Group Dynamics in Organisations

10 Units

Much of organizational activity takes place in groups¿people work in teams, sections and departments whose functioning depends on positive social relations both within and between them. This course provides detailed knowledge of how group and intergroup dynamics affect both individual functioning (e.g., job satisfaction, wellbeing) but also organization-level outcomes (e.g., culture, staff turnover, productivity, external stakeholder relationships). Topics such as group productivity, motivation, commitment and intergroup conflict and negotiation, will be examined with an emphasis on the application of this analysis to create a productive, harmonious, and resilient workplace.

Faculty Faculty of Science
School School of Psychology
Availability Semester 2 - 2018 (Online)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Develop an advanced understanding of and application of group dynamics from a psychological perspective and its application to a variety of organisational contexts.
  2. Develop an advanced understanding and application of psychological dimensions of organisational change (underpinning mergers and takeovers)
  3. Develop an advanced understanding and application of applied psychology interventions in organisations.

This course develops advanced knowledge and skills in group dynamics in organisations.

Topics may include:

  • negotiations,
  • mergers and restructures,
  • persuasion and influence,
  • managing stakeholder relationships, and
  • dealing with intergroup conflict.
Assumed Knowledge PSYC6000, PSYC6050
Assessment Items
  • Written Assignment: Essays / Written Assignments
  • In Term Test: Examination: On-line
  • Presentation: Presentations - Group

Contact Hours


Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for PSYC6150
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