Managing People

University of Otago

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Managing People

  • Host University

    University of Otago

  • Location

    Dunedin, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Management Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    BSNS 105 and 18 further points from Commerce Schedule C

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This paper is about the theory and practice of the management of people and their behaviour in organisations, from entry, to motivation, relationships, contributions, expectations, and exit.

    Managing People is designed to provide the foundation knowledge to enable you to understand and manage people and their behaviour within organisations. Therefore, the key objective is to integrate behavioural concepts (how people behave) with functional people management processes (how people are managed procedurally). This paper builds understanding of key concepts by: (a) integrating theoretical concepts with workplace practice: and, (b) exposing you to a variety of perspectives and viewpoints related to people and behaviour in the workplace.

    Learning Outcomes
    Upon completing MANT 250 Managing People you should be better able to:
    -Manage your day-to-day impact on people at work
    -Recognise the variety of ways employees arrive in their roles
    -Interact with the range of people in organisations
    -Understand what employees want from their organisation (unitary vs pluralist perspectives)
    -Use the various ways people relate to one another to your advantage (power and authority, employment contracting, labour relations and communication)
    -Understand the internal and external factors that influence what people do
    -Implement the variety of tools and processes available to an organisation to manage people within the employment relationship

    MANT 250: Resources for Learning

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