COMMGMT 7006OL - People and Organisations (M)

Online - Quadmester 1 - 2015

This course explores behaviour in the workplace from an individual, group and organisational perspective. It seeks to develop an understanding of how individual attributes such as attitudes, personality, values and motivation, impact on employee performance. It also considers the role of groups and teams in supporting organisational outcomes, strategies for managing interpersonal and intergroup conflict, organisational communication and the importance of leadership in promoting positive employee behaviours. Topics examined from an organisational level perspective include culture, and stress management.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code COMMGMT 7006OL
    Course People and Organisations (M)
    Coordinating Unit Business School
    Term Quadmester 1
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s Online
    Units 3
    Course Description This course explores behaviour in the workplace from an individual, group and organisational perspective. It seeks to develop an understanding of how individual attributes such as attitudes, personality, values and motivation, impact on employee performance. It also considers the role of groups and teams in supporting organisational outcomes, strategies for managing interpersonal and intergroup conflict, organisational communication and the importance of leadership in promoting positive employee behaviours. Topics examined from an organisational level perspective include culture, and stress management.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Sonja Scobie

    Sonja Scobie
    Business School
    The University of Adelaide, AUSTRALIA 5005
    Ph : 0412 373 204
    Fax : +61 8 8223 4782
    e-mail: sonja.scobie@iqapplications.com.au
    Skype: scosen24
    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    The course seeks to provide a learning environment in which students can:
    1. Develop a thorough knowledge and understanding of organisational behaviour;
    2. Research, analyse and evaluate information from a wide variety of sources;
    3. Analyse and apply theories, concepts and models in relation to organisational environments, cases and issues;
    4. Communicate findings in an appropriate and effective format;
    5. Engage in collegial online learning and constructively communicate in group discussions; and
    6. Develop lifelong tools for problem solving.
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1,2 and 3
    The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 1,2,3,5 and 6
    An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 2,3,5 and 6
    Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 4 and 5
    A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 5
    A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 1,2,3,5 and 6
    A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 4
    An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 2,3 and 6
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Robbins, SP, Judge, TA, Millett, B & Boyle, M 2011, Organisational Behaviour 6th edn, Pearson, French's Forest, NSW.
    Recommended Resources
    Students are encouraged to read beyond the textbook to enhance the learning experience. Journal articles can be accessed using the online databases.

    Two useful databases are:
    EmeraldFulltext
    Business Source Complete

    The following list provides useful academic journals for further research.
    Academy of Management Executive
    Academy of Management Journal
    Academy of Management Perspectives
    (formerly Academy of Management Review)
    Administrative Science Quarterly
    Harvard Business Review
    Human Relations
    Journal of Applied Psychology
    Journal of Organizational Behavior
    Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
    Organization Science
    Organization Dynamics
    Personnel Psychology
    Online Learning
    Material available through online management system - LEARN.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

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    Workload

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    Learning Activities Summary

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  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary

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    Assessment Detail

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    Submission

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    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

  • Student Feedback

    The University places a high priority on approaches to learning and teaching that enhance the student experience. Feedback is sought from students in a variety of ways including on-going engagement with staff, the use of online discussion boards and the use of Student Experience of Learning and Teaching (SELT) surveys as well as GOS surveys and Program reviews.

    SELTs are an important source of information to inform individual teaching practice, decisions about teaching duties, and course and program curriculum design. They enable the University to assess how effectively its learning environments and teaching practices facilitate student engagement and learning outcomes. Under the current SELT Policy (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies/101/) course SELTs are mandated and must be conducted at the conclusion of each term/semester/trimester for every course offering. Feedback on issues raised through course SELT surveys is made available to enrolled students through various resources (e.g. MyUni). In addition aggregated course SELT data is available.

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