|Prerequisites for Module|
None in addition to course entry qualifications or equivalent.
Aims of Module
To promote an understanding of the management of people within organisations by introducing key factors impacting on the structure and culture of organisations as well as the behaviour and attitudes of groups and individuals.
Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
Indicative Module Content
Students examine current theory with a focus on practice in managing people in organisations; this will be from the perspectives of the organisation, group and individual. A starting point for study will be setting the framework with an examination of the organisational perspective (structure, culture, development, change). This will be developed by the introduction of issues involving the group and the individual under a range of topics drawn from leadership and management, communication, occupational stress, managing conflict, managing diversity, groups and teams, perception, motivation and personality.
Indicative Student Workload
|Mode of Delivery|
Emphasis is placed on an interactive approach to communication and learning, with student involvement fostered through discussions and group working. Taught Mode (T) will include formal input, exercises, case studies and group work. Distance Learning Mode (DL) will involve paper or web-based learning materials, seminars and /or on-line support, with group work supported by discussion forums.
For all modes of delivery, the assessment will consist of 1 coursework, an individual report around a critical analysis of a contemporary people management thematic issue, which integrates individual, group and organisational perspectives.