People And Organisations - 2016

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 12 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: Sess 2
  • Assessment: Assessments (10%) , Assignment (50%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
Domestic 3,960.00
International 4,210.00

This course builds on the skills and knowledge developed in Leadership and Management, and deepens participants’ understanding of the relationship and interconnectedness of intra and interpersonal skills, together with individual and organisational performance. The focus is improving the specific skills required of managers when delegating work, addressing discipline issues, attempting to manage and resolve conflict, managing diverse and cross cultural teams, and providing feedback to colleagues and direct reports. The course also considers the management of systems processes and resources that relate to performance management (including performance appraisal systems, 360-degree feedback, motivational methods, reward systems and industrial relations).

• exercise operational leadership by managing organisational resources and tasks with an awareness of legal, ethical social, economic and environmental implications of business processes.

develop an understanding of organisations from multiple perspectives including structural, cultural, political and HR

• develop an understanding of different manager styles, competent and incompetent and how to manage up.
• design and implement targeted feedback, conflict resolution, and discipline management initiatives
• determine performance management systems and processes matched to current and potential future organisational needs
• determine and implement innovative and creative solutions to performance problems
• successfully manage others through using a range of communication and interpersonal processes

  • Assessments (10%)
  • Assignment (50%)
  • Quiz — weekly tests (40%)

Recommended prerequisites

You are recommended to have completed the following unit(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this unit:

  • Broadband access

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1The Structural Frame
2The HR Frame
3The Symbolic Frame
4The Political Frame
5Managing Your Boss
6Employee Motivation and Performance
7Managing Conflict and Negotiation
8Teams and Groups
9Interpersonal Skills
10Delegation and Empowerment
11Performance management
12Understanding Change and Resistance

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Blogs
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Web links
  • Wikis

Online materials

  • Printable format materials

This unit is an approved elective in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. 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.
  2. 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 Co-Op textbook list.

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.

Click on the titles of the listed books below to find out more:

Required textbooks

  • Reframing Organizations

    By:Bolman, Lee G.

    ISBN: 9781118573334


    Supplier:Go to The Co-op Bookshop

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