Management: BUSS 2081 UO Management and Organisation - Assessment 1


Finding media articles for assessment 1

What you need to do

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.

Plan your search

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 Economic and political influences on organisations Organisational climate
Challenges faced by minorities and women Globalisation Organisational culture
Challenges in the contemporary workplace Internationalisation of business Organisational values
Change management Leadership and motivation Toxic or destructive leadership
Cultural differences in the workplace Leadership styles and traits Transformational leadership
Diversity within organisations (multiculturalism and ethnicity, gender, age) Motivation in the workplace  

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.

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Where to search

To find Australian news media articles you can search the following databases:

Key databases
NewsBank Newspapers
Australia and New Zealand Newsstream

Find more search options in the following guide:

How to search

How to search in Newsbank Newspapers

Below is an example search on gender discrimination in the workplace.

  1. Select Australian Newspapers, then Advanced Search.
  2. Add each concept into a new search box. Connect these with AND.
  3. Then add any synonyms or alternative concepts using the connector OR. This will make your search more comprehensive.
  4. From the drop down menu select Lead/First Paragraph. This will help you to avoid getting irrelevant results.
  5. Select Search.

  6. Your results are filtered by date with the most recent first (left menu). Change this to Best Match.

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.

  1. Select the Advanced Search option (top of page).
  2. Type each key concept in a new search box. These are connected with AND.

  3. Then add any synonyms or alternative concepts using the connector OR.

  4. Select Anywhere except full text from the drop down menu.
  5. Select Search.

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.

More Study Help

Now you have your information it is time to put everything together. The below resources will help you get started: