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BMA247 ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR (SOU)

Semester 1, 2013

THIS UNIT IS OFFERED IN: Shanghai Teaching Team: Dr Angela Martin (Unit Coordinator) & Cindy He (SOU)

CRICOS Provider Code: 00586B 1

Contact Details

Unit Coordinator: Campus: Email: Phone: Fax: Consultation Time:

Dr Angela Martin Hobart angela.martin@utas.edu.au +61 3 6226 2713 +61 3 6226 2808 TBA

Lecturer: Campus: Room Number: Email: Phone: Fax: Consultation Time:

Cindy He Shanghai Ocean University TBC Shuang.He@utas.edu.au 86-15921224243 TBC TBC

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Contents

Contact Details ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Page 2 Unit Description ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Page 4 Intended Learning Outcomes and Generic Graduate Attributes..………………………………………….. Page 5 Learning Expectations and Teaching Strategies Approach …………………….………………………………. Page 6 Learning Resources ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Page 6 Details of Teaching Arrangements ………………………………………………………………………………………… Page 8 Assessment ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Page 9

Submission of Coursework …………………………………………………………………………………………………. Page 11 Academic Misconduct and Plagiarism ………………………………………………………………………………….. Page 13 Tutorial Program ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Page 14 Study Schedule …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Page 16

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Unit Description
As managers ‘achieve goals through other people’ (Robbins, Waters-Marsh, Cacciope & Millet, 1994, p. 5), it is incumbent upon them to understand individuals, their behaviour and what motivates them to perform at their best. Additionally, as ‘stable and enduring patterns of human…*behaviour+…arise from consistent patterns of transaction between the individual and his or her environment’ (Kolb, 1984, p. 63), there exists a dynamic interchange between the individual and the organisational environment in which they work. It is therefore also important for managers to understand what organisational influences do to shape and modify individual behaviour. In other words, an individual’s productivity or performance, and indeed their capacity to effect these, can be influenced by such things as peer or group conformance pressure; the culture of the organisation in which they work; the degree to which individual initiative is supported or otherwise by managers, leaders, policies, procedures, systems and so on. These organisational factors can, in turn, increase an individual’s level of job and work satisfaction, which positively impacts such things as commitment to their work and the organisation and also facilitates voluntary, altruistic ‘citizenship’ behaviours. The study of ‘Organisational Behaviour’ concerns individuals - their individual personal characteristics and behavioural drivers – and how these interact with situational mediators and moderators at different levels in an organisation. The topics set forth in the study schedule begin with a focus on the individual analysis of behaviour, looking at factors such as perception, learning, emotions, attitudes, motivation and stress. Next, topics such as teamwork and leadership examine behaviour at the group level. Finally, topics covered at the organisational level of analysis include the distribution of power and influence, conflict management, organisational culture and change, and the relationship between organisational behaviour and performance. It is hoped that through your active participation in this unit you will gain a rounded appreciation of factors that influence human behaviour in the work environment towards increased productivity, job satisfaction and organisational citizenship.

Pre-Requisite/Co-Requisite Unit(s)
BMA101 Introduction to Management.

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Intended Learning Outcomes and Generic Graduate Attributes
Assessment Criteria – In assessing this learning outcome I will be looking at your ability to: Explain theories, concepts and models in OB topics. Understand inter-relationships of...
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