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BX2072 - Managing Organisational Flexibility

Credit points: 3
Year: 2011
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Business

The subject deals with the management of businesses in new environments where in one market or geographic area companies may compete against one another and in another market/region these competitors are partners or have formed an alliance or act as one entity in a joint-venture. Collaborations, alliances and industry networks are becoming more the norm in the global arena, especially in developing markets. Managers need to be able to understand and manage in systems of change within organisations, the value chain and the environments they operate in. The subject integrates the emerging need for the learning organisation and systems thinking which creates more flexible business structures. In addition, this subject encourages students to analyse the reasons behind some of these formations, and the implications on regions where these exist. The subject further looks at the HR dynamics as well as the new organisational behaviour that is spawned by matrix, inter-related and networked businesses which requires understanding by the modern manager.

Learning Outcomes

  • Increase your levels of awareness, knowledge, understanding and competencies leading to improved effectiveness as managers and advisors;
  • Understanding of system thinking and the disciplines involved in creating learning organisations;
  • Knowledge and understanding of internal and external linkages/relationships in networks;
  • Opportunities and synergies gained from collaborations, strategic alliances, innovative networks and clusters in global markets.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to find and access information using appropriate media and technologies;
  • The ability to evaluate that information;
  • The acquisition of coherent and disciplined sets of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics from at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to manage future career and personal development;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to lead, manage and contribute effectively to teams;
  • The ability to work individually and independently;
  • The ability to select and use appropriate tools and technologies;
  • The ability to use online technologies effectively and ethically.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
MG3731 AND MG3741

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 25-Aug-2011
Coordinator: Mr Dwight Lemke
Lecturer: Mrs Tracey Mahony.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours lectures
Assessment: end of semester exam (25%); quizzes or tests (25%); learning journal (30%); simulation (20%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 25-Aug-2011
Coordinator: Mr Dwight Lemke
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours lectures
Assessment: end of semester exam (25%); quizzes or tests (25%); learning journal (30%); simulation (20%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
Census Date 24-Mar-2011
Coordinator: Mr Dwight Lemke
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours lectures
Assessment: end of semester exam (25%); quizzes or tests (25%); learning journal (30%); simulation (20%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
Census Date 17-Nov-2011
Coordinator: Mr Dwight Lemke
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours lectures
Assessment: end of semester exam (25%); quizzes or tests (25%); learning journal (30%); simulation (20%).

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 21
Census Date 14-Apr-2011
Coordinator: Mr Dwight Lemke
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours lectures
Assessment: end of semester exam (25%); quizzes or tests (25%); learning journal (30%); simulation (20%).

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 22
Census Date 11-Aug-2011
Coordinator: Mr Dwight Lemke
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours lectures
Assessment: end of semester exam (25%); quizzes or tests (25%); learning journal (30%); simulation (20%).

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 23
Census Date 08-Dec-2011
Coordinator: Mr Dwight Lemke
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours lectures
Assessment: end of semester exam (25%); quizzes or tests (25%); learning journal (30%); simulation (20%).

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.