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COMN71-105: Strategic Organisational Communication and Leadership September 2020 [Standard - Strategic Organisational Communication and Leadership]

General information

In this subject, you will learn about significant issues, topics, and approaches to organisational communication from employee and managerial perspectives that you may apply in research or everyday life. The subject aims to empower you with knowledge of organisational communication to help you make strategic choices. Major themes covered are organisational structure, culture, identity, leadership, diversity, change, power and control, and temporary labour. Throughout the subject, you will have the opportunity to lead class discussions and participate in case study analyses. The class is highly interactive.

Details

Academic unit:Faculty of Society & Design
Subject code:COMN71-105
Subject title:Strategic Organisational Communication and Leadership
Subject level:Postgraduate
Semester/Year:September 2020
Credit points:10

Delivery & attendance

Timetable: https://bond.edu.au/timetable
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Workload items:
    Attendance and learning activities: If you are absent due to illness, you are required to submit a certificate from a medical practitioner that states that the illness is of a sufficiently serious nature to require absence from class. In addition, if you are absent due to illness, you need to email a summary and analysis of the in-class material and readings to the lecturer within a week of the expiry of the medical certificate.

    Resources

    Prescribed resources:
    • Dennis K. Mumby,Timothy R. Kuhn (2018). Organizational Communication: A Critical Introduction. 2nd, SAGE Publications , 480.
    After enrolment, students can check the Books and Tools area in iLearn for the full Resource List.
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    Enrolment requirements

    Requisites: ?

    Nil

    Restrictions: ?

    Nil

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    Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

    On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
    1. Explain key theories and concepts and demonstrate an overall understanding of contemporary issues in the field of organisational communication.
    2. Present and evaluate current research on a topic in organisational communication.
    3. Conduct communication research within an organisation.
    4. Compose and deliver professional training on an organizational communication theory, concept or topic.

    Assessment

    Assessment details

    TypeTask%Timing*Outcomes assessed
    Research Paper Description and analysis of the structure and culture of an organisation 65% Week 12 1, 3.
    *Seminar Presentation § Training session 20% To Be Negotiated 1, 2, 4.
    *Discussion Facilitation Present and lead a discussion of an academic journal article. 15% To Be Negotiated 1, 2.
    • § Indicates group/teamwork-based assessment
    • * Assessment timing is indicative of the week that the assessment is due or begins (where conducted over multiple weeks), and is based on the standard University academic calendar
    • C = Students must reach a level of competency to successfully complete this assessment.

    Assessment criteria

    High Distinction 85-100 Outstanding or exemplary performance in the following areas: interpretative ability; intellectual initiative in response to questions; mastery of the skills required by the subject, general levels of knowledge and analytic ability or clear thinking.
    Distinction 75-84 Usually awarded to students whose performance goes well beyond the minimum requirements set for tasks required in assessment, and who perform well in most of the above areas.
    Credit 65-74 Usually awarded to students whose performance is considered to go beyond the minimum requirements for work set for assessment. Assessable work is typically characterised by a strong performance in some of the capacities listed above.
    Pass 50-64 Usually awarded to students whose performance meets the requirements set for work provided for assessment.
    Fail 0-49 Usually awarded to students whose performance is not considered to meet the minimum requirements set for particular tasks. The fail grade may be a result of insufficient preparation, of inattention to assignment guidelines or lack of academic ability. A frequent cause of failure is lack of attention to subject or assignment guidelines.

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    Study information

    Submission procedures

    Students must check the [email protected] subject site for detailed assessment information and submission procedures.

    Policy on late submission and extensions

    A student who has not established a basis for an extension in compliance with University and Faculty policy either by 1) not applying before the assessment due date or 2) by having an application rejected due to failure to show a justifiable cause for an extension, will receive a penalty on assessment submitted after its due date. The penalty will be 10% of marks awarded to that assessment for every day late, with the first day counted after the required submission time has passed. No assessment will be accepted for consideration seven calendar days after the due date. Where a student has been granted an extension, the late penalty starts from the new due date and time set out in the extension.

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    Accessibility and Inclusion Support

    If you have a disability, illness, injury or health condition that impacts your capacity to complete studies, exams or assessment tasks, it is important you let us know your special requirements, early in the semester. Students will need to make an application for support and submit it with recent, comprehensive documentation at an appointment with a Disability Officer. Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Office at the earliest possible time, to meet staff and learn about the services available to meet your specific needs. Please note that late notification or failure to disclose your disability can be to your disadvantage as the University cannot guarantee support under such circumstances.

    Subject curriculum

    Introduces the subject, its importance, and topics to be covered across the semester.

    1.

    Discusses and evaluates early theories of organising: scientific management and bureaucracy

    1.

    Discusses and evaluates theories in the human relations school of organising

    1, 2.

    Discusses and evaluates organisations as communication systems: considers Weick's sensemaking theory

    1, 2.

    Considers and evaluates theories of how organisations develop and operate as cultures; teaches how to research the culture of an organisation.

    1, 2, 3.

    Considers theories of power and resistance in organisational communication

    1, 2.

    Considers teams in the workplace, emotions, and no-collar work

    1, 2, 4.

    Discusses theories of gender and diversity in workplaces

    1, 2, 4.

    Discusses and evaluates several theories of leadership

    1, 2, 4.

    Discusses theories of how globalisation has affected contemporary workplaces

    1, 2, 4.

    Considers different ways to evaluate what constitutes meaningful work

    1, 2, 4.
    Approved on: Jul 23, 2020. Edition: 3.1
    Last updated: May 18, 2021.