Organisational Behaviour and Design
Available in 2012
|HKMA - Hong Kong||Block 2|
|Newcastle City Precinct||Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3|
|Singapore SAA Global||Block 6|
|Sydney Bathurst Street||Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3|
|UoN Singapore||Trimester 1|
|WebLearn GradSchool||Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3|
Previously offered in 2013
This course explores issues related to organisational structural form, human behaviour and the management of people in organisations. It allows students to examine different perspectives on managing people and designing organisations, and to understand the determinants of interpersonal and team interactions in organisational environments. Attention focuses on the major theoretical, conceptual and empirical contributions relevant to designing organisations, and understanding and managing human behaviour within organisations. Case studies are used to assist students to relate content material to practical management.
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
• Demonstrate a sound understanding of the prominent theories, concepts and models that are used to understand and analyse human behaviour in organisations, as well as an appreciation of their implications for practical management
• Apply conceptual knowledge of theory and models relevant to teamwork and group functioning in organisations
• Demonstrate a well-developed understanding of the organisational design features that influence effectiveness and the contingencies that impact on the structure of organisations
• Display a working understanding of organisations as institutions including issues of structure, power, politics, leadership and change
• Solve applied problems related to organisational design and behaviour, and to identify appropriate management strategies.
• Synthesise and critically examine theoretical and empirical information relating to organisations, their structure and functioning, and implications for human behaviour.
The topics in this course include but are not limited to the following:
1. Individual Behaviour; Personality and Individual Differences
2. Values, Ethics and Organisational Effectiveness
3. Motivation and Job Design
4. Groups and Teams
6. Power and Influence
7. Persuasion, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
8. Organisational Structure and Design
9. Organisational Culture and Climate
10. Organisational Change and Development
This course replaces GSBS6020.
This course is not available to students who have completed GSBS6020.
GSBS6004 Organisational Behaviour and Design will be offered as an equivalent course to GSBS6020 for continuing students.
Modes of Delivery
Distance Learning : IT Based
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Lecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term