Assignment: Write a Personal Memo Relating Management and Organizational Behavior to Your Dissertation

Principles of Organization and Management

The purpose of this week’s assignment is to help you think further about your dissertation. Consider the themes in the readings over the past three weeks (as these all relate to management, organization, and governance in various public organizations, including nonprofits) that may relate, in some way, to the themes you think you may like to examine in your dissertation.

  • Select at least four readings from the past 3 weeks.
  • Identify and analyze key factors (that you gleaned from these readings) that relate to your dissertation topic.
  • Create a personal memo to discuss how these concepts may relate to your dissertation research. Do this by writing a memo to yourself, brainstorming about the connections between these concepts and your dissertation topic.

In the introduction, clearly write out what the topic is that you are considering for your dissertation, then discuss the ways in which the readings relate. If you find the readings do not directly relate, consider the wider themes and broader subjects in which your topic is related. This assignment will serve as a way for you to begin thinking about issues of management and organization more deeply now, and it can remind you in the future about how these concepts may be integrated into your dissertation. You do not need to address the memo to yourself. At the top write: “Personal memo relating management and organizational behavior to my dissertation.”  Length:  2-3 pages.

References: Include a minimum of four scholarly resources.

Your assignment should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards. Be sure to adhere University’s Academic Integrity Policy.