Essay on Work-Life Balance

Purpose

 The primary purpose of this assessment task is to assist students to develop skills in the application of Human Resource Management (HRM) principles, work-life balance theories and models in the analysis of the present and future role of the HRM function in organisations. The assessment task encourages exploration of the effectiveness of the HRM functions (work-life balance, flexible work arrangements etc.) in dynamic environments and how that effectiveness should be evaluated. The secondary purpose of this assignment is to give students the opportunity to enhance their research, analysis, critical thinking and written communications skills including the identification and development of an argument.

Description

Assessment task 3 requires the writing of an argumentative essay. This essay should be an ‘argumentative/ academic essay’, and must therefore contain an argument that is used as the structuring element of the paper. The assignment is based on a case study that describes the impact of leadership styles and change management on business activities. The purpose of the essay is to identify the roles of work-life balance, flexibility in work arrangements and other challenges in managing dynamic organisations. Students are expected to engage in extensive research within the academic literature relating to work-life balance, flexible work arrangements, job satisfaction and employee performances. Students are expected to engage in extensive research within the academic literature relating to human resource management.

Format of the Essay:

The argumentative essay should include following sections and formatted as mentioned below: Word count and Format: All academic writing is subject to word limits. A general rule of thumb is 10% above or below the recommended word count in accepted. That means, the argumentative essay should ideally be written within 2700 words. Not all sections of the essay attracts word count. Word count includes words in Abstract, main body or texts and Conclusions. Please check word count for the above mentioned sections before submission.

As a general rule, the following document settings are suitable for most academic reports.

 Font type- Use a simple font such as Times New Roman.

 Font size- Use 12 point as the base size Headings and sub headings No headings or sub headings be used in essays

 Margins- Use 25 mm (1 inch) for all margins Line spacing Use 1.5 line spacing

The writing style and layout should be consistent throughout the document. Creating a consistent and professional looking document is not difficult. Failure to do so is an indication that the writer is either careless, or places no importance on the work being undertaken.

Copy Detection Software:

Copy detection software (TurnitIn) is used in this course and work found in contravention of the copying and plagiarism rules will be investigated. Penalties apply in the case of proven instances of copying, plagiarism and.

Different Sections of the Argumentative Essay:

Title page: The title page of an essay should be brief and precise. It contains the following information: the name of the essay, who prepared the essay, the date the essay was prepared.

 Most academic essays follows a similar general structure, with FOUR main components:

  1. Abstract
  2. An introduction
  3. A series of body paragraphs (the number will depend on the complexity of your topic, the information available and the word limit of your essay), and
  4. A conclusion.
Abstract

 Abstract is a concise summary of your essay and should state the following: the purpose of the assignment, the main areas or aspects covered and the main conclusions or findings. It should be written as continuous text, without headings, numbers or bullet points (dot points). All academic journal articles require authors to write abstracts for their papers, so these can provide useful exemplars on which to model your own writing.Order Now

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