HRMT11010 - Organisational Behaviour
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

Organisational behaviour is the study of human behaviour at work. The complexity of human behaviour means that this inter-disciplinary field of study draws upon the literature from psychology, sociology, anthropology and political science. In particular, we look at theories and the research base from the social sciences that inform the way in which individual level factors (e.g. personality, attitudes, emotion and motivation), team level factors (e.g. leadership and group dynamics) and organisational factors (e.g. structure and culture) combine to explain behaviour. Behaviour at work plays a critical role in explaining organisational outcomes such as productivity, innovation and absenteeism.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 3A
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 1 - 2017
  • Brisbane
  • Bundaberg
  • Cairns
  • Distance
  • Gladstone
  • Mackay
  • Melbourne
  • Perth
  • Rockhampton
  • Sydney
  • Townsville

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Online Quiz(zes) 20%
2. Written Assessment 30%
3. Examination 50%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback Source Recommendation
Students liked to choose from a variety of essay topics with different due dates. Course evaluation This assessment will be retained.
Students appreciated due date reminders for assessment 1. Course evaluation This practice will be retained,
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Evaluate a number of theories that explain human behaviour
  2. Critically appraise the inter-relationship between individual, team and organisational systems
  3. Apply organisational behaviour concepts in tutorials.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Examination

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1. Communication
2. Problem Solving
3. Critical Thinking
4. Information Literacy
5. Team Work
6. Information Technology Competence
7. Cross Cultural Competence
8. Ethical practice

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Online Quiz(zes)      
2 - Written Assessment      
3 - Examination        

Prescribed Textbooks

Organisational Behaviour
Author/s: Robbins, S; Judge, T; Millett, B., & Boyle, M. Year: 2016
Edition: 8th Publisher: Pearson
City: Frenchs Forest State: NSW
Country: Australia
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop
Note:

There are 3 options for you to consider. The University recommends you download an e-book direct from the Publisher.

Option 1: MyManagementLab* with eText ( access code only )

Title: Organisational Behaviour MyManagementLab with eText (8th edition)

Authors: Robbins, Judge, Millett & Boyle

ISBN: 9781488609343

Available as an online purchase via:http://www.pearson.com.au/9781488609343

$75.00

* MyManagementLab allows you to access e-resources such as case studies and sample questions.

Option 2: Downloadable eBook only

Title: Organisational Behaviour(VitalSourceeText) (8th edition)

Authors: Robbins, Judge, Millett & Boyle

ISBN:9781488609374

Available as an online purchase via: http://www.pearson.com.au/9781488609374

$50.00

Option 3: Print textbook with MyManagementLab & eText

Value Pack: Organisational Behaviour + MyManagement Lab with eText (8e)

Authors: Robbins, Judge, Millett & Boyle (8th edition)

ISBN 9781488689727

Published 28/10/2016

Available from CQUni Bookshop

RRP: $156.95

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
All submissions for this unit must use the American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorLee Di Milia (V.DiMilia@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 06-03-2017

What is organisational behaviour?

Chapter 1, Robbins, Judge, Millett and Boyle

Assessment Item 1 - Online quiz: Due from week 2 to week 8. The due date and time for each quiz is shown in Assessment task 1 - Online quiz.

Assessment 2 - Written submission: Choose one essay topic only. Due from week 6 to week 10 depending on the essay you chose. The due date and time for your chosen essay is shown in Assessment task 2 - Written Assessment.

Week 2 13-03-2017

Diversity in organisations

Chapter 2, Robbins, Judge, Millett and Boyle

Assessment item 1: Test 1 closes.

Week 3 20-03-2017

Attitudes & job satisfaction; Personality & values

Chapters 3 & 4, Robbins, Judge, Millett and Boyle

Assessment item 1: Test 2 closes.

Week 4 27-03-2017

Emotions & moods

Chapter 5, Robbins, Judge, Millett and Boyle

Assessment item 1: Test 3 closes.

Assessment item 2: Essay choice closes March 27 at 9 am (AEST).

Week 5 03-04-2017

Perception & individual decision making; Motivation

Chapters 6 & 7, Robbins, Judge, Millett and Boyle

Assessment item 1: Test 4 closes.

Vacation Week 10-04-2017
Week 6 17-04-2017

Foundations of group behaviour

Chapter 8, Robbins, Judge, Millett and Boyle

Assessment item 1: Test 5 closes.

Assessment 2: Topic 1 is due.

Week 7 24-04-2017

Communication

Chapter 10, Robbins, Judge, Millett and Boyle

Assessment item 1: Test 6 closes.

Assessment 2: Topic 2 is due

Week 8 01-05-2017

Leadership

Chapter 11, Robbins, Judge, Millett and Boyle

Assessment item 1: Test 7 closes.

Assessment 2: Topic 3 is due.

Week 9 08-05-2017

Power & politics

Chapter 12, Robbins, Judge, Millett and Boyle

Assessment 2: Topic 4 is due.

Week 10 15-05-2017

Conflict & negotiation

Chapter 13, Robbins, Judge, Millett and Boyle

Assessment 2: Topic 5 is due.

Week 11 22-05-2017

Organisational structure

Chapter 14, Robbins, Judge, Millett and Boyle

Week 12 29-05-2017

Organisational culture

Chapter 15, Robbins, Judge, Millett and Boyle

Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Exam Week 12-06-2017

1 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title Chapter Tests
Task Description

This assessment comprises of seven online tests. Only the best five scores are used to determine your overall result for assessment 1. Each test is based on a chapter from the textbook. The tests can be accessed from the “Assessment block” or from the weekly schedule.

All tests are available from 9 am (AEST) on the 6th March and can be completed at any time. The table below shows the date and time when each test will close. Once a test closes it cannot be reopened for any reason.

Test Content Test Closure
1 Chapter 1 16 March at 4.00 pm
2 Chapter 2 23 March at 4.00 pm
3 Chapter 3 30 March at 4.00 pm
4 Chapter 4 6 April at 4.00 pm
5 Chapter 5 20 April at 4.00 pm
6 Chapter 6 27 April at 1.00 pm
7 Chapter 7 4 May at 1.00 pm

Number of Quizzes 7
Frequency of Quizzes Other
Assessment Due Date See details in 'Task Description'
Return Date to Students Score is shown when the test closes.
Weighting 20%
Assessment Criteria

Each test has 10 questions and each correct answer earns you one point. The test must be completed and the answer registered on the system within 20 minutes. Please time yourself carefully because going over time may result in a zero score.

This assessment comprises of seven online tests. Only your best five scores will be used to determine your overall result.

Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Evaluate a number of theories that explain human behaviour

2. Critically appraise the inter-relationship between individual, team and organisational systems

3. Apply organisational behaviour concepts in tutorials.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

6. Information Technology Competence

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice



2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Essay
Task Description

You need to select one essay topic from the five options available. There is a limit on how many students can select each topic so please make your choice early. It may be possible to switch to a different topic before 9.00 am on the 27th March provided the other topic is not full. Students that do not choose a topic will be assigned a topic and no changes can be made.

Assessment Task 2 requires you to develop sound academic writing skills by writing an essay. You should also familiarise yourself with the 'Academic Learning Centre - Academic Communication' unit for additional support materials (you can access the ALC from the SUPPORT block on the unit website).You are required to apply this learning to the critical evaluation of a topic and find supporting evidence for your answer.

To view and choose the essay topics, click on "Topics for assessment 2" link under the assessment tab, or from the weekly schedule - see the "Assessment row."

The due date for each essay topic can be found in the table below; do not rely on the due date shown in Moodle for Assessment 2.

Please note that because you have flexibility in choosing an essay that fits your interests and other assignment requirements, this unit typically will not allow assignment extensions.

When you upload your assignment, it will be processed by Turn-It-in, and you will have access to a 'similarity index' report. At this point, you may make any changes, and re-upload your assignment. When you are happy with your submission, click 'Send for Marking'. If you do not click 'Send for Marking', an uploaded draft submission will be treated as a final submission when assignments are collected for marking. Your submitted assignment will produce a Turn-It-in Similarity Report for your assignment marker to. More information about Turn-It-in is available on Moodle.

Essay topic Chapter alignment Due date
1 Chapter 3 Due 19 April at 4.00 pm
2 Chapter 4 Due 26 April at 4.00 pm
3 Chapter 6 Due 3May at 4.00 pm
4 Chapter 7 Due 10 May at 4.00 pm
5 Chapter 8 Due 17 May at 4.00 pm
Assessment Due Date See details in 'Task Description'
Return Date to Students We will make every attempt to get your assignments back within two weeks of the submission date.
Weighting 30%
Assessment Criteria

An essay should be more than just 'descriptive' - a good essay argues a case, it demonstrates that you have critically thought about the question and have recognised there are different views on the issue. A good essay is one that uses evidence to support it's position. The evidence is in the form of thinking about the data reported in the literature. In answering the topic:

  • Please use a minimum of five academic sources. These can be textbooks and/or peer reviewed journal articles. Magazine or newspaper articles, and general material from the web are not acceptable. Details on peer-reviewed journals can be found on the Assessment 2 FAQ link.
  • Try to paraphrase from your sources, rather than use long direct quotes.
  • Reference ideas in your essay using APA referencing style.

The essay will be marked against the following criteria:

Content
Depth of knowledge and critical analysis of the topic (25%)
Awareness and application of relevant theory and/or models in response to the topic question (25%)
Appropriateness of response to topic question (20%)
Relevant and accurate use of the literature (15%)

Presentation
Essay has clear introduction, body and conclusion. Clarity of expression/grammar and correct spelling using Australian English (5%)
Referencing conforms to APA style (5%)
Appropriate word length relevant to the topic:1500 ±10% words (5%)

Please note that the essay is marked out of 100 and then is scaled back to a mark out of 30%.

Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Evaluate a number of theories that explain human behaviour

2. Critically appraise the inter-relationship between individual, team and organisational systems

3. Apply organisational behaviour concepts in tutorials.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence



Examination

Outline Complete an examination
Date During the University examination period
Weighting 50%
Length 180 minutes
Details Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
No Calculators Permitted
Closed Book
Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Evaluate a number of theories that explain human behaviour

2. Critically appraise the inter-relationship between individual, team and organisational systems

3. Apply organisational behaviour concepts in tutorials.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

8. Ethical practice


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