Much of organizational activity takes place in groups¿people work in teams, sections and departments whose functioning depends on positive social relations both within and between them. This course provides detailed knowledge of how group and intergroup dynamics affect both individual functioning (e.g., job satisfaction, wellbeing) but also organization-level outcomes (e.g., culture, staff turnover, productivity, external stakeholder relationships). Topics such as group productivity, motivation, commitment and intergroup conflict and negotiation, will be examined with an emphasis on the application of this analysis to create a productive, harmonious, and resilient workplace.
Availability2018 Course Timetables
- Semester 2 - 2018
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Develop an advanced understanding of and application of group dynamics from a psychological perspective and its application to a variety of organisational contexts.
2. Develop an advanced understanding and application of psychological dimensions of organisational change (underpinning mergers and takeovers)
3. Develop an advanced understanding and application of applied psychology interventions in organisations.
This course develops advanced knowledge and skills in group dynamics in organisations.
Topics may include:
- mergers and restructures,
- persuasion and influence,
- managing stakeholder relationships, and
- dealing with intergroup conflict.
Written Assignment: Essays / Written Assignments
In Term Test: Examination: On-line
Presentation: Presentations - Group
Self-Directed 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term