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PY5406 - Organisational Systems: Teams and Culture

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

Organisations succeed through the collective efforts of individuals. However, these efforts are frequently derailed by conflict, politics, deficits of leadership, or sub-optimal organisational structure. This subject analyses the various levels of structure and interdependence within an organisation, from basic teams to macro-level culture and structure, leveraging social psychological principles to identify best-practices for enhancing collective motivation, performance, and satisfaction. This subject will explore key topics in team dynamics, group processes, and organisational culture. In this subject, students will also review and discuss theories and practices in organisational design.

Learning Outcomes

  • Appraise the factors that influence sustainable team performance;
  • Analyse culture and fit to address organisational challenges;
  • Examine the interactions between leadership, culture, and organisational design;
  • Critically evaluate approaches to organisational design, structure, and coordination.

Subject Assessment

  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (30%) - Group
  • Written > Critical appraisal/review - (40%) - Individual
  • Written > Proposal - (%) - Group
  • Written > Reflection/reflective task 1 - (30%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% after the application of any penalties, and attempt and submit all assessments.

Foundational knowledge and skills in psychology


JCU Singapore, Study Period 52, Mixed attendance
Census Date 03-Aug-2023
Face to face teaching (As per subject outline)
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 20 hours workshops
  • 15 hours online activity
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.