HRM531 Organisational Politics (8)

This subject addresses the role of politics in the management of organisations, including change management. Students will examine the nature of organisational politics, its functional use, ethical issues and political tactics. This subject takes a largely practical approach to the study of organisational politics, and students are expected to contribute to subject interactions actively, drawing on their experiences of organisational life.

Subject Outlines
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Availability

Session 1 (30)
Online
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 3 (90)
Online
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: HRM531. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

School of Management and Marketing

Enrolment Restrictions

Postgraduate students only

Assumed Knowledge

Assumed knowledge for this subject is equivalent to that covered in MGT540 and HRM502.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to analyse and reflect on the relevance of organisational politics and its nature in contemporary organisations;
  • be able to offer a range of possible responses to organisational issues that draw on political rationales;
  • be able to formulate political strategies to respond to specific issues arising in the management of organisations;
  • be able to critically analyse the application of political strategies in organisations; and
  • be able to apply ethical reasoning to critique the application of political strategies in organisations.

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Introduction and how to study this subject
  • Defining organisational politics
  • Dynamics of organisational politics
  • The sources and uses of power
  • Political strategies and tactics
  • Political expertise
  • Consequences of organisational politics
  • Gender and organisational politics
  • Ethical issues
  • Organisational politics and the change manager

Contact

Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or ask@csu.edu.au or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2019 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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