MANAGEMT 7128OL - Managing People and Organisations

Online - Online Teaching 5 - 2021

Organisation amplifies the leadership intent. Orchestrating the interaction between individuals, sections, organisational structures and culture to align with the organisation strategy and achieve its purpose, requires a detailed understanding of the system. In addition to direct influence, a leader needs to know how to use and influence the organisation?s culture and processes, to manage its interdependencies and develop its people. In our dynamic work-world mobilising staff knowledge and passion, and supporting the learning needed to adjust to changes, is critical to remaining viable. Effective administrative structures, policies and processes can amplify the leader?s intent, or block initiative. In this course we will examine the key influences and perspectives on the management of organisations, and tools to enhance ethical decision-making. The focus is primarily on human issues that affect and are dealt with by managers day-to-day. The ability to analyse and to think clearly and independently about these issues is the basis of effective management action. Throughout the course there is an emphasis on thinking about and asking important questions, rather than fixing on 'right' answers.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MANAGEMT 7128OL
    Course Managing People and Organisations
    Coordinating Unit Adelaide Business School
    Term Online Teaching 5
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s Online
    Units 3
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Course Description Organisation amplifies the leadership intent. Orchestrating the interaction between individuals, sections, organisational structures and culture to align with the organisation strategy and achieve its purpose, requires a detailed understanding of the system. In addition to direct influence, a leader needs to know how to use and influence the organisation?s culture and processes, to manage its interdependencies and develop its people. In our dynamic work-world mobilising staff knowledge and passion, and supporting the learning needed to adjust to changes, is critical to remaining viable. Effective administrative structures, policies and processes can amplify the leader?s intent, or block initiative. In this course we will examine the key influences and perspectives on the management of organisations, and tools to enhance ethical decision-making. The focus is primarily on human issues that affect and are dealt with by managers day-to-day. The ability to analyse and to think clearly and independently about these issues is the basis of effective management action. Throughout the course there is an emphasis on thinking about and asking important questions, rather than fixing on 'right' answers.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Mrs Lorraine Caruso

    Course Timetable

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

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

    1. evaluate the organisational structure relevant to it being able to meet the organisations objectives

    2. adapt the organisation's talent selection initiatives to maximise opportunity for diverse voices within the business

    3. develop leadership competencies supporting the development of an environment that aligns with human motivation

    4. collaborate with key stakeholders to identify relevant key performance indicators that measure progress against the organisation's objectives

    5. communicate challenges to the relevance of the organisation's structure, given the current global impacts to business

    6. formulate a readiness plan to prepare the organisation for a company-wide change initiative.

    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)
    Deep discipline knowledge
    • informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
    • acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
    • accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
    1,2,3,4,5,6
    Critical thinking and problem solving
    • steeped in research methods and rigor
    • based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
    • demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
    1,2,3,4,5,6
    Teamwork and communication skills
    • developed from, with, and via the SGDE
    • honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
    • encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
    1,2,3,4,5,6
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    1,2,3,4,5,6
    Intercultural and ethical competency
    • adept at operating in other cultures
    • comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
    • able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
    • demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
    1,2,3,4,5,6
    Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
    • a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
    • open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
    • able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
    1,2,3,4,5,6
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    The referenced textbook for this course is:

    Robbins, Judge, Edwards, Sandiford, Fitzgerald, and Hunt 2019, Organisational Behaviour (Links to an external site.), 9th edn, Pearson Australia, Victoria
    Recommended Resources
    All Course Readings are available through the links in each module and also available through the ‘Course Readings’ menu item in the navigation bar.
    Online Learning
    The course is delivered over a 6 week period.

    Planning of your time will be critical to immerse in the readings, activities, and discussions which provide the breadth and depth of knowledge to support your learning and completion of your assessments.

  • 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 Related Requirements
    The submission of all the assessments is a requirement to pass the course.
    Assessment Detail

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    Submission

    No information currently available.

    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.

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