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BIBM674 – Organisational Behaviour

Module code
Module title
Organisational Behaviour
Students will evaluate, analyse and assess the impact that individuals, groups, and structures have on the behaviour of people within organisations. Students will develop an analytical awareness of their personal and inter - personal behaviour and the effect of that behaviour as members of formal and informal working groups. Students will synthesise an understanding of introductory social and psychological phenomena in organisations at individual, group and inter-group levels.
  • BI1401
  • BI1502
NZQA Level
Level 6
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1. Evaluate the causes and impact of personal and interpersonal behaviour in the workplace
environment from an individual, managerial and organisational perspective
2. Critically analyse the antecedent behaviours within the internal and external workplace
environment that contributes to behaviours
3. Analyse different behavioural and psychological techniques to influence and manage
workplace behaviour
4. Evaluate the implications of implementing change to individuals and organisations and its
effect on organisational dynamics such as power, authority, leadership, culture,
interpersonal relationships and ethics
5. Synthesize a range of strategies for individual, group and organisational alignment
Personal organisational behaviour considerations
- Sources and measurement of individual differences and perceptions
- Applied analysis, transformation and evaluation of emotional intelligence
- Predict behaviour by evaluating personal learning patterns and strategies
- Application of specialised knowledge of motivation theory to self

Interpersonal organisational behaviour considerations
- Critical analysis of psychological contracts, trust and stress
- A comparative study of the effectiveness of communication strategies in divergent situations
- Predict behaviour by evaluating interpersonal learning patterns and strategies
- Application of specialised knowledge of motivation theory in interpersonal relationships

Managerial considerations
- Power distance and authority issues
- Conflict management towards reconciliation
- Concepts of empowerment, delegation and autonomy

Organisational considerations
- Research the correlation between organisational behaviour and culture and climate
- Critically analyse policies for changing organisational behaviour such as a deliberate
induction and socialisation process
- Show good practice in ensuring how Diversity, EEO and Treaty of Waitangi are addressed
in organisations
- Behaviour management techniques to address restructuring, merges, downsizing,
redundancy and other changes
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Teaching will involve blended delivery methods incorporating the Moodle online delivery platform. Other delivery methods my involve theoretical and practical classes, face to face, lectures, tutorials, workshops, group activities, guest tutors, field trips, role-play, and video conferencing, as appropriate.
Assessment Criteria
Candidates must achieve a minimum result of 40 in the final examination of this module. They must also achieve a minimum C grade pass overall from all assessments to receive a passing grade for the module.
Learning and Teaching Resource
Required Text:
An extended reading list will be supplied by the tutor at commencement of the module. This will be updated annually.

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