20 credits at level HE4
This module introduces the student to organisational culture, values and behaviour, managing team dynamics and managerial style in leading teams
Managing groups and teams
The impact of values on behaviour.
This is a taught module comprising:-
14 X 2 hrs Lectures/workshops
14 x 1 hrs Seminars
100 hrs background reading and preparation for workshops/seminars
58 hrs working on assessments
The module is assessed through two assignments. One is an individual assignment involving research into the culture and values of the student's own workplace. The second is an individual presentation based on a workplace team in the student's own organsiation.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Understand the assumptions about human nature and management style||
Identify models which explain human nature and behaviour
|2.||understand management style and how it can influence managerial behaviour||Describe different management styles and how they impact on organisational effectiveness|
|3.||Understand the contingency approach to management style||Describe situations where specific management styles are appropriate|
|4.||Understand the concepts of individual and organisational values on organisational culture and performance||Evaluate the current organisational culture through an appropriate framework.|
|5.||Understand the relationship between values and behaviour||Analyse how individual and organisational values can effect behaviour|
|6.||Understand the differences between groups and teams and how they develop and mature||Analyse and evaluate the development of groups and teams|
|7.||Understand the concepts of formal and informal norms||Analyse the evolution of formal and informal group norms and how they change|
|8.||Understand the management of remote and virtual teams||Analyse a remote/virtual group in terms of advantages, disadvantages and the leadership skills required to manage them.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Individual report of 2000- 2500 words based on research into student's own organisation - looking at organisational culture or management style||Critical analysis and evaluation of a workplace team.|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
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Adair J.E. and Thomas N. (2003) The concise Adair on leadership, www.netLibrary.com
Arnold, J. (2005) Work Psychology. FT Prentice Hall. Harlow.
Bratton, J. (2007) Work and Organizational Behaviour. Palgrave. China.
Brooks, I. (2003) Organsiaitonal Behaviour. FT Prentice Hall. Harlow.
Cartwright, R. 2002) Team Leadership.
Furnham, A. (2008) Personality and Intelligence at Work. Routledge. Howe.
Gibson C. (2003) Virtual teams that work: creating conditins for virtual team effectiveness, www.netLibrary.com
Linstead, S., Fulop. and Lilley, S. (2009) Management and Organisation: a critical text. Palgrave.
Lojeski, K.S. (2010) Leading the Virtual Workforce. Wiles. USA.
Parker, C. and Stone, B. (2003) Developing Management Skills for Leadership. FT Prentice Hall. Harlow.
Porter, K., Smith, P. and Fagg, R. (2006) Leadership and Management
for HR Professionals. Elsevier. Norfolk.
Wheelan, S.A. (2009) Creating Effective Teams. Sage. USA.
Journals and online resources
Development and Learning in Organisations (available online)
European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology
Human Resource Management Review (available online)
Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology (available online)
Journal of Organizational Behaviour (available online)
Journal of Change Management (available online)
Management Today (available online)
Organizational dynamics (available online)
http://data.bolton.ac.uk/learning/ and follow the links to the online databases
|Host Subject Group:||Business|
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