This module is primarily designed to provide learners with an understanding and appreciation of people and their behaviour and an awareness of how this contributes to the success of the organisation. To enable students engage in critical thought and self-reflection regarding their potential use of individual and organisational actions. To improve students' self-confidence and potential managerial effectiveness.
Introduction to Organisational Behaviour
Understanding organisational behaviour. Contributing disciplines to the OB field. Challenges and opportunities for OB.
Foundations of Individual Behaviour
Perception. Values. Attitudes. Personality.
Motivation: Theories & Practice
Theories of Motivation. Motivation and Job Satisfaction. Participation and Empowerment.
Decision-Making & Effective Communication
Decision-making theories. Creativity in decision-making. Ethics and decision-making. Effective communication.
Group Dynamics & Teamwork
Stages of group development. Types of teams. Groupthink.
Leadership theories. Leadership versus management. Effective leadership.
Creating an organisational culture. Assessing culture. Cross cultural issues.
Organisational Power & Politics
Contrasting power and leadership. Bases of power. Model of power. Power tactics. Politics in action.
Learning and teaching will take place through the use of lectures, presentations and role play exercises in the module. In addition to using text based material, students will be expected to make extensive use of relevant websites, external online audio and video resources referred to throughout the course.
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