Finding media articles for assessment 1
For assessment 1 you need to find recent news media articles, preferably Australian, related to an organisational issue/workplace event or problem.
Please refer to your course outline or website for the assessment details.
Exploring some of the issues, problems and events relevant to what you have been studying in the course is key to this assignment. Here are some of the topic areas covered in the course:
|Authentic leadership||Globalisation||Motivation and rewards|
|Challenges faced by minorities and women||Internationalisation of business||Organisational environment|
|Change management||Leadership and management||Organisational culture and climate|
|Cultural differences in the workplace||Internal environments||Organisational values|
|Diversity within organisations (multiculturalism and ethnicity, gender, age)||Leadership styles and traits||Toxic or destructive leadership|
|External environments (trends, customs values, demographics, technologies, economics, political)||Motivation in the workplace||Transformational vs transactional leadership|
Remember there are more you could explore.
These topic areas, and others you think of, will give you some of the key concepts to use in your searches for news media articles.
Key concepts (also known as keywords) are found in the assignment question. These are the words which give meaning to the question and the main ideas.
To cover the range of terminology used in the literature, you must also identify any synonyms or alternative concepts for each concept.
To understand more about planning your search, watch or read:
To find Australian news media articles you can search the following key databases:
Find more search options in the following Library guide:
|How to search in Newsbank Newspapers|
Below is an example search on gender discrimination in the workplace.
Tip: Change your date range to the last five years to get more recent articles.
|How to search in Australia and New Zealand Newsstream|
Below is an example search for toxic leaders.
Tip: To find recent news media articles limit by Publication date (left menu). Try the last five years. You may also want to limit by Source type.
Now you have your information, it is time to put everything together. The below resources will help you get started: