People and Organisations - 2017

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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 2017: Sess 2
  • Assessment: Assessment (10%) , Assignment (50%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
Domestic 3,600.00
International 3,850.00

This unit 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 unit 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).

On completion of this unit you will be able to:

  1. apply leadership and management knowledge and skill in an integrated way to consider, reflect upon and design options to suggest solutions to people and organisation issues
  2. consider and reflect upon people and organisation strategies and their applications that acknowledge the environment in which the organisation sits, its people and the selection, design and implementation of the most suitable organisational model to fit the prevailing circumstances
  3. evaluate the internationalisation and corporatisation requirements of people and their organisation
  4. identify the implications of making ethical and cultural decisions in managing the design and development of an entity’s form and function, be it in the private, public or not for profit sector.
  • Assessment (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 Four Frames and The Structural Frame
2The Symbolic Frame
3The HR Frame
4The Political Frame
5Cross - Cultural Teams
6Group Presentation Sessions
7Conflict and Trust
9Gaining & Using Power
12Course Integration and Review

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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