Work and Organisation Systems
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This unit of study examines the major organisational system issues that managers need to understand and respond to in the context of significant changes in the world. These issues are considered in terms of the interaction between people and the organisational context within which they work. The unit of study emphasizes two approaches. First, to gain knowledge and understanding of human behaviour and organisational systems/structures through applied learning opportunities and, in the process, learn how to be a more effective leader and manager. Fundamental concepts about organisations, individuals and groups in relation to leadership and management are themes included. Second, because reflective practice is at the heart of critical thinking, students will be asked to take a critical approach to their practice, and the context in which they work.
- Location:City Flinders, Off-shore, Other
- Study level:Postgraduate
- Credit points ?12
- Unit codeBMO6506
On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- Explain fundamental terms related to workplace and organisational systems such as leadership, management, personality, job-fit, motivation, classical decision making
- Apply your understanding of these terms in view of contemporary issues such as knowledge workers, diversity, globalisation and culture facing organisations and managers in the working environment;
- Critically evaluate the relationship between managerial strategies and effective organisational performance;
- Develop reflective arguments that analyse and evaluate the work organisation using multiple perspectives and theories; and
- Demonstrate enhanced knowledge (organisational theory applied to social and personal context), skills (such as presentation, critical and conceptual skills), and attitudes (such as ethical behaviour, collaborative work and continuous learning) that contribute to effective workplace behaviour in organisations.
|Project||Research Case Project||30%|
|Essay||Critical Thinking Essay||20%|
Organizational Behaviour, 14th edn,
Judge, T & Robbins, S 2010,
Pearson Publishing, Upper Saddle River, N.J.
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Courses this unit belongs to
- Master of Business (Supply Chain Management)
- Master of Business (Management)
- Master of Business (Enterprise Resource Planning Systems) / Master of Business Administration
- Graduate Diploma in Youth Services Management
- Graduate Certificate in Youth Services Management
- Master of Business (Finance) / Master of Business Administration
- Master of Business Administration
- Master of Accounting / Master of Business Administration
- Master of Youth Services Management