Individual Final Paper Instructions SOC2231 – Human Relations Due: Week 12 by 6PM MAIN OBJECTIVE: To study how human relations are being managed and handled through observations, self-awareness, analysis, and application. RESEARCH INSTRUCTIONS Think about a person you are currently (or in the past) having trouble getting along with at home, workplace, internship, volunteer site, school, or personal everyday life situations. Based on that particular relationship of conflict, analyze the dynamic of the situation by using theories/concepts from the textbook, lecture, class discussions, or academic articles, etc. Then, re-imagine the conflict and discuss in what ways you could have handled the situation differently. For example, if you were to do a case study about your boss (and if you were to be the manager), how would you handle the situation? Your paper should be structured into 4 major sections that will include an introduction, total of 3 Case Studies (Your Case Study, and 2 Case Studies through “Peer Interview” which will be conducted during class beginning Week 7), a section that will discuss a comparison analysis among case studies and then a conclusion that discusses what you learned from the research. 1) INTRODUCTION Provide an introduction about human relations that you can use to apply to your case study. Incorporate at least two resources of your theoretical framework (e.g., Emotional Intelligence-Emotional Regulation Skills, Self-Awareness etc.-, Communication Styles, Self-Esteem, Value Conflicts, Attitudes, Motivation, Self- Disclosure, Professional Presence, Leadership and Team Building skills, Cultural Intelligence, Coping with Stress, Conflict Resolution styles, etc.). If you are quoting an idea, make sure to use citations and attach a Reference List at the end of the paper. 2) Starting Week 7, we will structure some time to conduct a “Peer Interview” during class. This will serve as an opportunity for you to listen & learn from your peers’ case study and find 2 cases that you would like to use for your paper. Write each profile as if you were writing up an article to give readers a sense of that person and how they handle conflicts. Begin each profile by giving some biographical information (i.e., field of industry, cultural background of the individual, age, etc.). Write each profile in the style of a story that you are telling the reader in a story-like fashion. Basically, you are telling a story that flows easily which is not just giving a transcript of the questions that you asked followed by each specific answers that were given. Put the profile together in a way that makes an interesting story about the person/workplace you are profiling. 3) Write at least one paragraph that discusses similarities, common themes, or differences that you found from the Peer Interview. 4) WRITING UP THE CONCLUSION Write at least a paragraph that discusses what you learned from your research and refer back to the information and resources you have mentioned in the introduction. ï¿¼ï¿¼ï¿¼ï¿¼ Not Good Good “When I asked her about the challenges in the company, she told me that most employees are not taken seriously.” The majority of employees feel that they are not taken seriously by this company. WRITING FORMAT o Your paper must be: Typed Double-spaced Using size 11 font 1 inch margins all around ï‚§ Minimum length: 3 pages o Citation: Submitting a paper with plagiarism will lose points across the board (with the potential for a zero grade), and be ï‚§ Cite the source for all ideas that are not your own (eText, lectures, academic articles, etc.) Use citation within the text of the paper and attach a Reference Page (APA/MLA format) reported to the Academic Chair. Review the statement on Academic Integrity in the syllabus. o Submit your paper through SafeAssign (uploaded paper through Blackboard) o Be sure to ask me to confirm receipt of your paper once you send it to make sure there are no technological glitches associated with the delivery of your paper o Late submissions will be penalized Reaching out to the Writing Tutors at the Center of Academic Success (41st Street Campus/13 Floor) is highly recommended for editing/revising your paper before submission. o What are the challenges you face with that person? ïƒ Follow up by how he/she overcame that challenge o What type of support does the company offer when dealing with human relations/conflicts? o What are the key elements to be a successful team player? o What makes a manager a good manager? (strengths) o What are the characteristics of a bad manager/coworker? o What was the “emotional tone” of the boss/colleague/workplace? ïƒ Mood Meter ïƒ Observing the emotions in yourself and in the other person o What are the skills/personal growth/lessons that you’ve obtained going through that conflict? In retrospect, in what way was it rewarding? o What risks/approaches did you take in hopes of making a change? o What are the similarities/differences when comparing workplaces of different industries and cultures? ïƒ How are the employees similar/different?