20 credits at level HE7
This module lays the foundation for your own development, and for future studies of organisations. It emphasises the importance of understanding your context. It introduces you to
•the main schools of thought that relate to management and organisations, and what constitutes evidence in that context.
•various notions of management and leadership, and the relevance to your own practice and assumptions
•frameworks that may help to articulate your role e.g. functional approaches, competences, planning and decision making.
•ideas that help you understand and evaluate your wider and immediate context and impact this may have on your role
•and then, in light of the above, you will be asked to critically review your own role and skills, and plan development that is appropriate to you and your organisation
Management and Leadership
The nature and history of management: various schools/models of management.
Defining managerial roles; objectives, accountability and responsibility; ambiguity and role stress. An introduction to the different evidence bases used in care services: bio-medical and social care paradigms.
Management Skills: Objective setting, communication, decision making, planning, delegation, stress and time management. Competence frameworks.
Management and personal development
Learning as a manager, management development, training, coaching and mentoring as a manager, critical reflective practice, evidence and practice, values, principles and professional codes of practice.
Managing inside the Organisation
Managing in the immediate organisational environment, diversity in organisations, values, missions, culture, climate and structure. The manager as a sense-maker in the organisational environment.
The Wider Context
Stakeholders, relationships with other services and organisations, policy and strategic directions in the environment, inter-agency working, developing mutual understanding and joint approaches to values, principles and directions, collaboration, competition and best value. Introduction to business planning.
A brief introduction to the history of policy and structures of the care sector (with the emphasis on implications for the present, and potential change).
The modules will be delivered using a combination of lectures, case studies, group discussions, group exercises, structured reading, and associate lecturers/guest speakers, using a participative approach to learning.
The assessment will be an analysis of your organisational context, taking into account key stakeholders, policy trends etc., highlighting the implications for the future development of your service, your role and personal development.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Demonstrate a critical understanding of managerial knowledge and leadership within the context of Health and Social Care||Critically evaluate notions of managerial and leadership qualities, with particular reference to your own profession and context.|
|2.||Develop a critical awareness of the internal and external environmental influences which impact on your role as managers||Critically review your own role, in the light of the influences on it from the immediate context and the wider organisational environment.|
|3.||Demonstrate an increased self-awareness of own style and competence||Critically evaluate your managerial and leadership qualities, and competence in role|
|4.||Plan relevant serive and self development||Identify appropriate developmental objectives and, as far as is feasible in the time available, act to achieve them|
|5.||Demonstrate communication and information search skills||
Produce effective written assignments based on
personal analysis and evaluation, using
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||A formative assignment of the context of the learner's role, and what demands this makes for them personally||A critical analysis of the demands on the learner from their organisational environment , with a plan for taking their service forwards, including their own development .|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
Clegg,C. , Legge, K. and Walsh, S. (1999) The Experience of Managing. MacMilan
Grint K (1995) Management: a Sociological Introduction. Polity Press
Handy. C. (1999) Understanding Organisations.
Iles V., (1997), Really Managing Heathcare, Open University Press, Buckingham
Mullins L J (1998) Management and Organisational Behaviour
Open University Business School. (2001) Managing in Health and Social
Care: Module 1: The Manager.
Pugh DS (ed) Organisational Theory Penguin
Pugh DS and Hickson DJ (1997) Writers on Orgnizations Penguin
Ranade W (1997) A future for the NHS: Health Care for the Millenium New Yourk
Stewart R ( 1996) Leading in the NHS: a practical guide MacMillan Business
Wellard's NHS Handbook (published annually) JMH Publishing Ltd
Wilson FM (1999) Organizational Behaviour: A Critical Introduction , Oxford University Press
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