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Assignment Instructions Bullet Version: Research and write a paper that focuses on all the
The industrial front-line supervisor.
The law (especially those applicable to the industrial workplace and that the industrial
supervisor must deal with).
Managerial practice and principles which the industrial supervisor must use.
Ethical principles and behaviors related to the above.
The relationship of the preceding and their integration.
Elaboration of Instructions
Procedure. Note that there are more steps to the paper than merely submitting the paper. See the
schedule for the deadline to do the following.
Approval by instructor of the topic. If at all possible, call the instructor to discuss the
Draft of paper submitted to Turnitin. Draft means that you think it is finished but the
instructor is giving it a quick look over to give you formative feedback about obvious
problems, e.g., you are not covering the cardinal elements, don’t have a focus, or are
Final version of paper submitted to Turnitin and to the Discussion Board.
Focus. In addition to the Cardinal Elements, the paper is to have a topical focus. You could
select a topic already covered in the course or another law, regulation, code, legal principle, or
other topic closely related to this course that was not the focus of one of the assignments. This
law or other closely related topic should (a) be applicable to the technical workplace and (b) the
front-line supervisor. If the law or other topic isn’t directly focused on the technical workplace,
you must discuss how it sometimes is (otherwise you should not have chosen that law or topic).
For example, if you select assault and battery, you could discuss workplace violence, company
policies and practices about this, and the supervisor’s role. Regardless of the law or topic, you
have to discuss what it has to do with the technical workplace and the front-line supervisor.
There is a list in this document of topic examples.
Format. The formatting style is to be APA 6th Ed. Depending on the content of your paper, it
may or may not be best to use the traditional 5-chapter thesis model. Regardless of the model,
you must use appropriate headings (at least two levels of headings) and in general include many
or all of the same elements of the 5-chapter model (though, maybe with a different arrangement
or labeling of those elements). The traditional 5 chapters are introduction, review of literature,
methods, results, and conclusion (includes interpretation and recommendations).
Evaluation Criteria/Rubric. The following table contains the criteria by which your report will be
evaluated. You can use it as a checklist to make sure you have included everything.
Evaluation Criteria for the Paper (assignment #14)
Appropriate topical focus (approved by instructor) *
Rationale of why the topic (a) important to industrial supervisors (technical
managers) and (b) how this paper will benefit you, e.g., how it relates to your
Summary of the methods of research and/or data gathering for the paper. 1
The industrial front-line supervisor. 2
The law (especially those applicable to the industrial workplace and that the
industrial supervisor must deal with).
Managerial practice and principles which the industrial supervisor must use. 2
Ethical principles and behaviors related to the above. 2
The relationship of the front-line supervisor, the law, management, and
ethics (especially social responsibility) and their integration.
References (minimum 5 for undergrad, 10 for graduate; in addition to any
course reference, e.g., text book or Hayden document). One reference must
be to legislation or legislative code. Additionally, graduate students must
also reference at least one court case.
How supervisors can protect employee's and employer rights, while being
ethical, good managers, and reduce their (the supervisor’s) legal risk.
Assignment rubric elements 5
Length (4-5 pages for the body for undergrad, 8-10 for graduate). 1
APA, Spelling, grammar, punctuation. After two mistakes total, 1 point off
for every mistake up to a maximum off of 2.
Sample List of Topics
NLRA (the NLRB can be a separate topic, e.g., explaining what NLRB is and does)
All sorts of state law equivalents to Federal law or other state laws, e.g., some states give
protected status to smokers. States have various jury duty laws, etc.
Whistle blower laws (there is no one whistle blower act per se but various laws have
whistle blower protection clauses)
Federal Wiretap Act
Federal Bankruptcy Act
There are various laws that cover privacy, release of personal information, defamation,
and many other tort laws.
Criminal laws. Violations that might take place at work, e.g., workplace violence.
Management and Ethics Concepts and Theories
Make sure you focus on the applicability to the law and front-line supervisors/managers and the
Equal vs equitable. Does equal = fair? When do you treat people the same (equal) and
when do you treat them fairly (equitable)? Should every person wear the same size
(equal) shoe, have the same eye wear prescription? That might not be fair. Should
everyone be evaluated by the same criteria for doing the same job? That might be fair.
Should everyone in a certain job try to achieve the same results? Maybe. Should they all
achieve those results the same way? Maybe not.
Maslow’s hierarchy of needs
McGregor’s theory of motivation
Herzberg's motivator-hygiene theory
Other theories of motivation., e.g., Alderfer's ERG theory, McClelland's learned needs or
three-needs theory, expectancy theory, equity theory, goal-setting theory, and
reinforcement theory. See sites such as
Theory.html for a good start on any of these.
Leadership theories, e.g., the great man theory, trait theory, behavioral theories,
situational theories, and several others all with subcategories. See sites such as
http://changingminds.org/disciplines/leadership/theories/leadership_theories.htm for a
Other supervision and managerial theories and practices.
Various pertinent psychological principles and effects, e.g., the Hawthorn effect, self-
fulfilling prophecies, the horn and halo effect.
Continuous improvement, TQM, Six Sigma, etc.
Something related to a Hayden Contention but not already discussed.
Possibly many more.
Workplace violence has become very common nowadays. Workplace violence
can be defined as the violence or threat of violence against workers (Workplace Violence,
2002). Workplace violence can occur at the workplace or outside the workplace. It can be
a simple verbal abuse, or a threat and it can also be a homicide or physical assaults. Most
of the job-related deaths occur because of workplace violence. Some workers are more
vulnerable than the others to workplace violence. These workers include the ones who
exchange money with the public, deliver goods and services, or work at late night hours,
or work alone , or work in community settings where they are constant touch with the
public (Workplace Violence, 2002). Employers can provide protection to their employees
by establishing a zero-tolerance policy towards the violence at the workplace. Violence
prevention program can be initiated at the workplace and managers and supervisors
should be appointed specifically to deal with the issues of workplace violence.
Statistical Data of Violence at Work
The statistical data collected shows that there were around 463 workplace
homicides in 2012. In 2012, 48 percent of workplace suicides were shootings and 81
percent of workplace homicides were shootings, “The average annual rate of workplace
violence between 2005 and 2009 was about one-third the rate of non-workplace violence
and violence against persons not employed” (Workplace Violence, 2013). Violence at
workplace hasn’t reduced in spite of the laws and regulations, and also the security
provided by the employers, so strict steps are essential to stop and control workplace