units

MGW3210

Faculty of Business and Economics

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Management
OfferedBerwick Second semester 2015 (Day)
South Africa Second semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Ms Karthyeni Purushothaman (Berwick); Ms Jennifer Nzonzo (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%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Prerequisites

Students must have passed MGP1010 or MGF1010 or MGW1010 or MGB1010 or MGG1010 before undertaking this unit.