Organisational Behaviour

MGT20007 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online, Sarawak Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students

Duration

  • One Semester or equivalent.

Contact hours

  • 24 hours face to face + Blended

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.

2023 teaching periods

Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 1
Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 2

Dates:
27 Feb 23 - 28 May 23

Results:
4 Jul 23

Last self enrolment:
12 Mar 23

Census:
31 Mar 23

Last withdraw without fail:
14 Apr 23

Dates:
31 Jul 23 - 29 Oct 23

Results:
5 Dec 23

Last self enrolment:
13 Aug 23

Census:
31 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Sep 23

More teaching periods
Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 3
Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 1

Dates:
6 Nov 23 - 11 Feb 24

Results:
5 Mar 24

Last self enrolment:
19 Nov 23

Census:
1 Dec 23

Last withdraw without fail:
29 Dec 23

Dates:
13 Mar 23 - 11 Jun 23

Results:
4 Jul 23

Last self enrolment:
26 Mar 23

Census:
7 Apr 23

Last withdraw without fail:
28 Apr 23


Aims and objectives

This unit provides an understanding of organisations by examining individual characteristics, drivers of behaviours, and understanding group dynamics and organisational change processes, which ultimately influence organisational effectiveness. Organisational Behaviour is relevant to our working and personal lives given the likelihood of us participating in different organisations over our lifespans as workers, citizens and community or family members, operating as individuals or group members. Organisational Behaviour research draws on theoretical frameworks and insights from many disciplines in the social sciences including sociology and psychology. The unit focuses on both personal and organisational development and effectiveness.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
 
1. Identify the basic determinants of individual behaviour, group dynamics and organisational processes, and explain how they impact on organisational performance.
 
2. Identify, describe and evaluate managerial approaches and organisational behaviour theories and concepts.
 
3. Explore different disciplinary approaches to organisational behaviour and understand how each approach explains individual and group behaviour in the workplace.
 
4. Develop skills in group work and explore the importance of these skills in managing self and others.
 
5. Develop reflective learning skills that apply to individual and collaborative work contexts.
 
2023 
1. Identify the basic determinants of individual behaviour, group dynamics and organisational processes, and explain how they impact on organisational performance
2. Identify, describe and evaluate managerial approaches and organisational behaviour theories and concepts
3. Explore different disciplinary approaches to organisational behaviour and understand how each approach explains individual and group behaviour in the workplace
4. Effectively engage with a range of audiences within workplaces, industry and cultural contexts
5. Develop group work and reflective learning skills that apply to collaborative work contexts