BBUS 4135
Motivation and Productivity

3.0 Credits

Description

This course integrates theory and practice to examine the effect supervisory practices have on employee motivation. Up-to-date supervisory techniques are introduced. Skills learned in this course can be applied to organizations in either the public or private sector. Topics discussed include leadership, job design, goal-setting, management by objectives, rewards, and communications.

Delivery Method

Print-Based and Web Based.

Prerequisites

Recommended: Third year standing. You must also have sufficient job knowledge and experience to complete questionnaires and carry out exercises involving observations, analyses, case studies, and practical applications pertaining to your job.

Exclusions

Students cannot receive credit for more than one of BBUS 4135, MNGT 2131, ADMN 411 or ADMN 412.

Objectives

  • Understand the causes of performance problems.
  • Understand how to assess the effectiveness of management practices in your organization.
  • Describe several current management techniques and practices in the areas of leadership, job design, goal setting and management by objectives, reward systems, communications and performance appraisal.

Course Outline

  • Workbook 1: The Causes of Motivational Problems
  • Workbook 2: Job Design
  • Workbook 3: Leadership
  • Workbook 4: Goal Setting and Management by Objectives
  • Workbook 5: Rewards
  • Workbook 6: Supervisory Communications

Maximum Completion

30 weeks.

Required Text and Materials

There is no required textbook for this course.

Additional Requirements

Students will need access to a computer to view their assignment files on the CD-ROM.

Open Learning Faculty Member Information

An Open Learning Faculty member is available to assist students. Primary communication is by phone if taking the print version of the course and through the Learning Environment's "Mail" tool if taking the web version. Students will receive the necessary contact information when starting the course.

Assessment

In order to successfully complete this course, students must obtain at least 50% on the final mandatory examination and 50% overall.

Assignment 1 8%
Assignment 2 8%
Assignment 3 8%
Assignment 4 8%
Assignment 5 8%
Assignment 6 10%
Final Examination * 50%
TOTAL 100%

* Mandatory