PDC5511 People @ Work
|Full Year, 2012 External Toowoomba|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business and Law|
|School or Department :||School of Management and Marketing|
|Version produced :||25 May 2013|
Pre-requisite: For FBSC Group Students Only
Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at <http://www.usq.edu.au/ict/students/standards/default.htm>.
In most situations people do not work completely on their own. It is rather much more common for people to work in the context of other people. This makes it very useful to develop a better understanding of the ‘people and work’ nexus. In this course foundations are laid to develop a better understanding of some of the dynamics and challenges involved when people are at work. It will become clear that rather than thinking about ‘people problems’ – performance and competitiveness can indeed be enhanced and quality of work-life can be improved, if we can develop a better understanding of people.
In this course the changing world of work is explored within the broader context of change in society. This leads to an examination of essential behavioural differences and dynamics in respect of people in relation to the organisations where they work. The challenges related to enhancing work performance and improving quality of work life are also investigated, and so too in particular the role that work organisation or design can play in this regard.
On successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
- analyse and debate connections between people and a changing world of work
- explain and analyse essential aspects of individual behaviour and how these interplay with work, performance and the organisations where people work
- critically analyse aspects of employee motivation and the implications for how we organise the work of people.
|1.||Work, people and performance||25.00|
|2.||Understanding people: some essentials||25.00|
|3.||Employee motivation and empowerment||30.00|
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
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Wood, J, Zeffane, R, Fromholtz, M, Wiesner, R & Creed, A 2010, Organisational behaviour: core concepts and applications, John Wiley & Sons, Milton, Queensland.
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