This paper is about the theory and practice of the management of people and their behaviour in organisations, from entry, to motivation, relationships, contributions, expectations, and exit.
MANT 250 Managing People is designed to provide the foundational knowledge to enable you to understand and manage people and their behaviour within organisations. Therefore, the key objective is to integrate behavioural concepts (how people behave) with functional people-management processes (how people are managed procedurally). This paper builds understanding of key concepts by:
- Integrating theoretical concepts with workplace practice
- Exposing you to a variety of perspectives and viewpoints related to people and behaviour in the workplace
|Paper title||Managing People|
|Teaching period||Semester 1 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$912.00|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- MANT 101
- Schedule C
- More information link
View more information on the Department of Management's website
- Teaching staff
Co-ordinator: Dr Elizabeth Nichols
Academic Lead: Dr Paula O’Kane
Other teaching Staff: Dr Azka Ghafoor and Professor Fiona Edgar
- Teaching Arrangements
This paper is taught primarily via lectures and tutorials.
Required Textbook: Armstrong's handbook of human resource management practice / by Michael Armstrong; Stephen Taylor - 16th edition. London ; New York, NY : Kogan Page, 2023.ISBN#: 9781398606630 (paperback).
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Information literacy,
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- Learning Outcomes
Upon completing MANT 250 Managing People you should be better able to:
- Manage your day-to-day impact on people at work
- Recognise the variety of ways employees arrive in their roles
- Interact with the range of people in organisations
- Understand what employees want from their organisation (unitary vs pluralist perspectives)
- Use the various ways people relate to one another to your advantage (power and authority, employment contracting, labour relations and communication)
- Understand the internal and external factors that influence what people do
- Implement the variety of tools and processes available to an organisation to manage people within the employment relationship