Organisational Dynamics and Diversity

Course code MENT6050Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Business and LawNewcastle Business School

Develops students' capacity for analysis of social and demographic changes impacting on organisations in the global environment today. Aims to enhance students' understanding of, and responsiveness to, current debates on organisational and management dynamics, with particular emphasis on the management of an increasingly diverse workforce.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesThe objectives of this course are to ensure that students can:

1. Analyse contemporary organisational theories and management practices, including understanding self-development theories
2. Understand the forces shaping organisational culture
3. Evaluate organisational opportunities for exploring difference, and analysis of personal career potential
4. Develop new ways of thinking, including imaginative responses to organisational diversity
5. Analyse characteristics of global organisations successfully adapting to diversity and change.
Content1. Change management and the impact of changing concepts of the psychological contract
2. Maximising employability, motivation and self-development
3. Contemporary career development theory and shaping lateral careers
4. Strategies for enhancing personal development and management competence
5. Development of lateral thinking and creativity
6. The impact of corporate politics and power in enterprises
7. Opportunities for personal contribution to innovation and entrepreneurship
8. Strategies for managing upwards
9. Contemporary theories of leadership and followership
10. Case studies of changing leadership styles and organisational practice
11. Effective communications and teamwork for learning organisations
12. Enhancing time management for reflective behaviour
13. Managing conflict and consensus
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNone.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Examination: ClassIn-class test
Essays / Written AssignmentsEssay
Presentations - Class
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term