MGT1000 Organisational Behaviour
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.
Organisational behaviour and management is the discipline base for the course. This discipline assumes that the people within an organisation have a major impact on its effectiveness. An organisation's effectiveness is measured through key performance indicators such as productivity and employee job satisfaction. This course aims to provide students with a scholarly understanding of the impact of human behaviour within organisations, on the performance indicators. There are three major areas of human behaviour that are studied. First, at the level of the individual, attributes and processes such as personality, motivation, perception, job satisfaction and job performance are identified and the managerial implications for enhancing individuals' performance are considered. Second, at the group level, the important attributes of group dynamics and conflict resolution are identified and the managerial implications for developing high performing teams are considered. Third, at the organisation-wide level, structure and culture are considered as major challenges to managers who are seeking quality outcomes. The performance indicators of particular interest in the course are job satisfaction and productivity.