Contemporary business environments are increasingly competitive, global, fast paced and knowledge intensive. In these environments, effective use of technology and human capital are crucial to an enterprise’s success and survival. This unit focuses on practical issues such as planning and executing staffing strategies, the influence of human behaviour, creating and sustaining teams, cultural influences, managing power, conflict and politics, managing a global workforce, how to improve productivity, how to manage change and how to be an effective leader of a globally diverse firm.
The learning goals associated with this unit are to:
Continuous assessment throughout the five weeks: 100%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 150 hours per unit typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities, online interactions and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, ‘use it now’ (in your job) applications, reflections, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires 3 Saturday sessions of scheduled contact. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, guest speakers, case studies, peer directed learning and online engagement.