You will conduct library research to find seven scholarly articles/publications on your topic to

You will conduct library research to find seven scholarly articles/publications on your topic to write a literature review that summarizes AND synthesizes the current research in ONE area of organizational communication. You will also be making an argument about the limitations of the current literature and suggestions for overcoming the limitations, concluding with a research agenda that suggests some concrete ideas for what is needed next, offering potential research questions to be explored. To begin, you will choose an aspect of organizational communication (related to processes of organizing) that you would like to further examine. For example, you could look at leadership, organizational climate, motivation, voice/empowerment, work-life policies, emotion in the workplace, etcIntroduction (1/2-1 page): In this introduction, you should (a) catch the reader’s attention, (b) orient the reader to the general topic, issue, or area of concern, (c) state your thesis, establishing your reason for reviewing the literature and (d) preview the organization of the review.
Body/Review of Literature (3-5 pages): The body should be divided into sections (and maybe even subsections) that reflect the categories or themes you have found in the literature. Your information can be organized chronologically, thematically, or methodologically. You should summarize individual studies or articles with as much/little detail as each merit according to its comparative importance in the literature, remembering that space (length) denotes significance. Finally, make sure to provide the reader with strong umbrella sentences at beginning of paragraphs, signposts throughout, and brief “so what” summary sentences at intermediate points in the review to aid in understanding comparisons and analyses. How this is organized is dependent on your writing style and capabilities as a scholar: some of you will write annotated bibliographies of each article, while others will be able to synthesize (merge) the material.
Agenda for Future Research and Conclusion (1-2 pages): This section should first restate your thesis and summarize the major contributions of significant studies and articles to the body of knowledge under review, maintaining the focus established in the introduction. You will then evaluate the current “state of the art” for the body of knowledge reviewed, pointing out major methodological flaws or gaps in research, inconsistencies in theory and findings, and areas or issues pertinent to future study. Finally, include your ideas for future topics of research, updating research, new methods, etc… Discuss what you have drawn from reviewing the literature so far. Where might the discussion proceed?