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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

8

Level of learning

Introductory

Anti-requisites

be admitted to: MNG01720 Organisational Behaviour OR MNG82210 - Organisational Behaviour (Online)

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
  • Linking attitudes to workplace behaviour
  • Personality and values: understanding individual worker differences
  • Perception and decision-making
  • Motivation in the workplace

Module 2: Interpersonal and group processes

  • 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 critically analyse the determinants of workplace behaviour
2 discuss how organisational effectiveness is influenced by diversity of the internal and external environment
3 apply problem solving and decision making techniques to the organisational context
4 describe the processes associated with effective communication, motivation, and managing people through collaboration and conflict in an organisational context
5 evaluate and discuss issues relevant to the study of organisational design, culture and change.

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

  1. critically analyse the determinants of workplace behaviour
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  2. discuss how organisational effectiveness is influenced by diversity of the internal and external environment
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA7:
  3. apply problem solving and decision making techniques to the organisational context
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  4. describe the processes associated with effective communication, motivation, and managing people through collaboration and conflict in an organisational context
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  5. evaluate and discuss issues relevant to the study of organisational design, culture and change.
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA7:

Prescribed texts

  • It is expected that students will have access to a copy of the prescribed text (either hardcopy or electronic) throughout the session: Robbins, SP, Judge, TA, Edwards, M, Sandiford, P, Fitzgerald, M & Hunt, J., 2020, Organisational Behaviour, 9th edn, Pearson, Melbourne, Australia. ISBN: 978-1-4886-2068-3.

  • It is expected that students will have access to a copy of the prescribed text (either hardcopy or electronic) throughout the session: Robbins, SP, Judge, TA, Edwards, M, Sandiford, P, Fitzgerald, M & Hunt, J., 2020, Organisational Behaviour, 9th edn, Pearson, Melbourne, Australia. ISBN: 978-1-4886-2068-3.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.