Organisational Dynamics and Behaviour
Understand business operations like never before. Delve into decisions, power, politics, change, communication and conflict. Consider how these impact individuals and groups. Learn to apply strategy using behavioural theories.
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- 25 Jul 2022
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On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- examine organisational theory, design, and structure and job design from the human dignity perspective
- critically evaluate individual and group behaviours in organisational contexts, demonstrating an understanding of current theories in organisational dynamics to solve organisational problems while considering the human diversity lens
- analyse organisational dynamics with regard to organisational culture, societal culture from national and international standpoints
- critically appraise the association between contemporary organisational theories and decision making in change management, work stress and strain issues and their impact on organisational performancey.
- Evolution of organisational theory and behaviour
- Examine individual and group behaviours for organisational performance
- Individual and group decision-making: Ethics and common good
- Examining power and politics
- Analyse organisational culture and societal culture
- Designing organisational structure and jobs
- Theories of organisational dynamics
- Critically evaluate management of change from the human dignity perspective
- Emerging issues in organisational dynamics and behaviour for common good
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
No additional requirements
This subject provides an overview of organisational dynamics and behaviour. Its purpose is to offer a theoretical and strategically focused understanding of organisational dynamics incorporating dynamic processes such as decision making, power and politics, organisational change, organisational communication and conflict management, and the implications these have on individual and group behaviour. These concepts are examined incorporating organisational theory and behaviour. Participants are encouraged to take a strategic approach to organisational dynamics processes using contemporary behavioural theories and practices in light of organisational and environmental changes.
A range of assessment procedures will be used to meet the unit learning outcomes and develop graduate attributes consistent with University assessment requirements. Such procedures may include, but are not limited to: essays, reports, examinations, student presentations or case studies.
- Essay (30%)
- Case Study (30%)
- Critical self-reflection journal (40%)
Current study term: 24 Jul 22 to 21 Oct 22
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