OL 600 Module Four Short Paper Guidelines
OL 600 Module Four Short Paper
Write a short paper about performance management and employee incentive programs. In preparation for writing your paper, watch the video Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us (10:48). Employee incentive plans are widely used in organizations to align employee behavior to the corporate strategy. Some experts argue that employee incentive programs are not effective and may even be detrimental in some instances.
Organize your short paper into three parts. In the first part of your short paper, argue your point of view regarding the effectiveness of employee incentives and provide evidence to support your position. In the second part of your paper, evaluate the effectiveness of a recent or current employer’s performance management system. How well does it meet the needs of the employees and the needs of the organization? For the last part of your paper, assume the role of HR professional and discuss your recommendations for improving performance management systems and employee incentive programs to satisfy both employees and employers. Make sure that your recommendations take corporate strategy into consideration.
Guidelines for Submission: Your short paper should be a 2- to 3-page Microsoft Word document with double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, and one-inch margins. Use the module resources to support your ideas and cite them using APA format.
Instructor Feedback: This activity uses an integrated rubric in Blackboard. Students can view instructor feedback in the Grade Center. For more information, review these instructions.
Critical Elements Exemplary (100%) Proficient (90%) Needs Improvement (70%) Not Evident (0%) Value
Employee Meets “Proficient” criteria and Argues point of view regarding Takes a stand on the Does not argue point of view 30
Incentive Programs provides relevant and specific the effectiveness of employee effectiveness of employee regarding the effectiveness of
evidence and details to support incentive programs incentive programs but may lack employee incentive programs
their point of view relevant and/or specific evidence
and details to support argument
Performance Meets “Proficient” criteria and Evaluates effectiveness of Evaluates effectiveness of Does not evaluate effectiveness 30
Management includes relevant examples to employer’s performance employer’s performance of employer’s performance
System support evaluation management system including management system but does management system
how well it meets the needs of not explain how it meets the
employees and the organization needs of both employees and the
Recommendations Meets “Proficient” criteria and Recommends strategies for Recommends strategies for Does not recommend strategies 30
for Improvement includes relevant research to improving performance improving performance for improving performance
support ideas management systems and management systems and management systems and
employee incentive programs, employee incentive programs but employee incentive programs
taking corporate strategy into lacks detail
Articulation of Submission is free of errors Submission has no major errors Submission has major errors Submission has critical errors 10
Response related to citations, grammar, related to citations, grammar, related to citations, grammar, related to citations, grammar,
spelling, syntax, and organization spelling, syntax, or organization spelling, syntax, or organization spelling, syntax, or organization
and is presented in a professional that negatively impact readability that prevent understanding of
and easy-to-read format and articulation of main ideas ideas
Earned Total 100%