Module: People and Organisations

Module details

  • Module code

    1418
  • Module leader

    Dr Carol Zhang
  • Module Level

    4
  • Module credits

    15
  • Min study time

    150 hours
  • Contact hrs

    36 hours

Module content

The module will include:

  • Personality and individual differences;
  • Perception, cognition, and decision making;
  • Motivation and rewards;
  • Intrinsic motivation and job redesign;
  • Well-being at work;
  • Psychological contracts;
  • Group dynamics and teams;
  • Social networks;
  • Leadership and Types;
  • Power and politics in organisations;
  • Creativity and innovation; and
  • Organisational culture and governance

Module outcomes

On successful completion of this module a student should be able to:

  1. Identify the major theoretical constructs, models and debates that inform the study of organisational behaviour;
  2. Evaluate alternative classical and contemporary social science theories/models used in practice;
  3. Critically analyse key organisational behaviour concepts and issues at an individual, group, management, leadership and organisational level;
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of how organisations interact with the wider environment and the implications of these interactions for organised effectiveness; and
  5. Evaluate the influence of organisational context on management and leadership practice with reference to theoretical concepts and contemporary thinking

Assessment

Assessment Description Weighting
Presentation Presentation on organisational behaviour (10 minutes) 30%
Report Literature Review (1500 words) 70%

Assessments may differ in 2020/21 due to adjustments for Covid-19. Please check Gateway for the latest regulations.

Key texts

Robbins, S., & Judge, T. (2018). Essentials of organizational behaviour (13th ed.). Harlow: Pearson Education Limited.

Additional Reading:

  • Buchanan, D., & Huczynski, A. (2019). Organizational Behaviour (10th ed.). Pearson.
  • Taylor, S., & Woodhams, C. (2016). Human Resource Management: People and Organisations (2nd ed.). CIPD - Kogan Page