Motivating & Managing Performance

Subject BUSA90477 (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

Credit Points: 6.25
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:

May, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 16 hours (intensive)
Total Time Commitment:

60 hours.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


School of Melbourne Custom Programs

Level 3, 442 Auburn Road

Hawthorn VIC 3122

Phone: 03 9810 3245


Subject Overview:

Motivating and managing performance is designed to develop managers’ leadership capabilities by developing personal awareness and self-management in order to develop the skills necessary to manage others effectively.The subject examines an evidence-based approach to leading and managing employees by drawing on models of behaviour change along with justice, goal setting and expectancy frameworks for performance management.The subject focuses on the development of interpersonal communication competencies through the use of reflection, experiential activities and case studies.


At the end of the subject, participants should:

·Be able to diagnose performance problems using diagnostic frameworks and identify appropriate strategies for handling performance issues.

·Be able to develop interpersonal skills to motivate and manage employee performance.

·Use a range of interpersonal skills to relate to others with rapport, and to manage others performance effectively.


2,500 word case study (100%) due four weeks after the end of the subject

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

·Problem solving and critical thinking skills through consideration of organisational examples and critical appraisals of research and theory;

·Verbal and written communication skills through the analytical presentation of cases and the provision of performance feedback;

·Collaborative learning and reflective skills will be developed by working individually and in groups throughout the subject.Collaborative skills will also be fostered through exercises, role plays, and simulations that are incorporated into the program.Reflective skills will also be developed through the simulation.

.Computer skills will be strengthened through the use of the website and simulations.

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