Organisational Behaviour and Change
To develop the student's understanding of the observation, description, explanation and prediction of issues within organisational behaviour, with particular emphasis on problem-solving, organisational design, organisational change and development interventions
- Learning Outcomes
- Upon successful completion of this module students will be able to
1. Critically analyse organisational behaviour as a field of study
2. Analyse skills as practitioners of organisational theory and critically evaluate given situations/organisational problems utilising multiple perspectives.
3. Critically analyse selected issues, applications and future trends in the field of organisational behaviour
- Individual Behaviour
- Evaluation of individual differences in psychological contracts and implications for organisation behaviours
- Reliability and validity of measures of individual differences to organisational form, design and structure. For example the relationship between human individual learning and the concept of learning organisations.
Social Behaviour/Team Behaviour
- Team behaviour
- Team formation, development and life-cycles
- Behaviour in Teams
- Emergence of functional and dysfunctional roles in teams
- Team effectiveness and evaluation
- Team Designs such as self managed, virtual, boundaryless teams and the implications of these.
- Note the Leadership content has been removed as this is not a leadership course.
- Problem solving in organisations
- Problem solving issues in organisation design and structures
- Problem solving issues in culture and organisation development
- Principles of organisational design
- Organisational culture and climate
- Organisational change and change agents
- The role of informatics in change
- Forces for change
- Change interventions
- Organisational development interventions
- High performing organisations
- Learning, creativity and knowledge organisations
- Trends in organisational behaviour such as organisation and psychological contracts, work/life balance, values based organisations, positive organisational scholarship, complexity theory, psychologically healthy workplaces
- Learning and Teaching Resource
- Teaching will involve blended delivery methods incorporating theoretical and practical classes, face to face, lectures, tutorials, workshops, group activities, guest lecturers, field trips, role-play, video conferencing, and on-line delivery, as appropriate
- Teaching and Learning Strategy
- An extended reading list will be supplied by the lecturer at commencement of the module. This will be updated annually.
- Assessment Criteria
- In order to receive a passing grade, students must achieve a minimum 40% average over all supervised tests and achieve 50% overall for the module.