Business & Management Workplace Psychology and Well-being
Workplace Psychology and Well-being
The world has changed forever and terms like “new normal” and “great resignation” are of great concern to both profit-and non-profit organisations.
The pandemic has caused employees to relook at the meaning of life and many are quitting their traditional jobs to look for more meaning work. To retain employees and survive the “great resignation”, organisation leaders must become more in tune with what employees want and reimage work processes that are attractive to their employees. Understanding the psychology of their workforce and catering to the well-being of their employees would be important considerations under the “new normal”.
HKU SPACE is a pioneer in workplace psychology and well-being and some of our courses include Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management and Business Psychology; Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management and Workplace Psychology and short courses such as Certificate for Module (The Psychology of People, Work and the Organisation); Certificate for Module (The Psychology of Motivation, Leadership and Employee Well-being) and Certificate for Module (Employee Engagement and Communication Skills).
Workplace Psychology and Well-being Programmes
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1. the latest concepts, tools and techniques in business psychology and human resource management
to achieve HR and corporate goals and objectives;
2. various approaches to resolve issues and improve performances in the workplace; and
3. a thorough understanding of skills needed to develop and increase the opportunities
for effective conflict resolution.
The programme consists of 3 streams*:
1. Business Management;
2. Digital Business Management; and
3. Applied Business Psychology.
* Choices of streams is applicable for students admitted from July 2020 term only.
This programme aims to equip students with the knowledge of psychology behind conflicts and to discuss methods for addressing conflict, negotiation and mediation in the workplace. It also discusses the importance of employee relationships and the laws and regulations associated with workplace conflict.
This programme covers students with the conceptual models, frameworks and methods for the study of organisational culture. It enables students to implement change in their organisations through understanding the dynamics of organisational culture and the pressures, rationales and practices of change management.
This programme aims to equip students with the fundamentals of an individual’s psychology (personality, learning, perception & memory) and examines why behaviours often change in group settings. It also discusses factors that may affect an organisation – power, politics, ethics, conflicts and organisational culture, as well as the psychological impact of change on employees and the importance of managing such change in an organisation.
This programme aims to equip students with practical knowledge of work motivation and leadership, both classical and modern approaches. The importance of attitudes, emotions, stress and worker well-being in motivating employees is discussed and real cases reviewed to enhance student application of the concepts in their work. The role of leadership and the different approaches of leadership in motivating employees is also examined in the programme.
[Tuition Fee by 5 installments; each installment: HKD$7,900]
This programme aims to equip students with the principles of employee engagement and the development of different employee engagement approaches and systems. It discusses the importance of communication styles and provides real-life examples and practices for students to frame their communications in ways that bring results. Topics such as ‘identifying the objective of your message’, ‘reviewing how your message will be perceived by the recipient’ and ‘ways to overcome communication challenges at work’ will be covered.