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

  • 36 hours

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

2022 teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 3

Dates:
8 Nov 21 - 13 Feb 22

Results:
8 Mar 22

Last self enrolment:
21 Nov 21

Census:
3 Dec 21

Last withdraw without fail:
31 Dec 21

More teaching periods

Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 1 Higher Ed. Semester 2

Dates:
28 Feb 22 - 29 May 22

Results:
5 Jul 22

Last self enrolment:
13 Mar 22

Census:
31 Mar 22

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Apr 22

Dates:
1 Aug 22 - 30 Oct 22

Results:
6 Dec 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Aug 22

Census:
31 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Sep 22

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2

Dates:
11 Jul 22 - 9 Oct 22

Results:
1 Nov 22

Last self enrolment:
24 Jul 22

Census:
5 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
26 Aug 22


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.