ORBE06011 2022 Organisational Behaviour
The purpose of this module is to provide students with an understanding of the basic principles underlying organisational behaviour and to increase their ability to evaluate issues that concern individuals and groups in organisations.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Define organisational behaviour and its value for individuals and organisations
Outline the key elements of personality and perception as they relate to organisations.
Explore the application of motivation theory in the workplace.
Discuss the role of groups and teams in organisations.
Explain the main aspects of power, politics, conflict and change at work.
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Effective teaching and learning strategies will evolve throughout the module. However, it is expected that small group work, problem-based learning, peer support will occur as part of this module. Creative tools will also be used to assist students with their understanding of key theoretical concepts and ideas.
Module Assessment Strategies
100% CA which may be any of the following: group project, presentation, role play, written exam (closed or open book), multiple choice quiz, case study, essay or report.
An example combination could be : Multiple Choice Quiz x 2 (10% each) and Case Study x 2 (35% each).
Repeat assessments with failed components.
1. Introduction to Organisational Behaviour (OB):
- Define organisational behaviour;
- Identify the major disciplines that contribute to understanding OB;
- Demonstrate evidence of the value of OB for individuals and organisations;
- Identify the main methods used in OB research;
- Summarise contemporary issues facing the OB field.
2. Personality & Perception:
- Explain the nature-nurture debate;
- Describe the Big Five personality character model;
- Discuss how and why organisations measure personality;
- Discuss how the perceptual process works;
- Understand the concept of selective attention in an organisational context;
- Identify common perceptual distortions that can occur during a work activity;
- Explain how attribution theory assists us in explaining behaviour at work.
- Explain why motivation is important in the workplace;
- Distinguish between need theories and process theories of motivation;
- Understand the difference between extrinsic and intrinsic sources of motivation;
- Describe the link between job design and motivation;
- Explore the application of reinforcement theory as a means of motivation;
- Understand the impact of situational factors on workplace motivation.
4. Groups & Teams:
- Discuss the role of groups in organisational life;
- Recognise and evaluate key aspects of group composition and formation;
- Explain group decision making dynamics such as cohesiveness, conformity, group think and social loafing;
- Describe the key differences between groups and teams;
- Understand the characteristics of an effective workplace team.
5. Power, Politics and Conflict:
- Define and discuss the role of power and politics in organisations;
- Outline different sources of power;
- Identify key power tactics;
- Differentiate between power, politics and leadership;
- Discuss the causes and consequences of conflict at work;
- Explain different conflict perspectives;
- Evaluate the approaches that can be taken to conflict at work.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the nature of organisational change;
- Explain the forces of organisational change;
- Discuss the planned approach to change management;
- Identify why employees resist change and recognise strategies for overcoming resistance to change;
- Explain the role of leadership in organisational change.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Continuous Assessment any of the following: Written exam, Multiple choice exam or quiz.||Coursework Assessment||Assessment||30 %||Any||1,2,3,5|
|2||Continuous Assessment any of the following: Individual or Group project, Essay, Report or Case Study||Coursework Assessment||Assessment||35 %||Any||3,4|
|3||Continuous Assessment any of the following: Individual or Group project, Essay, Report or Case Study||Coursework Assessment||Assessment||35 %||Any||4,5|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Independent Learning||Not Specified||Independent Learning||4||Weekly||4.00|
Required & Recommended Book List
2021-11-15 Organisational Behaviour Red Globe Press
ISBN 9781352012514 ISBN-13 1352012510
This lively and comprehensive textbook demonstrates how research into human behaviour can be applied in the workplace. It assumes no prior work experience, instead asking students to draw and everyday occurrences and complete a range of engaging activities to deepen their understanding of key topics such as personality, perception and motivation. With a focus on helping students to develop key skills useful to future employers, it offers a wealth of real-world examples, coverage of contemporary issues and an international approach. This is an essential textbook for first and second year undergraduate and postgraduate students on Business and Management degrees who are taking introductory modules in organisational behaviour.
2018-01-04 Organizational Behavior Pearson
ISBN 0134729323 ISBN-13 9780134729329
For undergraduate and graduate courses in organizational behavior. Help students apply OB concepts The world's most successful Organizational Behavior textbook provides the research you want, in the language your students understand. This text makes current, relevant research come alive for readers. The 18th Edition reflects the most recent research and business events within the field of organizational behavior, while maintaining its hallmark features -- a clear writing style, cutting-edge content, and intuitive pedagogy. There's a reason why Robbins's textbooks have educated millions of students and have been translated into 20 languages -- and it's because of a commitment to provide engaging, cutting-edge material that helps students understand and connect with organizational behavior. Also available with MyLab Management By combining trusted authors' content with digital tools and a flexible platform, MyLab personalizes the learning experience and improves results for each student. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab Management does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab Management, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyLab Management, search for: 0134889312 / 9780134889313 Organizational Behavior Plus MyLab Management with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 134729323 / 9780134729329 Organizational Behavior 0134731433 / 9780134731438 MyLab Management with Pearson eText -- Access Card -- for Organizational Behavior
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
People Management, CIPD
Book and website collection may alter and extend as the programme progresses.