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MGT8049 Building an Engaged Workforce

Short Description: Building an Engaged Workforce
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Business
Student contribution band : Band 4
ASCED code : 080399 - Business Mgt not classified
Grading basis : Graded


In this course, students will learn about the different aspects of employee engagement theory, in particular, job design, job satisfaction, employee support, psychological safety, job burnout and trust and respect among others. Students will need to acquire a solid body of knowledge in relation to the theoretical background that helps to explain how organisations can best engage their workers and to keep them interested and motivated at work. For instance, students will learn how to align organisational strategy with HR engagement activities. Students however will need to practise a series of work engagement activities designed to help them synthesize between the different approaches, how they can be applied, why one methodology works better than another, why workers become disengaged and what the overall effect of disengaged workers has on organisation productivity. Students will therefore acquire different knowledge and creative skills to be able to evaluate complex ideas and concepts at an abstract level while at the same time be able to interpret theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions related to managing employee engagement.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2021 Online
Date printed 2 December 2021