Year
2021
Units
4.5
Contact
1 x 3-hour seminar weekly
Assumed knowledge
Undergraduate business course.
Topic description

The topic provides an introduction to the field of people management and behaviour in organisations and develops the skills and knowledge required to effectively manage people in work contexts. Students learn to apply management and organisational behaviour theories to critically analyse individual, group and organisation level performances issues; and to relate people management practices to developments in management thought and changing values in the work context. Specifically the topic deals with: theories of management and organisation; individual level issues including perceptions, values and attitudes, motivation, personality, emotional intelligence and communication skills: group level issues including group formation, group norms, group cohesion and identity, and team roles; and the interrelationship between individuals and groups in organisations, including leadership, intergroup behaviour and conflict, management decision making, and management communication.

Educational aims

This topic develops the skills and knowledge required to effectively manage people in work contexts. Students learn to apply management and organisational behaviour theories to critically analyse individual, group and organisation level performance issues; relate people management practices to developments in managment thought and to changing values in the work context. The topic provides an introduction to the field of people management and behaviour in organisations. Specifically it deals with: theories of management and organisation; individual level issues including perceptions, values and attitudes, motivation, personality, emotional intelligence and communication skills: group level issues including group formation, group norms, group cohesion and identity, and team roles; and the interrelationship between individuals and groups in organisations, including leadership, intergroup behaviour and conflict, management decision making, and managment communication.

Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Discuss theories and models about managing people in organisations
  2. Apply that knowledge to the management of people in organisations
  3. Critically evaluate trends in people management and organisational behaviour
  4. Critically examine their own behaviour in organisations
  5. Evaluate strategies for improving skills in people management

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

Each class is numbered in brackets.
Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.

FULL

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contact your College Office for assistance. Full classes frequently occur near the start of semester.

Students may still enrol in topics with full classes as more places will be made available as needed.

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Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

Classes in a stream are grouped so that the same students attend all classes in that stream.
Registration in the stream will result in registration in all classes.
  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.