This unit (WDB1007) provides students with an understanding of organisational behaviour and management theory and its application in Australia and other countries and consider communication processes, and quality of working life. Students critically assess the underlying values of these theories to determine the utility and application of management practices informed by these theories in the Australian and international context. Students will also analyse critically the values of Australian managers and managers in other cultural contexts concerning behaviour in organisations, and evaluate the impact of these on management practise.
• This unit of study includes the following topics: overview of the development of organisation/management theory; analysis of scientific management, human relations theory; individual behaviour/perception, personality, learning, motivation; group behaviour: group dynamics, conflict resolution and leadership. Students will extrapolate the application of these theories, concepts and principles through structured case studies. Students will also investigate issues of gender, ethnicity and age.