DEVELOPING PEOPLE AND HIGH PERFORMANCE ORGANISATIONS

MGT5DPP

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject develops a contextual understanding of the link between managing people and organisational performance in terms of the human resource development (HRD) function. Based on this understanding, the subject provides opportunity for a detailed and practical exploration of people and team related issues in high-performance workplaces. By the end of the subject, students will be able to identify, understand and critically analyse factors that facilitate high performance in people, teams and organisations.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJennifer Spoor

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. To articulate diverse theoretical positions describing high performance and to write critically about high performance issues

Activities:
Class lectures, discussion and readings cover key theoretical positions around high performance. Assessment provides opportunity to engage critically with these theoretical positions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

02. To demonstrate an engagement with the body of knowledge and fundamental issues surrounding the management and development of people and organisational performance

Activities:
Class lectures, discussion and readings cover issues around the management and development of people and organisational performance. Assessment provides opportunity to engage critically with these issues
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)

03. To develop and apply skills and expertise individually and collectively enabling constructive engagement with challenges of developing high performance organisations

Activities:
Assessment tasks constructed to enable students to develop expertise and skills in engaging with challenges of developing high performance organisations. Group work assignment will require collaboration and cooperation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)
Teamwork (Teamwork)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2015, Semester 2, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size30

Enrolment information Limitations in room size at city campus Order of application

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJennifer Spoor

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours lecture per week on any day including weekend at night from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One group assignment (3-4 students per group, at 2,000 words per student)40 01, 02, 03
One x 1-hour in-class test20 01, 02, 03
One x 2,000 word individual essay40 01, 02, 03