20 credits at level HE5
The aim of the module is to develop a critical understanding of the activities and interactions of people within organisations. This will be achieved through an explanation and discussion of key concepts, theories and ideas.
The relevance and usefulness of these concepts and theories for management and other groups within organisations, will also promote awareness of how these influence the organisation's effectiveness.
To analyse initiatives in the area of behaviour management.
•The nature of organisational behaviour.
•Theories of managing people.
•Personality, perception, attribution.
•Groups of dynamics.
•The psychological contract and organisational behaviour.
•Individual motivation and behaviour.
•Job design, socio-technical initiatives, job satisfaction.
•Empowerment and coaching.
•Leadership, power authority, influence, politics.
•Contemporary organisational initiatives, human resource management practices.
•Occupational stress initiatives.
In class sessions there will be extensive use of experiential exercises, role-plays and case analyses. Emphasis is placed on the ability to work in teams, to manage time, to communicate effectively and to give and receive feedback. The exercises in the class sessions are used to practice and evaluate these skills, and encourage personal reflection of the learning experience.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||•Demonstrate an understanding of organisational behaviour||•Analyse a range of management theories, in the appropriate context.|
|2.||•Explain how the organisation’s effectiveness and efficiency can be promoted through individuals and groups.||•Demonstrate the development of ideas as applied to the management of behaviour in an organisational context.|
|3.||•Illustrate initiatives in the area of behaviour management.||•Evaluate the motives and issues that have led to the development of these ideas.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Assignment assessing understanding of theoretical framework and relevance to practical situations||Case study relevant to student’s organisation|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
You cannot take this module if you are taking or have taken:
Mullins L J (2001) Management and Organisational Behaviour (6th Ed) London: Piman
Morgan, G (1997) Images of Organization, 2nd Edition, Sage, London.
Fincham & Rhodes (1999). Principles of Organisational Behaviour.3rd Edition. Oxford .
Thompson, P. & McHugh, D. (1995). Work Organizations: A Critical Introduction. Macmillan, London
Rollinson, D. Broadfield, A., Edwards, D.J. (1998). Organisational Behaviour and Analysis. An Integrated Approach. Addison-Wesley.
McKenna, E. (2000). Business Psychology and Organisational Behaviour. 3rd Edition. Psychology Press, East Sussex.
Hellriegel D, et al (1997) Organisational Behaviour (8th Ed) Cincinnati: South Western College
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