• Class Number 7367
  • Term Code 3060
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Mode of Delivery In Person
    • Guihyun Park
    • Guihyun Park
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 27/07/2020
  • Class End Date 30/10/2020
  • Census Date 31/08/2020
  • Last Date to Enrol 03/08/2020
SELT Survey Results

This course lays the foundation for the understanding of human behaviour in organisations, providing  students with a comprehensive exposure to organisational behaviour theories, research and workplace issues illustrated with case studies and examples primarily within an Australian and Asia-Pacific context. Topics include: overview of OB, personnel selection, individual differences, work motivation, work attitudes and values, occupational stress, high performance teams, training, performance appraisal and careers, leadership, organisational design, organisational culture, organisational development and change, and organisational communication and conflict. Given the immediate relevance of topics covered in this course, it is also a useful life-long learning course for improving personal and organisational effectiveness.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of the requirements for this course, students will be able to:

  1.  define, explain and illustrate a range of organisational behaviour theories;
  2. analyse the behaviour of individuals and groups in organisations in terms of organisational behaviour theories, models and concepts;
  3. apply organisational behaviour concepts, models and theories to real life management situations through case analysis;
  4. demonstrate a critical understanding of organisational behaviour theories and current empirical research associated with the topics covered in this course; and,
  5. communicate effectively in oral and written forms about organisational behaviour theories and their application using appropriate concepts, logic and rhetorical conventions.

Research-Led Teaching

This course draws on and teaches models and frameworks based on empirical research in organizational behaviour and as such, takes an evidence-based approach to management. The assessment in the course requires students to engage in analytic and critical thinking and the application of the models and frameworks to observational data. Further, students will be provided the opportunity to develop research literary through the use of examples, case studies, and discussion of research design and methodology relevant to the discipline.

Field Trips

There are no field trips in this course.

Additional Course Costs

There are no additional class costs expected in this course.

Examination Material or equipment

There is a final examination for this course held during the end of semester examination period. All examination information will be communicated directly to students by the ANU Examinations Office. Further advice will be provided by end of Week 12.

Required Resources

Most of the readings will be from the open textbook. https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/organizational-behavior

Any further readings will be made available via the course Wattle site as necessary.

Staff Feedback

Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
  • Written comments
  • Verbal comments
  • Feedback to the whole class, to groups, to individuals, focus groups

Student Feedback

ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.

Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 Week 1: Introduction to Organizational Behavior Activities/Readings: Check Wattle
2 Week 2: Individual differences Activities/Readings: Check Wattle
3 Week 3: Work Performance Activities/Readings: Check Wattle Reflection Essay Due - Friday
4 Week 4: Personnel selection Activities/Readings: Check Wattle
5 Week 5: Motivation 1 Activities/Readings: Check Wattle Reflection Essay Due - Friday
6 Week 6: Motivation 2 Activities/Readings: Check Wattle Due Date for Group Project Pilot on Friday (5%)
7 Week 7: Job Attitude Activities/Readings: Check Wattle Reflection Essay Due - Friday
8 Week 8: Stress and Health Activity and Reading: Check Wattle
9 Week 9: Group Behavior Activities/Readings: Check Wattle Reflection Essay Due - Friday
10 Week 10: Training and Development Activities/Readings: Check Wattle
11 Week 11: Fairness Activities/Readings: Check Wattle Due Date for Group Project on Monday (30%) Reflection Essay Due - Friday
12 Week 12: Revision lectures

Tutorial Registration

This course has tutorials or tutorial-like teaching activities. Further details about the structure and teaching activities for this course will be available on the course Wattle site by start of Week 1.

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Return of assessment Learning Outcomes
1. Fortnightly Reflection Essay (5 x 3%) 15 % * * 1,2,3
2. Group Project - Paper (30%) 30 % 19/10/2020 04/12/2020 1,2,3,4,5
3. Group Project - Paper Outline (5%) 5 % 04/09/2020 20/09/2020 1,2,3,4,5
4. Final Take Home Exam (40%) 40 % 05/11/2020 03/12/2020 1,2,3

* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details


ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines, which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Misconduct Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:

Assessment Requirements

The ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website Students may choose not to submit assessment items through Turnitin. In this instance you will be required to submit, alongside the assessment item itself, hard copies of all references included in the assessment item.

Moderation of Assessment

Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.


Participation is expected in all classes and assessments.


There is a final examination for this course held during the end of semester examination period. All examination information will be communicated directly to students by the ANU Examinations Office.

Assessment Task 1

Value: 15 %
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3

1. Fortnightly Reflection Essay (5 x 3%)

Marks: 15%

Suggested Length: 300 words (±10%)

Purpose: Learning outcomes 1, 2, and 3

Students will submit FIVE short reflection essays (worth 3% each) based on the materials covered during the lecture for the last two weeks, where they actively apply the key concepts into everyday life. Submission will be via Wattle through Turnitin and feedback will be provided in the following week.

Due dates: by 4pm on Aug 14, Aug 28, Sep 25, Oct 9, Oct 23

For one essay, a student has an option to replace the assignment with 3 hours of SONA experiment participation credits. Note, however, that the SONA experiment participation must be concluded by Friday, 23 October (end of week 11).

Late submission of this assessment task is not permitted

Assessment Task 2

Value: 30 %
Due Date: 19/10/2020
Return of Assessment: 04/12/2020
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5

2. Group Project - Paper (30%)

Marks: 30%

Suggested Length: 3500 words (±10%)

Instructions: Students will work with 3 other students to develop a proposal for an empirical research paper based on their choice of OB topics covered in the class. Specific guidelines, including details of the topic, group formation, and marking criteria will be provided in Week 1. Groups will decided by Week 3 and the convenor will ask each individual to form a dyad (a pair), with two dyads then merged into one group.

Purpose: This assessment is intended to develop your research and analytical skills on a topic of high relevance to organisational behaviour. While this assignment is likely to contribute to all learning outcomes, the primary outcomes it targets are LO4 and LO5.

Submission / Presentation Details: Assignments are to be word-processed. The use of strict, professional expression is expected. The APA referencing style is to be used (see wattle). For further information about academic referencing, please visit: https://academicskills.anu.edu.au/resources/handouts/referencing-style-g. Please submit the assignment online via Wattle through Turnitin.

Due Date: by 4pm Monday Week 11

Late submission of this assessment task is not permitted

Assessment Task 3

Value: 5 %
Due Date: 04/09/2020
Return of Assessment: 20/09/2020
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5

3. Group Project - Paper Outline (5%)

Marks: 5%

During the mid-semester, each group will submit their outline or draft of the paper (less than 1000 words) to receive a comment on their progress. A short comment (less than 300 words) will be provided by the lecturer, and groups who need more feedback can set up a zoom consultation. Detailed information will be provided during class and on Wattle at least two weeks before submission due date.

Due Date: by 4pm Sep 04

Late submission of this assessment task is not permitted

Assessment Task 4

Value: 40 %
Due Date: 05/11/2020
Return of Assessment: 03/12/2020
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3

4. Final Take Home Exam (40%)

Marks: 40%

Portions covered: Case analysis questions applying OB concepts covered in the entire course.

Instructions: 3 hour exam. ANU Examinations to communicate further information.

Detailed information about the Final Take Home Exam for this course will be provided in class and on Wattle by end of Week 12. It will be conducted during the end of semester examination period on a date and time to be announced.

Late submission of this assessment task is not permitted

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is a core part of our culture as a community of scholars. At its heart, academic integrity is about behaving ethically. This means that all members of the community commit to honest and responsible scholarly practice and to upholding these values with respect and fairness. The Australian National University commits to embedding the values of academic integrity in our teaching and learning. We ensure that all members of our community understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. The ANU expects staff and students to uphold high standards of academic integrity and act ethically and honestly, to ensure the quality and value of the qualification that you will graduate with. The University has policies and procedures in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Visit the following Academic honesty & plagiarism website for more information about academic integrity and what the ANU considers academic misconduct. The ANU offers a number of services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. The Academic Skills and Learning Centre offers a number of workshops and seminars that you may find useful for your studies.

Online Submission

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Hardcopy Submission

For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.

Late Submission

Late submission of assessment tasks is not permitted in this course.


All requests for extensions to assessment in RSM courses must be submitted to the RSM School Office with a completed application form and supporting documentation. The RSM Extension Application Form and further information on this process can be found at https://www.rsm.anu.edu.au/education/education-programs/notices-for-students/extension-application-procedure/

Referencing Requirements

Accepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.

Returning Assignments

All assignments will be marked and where appropriate feedback will be provided either: in class, or in person by appointment with the course lecturer, or via the course Wattle site.

Extensions and Penalties

Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure The Course Convener may grant extensions for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.

Resubmission of Assignments

Unless specified otherwise in the assignment requirements, resubmssions are permitted up until the due date and time, but not allowed afterwards.

Privacy Notice

The ANU has made a number of third party, online, databases available for students to use. Use of each online database is conditional on student end users first agreeing to the database licensor’s terms of service and/or privacy policy. Students should read these carefully. In some cases student end users will be required to register an account with the database licensor and submit personal information, including their: first name; last name; ANU email address; and other information. In cases where student end users are asked to submit ‘content’ to a database, such as an assignment or short answers, the database licensor may only use the student’s ‘content’ in accordance with the terms of service — including any (copyright) licence the student grants to the database licensor. Any personal information or content a student submits may be stored by the licensor, potentially offshore, and will be used to process the database service in accordance with the licensors terms of service and/or privacy policy. If any student chooses not to agree to the database licensor’s terms of service or privacy policy, the student will not be able to access and use the database. In these circumstances students should contact their lecturer to enquire about alternative arrangements that are available.

Distribution of grades policy

Academic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes. Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.

Support for students

The University offers students support through several different services. You may contact the services listed below directly or seek advice from your Course Convener, Student Administrators, or your College and Course representatives (if applicable).
Guihyun Park

Research Interests

Guihyun Park is a Senior Lecturer of Management in the Research School of Management, Australian National University. She received Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from Michigan State University. Prior to joining ANU, she worked as an Assistant Professor of Psychology in Singapore Management University for 8 years.

Dr. Park's research interests include how people react to team members’ ideas and contributions; how a team, which consists of individuals, develops its own dynamics; and how intergroup relations and intragroup dynamics co-evolve over time. To examine these often highly complex phenomena, her research adopts process-oriented, multilevel theoretical perspectives in which team dynamics are understood as emergent and reciprocal processes that originate from the interactions of constituent team members. In turn, these crystallize into team processes and outcomes. By gaining a deeper understanding of team dynamics, her ultimate goal is to discover ways to better manage the aspects and processes of teams so that teams and their members will be able to not only work more effectively, but also experience personal and collective growth.

Guihyun Park

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