PDC5513 Organisation Dynamics @ Work
|Full Year, 2012 External Toowoomba|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business and Law|
|School or Department :||School of Management and Marketing|
|Version produced :||11 December 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/current-students/support/computing/hardware>.
Organisations are complex and making them successful pose serious challenges to managers at all levels. This makes it very useful to develop a better understanding of some of the organisation dynamics that modern-day managers are faced with. In this course foundations are laid to develop an appreciation of the role played by dynamics related to things like organisational politics and power, organisational structures and cultures, as well as organisational change. The idea is to stimulate learning about how these dynamics can be leveraged to the best possible advantage of organisational performance and competitiveness.
In this course organisational dynamics are investigated within the broader context of a changing world, and a changing world of work and organisations. The nature of and challenges related to power and organisational politics are introduced. The nature and important role played by things like organisational structure, design and culture are also investigated. How to develop appropriate organisational culture that is conducive to 'high performance' is also explored. The challenges posed by change, and how to cope with, manage and champion change - are also covered.
On successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
- appraise the relationship between organisational structure and the internal and external environment of organisations
- analyse how organisational effectiveness is influenced by factors such as power, control, climate and culture
- analyse and assess issues related to processes of organisational change and apply relevant strategies for organisational development.
|1.||Power and politics in organisations||25.00|
|2.||Organisational cultures and structures||50.00|
|3.||Leading change in organisations||25.00|
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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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