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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedBerwick Second semester 2010 (Day)
South Africa Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Lakmal Abeysekera


This unit is designed to develop students' awareness of current theoretical perspectives on and of empirical evaluations of organisational initiatives designed to foster wellbeing at both the individual and organisational level. The unit will provide a macro-level framework for examining an organisation's social, ethical and environmental responsibility, followed by an examination of organisational level approaches to wellness including work/life initiatives and OH&S initiatives. At the micro-level the unit will address strategies the individual employees may use to manage their own state of wellness.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • appreciate the relationship between the changing face of organisations into today's business environment and the need for managers to attend to organisational wellness
  • identify predictors and consequences of 'wellness' and 'toxicity' in the organisational context
  • describe and evaluate current organisational wellness initiatives
  • analyse and evaluate current theoretical frameworks of 'wellness' in order to understand and devise 'healthy' organisation initiatives.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Lakmal Abeysekera

Contact hours

3 hours per week


Students must have passed MGW1010 before undertaking this unit