University of Technology Sydney

57211 Organisational Communication and Culture

8cp; To comply with health advice from NSW Health, the planned delivery of this subject for Spring 2021 has been adjusted. Activities scheduled for campus until the 27th of August (inclusive) are being moved online. Timetabled activities for the remainder of the session will be held on campus only if the public health situation permits face-to-face learning in available teaching spaces. Please log into Canvas and monitor your UTS email for the latest advice concerning subject delivery and assessment information.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 57035 Organisational Change and Communication AND 57191 Organisational Change and Communication


This subject examines the importance of employee communication for building and supporting organisational culture, maintaining employee loyalty, and facilitating change. Students learn major methods and media used for organisational communication and employee engagement. As employees are key stakeholders for organisations to achieve their overall strategic communication goals, this subject explores contemporary theories and practices of internal organisational communication using case studies, field trips and guest lectures. Students critically analyse key factors that hinder and facilitate positive cultural and organisational changes. They learn to develop effective leadership styles and manage workplace conflicts and negotiations through hands-on activities such as role-plays, simulations and professional business presentations. Students develop ethical and effective internal communication projects to address organisational changes such as mergers and acquisitions, leadership succession and technological disruption.

Typical availability

Spring session, City campus

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