What style might this information be presented in?
To produce a written report for an organisation is one thing, but some will want results presented to them in person. This second task therefore involves compiling the key points of your report and transforming these into a short presentation. Please note that you should carry out this activity as a straightforward presentation of information, you do not have to create an organisational consultant persona, make reference to a fictitious company, etc. Simply focus on the organisational psychology topic(s).
This presentation should last approximately eight minutes and should be accompanied by appropriate visual materials (e.g., presentation slides). If you involve slides in your presentation, a ball-park figure for an eight-minute presentation would be about eight slides.
To achieve the requirements of this task you should first make notes on your finished report for task one, as well as consulting the notes you made in preparation for this first task. Identify the key points you feel important to present. Consider potential differences between the information provided in a report and that which may be involved in a short presentation. Your presentation may include some or all of the points from your report but may also contain some new ideas.
As with an essay, remember to introduce yourself and your talk as well as conclude your work.
Develop your visual materials. Consider what might constitute an appropriate amount of text/information per slide (or equivalent). What style might this information be presented in? For both audio and visual aspects of your presentation, investigate factors to be mindful of.
When you are confident of your presentation, record yourself delivering the presentation.
Develop your visual materials. Consider what might constitute an appropriate amount of text/information per slide (or equivalent). Less words more visual pictures, graphs. What style might this information be presented in?
Important tips for your power point presentation.
Know your audience.
Use Structure to build your ideas.
Use Visuals: charts, pictures, graphs. A picture is worth a thousand words. 65% of the population are visual learners.
Repetition is your friend, make it memorable, Key points help it stick. Start give a brief rundown of key points.
Body of the presentation go right to key points to reinforce and highlight with more information in your presentation.
Reinforce the points at least 3 times in the presentation.
Make it feel natural not scholastic.
Have a story to tell to keep them engaged. Must be a true story. Always be honest we will know when you are not. Having a story helps the audience to remember what it is you are trying to say and makes it interesting.
Be relatable, be authentic.
Help your audience engage mentally.
8 minutes would be approximately 1400 words with approximately 8/9 slides. Do not pass 10 slides.
Remember there is a very high mark on this assignment.
Original Task information below.:
InTune design is a designer of high-quality innovative homeware and personal products including kitchenware, desk organisers and device accessories with 300 employees. Their head office is based is, Co. Dublin. Ireland where they employ a research, design and development team as well as a back-office department comprised of HR, IT, Quality and Accounting teams. They also have four satellites office dotted across Europe (Paris, Cologne, Madrid and Warsaw) for Sales & Marketing teams of 10-20 employees who drive local language marketing campaigns and manage local retail accounts. Manufacturing and distribution activities are outsourced to external providers.
Given the recent pandemic related restrictions across Europe, remote working or working from home has become common practice among most of the teams at InTune. Post-pandemic, the leadership team are planning to offer the option to continue working remotely to employees where possible. However, while some employees prefer to work from home, some are keen to return to the office. Leaders anticipate that this may result in “hybrid” teams, where some team members work in the office and some work at home. They are concerned about the future impact of hybrid teams and remote work on their organisational culture which they
describe as “a team oriented, all-hands-on-deck approach, in the name of great design”. They are wondering about how to effectively lead and manage these remote employees and hybrid teams. Some managers have said they prefer to have employees on site, with one commenting that choosing to work remotely implies a lack of commitment to the organisation. While there has been no indication of reduced productivity during the pandemic, some managers remain worried about performance among remote employees and have suggested the use of online monitoring tools to ensure employees meet their work commitments and are not “slacking off” during the day.
The leadership team are also seeking clarity on how remote and hybrid teams will function effectively and share knowledge without informal “water cooler” conversations. This is of particular concern among the more creative research, design and development teams who need to work collaboratively. They are also concerned that those who work from home may become “invisible” in the team. Specifically, they suspect that some groups of employees may be more likely to prefer remote work (e.g., disabled employees due to accessibility issues, women with families due to childcare demands) and are keen to ensure that reduced visibility on-site does not impact career progression opportunities for these groups and the future diversity of their leadership team. Finally, they are concerned about some reports that those working from home, while enjoying avoiding the commute, have felt isolated and been working longer hours than usual.
They have engaged you as a consultant organisational psychologist to advise how this change in working arrangements might impact culture, leadership and management styles, how teams function effectively, and employee diversity, wellbeing and motivation. They would like to understand the opportunities and challenges that remote work arrangements and hybrid teams can present for the organisation, management, teams and individual employees. They would also like you to identify some practical steps they can take to optimize remote working and hybrid teams within their organisation.
1. Produce a report on optimising organisational change
• 2000 words,
These tasks encourage you to show evidence of the following:
• Knowledge of the content of relevant module learning materials and other relevant literature;
• An ability to access relevant information from various sources;
• An ability to work with psychological theory and other relevant information in real-life contexts;
• An ability to extract key information from primary source material and to assess the significance of the material;
• An ability to write concisely and to keep to recommended word limits.
• materials focusing on organisational psychology
Appropriate wider reading. Source academic journal articles on the topic from the online databases providing access to Psychology journals, reports and books may be accessed through the PsycInfo and PsycArticles and Science Direct databases