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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

8

Level of learning

Introductory

Anti-requisites

MNG10720 Organisational Behaviour

Unit aim

This unit introduces students to work and worker behaviour; behaviour at work; group and organisational behaviour; links between behaviour and organisational restructure; tasks and job design; administrative hierarchy; job satisfaction and worker adjustment; stress and other factors related to the environment of work; values associated with work behaviour.  

Unit content

 Module 1:         Organisations and the individual

  • Management and organisational behaviour: an overview
  • Diversity of internal and external environments of the organisation
  • Human behaviour and individual differences of employees
  • Solving problems and making decisions

Module 2:         Interpersonal and group processes

  • Communicating effectively in organisational settings
  • Understanding and managing inter-group dynamics
  • Managing collaboration and conflict

Module 3:         The organisational system

  • Organisational structure and design
  • Organisational culture and ethical behaviour
  • Managing organisational change and development.

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 relevant management functions and the implications of working in a diverse organisational environment
2 discuss and critically analyse the determinates of behaviour of people as individuals and in groups, in organisational settings in the workplace
3 distinguish problem solving and decision making techniques
4 explore the practical applications of organisational behaviour for effective communication and managing people through collaboration and conflict
5 analyse and evaluate contemporary issues relevant to the study of organisational design, culture and change.

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

  1. identify relevant management functions and the implications of working in a diverse organisational environment
    • GA3:
    • GA6:
    • GA7:
  2. discuss and critically analyse the determinates of behaviour of people as individuals and in groups, in organisational settings in the workplace
    • GA3:
    • GA6:
    • GA7:
  3. distinguish problem solving and decision making techniques
    • GA3:
    • GA6:
    • GA7:
  4. explore the practical applications of organisational behaviour for effective communication and managing people through collaboration and conflict
    • GA3:
    • GA6:
    • GA7:
  5. analyse and evaluate contemporary issues relevant to the study of organisational design, culture and change.
    • GA3:
    • GA6:
    • GA7:

Prescribed texts

  • Robbins, SP, Judge, TA, Millett, B & Boyle, M, 2014, Organisational Behaviour, 7th edn, Pearson, Frenchs Forest, Australia. ISBN: 9781442558786.

  • Robbins, SP, Judge, TA, Millett, B & Boyle, M, 2014, Organisational Behaviour, 7th edn, Pearson, Frenchs Forest, Australia. ISBN: 9781442558786.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.