|Prerequisites for Module|
None in addition to SCQF Level 8 entry requirements or equivalent.
Aims of Module
The aim of this module is to provide a foundation in Organisational Behaviour to improve students' understanding and management of people at work.
Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
||Recognise and discuss the different perspectives on work organisations and culture.|
||Interpret key concepts and theories with regard to individual differences and apply these appropriately to specific situations.|
||Interpret the key concepts and theories with regard to group behaviour and apply these appropriately to specific situations.|
||Explain how organisational performance can be improved through the effective management of human resources.|
Indicative Module Content
Study of individual differences covering such topics as the nature of perception; interpersonal communication; and work motivation. The nature of groups covering topics such as formal and informal groups; group decision making; cohesiveness; group norms; group roles; and group development. How managers can make the best use of human resources in organisations focusing on topics such as the structure of organisations; the nature of leadership; power in organisations; and the management of conflict.
|Indicative Student Workload|
|Learner centred activities ||33|
|Learner-centred directed reading||30|
Mode of Delivery
This module is delivered in a lecture based mode supported by tutorials, directed self-study and private study.
||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|Component 1 ||1,2|
|Component 2 ||1,2,3,4|
Component 2 is a closed book examination.
Component 1 comprises a practical/skills assessment.
|1.||* BRATTON, J., 2010. Work and organisation behaviour. 2nd ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave McMillan.|
|2.||MULLINS, L.J., 2010. Management and organisational behaviour. 9th ed. Harlow: Prentice Hall. |
|3.||NELSON, D.L. and QUICK, C., 2012. Organisational behaviour: science, the real world and you. 8th ed. London: Cengage Learning.|
|4.||ROLLINSON, D., 2008. Organsiational behaviour and analysis: an integrated approach.4th ed. Essex: Prentice Hall|
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