Understanding Ownership in Writing in the Workplace
- Understanding Ownership in Writing in the Workplace Scoring Guide.
- iGuide: ePortfolio.
- Template for a Plagiarism Policy.
- APA Style and Format.
When employees are asked to create documents or presentations for work, generally the workplace considers those documents to be property of the organization. However, if a worker creates something or researches something on his or her own for work, where does ownership lie?
For this assignment, you need to:
- Do some research in your current job or in the career you are planning to determine how ownership is generally handled.
- Write a policy for your workplace that makes clear the ethics implications and expectations for ownership of writing by employees. Your policy should be directed to the whole company.
- Explain the implications for an employee who is assigned a writing project and for an employee who develops materials to promote his or her ideas as an unassigned work task.
- Review the scoring guide for this assignment before submitting it.
You can use the Template for a Plagiarism Policy linked in the Resources or search “How do you write a policy statement?” on Ask.com to learn more on the subject.
- Written communication: Writing should be free of errors that detract from the overall message.
- APA formatting: Resources and citations should be formatted according to APA style and formatting.
- Length of paper: Two pages.
- Font and font size: Arial, 10 point.