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Organisational Communication - WORK3205

Year - 2020

Communication is integral to many organisational processes; for instance, effective planning, decision-making, negotiation, conflict management, change management and leadership all rely upon effective communication by organisational actors. At the same time, organisational communication has become more complex due to increasing levels of diversity in the workplace and an increasing reliance on emergent and rapidly changing communication technologies. Drawing on communication research models, theories and case studies, this unit provides students with insight into how to manage the complexities of contemporary organisational communication. The unit focuses primarily on internal organisational communication and examines communication processes at various levels: interpersonal (dyadic), group and organisation.

Semester 2 session: 1x 1hr lecture and 1x 2hr tutorial per week. Intensive July session (Study Abroad students only): 2 x 4hr workshops per week.

tutorial attendance and participation (10%); communication analysis report (30%); team case analysis presentation (20%); final exam (40%)

Additional information
The Intensive July session of this unit is only available to Study Abroad students. All other students should enrol in the Semester 2 session.

Assumed knowledge
WORK1004 or WORK2201


Completion of at least 48 credit points




Faculty: Business (Business School)

Semester 2

24 Aug 2020

Department/School: Work and Organisational Studies
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 28 Sep 2020
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
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