Details for People Management
Most people like a job that is motivating and rewarding; a job that allows them to make a meaningful contribution; a job that allows them to learn and grow and to earn a fair salary. Not many people know how to design such jobs. Certainly as Christians we should ask ourselves the question: How can we create jobs and work environments that treat people as ‘made in the image of God’? This unit introduces the student to the key skills of people management which includes the design of jobs, recruiting the right person for the job, team training, structuring the organisation, and designing fair compensation schemes, in order to equip them to create better jobs and job environments.
- Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
- Unit code: MAN205
- Credit points: 10
- Total workload hours per week: 10
- Number of timetabled hours per week: 3 *
The following courses are prerequisites:
The unit People Management is part of the subject area Management and is offered as a part of the following Awards: Bachelor of Contemporary Ministry (Alphacrucis College (NSW Dept. of Education)).
This unit introduces the student to the key tasks of people management
- The history of work and work ethics
- Humanity made in the image of God: implications for the workplace
- “HR” and corporate culture
- Influencing business outcomes through people, structure and culture
- The managerial choice: to be efficient and to be human
- Current issues in HR (eg maternity leave; new workplace relations act; etc.)
- Equal employment opportunities
This course may be offered in the following formats
Lectures, guided reading and reflection and case studies
Major Essay (50%, 2500 words); Strategic Project (30%, 1500 words); Exam (20%)
- Argyris, Chris. Integrating the individual and the organization (with a new introduction by the author). New Brunswick, U.S.A. : Transaction Publishers, 1990.
- Becker, B.E., Huselid, M.A. and Ulrich, D. The HR scorecard: linking people, strategy, and performance. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press, 2001.
- Chandler, Alfred D. Jr.Strategy and structure:chapters in the history of the industrial enterprise. Cambridge, Mass.: M.I.T. Press, 1990.
- Fitz-enz, J. The ROI of human capital:measuring the economic value of employee performance. New York: AMACOM, 2000.
- Gómez-Mejía, L.R., Balkin, D.B. and Cardy, R.L.Managing human resources. 4th ed., Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2004.
- Grudem, Wayne.Business for the Glory of God: The Bible's Teaching on the Moral Goodness of Business. Wheaton, Ill.: Crossway Books, 2003.
- Herzberg, Frederic. The managerial choice:to be efficient and to be human. 2nd ed., Salt Lake City, Utah : Olympus Pub. Co., 1982.
- Jaques, Elliott. Free enterprise, fair employment. New York: Crane Russak ; London: Heineman, 1982.
- Rosenbluth, H.F. and McFerrin Peters, D.Care to compete?Secrets from America's best companies on managing with people and profits in mind. Reading, MA : Perseus Books, 1999.