In the Chapter 1 Interactive Session on Organizations (page 8 in the printed text) our textbook discusses a shifting work paradigm (work from home) brought about by the coronavirus pandemic. Review the case study and choose 1 of the following 3 positions to advocate for as a solution for the corporate staff (traditional office workers) in a large enterprise that primarily operates in urban cities:
1. Adopt a remote work policy where employees can choose to work remotely all of the time.
2. Adopt a hybrid model where employees must come into the office at least 3 days a week (this is the most common hybrid model).
3. Adopt a traditional model where employees must come into the office 5 days a week.
Clearly state your adopted position – no waffling, maybe, or it could be this or that
Provide at least 2 compelling, well-developed supporting arguments for your position.
Defend your chosen position against the alternatives (why is your chosen position better?)
Incorporate at least 2 external sources in either your supporting arguments or your defense against other positions
Provide appropriate in-text citations when you cite those external sources
Provide a bibliography
You can use any readily identifiable citation,bibliography style – I have a slight preference for APA because that is what I use in my own research, but I know most other citation styles well too, such as MLA, IEEE, Turabian’s, Chicago, and more
If you’ve never had to reference your work before, its time! This is commonly required in the business world and failing to provide proper attribuion for your sources will get you sued. Here’s a link to a wonderful resource from Purdue University if you don’t know how to get started: https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/apa_style/apa_style_introduction.htmlLinks to an external site.
Microsoft Word has a built-in Reference Manager that will format both your citations and bibliography for you in the citation style of your choice. It takes a few minutes to learn, but then it is incredibly easy to use. Simply select REFERENCES from the top-line menu and then focus on the Citations & Bibliography section. I highly recommend this as opposed to manually typing in-text citations and the bibliography. It will prevent some common errors such as citing a source but forgetting to create a bibliography entry or having a bibliography entry that is never cited in your argument.
Important Note: Do not adopt any position other than the 3 listed above. Although there are many other potential positions on this issue, we need to place boundaries on this discussion so others can reasonably respond to your initial post based on the information presented in the case study and positions that have broad commentary in external sources.