|Prerequisites for Module|
Aims of Module
The aim of this module is to provide a foundation in Organisational Behaviour to improve the student's 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 organsiations and culture. |
||Interpret key concepts and theories with regard to individual differences and apply these appropriately to specific situations. |
||Interpret the key concepts with regard to group behaviour and apply these appropriately to specific situations. |
||Explain how organsiational 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 such topics 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 organsiations focusing on topics such as the structure of organisations; the nature of leadership; power in organisations and the management of conflict.
|Indicative Student Workload|
Mode of Delivery
This module is delivered in a blended learning mode with core content provided online and learning consolidated during workshops.
||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|Component 1 ||1,2|
|Component 2 ||3,4|
Coursework 2: Report
Coursework 1: Essay
|1.||BRATTON, J., 2010. Work and organisational 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, J.C., 2013. ORGB3. Mason OH: Cengage Learning.|
|4.||ROLLISON, D., 2008. Organisational behaviour and analysis: an integrated approach. 4th ed. Harlow: Prentice Hall.|