Unit description

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.

Unit content

  1. What is organisational behaviour?
  2. Power and influence: the impact of management decision making (politics) and the role of HR
  3. Examining the role of leadership in effective decision making
  4. Examining conflict and negotiation in organisations and the role of HR
  5. Implementing organisational change and innovation
  6. Understanding the impact of individual attributes on job performance
  7. Understanding the impact of social learning, reinforcement and self-management on outcomes
  8. Understanding the impact of goal setting and flexible work arrangements on outcomes
  9. Understanding the impact of group dynamics on outcomes
  10. Implications for HR practice

Learning outcomes

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

Prescribed texts

Session 2

  • Wood et al., 2015, Organisational Behaviour: Core Concepts and Applications, 4th Australasian edn, Wiley, Milton Queensland. ISBN: 978-0-7303-1471-4.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Online

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Essay25%
Exam: closed book40%
Learning journal25%
Discussion board10%

Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby

Teaching method
Workshop on-site
Assessment
Essay25%
Exam: closed book40%
Learning journal25%
Discussion board10%
Notice

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