What is ageism, what causes it, and what are its consequences for older employees and employers?…

Value: 15%Due Date: 30-Jul-2021Return Date: 20-Aug-2021Length: 500 wordsGroup Assessment: NoSubmission method options: Alternative submission method
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This assessment is part of Assignment 2 and its purpose is to ensure that our MGT210 group is prepared for the group work in Assignment 2.

TASK: Create a report outline addressing the following tasks in Assignment 2:

  • What is ageism, what causes it, and what are its consequences for older employees and employers? (Stereotyping (Wood et al., 2019, pp. 67-8))
  • How is Ben dealing with ageism as the key organisational constraint he is facing (goal failure and goal achievement)? (The work-effort motivation cycle (Wood et al., 2019, p. 87); self efficacy (Wood et al., 2019, p. 106; 131))
  • What is Ben’s efficacy, instrumentality and valence? (Vroom’s expectancy theory (Wood et al., pp. 101-104))

    Report outline contains key ideas, arguments, and findings contained in the report expressed clearly and concisely. These are later expanded on and further developed in the full report. You can think of a report outline as a detailed version of the executive summary, it informs a reader about the content of the report in sufficient detail so that the reader can quickly familiarize themselves with the key ideas and findings of the report. Please use dot-points in your report outline.

    Submit your report outline as a Word document via turnitin.

    For this assignment you are expected to:

    1) Familiarize yourself with our OB Topics 1-3, and take time to understand key concepts and theories used in this assignment.

    2) Research academic literature on ageism in the workplace, and use key arguments in your report outline.

    3) Watch movie The Intern as this is the case study and the context for this assignment. Take notes while watching the movie in regards to examples relevant to the key OB concepts and theories used in this assignment. The movie is available for you to watch in Informit EduTV: http://ezproxy.csu.edu.au/login?qurl=https://edutv.informit.com.au/watch-screen.php?videoID=1408137

    4) Use the textbook and at least three journal articles as references.

    5) You are expected to use the APA7 style of referencing. Include the reference list at the end of the report outline.

    Note: Individual outlines should be shared with the group. The group should review and discuss strengths and limitations of the members’ outlines and refine ideas to use in the final report. Such a collaborative discussion and feedback should encourage the group’s commitment, contributions and collaboration.

    Engage with the marker

    In order to receive more meaningful feedback on your assignment, please add comments/questions for the marker on the first page of your assignment. This can include your thoughts on what you think you have done well or not so well in your assignment, questions on how to improve certain aspects of your assignment, etc.

    The first assessment is based on MGT210 Topics 1-3.

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This assessment task will assess the following learning outcome/s:

  • be able to identify and explain the contemporary Organisational Behaviour (OB) theories and concepts about behaviour of people in organisations as individuals or as members of collective groups and cultures.
  • be able to explain what motivates individuals’ behaviour in organisations and create suggestions for managing their behaviour based on OB theories and concepts.


This task also contributes to the assessment of the following Charles Sturt Graduate Learning Outcome/s:

  • Information and Research Literacies (Knowledge) – Charles Sturt Graduates demonstrate that disciplinary knowledge is developed through research and evidence.
  • Digital Literacies (Knowledge) – Charles Sturt Graduates understand professional, social and cultural implications of the global use of technology.
  • Digital Literacies (Application) – Charles Sturt Graduates ethically, legally, safely and critically use technology to select, create and share information and participate in online learning, professional and social communities.

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Marking criteria

High distinction





Conceptual design

Marks: /5

Conceptual design is clear, comprehensive

and critical for the analysis of the situation presented in the scenario.

Conceptual design is clear, and critical for the analysis of the situation presented in the scenario.

Conceptual design is

clear, and relevant

for the analysis of the situation presented in the scenario.

Conceptual design is clear, but is not well related to the analysis of the situation presented in the scenario.

Conceptual design is

inadequate, unclear

and is minimally

relevant for the analysis of the situation presented in the scenario.

Use of relevant OB concepts and theories and referencing relevant literature

Marks: /10

Relevant and comprehensive use of OB concepts and theories based on the relevant literature.

Relevant and adequate use of OB concepts and theories based on the relevant literature.

Adequate use of OB concepts and theories based on the relevant literature.

Sufficient use of OB concepts and theories based on the relevant literature.

Insufficient use of OB concepts and theories. Minimal or

no literature used in the report outline.

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  • Use academic language and writing style in order to communicate your ideas clearly.
  • Apply key models and use examples from the movie.
  • A reference list needs to include a minimum of three journal articles and our MGT210 textbook.

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For this assessment, you are required to use APA7 referencing style to acknowledge the sources that you have used in preparing your assessment. You are required to use and reference the textbook andat least three journal article as a minimum. Please refer to the CSU referencing guide https://www.csu.edu.au/current-students/learning-resources/build-your-skills/academic-skills-help/referencing. In addition, a very useful tool for you to use that demonstrates how to correctly use in-text referencing and the correct way to cite the reference in your reference list can be found at the above link.

Your reference list needs to include at least four academic references (textbook + 3 journal articles).

You should keep to the stipulated word count. A reduction of up to 2 marks may be applied for exceeding the stipulated word count, and excess words may not be marked.

Use Turnitin to check for plagiarism ( https://www.csu.edu.au/current-students/learning-resources/information-planning/assignments/plagiarism-checking ) in your assessment before submission. Please provide the screenshot of your Turnitin similarity report when you submit Assessment 1. This page should be included at the very end of the assessment after your reference list.

When submitting your completed work via turnitin follow the below instructions:

  • Include a title page that shows the subject code and title, the assessment item numbers, your name and student number, and the total word count.
  • Use 12 point, a minimum of 1.5 line spacing, and page numbers.
  • Your assignment should be free of colloquial language and spelling, grammatical and typographical errors.
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