Groups will analyze a season (minimum 8 episodes) of a reality show that involves a workplace and tasks done in (ongoing) groups. (Use the same project groups and show as you used for the Meso Paper.) Groups will use the following 3 OB topic areas in the Macro paper: Communication, Culture, Environment/Change. Groups must obtain approval for the reality show and season they want. Apply course and text terms and concepts in your analysis. You should work on this assignment throughout the semester. Do not simply assign a set of topics or episodes to each group member. All group members are required to be involved in the analysis, paper writing, and presentations.
II. The Case Analysis:
1. Watch the episodes. It may be a good idea to take notes of key incidents and behaviors in each episode in order to be able to find them quickly when analyzing later.
2. Reflect on ideas that have occurred to you as you studied class topics. Next, go to your text and notes and review the terms, concepts, research, and theories related to the topics listed above. Decide which of these terms, concepts, research, and theories are most relevant for understanding what happened in the episodes.
3. Papers: Write a 20-25 page (minimum) analysis of the season’s episodes using the terms, concepts, research, and theories from the text and class. Make sure you adequately cover all topics.
4. Presentations: Your presentation should be no longer than 10-12 minutes due to class time constraints. Be sure you have an even-handed coverage of topics in the presentation and that your presentation materials and delivery is consistent throughout, even with different presenters.