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Behaviour in Organisations

Overview of the unit

Unit code: HRM60016
Duration: 1 Teaching Period
Contact hours: Recommended 10 hours of study per week

About this unit

This unit introduces students to the fundamentals of management and organisational behaviour in the context of today’s global business environment. It examines the major theories and models in areas of communication, group dynamics, individual behaviour and motivation, decision-making, leadership, power and politics, change and resistance, and ethics and social responsibility. It places particular emphasis on the application of theory to dilemmas and issues likely to confront managers today and in the future.

Content

  • Models in areas of communication, group dynamics, individual and group behaviour and motivation, decision making, leadership, power and politics, change and resistance, and ethics and social responsibility
  • Introduction to organisational behaviour approaches including critical management thinking,  paradigms and theories
  • Applications of organisational behaviour theories to dilemmas and issues likely to confront managers today and in the future
  • The politics and ethics of managerial and employee behaviour in organisations
  • Organisational problems and issues relevant to organisations operating in a global and diverse workplace

This unit is found in Master of Business Administration and the Graduate Certificate in Management.