|8W Teaching Period 2, 2021 Online|
|Short Description:||Intractable Problems|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Business|
|Student contribution band :||Band 4|
|ASCED code :||080307 - Organisation Management|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||11 April 2021|
Enrolment is not permitted if MGT8038 has been previously completed
The nature of the 21st century workplace is challenging. Leaders need to be able to manage complexity and uncertainty navigating many different moving parts, all within a changing market place and unprecedented change. In many workplaces, ongoing quality, productivity or product issues have their foundation in some sort of ongoing problem that has not been addressed, whether that be structural, related to people, workflows, technology or a changing market. This minicourse focuses on intractable problems, which are characterised as professional or workplace problems that are persistent, significant, and not easily managed or solved.
This minicourse aims to support students to develop confidence and capacity in tackling these sort of problems in a way that adds value to their professional context by strengthening others in the organisation.
Please be advised that this minicourse is made up of four parts please see MGT8038 for the full course specification.
On successful completion of this course students should be able to:
- apply specialist leadership knowledge to generate a plan to effectively enable teams and individual performance in the workplace (MGT8038 LO5);
- critically reflect and integrate leader theories that help to build adaptive leader-member relationships (MGT8038 LO2).
|1.||Outlining intractable problems||33.00|
|2.||Leadership responses to intractable problems||33.00|
|3.||Developing future leaders as problems solvers||34.00|
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
(DOI: 10.1080/08956308.2000.11671354 https://doi.org/10.1080/08956308.2000.11671354 (Links to an external site.).)
(doi (Links to an external site.):1007/bf01405730 (Links to an external site.). https://web.archive.org/web/20070930021510/http:/www.uctc.net/mwebber/Rittel+Webber+Dilemmas+General_Theory_of_Planning.pdf (Links to an external site.).)
(School of Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship, Regent University.)
(Retrieved November 2019 from https://www-sciencedirect-com.ezproxy.usq.edu.au/science/article/pii/S0363811115000521.)
|Description||Marks out of||Wtg (%)||Due Date||Notes|
|Assessment 1||50||100||23 Apr 2021||(see note 1)|
- The assessment for this minicourse is due 4 weeks after teaching concludes. Students have access to the learning platform for a total of 11 weeks.
Important assessment information
Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
Penalties for late submission of required work:
Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL (point 4.2.4)
Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
University Student Policies:
Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.