Leading and Managing People in Chaos and Complexity
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Government loans available:
- Domestic student fee:
- $2,000.00 (AUD)
- International student fee:
- $2,225.00 (AUD)
The unit enables you to understand the influence of chaos and complexity in innovation and change environments on people (employees and managers), their perceptions of change and their responses to change in the context of achieving organisational outcomes.
Please note: Assessment values are indicative only; details will be advised at the start of the unit.
At the completion of this unit students will be able to:
- conceptualise and compare organisation models based on equilibrium versus complexity assumptions
- understand a wide range of human responses to chaotic and complex environments that are relevant to consider for effective organisation culture, development and design, and individual wellbeing
- appreciate the significance of social and psychological influences and responses in conditions where complex environments generate constant paradigm changes, disequilibrium, uncertainty and ambiguity
- identify critical issues for development of effective organisational cultures and environments that facilitate optimal human functioning in complexity and chaos
- broaden an understanding of the issues above through research into an industry and organisational perspective and implications for the students own existing or anticipated organisational role.
This unit addresses the following topics.
|1||Organisation models and the imperative of change|
|2||Equilibrium, disequilibrium, complexity and chaos as manifest in organisational design and dynamics|
|3||Strategic HRM developments to support sustainable workplace well being in constant change environments|
|4||Equilibrium and Complexity models; implications for management|
|5||Psychological impact of complexity and chaos|
|6||Cognitive and behavioural responses|
|7||Coping and resilience models and implications for people and change|
|8||Motivation and performance|
|9||People sustainability and HR management|
|10||People sustainability and ethical practices in the workshop|
|11||Implications for organisational design and development|
This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:
Print based materials
- Welcome Letter
- Printable format materials
Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a unit.
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This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
- Graduate Diploma of Commerce, Swinburne University of Tnlgy
- Master of Commerce, Swinburne University of Tnlgy
This unit is an approved elective in the following courses:
- Graduate Diploma of Technology (Business Systems), Swinburne University of Tnlgy
- Master of Technology (Business Systems), Swinburne University of Tnlgy
- Graduate Certificate of Commerce, Swinburne University of Tnlgy
This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:
- Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
- In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Unibooks textbook list.
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