MANAGING PEOPLE AND CULTURE

BUA5MGT

2021

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/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesInteractive workshops, seminars, industry guest presenters and problem-solving scenarios

Capstone subjectNo

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 or LMMBAO or HZMBHO or LCBUA or LCBUAO or LGBUA or LGBUAO to do this subject

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsBUO5MGT

Equivalent subjectsBUO5MGT

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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.
02. Evaluate the appropriateness of different organisational change frameworks to address organisational issues.
03. Instigate and apply organisational design, culture and change theories and practices that foster an innovative, flexible and adaptive organisation.
04. Assess people management theories, concepts and practices to optimise changes in organisational design and culture.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2021, Semester 1, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLeila Afshari

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 h seminar per week on weekdays at night from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Please refer to MBA Student Information LMS Page for days and times.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Investment Logic Map (Experience-based) 2000 words Create an investment logic map to articulate workplace motivation/engagement issues and relevant solutions.

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

In-class Group Presentation New manager Case Study. Broadly equivalent to 750 words per student 10 minute group presentation plus 10 minute question and feedback session.

N/AOral presentationGroupNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Individual Report (HBR Case Study) 2500 words Case study :How much should a new CEO shake things up?

N/AReportIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

On-Line, 2021, LTU Term 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLeila Afshari

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 2 - 7
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 2 to week 7 and delivered via online.
Access via subject website; additional online facilitated discussions will also occur for this subject. Please refer to subject learning guide.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Investment Logic Map (Experience-based) 2000 words Create an investment logic map to articulate workplace motivation/engagement issues and relevant solutions.

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

In-class Group Presentation New manager Case Study. Broadly equivalent to 750 words per student 10 minute group presentation plus 10 minute question and feedback session.

N/AOral presentationGroupNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Individual Report (HBR Case Study) 2500 words Case study :How much should a new CEO shake things up?

N/AReportIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Albury-Wodonga, 2021, LTU Term 4, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLeila Afshari

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 30 - 35
Four 8.00 h seminar per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 35 and delivered via face-to-face.
Please refer to MBA Student Information LMS Page for dates and times.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Investment Logic Map (Experience-based) 2000 words Create an investment logic map to articulate workplace motivation/engagement issues and relevant solutions.

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

In-class Group Presentation New manager Case Study. Broadly equivalent to 750 words per student 10 minute group presentation plus 10 minute question and feedback session.

N/AOral presentationGroupNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Individual Report (HBR Case Study) 2500 words Case study :How much should a new CEO shake things up?

N/AReportIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

On-Line, 2021, LTU Term 4, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLeila Afshari

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 36
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 36 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Investment Logic Map (Experience-based) 2000 words Create an investment logic map to articulate workplace motivation/engagement issues and relevant solutions.

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

In-class Group Presentation New manager Case Study. Broadly equivalent to 750 words per student 10 minute group presentation plus 10 minute question and feedback session.

N/AOral presentationGroupNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Individual Report (HBR Case Study) 2500 words Case study :How much should a new CEO shake things up?

N/AReportIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4