MANAGING PEOPLE AND CULTURE

BUA5MGT

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will analyse different philosophical perspectives and approaches to organisational design, culture and managing people.  You will be encouraged to undertake a critical evaluation of current thinking on organisational design and change approaches.  Through application of different philosophical perspectives to practical case studies, you will be encouraged to understand the manage the opportunities and constraints in designing innovative, flexible and adaptive organisations.  You will assess and apply people management theories and practices to optimise changes in organisational design and culture.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLeila Afshari

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be enrolled in LMMBA or HZMBHA or LMMBAH or LMMBAA or LZFABA or LMPAB or LMAFMB or LMPMB to do this subject.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects BUO5MGT

Equivalent subjects BUO5MGT

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsManagement and Organisational TheoryRecommendedMiles, JA. 2012Jossey-Bass
ReadingsPhilosophies of Organisational ChangeRecommendedSmith, A., and Graetz, F. 2011Edward Elgar

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse specific organisational problems and develop practical and evidence-based approaches for resolving those problems using a variety of philosophical perspectives to organisational design, culture and managing people.

Activities:
Interactive workshops, seminars, industry guest presenters and problem-solving scenarios
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

02. Evaluate the appropriateness of different organisational change frameworks to address organisational issues.

Activities:
Interactive workshops, seminars, industry guest presenters and problem-solving scenarios
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

03. Instigate and apply organisational design, culture and change theories and practices that foster an innovative, flexible and adaptive organisation.

Activities:
Interactive workshops, seminars, industry guest presenters and problem-solving scenarios
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Adaptability Skills)

04. Assess people management theories, concepts and practices to optimise changes in organisational design and culture.

Activities:
Interactive workshops, seminars, industry guest presenters and problem-solving scenarios
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)

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