This introductory course (there are no prerequisite courses) is designed to improve your effectiveness as a manager and leader by introducing you to frameworks for understanding organisations and organisational processes. Organisations have been studied from the perspective of several social science disciplines, including psychology, sociology, economics, anthropology and political science. The field on which this course is based, organisational behaviour, draws from all of these disciplines and applies the insights derived from the pertinent research. This course will introduce you to this research and ways to apply the knowledge to particular situations through your analysis and subsequent class discussion of case studies.
Take an holistic approach to addressing issues facing an organisation.
Apply frameworks and theories to analyse situations in which organisations are undergoing change.
Apply frameworks and theories to analyse tools and methods used to empower, inspire and hold accountable members of an organisation.
Identify and clearly define a problem/issue; analyse and question data and information in a rigorous manner.
Listen to, respect and heed the advice and ideas of others.