This unit introduces students to the theory and practice of managing organisations in today's globally competitive business environment. This is achieved by examining the management function from a competing values (CV) framework. Through this model, four contrasting perspectives on organisational effectiveness are emphasised. Students will subsequently learn how to balance and blend the various management competencies associated with each perspective.
- Introduction to management and the CV model
- Module 1: Rational Goal - productivity and profitability
- Module 2: Internal Process - stability and continuity
- Module 3: Human Relations - commitment and cohesion
- Module 4: Open Systems - change and adaptability
- Management mastery.
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||Summarise and critique the evolution of management theory and practice from pre-modern times through to today.||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||Identify and describe the key managerial competencies required for effective organisational performance||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|3||develop, apply and appraise teamwork skills||Intellectual rigour||Communication and social skills|
|4||Analyse the role and skills of a manager by reflecting on personal workplace experiences.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||Explain the paradoxical relationship between different approaches to managing organisations.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
- Quinn, RE, Bright, D, Faerman, SR, Thompson, MP & McGrath, MR, 2014, Becoming a Master Manager: A Competing Values Approach, 6th edn, Wiley, Hoboken, NJ. ISBN: 9781118582589.
- Quinn, RE Bright, D Faerman, SR Thompson, MP & McGrath, MR, 2014, Becoming a Master Manager: A Competing Values Approach, 6th edn, Wiley, Hoboken, NJ. ISBN: 9781118582589.
Teaching and assessment
Melbourne - The Hotel School
|Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)|
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Enga
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby
Singapore - MDIS
Sydney - The Hotel School
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