Introduces students to the theory and practice of Organisational Behaviour (OB). Central to this objective is the study of OB at three levels of analysis – 1) Individual, 2) Group, and 3) System. Collectively this structure provides the opportunity for students to recognise how workplace behaviour can be effectively managed so that desired organisational outcomes are achieved. Students will also have the opportunity to apply much of the unit content to their personal career context.
Module 1: Organisations and the individual
- Introduction to Organisational Behaviour
- Linking individual differences to workplace behaviour
- Managing workplace behaviour
Module 2: Interpersonal and group processes
- Understanding groups and teams
- Working with others to achieve desired organisational outcomes
Module 3: The organisational system
- Organisational structure, culture and change
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||examine the determinants of individual and group behaviour in an organisational context||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|2||demonstrate a critical understanding of selected OB theory and apply this knowledge to the challenges and opportunities of contemporary organisations||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|3||evaluate and discuss the characteristics of effective workplace teams||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|4||apply reflective practice to the analysis of professional career experiences||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|5||analyse and evaluate contemporary issues relevant to the study of organisational design, culture and change.||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
Study Period 4
- Robbins, SP, Judge, TA, Millett, B & Boyle, M, 2014, Organisational Behaviour, 7th edn, Pearson, Frenchs Forest, Australia. ISBN: 9781442558786.
- Robbins, SP, Judge, TA, Millett, B & Boyle, M, 2017, Organisational Behaviour, 8th edn, Pearson, Melbourne. ISBN: 978-1-4886-0932-9.
Teaching and assessment
SCU Online (intensive)
|Structured online learning|
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