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BX3171 - Organisational Behaviour

Credit points: 3
Year: 2013
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Business

Organisational Behaviour complements management subjects and is the theoretical foundation for the function and practice of the management of human resources. It is concerned with how and why people perform as individuals and in groups, in different structures and cultures within the social arrangements for pursuing collective goals called organisations. It introduces the concepts and theories of behaviour in organisations that have been formulated in the social, psychological and medical sciences. In general, it examines diversity, ethics, and authority, power and conflict, and the issues and stresses that arise from them. In particular, it examines the individual attitudes, personalities, perceptions and motivations, and the group dynamics of teamwork, communication and leadership, all within the context of restructuring, change and development. Organisational Behaviour includes behaviours that are related to an organisation's tropical location, its commitment to sustainable production and conservation, and its indigenous membership.

Learning Outcomes

  • analyse the behaviour of people at work as individuals and as members of work groups;
  • explain the behaviour of individuals and groups as participants in an organisation-wide system of interactions;
  • critically evaluate the contributions of the different social, psychological and medical science disciplines to Organisational Behaviour;
  • apply knowledge of Organisational Behaviour towards developing solutions to management and organisational problems;
  • discuss the issues for organisations that arise from the dynamics of economic, technological, social, demographic, cultural and ethical change, including tropical location and sustainable production; debate the ethics of the application of various Organisational Behaviour concepts to the management of people; transition their knowledge of Organisational Behaviour to their current or prospective workplaces; apply Organisational Behaviour concepts to movies, television dramas and literature for their greater appreciation.

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 ability to select and organise information and to communicate it accurately, cogently, coherently, creatively and ethically;
  • 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 read complex and demanding texts accurately, critically and insightfully;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to work individually and independently.
Prerequisites: 18 CP OF BU OR BX SUBJECTS
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
MG2701 BU2003

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2013
Coordinator: Mr Dwight Lemke
Lecturer: Dr Chris Leggett.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); presentations (20%); case study (30%).

External, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2013
Coordinator: Dr Chris Leggett
Lecturer: Mr Dwight Lemke.
Workload expectations:
  • 0 hours
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); presentations (20%); assignments (30%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2013
Coordinator: Dr Chris Leggett
Lecturer: Mr Dwight Lemke.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); presentations (20%); assignments (30%).

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 23
Census Date 13-Dec-2013
Coordinator: Mr Dwight Lemke
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); presentations (20%); case study (30%).

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 22
Census Date 15-Aug-2013
Coordinator: Mr Dwight Lemke
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); presentations (20%); case study (30%).

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.