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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Pre-requisites

MNG10247 - Managing Organisations AND 36 credit points in any SCU units

Unit aim

This unit develops an understanding of factors affecting labour supply and demand in a local and global context. More specifically, the factors affecting the current labour markets conditions such as globalisation, an aging population, skill shortages and the changing nature of work are discussed.

Unit content

Topic 1: The history of work: Classical, behavioural, and modern approaches to management.
Topic 2: Introduction to fundamentals of the contemporary workforce.
Topic 3: An overview of HRM: Fundamentals of Human Resource Management, attracting, developing and maintaining a quality workforce.
Topic 4: International management and Globalisation and its effect upon labour and capital. The impact of multinationals on conflict between economic nationalism and economic internationalism and culture across individual's community and global diversity.
Topic 5: Motivation and rewards theories, the meaning of work for individuals, job design and stress, generational cohorts and the aging population.
Topic 6: Skill shortages and global competition for highly skilled labour.
Topic 7: Communicating effectively and resolving conflict.
Topic 8: Managing change at the organisational and individual level. Changing nature of work.
Topic 9: Leading a multi-generational workforce, and the implication of emotional intelligence and gender leadership.
Topic 10: Sustainable operations and service management. The role of HR practices in supporting managers effectively.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 identify the history of work; fundamentals of management, organisational behaviour and Human Resource Management (HRM) in relation to the management of people
2 discuss the impact of globalisation trends and its effect upon labour capital including current skill shortages and the global competition for highly skilled labour
3 identify the impact of individual, organisational, and societal factors affecting working such as multi-generational workforces and an aging population
4 identify the role of managers and employees within organisations that are always changing
5 discuss the changing nature of work, changing roles for women in society and diverse workforces.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. identify the history of work; fundamentals of management, organisational behaviour and Human Resource Management (HRM) in relation to the management of people
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  2. discuss the impact of globalisation trends and its effect upon labour capital including current skill shortages and the global competition for highly skilled labour
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  3. identify the impact of individual, organisational, and societal factors affecting working such as multi-generational workforces and an aging population
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  4. identify the role of managers and employees within organisations that are always changing
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  5. discuss the changing nature of work, changing roles for women in society and diverse workforces.
    • GA4:
    • GA6:

Prescribed texts

  • Schermerhorn, J et al., 2011, Management, 4th Asia-Pacific edn, Wiley, Milton, QLD.

  • Schermerhorn, J et al., 2011, Management, 4th Asia-Pacific edn, Wiley, Milton, QLD.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.