Module 3 – SLP
MANAGING PRODUCTIVITY THROUGH JOB DESIGN AND WORK FLOW
For SLP 3, we’ll continue your progress developing your expertise as a specialist in one aspect of human resource management.
In this module, you need to set up the organization of your paper. Therefore, it is important to preview the goal of SLPs 4 and 5 at this time so you can see how the pieces of your project fit together:
In SLP 4, you are going to be asked to submit the introduction to your paper and write Part I: What does theory/academe say about ________________ (insert your topic here)? You might want to read ahead into SLP 4 and 5 to understand your objectives more clearly at this point.
For SLP 5, you are going to be asked to submit Part II: What does practice tell us about this HR activity/function? What types of organizational examples can you submit that help advise you of the practice of HR (specific to your topic)? Part III: Conduct an analysis of similarities and differences between “theory” and “practice”. And finally, a conclusion identifying the most important points that a reader of your report (SLP 4 and SLP 5 comprehensively) should take away from the work/research that you’ve done.
SLP Assignment Expectations
For SLP 3, you need to develop an outline, using your annotated bibliography, of SLP 4 and SLP 5 (which combined would make up a comprehensive report). In your outline, you should identify specific sections of your paper, including the introduction, analysis, and conclusion and any references (using author, year to cite them) you might plan on using as you write.
Thus, for SLP 3, what you are being asked to turn in is an outline of your SLP 4 and 5 papers. Your outline would look something like this:
A. Relevance of my topic:
1. the point that you want to make using this article (Smith, 2003)
2. the point that you want to make (Johnson, 2000)
B. Importance of the topic to me
C. How this topic will be meaningful to my future career
II. Background of what this topic is
1. definition (Constance & Frendshue, 1999)
2. definition (Delery & Doty, 1996)
Turn in this paper by the module due date.