Paper instructions: 1. Explain and illustrate the main processes and problems in person perception. Critically evaluate the importance of an understanding of this social perception for modern day managers. 2. Critically evaluate the relationship between personality and stress and identify appropriate individual and organisational stress management strategies. 3. Give an example of a content theory. Critically evaluate your chosen theory in terms of its usefulness and practical application in work organisations. 4. Explain the difference between formal and informal groups. Analyse whether groups are always beneficial for organisations. 5. Explain why a person’s personality characteristics only have a limited influence on his/her ability to be an effective leader. Your answers should demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the subject. A copy of the marking sheet to be used will be given (electronically) for your information (same as for original assignment –on Blackboard). Marks will reflect
• breadth of knowledge (this is likely to include aspects of relevant theory and examples to illustrate application of theory in practice)
• depth of understanding (demonstrating awareness of the strengths and limitations of any alternative points of view)
• clarity (the ability to use the knowledge gained from reading to address the question set in a clear informative manner)• appropriate use and referencing of literature sources Any source (or sources) of knowledge or information used in the essay should be referenced in the body of the essay and listed alphabetically by the author’s surname at the end of the assignment using the Harvard system. Direct quotations should be clearly identified by use of quotation marks. (Note that failure to identify quotations in this way is plagiarism and could result in failure of the module.) Some further guidance on how to reference literature sources used is attached to Blackboard- please read this carefully.