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Waikato Management School
Te Raupapa

MNGT504-17S (HAM) - Organisational Behaviour (2017)

Introduction


Credit points

15.00

Calendar description

The course examines how individuals and organisations make sense of the world. The four approaches to framing - structural, human resource, political and symbolic - are examined. Concluding with a look at reframing both leadership and the organisation of tomorrow.

Handbook description

The course examines how individuals and organisations make sense of the world. The four approaches to framing - structural, human resource, political and symbolic - are examined. Concluding with a look at reframing both leadership and the organisation of tomorrow.

Extended Information
As modern organisations have become all pervasive and dominating in the business landscape, they have also become harder to understand and manage; the consequences can be subtle or catastrophic. This paper looks at reframing events from different lenses in order to circumvent individual biases that may blind us from what is really transpiring. The basic premise of this course is that the primary cause of managerial failure is faulty thinking rooted in inadequate ideas. This course will challenge managers and possibly change their perspective on a number of organisational issues. Through the view of ‘framing’ the paper will enrich the student’s ideas and the approaches that they bring to their work.