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MGW3210

Faculty of Business and Economics

Undergraduate - Unit

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Management
OfferedBerwick Second semester 2013 (Day)
South Africa Second semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Ms Karthyeni Purushothaman (Berwick); Ms Chantal Breytenbach (South Africa)

Synopsis

This unit is designed to develop students' awareness of current theoretical perspectives on and of empirical evaluations of organisational initiatives designed to foster wellbeing at both the individual and organisational level. The unit will provide a macro-level framework for examining an organisation's social, ethical and environmental responsibility, followed by an examination of organisational level approaches to wellness including work/life initiatives and OH&S initiatives. At the micro-level the unit will address strategies the individual employees may use to manage their own state of wellness.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. appreciate the relationship between the changing face of organisations into today's business environment and the need for managers to attend to organisational wellness
  2. identify predictors and consequences of 'wellness' and 'toxicity' in the organisational context
  3. describe and evaluate current organisational wellness initiatives
  4. analyse and evaluate current theoretical frameworks of 'wellness' in order to understand and devise 'healthy' organisation initiatives.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

3 hours per week

Prerequisites

Students must have passed MGG1010 or MGW1010 before undertaking this unit.