Topic 1: Introduction
MGMT 1001, s2 2012
School of Management
Reflective Questions to guide this lecture
Part 1:Important things about this course 1. 2. 3. Why is this course is relevant to your degree? What should you get out of this course (apart from grades)? Focussed learning - What are the key learning outcomes? How do I achieve good grades from this course?
Part 2: What is an Organisation? 1. 2. 3. How do we finding ‘meaning’ in the various definitions of organisations? What are the characteristics of an organisation? Has organisation changed over time? How does this impact our learning of languages of organisation and management?
Why study organisations and management?
Most important selection criteria when recruiting graduates 2011 1. Interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral) 2. Passion/Knowledge of industry/Drive/Commitment/Attitude 3. Critical reasoning and analytical skills/Problem solving/Lateral thinking/Technical skills 4. Calibre of academic results 5. Work experience 6. Cultural alignment / Values fit 7. Teamwork skills 8. Emotional intelligence (incl. self-awareness, strength of character, confidence, motivation) 9. Leadership skills 10. Activities (incl. intra and extra curricular) Source: Graduate Careers Australia Ltd (2012) Graduate Outlook 2011
Least desirable characteristics when recruiting graduates 2011 1. Poor attitude / Lack of work ethic / Approach to work 2. Lack of interpersonal and communication skills (etc.) 3. Lack of drive, motivation, enthusiasm and initiative 4. Arrogance/Selfishness/Aggression/Dominating 5. Inflexibility/Inability to accept direction (etc.) 6. Poor teamwork skills 7. Poor or inappropriate academic qualifications or results 8. Lack of commitment / High absenteeism / Lack of loyalty 9. Lack of emotional intelligence, self-awareness (etc.) Soruce: Graduate Careers Australia Ltd (2012) Graduate Outlook 2011
What do prospective employers say?
Sandra Birkensleigh Partner, PwC
Did Uni give you everything you needed for your career? So can you learn those skills on the job? If you knew then what you know now – what would you change?
How to start developing these skills?
• Develop good independent study habits (Focussed learning) • View your University course as the equivalent to a full time job • Take opportunities to learn seriously (each activity and assessment in this course is more than just getting grades!)
MGMT1001 – three levels of analysis
Organisations – What is an Organisation? (Topic 1) – Management roles (topic 2) – Structures and changing organisations (topic 3) – Leadership (topic 8) – Strategy and managing human resources (topic 9) The relationship between organisations and society – Global dimensions of business (topic 10) – Sustainability and business ethics (topic 11) Individuals in organisations – Attitudes, perception (topic 4) – Power and conflict (topic 7) – Communication (topic 5) – Understanding groups and teams (topic 6) Attendance: 1 x 2hr lecture per week 1 x 1hr tutorial per week Individual study – readings, assignments Team simulation Skill building – disciplinary content, study/ academic skills and graduate attributes
Course Requirements/ Course Outline
– Course description, aims and learning outcomes – Assessment – Course, School, ASB and University rules and procedures Available on the course website (i.e. UNSW Blackboard)
Course resources (p.9)
Textbook : Robbins, S., Bergman, R., Stagg, I., Coulter, M., Judge, T., Millett, B. & Boyle, M,
Managing Organisations and People MGMT 1001,
2nd Edition. Student Workbook: MGMT1001 Managing Organisations and People Semester 2, 2012
Available at UNSW bookshop
Topic ‘workload’ & tutorial page available on course website, readings available thru UNSW Library
The MGMT1001 Learning Environment
Teaching staff (p.1) Teaching times and Locations (p.2)
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