ORBE06003 2022 Organisational Behaviour 1 (Understanding Individual Behaviour in Organisations)

General Details

Full Title
Organisational Behaviour 1 (Understanding Individual Behaviour in Organisations)
Transcript Title
Organisational Behaviour 1
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Subject Area
ORBE - Organisational Behaviour
BUS - Business
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2022 - Full Academic Year 2022-23
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Jimmy Treacy, Mary Gilmartin, Kerry Dolan, Aileen Brennan, Caroline Casey
Programme Membership
SG_BBUSI_C06 202200 Higher Certificate in Business in Business Studies SG_BSALE_B07 202200 Bachelor of Business in Marketing and Sales SG_BBUSI_H08 202200 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business SG_BBUSS_B07 202200 Bachelor of Business in General Business SG_BADMN_B07 202200 Bachelor of Business in Business Administration SG_BFINA_H08 202200 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Finance and Investment

This module (the first of two) introduces students to the key theories, concepts and ideas underpinning individual behaviour in organisations and how this knowledge may be applied in organisational settings. 

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Describe various personality dimensions that are responsible for individual differences in the workplace.


Explain perception and perceptual factors and the role perception plays in organisational settings.


Examine motivation theory and explore the application of motivation theory in the workplace.


Discuss the role of attitudes and job satisfaction in modern workplaces.


Describe  different leadership styles in organisations.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Effective teaching and learning strategies will evolve as the module is delivered  However, it is expected that lectures (live, virtual, and/or recorded), practical workshops, videos,  group work, problem-based learning and peer review will be core to this module. 

Module Assessment Strategies

100% continuous assessment which may be any of the following: practical skills assessment (live/recorded/virtual), group project, presentation (recorded/live or virtual), role play, open-book exam or essay, multiple choice quiz, case study.  

Repeat Assessments

Repeat assessments will be developed to align with failed components.

Indicative Syllabus

LO 1  Introduction to Organisational Behaviour:

LO 1,2  Personality:

  • What is personality,
  • Theories of personality,
  • Sources of personality difference,
  • Personality difference and behaviour in the workplace,
  • Work outcomes and personality.

LO 1, 3 Perception:

  • What is perception,
  • How perception works,
  • Common perceptual distortions,
  • Attribution theory.

LO1,4.  Motivation:

  • What is motivation,
  • Motivation process,
  • Theories of motivation,
  • How motivation theory is applied in organisations.

LO 1,5.  Attitudes and Job Satisfaction:

  • What are attitudes,
  • The role of attitudes in job satisfaction,
  • Understanding job satisfaction,
  • Job satisfaction measures,
  • Improving job satisfaction.

LO 1,6.  Leadership:

  • What is leadership,
  • Difference between leadership and management,
  • Theories of leadership,
  • How effective leaders can be developed,
  • The role of emotions in leadership.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Group Assignment Continuous Assessment Assignment 40 % OnGoing 4
2 Moodle Quiz Continuous Assessment Assessment 30 % OnGoing 1,2,3
3 Individual Assessment Continuous Assessment Assessment 30 % OnGoing 4,5

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Lectures & group work 3 Weekly 3.00
Tutorial Flat Classroom Tutorial 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Reading and project work 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
2022 Organisational Behaviour Red Globe Press
ISBN 9781352012514 ISBN-13 1352012510
Recommended Reading
2019 Organizational Behavior Pearson
ISBN 0134729323 ISBN-13 9780134729329
Recommended Reading
2011 Introduction to Organisational Behaviour Cipd - Kogan Page
ISBN 1843982471 ISBN-13 9781843982470

Get a thorough grounding in the context, theory and practice of organizational behaviour

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources


Journal Resources
URL Resources







Other Resources

Moodle Platform.

Library Resources.

Additional Information

Book, journal, website, and other resources may alter and extend as the programme progresses.