Community-building activities such as an annual picnic, potluck lunches in conference room

Hold community-building activities such as an annual picnic, potluck lunches in conference room, etc.

Imagine you are working full-time for an organization after your UNL graduation. In your organization, employees are able to make suggestions for changes in policy or new approaches to organizational operations. You recently had a conversation with your immediate supervisor about a change you wish to see in your organization. Your supervisor seemed intrigued by your idea, but wanted more information. The next step is to prepare an email proposal in which you suggest this change. Your goal is to persuade him/her that your idea is strong so it can be implemented within the company.

Simply presenting your idea backed with your opinion is not sufficient. Rather, you need to synthesize your idea with credible library research that suggests this is viable and beneficial to the organization. You will need to meaningfully incorporate three different quality sources (i.e., those found in library databases rather than Google) into your proposal. Meaningfully incorporating research does not mean dropping in direct quotes from the articles you find in databases. Rather, you need to paraphrase and cite information you have found so that it flows smoothly with your own ideas. Direct quotes will incur penalties when the final draft is graded.

The evidence you find to support your argument should be framed to show how specifically the organization will benefit. For example, if your topic was about subsidizing gym memberships for employees, your sources would need to show why employee health matters to the organization, not simply the benefits of exercising. Consider what the organization would gain from employees that exercise regularly and cost-effectively. Would regular exercise enabled by a gym membership affect employees’ stress levels? Their energy levels? Overall health?