This unit aims to develop an understanding about the concepts and theories of organisational behaviour at the individual, group and organisational level. Providing insight into the relationship between organisational behaviour and organisational outcomes, as well as the role of HR in supporting positive outcomes.
Topic 1: What is organisational behaviour and how does it affect organisations, management, employees and HRM.
Topic 2: Organisational level factor: Power and influence: the impact of management decision-making (politics) and the role of HR.
Topic 3: Organisational level factor: Examining the role of leadership in effective organisational decision-making.
Topic 4: Organisational level factor: Examining conflict and negotiation in organisations and the role of HR.
Topic 5: Organisational level factor: Implementing organisational change and innovation and the role of HR (a synthesis of change management strategies).
Topic 6: Individual level factor: Understanding the impact of individual attributes (including emotional intelligence) and the impact on job performance.
Topic 7: Individual level factor: Understanding the impact of social learning, reinforcement and self-management on outcomes.
Topic 8: Individual level factor: Understanding the impact of goal setting and flexible work arrangements on outcomes.
Topic 9: Group level factor: Understanding the impact of group dynamics on outcomes.
Topic 10: Implications for HR practice synthesis of AOM editorials about the lack of evidenced based HR.
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||demonstrate an understanding about the relationships between organisation, management, employees and HR; especially with regards to the lack of evidence based HR||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|2||identify the selected individual, group and organisational factors affecting organisational performance and the role of HR. Discuss the theory behind power and influence, negotiation and mediation, and the overall impact upon organisational politics and the role of HR||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|3||demonstrate an understanding about the factors that affect change management, and conflict management and the role of HR||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|4||analyse the principles and concepts of organisational behaviour and the role of the human resource manager in fostering positive organisational behaviour.||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
- Wood, J, Zeffane, R, Fromholtz, M, Wiesner, R, ... Hunt., J & Osborn, R. , 2012, Organisational Behaviour: Core Concepts and Applications, 3rd edn, John Wiley. ISBN: 9781118389478.
Teaching and assessment
|Lecture online 1 hour (10 weeks)|
|Exam: closed book||50%|
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby
|Structured online learning|
|Exam: closed book||50%|
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