages. See the Composition Grading Criterialink in the Course Home menu
for complete details on evaluation criteria.
Overly general research areas for the project are listed below. These areas reflect broad
subjects discussed in the course textbook. Specifically, students should research an
exceedingly narrow topic within the list, a topic focused enough to be covered adequately in
such a short paper. The essay should describe the impacts of, and ramifications for, your
narrow topic onlywhere organizational behavior and development is concerned. The instructor
will be looking for:
(a) a narrow, carefully crafted thesis statement, and
(b) a highly descriptive, detailed essay title that mirrors the thesis statement.
As the thesis drives a paper, many points will be deducted if a student fails to follow these
instructions. Please contact the instructor if you are in doubt. He or she would be happy to help
you to refine your thesis statement consistent with the objectives of the assignment.
Work motivation, stress, and/or well-being
Decision-making by individuals, groups, and teams
Conflict, negotiation, power, and politics
Organizational structure, change, and development
MGT 412 – Project