2013 Unit of Study
The session(s) below are for 2013. For Summer School 2013 unit of study availability please visit the Summer School website (main Summer session January/February 2013).
The University of Sydney session calendar shows exact dates for sessions.
|People and Organisations|
|Prerequisites||24 junior credit points|
|Additional Information||This is the compulsory unit of study for the Management major.|
|Lectures||1x 2 hour lecture and 1x 1 hour tutorial hour per week|
|Assessment||Case Study Assignment (30%); Group Presentation (10%); Group Feedback (5%); Major Group Assignment (25%); Exam (30%); Academic Honesty Module (0%)|
|Description||Contemporary organisations are characterised by a high degree of change. One of the most pervasive, and widely debated, changes in organisations has been the growing use of various forms of teamwork. Contemporary forms of teamwork include project based teams, virtual teams, and self managing teams and are found across a broad spectrum of organisational types- from manufacturing to professional service organisations. This unit of study introduces students to theories about the impact of individual, group and organisational factors on people and organisations and uses these concepts and theories to examine the factors that can make working in and managing teams more effective. As such, People and Organisations is designed to provide students majoring in Business insight into a set of critical issues that will impact their professional and business careers. Because of the increasing significance of teamwork, this unit of study also provides an important foundation for further study in Management and Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management.|