|Short Description:||Organisational Behaviour|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Management and Enterprise|
|Student contribution band :||Band 3|
|ASCED code :||080307 - Organisation Management|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
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.
This course has two major components. The first part is all about management of the self through reflection. The second part of the course is all about theory associated with the management of others. Specifically in the first part of the course students will be taught how to observe and record their thoughts, feelings and actions throughout a real life incident with a view to reflecting on them at a later date. Students will also be exposed to double loop learning as a form of reflection and will be given the opportunity to identify personal strengths (rather than weaknesses) in their reflections. Finally in the first part of the course students will be shown how to apply theory to an incident so that when students reflect they can draw on more than life experience to make sense of or judgements about their role in the incident. The second part of the course opens with some useful big picture theory about the nature of management within organisations and the nature of structure and culture as organisational systems. The course then addresses the issue of managing others as individuals by looking at the contribution of individual's attitudes, emotions and motivation to their work within organisations. The final section of the course focuses on the management of others as members of groups and teams and examines the impact of conflict, politics and power on group and team performance.