Assessment task 3:analysis of contemporary media reporting on the

 Task: Analysis of Contemporary Media Reporting on the World of Work

Students will choose four media articles discussed in four different tutorials between week 2-12 and complete a template (see Canvas) for each individual article which asks them to:

*Identify the key ideas presented in the media article as they relate to concepts of work and employment raised in course lectures and readings;

*Identify the benefits and/or challenges workers confront in the article, and how these connect with the course readings for the topic;

*Reflect as a manager or policy maker and explain how appreciating worker interests as identified in the media report might contribute to certain actions by you to address it.

Assessment criteria will be:

  • Ability to identify the main issues/arguments presented in the media articles
  • Ability to identify the different concepts and perspectives on the changing future of work and how they can be applied to understand the issues raised in the media article.
  • Ability to clearly and concisely respond to the questions presented in the assignment template.
  • Ability to reflect as a manager or policy maker and explain how appreciating worker interests as identified in the media report might contribute to certain actions to address it.

Week 5 Media article: https://theconversation.com/why-bosses-should-let-employees-surf-the-web-at-work-128444

 Essential readings: 

Sayer, Andrew (2007) ‘Dignity at Work: Broadening the Agenda’ Organization 14 (4): 565-581. Link

 

Lucas, Kristin (2017) Workplace Dignity in Scott, C. and Lewis, L (eds) The International Encyclopedia of Organisational Communication. John Wiley and Sons: 1-13 Link (Links to an external site.)  Lucas-2017WorkplaceDignityauthorcopy (1).pdf download 

Spicer, A. and Fleming, P. (2016) ‘Resisting the 24/7 Work Ethic: Shifting Modes of Regulation and Refusal in Organized Employment’ in Courpasson, D. and Vallas, S. (eds) The SAGE Handbook of Resistance. London: Sage Publications: 121-136. Link

Week 8 Media article: https://www.bbc.com/news/business-54654813

 

Essential readings: 

Week 10 Media article: https://www.voanews.com/east-asia-pacific/cambodian-garment-workers-struggle-after-eu-withdraws-trade-perks

 Essential readings: 

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