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People and Performance (MBS591)

Organisational Unit Business
Credit Points 3
Description This unit will provide students with an opportunity to reflect upon and improve their management of people in service organisations. The unit focuses on enhancing motivation and capability of individuals and teams based on the application of psychological principles to better manage service delivery. Topics covered will include motivating people, building capability, creativity, decision making, stress, effective communication, conflict management and working in teams.
Unit Learning Outcomes 1. Reflect and improve management of people within organisations.
2. Enhancing motivation and capability of individuals and teams based on the application of psychological principles.
3. Build their knowledge of motivating people, building capability, creativity, decision making, stress-less techniques, effective communication, conflict management and working in teams.
4. Develop academic skills in applying theory to practice, writing, presentation and referencing.
Timetabled Learning Activities Up to 24 contact hours plus personal study up to a total of 150 hours.
Unit Learning Experiences The unit is delivered using blended learning design features with core unit materials provided in a digital format followed up by small class knowledge application and skills development. This is enhanced by self-directed learning, group work and presentations to further develop skills and application of knowledge to practical and current issues.
Assessment See assessment items below.
Prerequisites Nil.
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

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