This unit aims to develop an understanding about the concepts and theories of organisational behaviour at the individual, group and organisational level. Providing insight into the relationship between organisational behaviour and organisational outcomes, as well as the role of HR in supporting positive outcomes.
What is organisational behaviour?
Power and influence: the impact of management decision making (politics) and the role of HR
Examining the role of leadership in effective decision making
Examining conflict and negotiation in organisations and the role of HR
Implementing organisational change and innovation
Understanding the impact of individual attributes on job performance
Understanding the impact of social learning, reinforcement and self-management on outcomes
Understanding the impact of goal setting and flexible work arrangements on outcomes
Understanding the impact of group dynamics on outcomes
Implications for HR practice
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
GA1: Intellectual rigour,
GA3: Ethical practice,
GA4: Knowledge of a discipline,
GA5: Lifelong learning,
GA6: Communication and social skills,
GA7: Cultural competence
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||demonstrate an understanding about the relationships between organisation, management, employees and HR; especially with regards to the lack of evidence based HR||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|2||identify the selected individual, group and organisational factors affecting organisational performance and the role of HR. Discuss the theory behind power and influence, negotiation and mediation, and the overall impact upon organisational politics and the role of HR||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|3||demonstrate an understanding about the factors that affect change management, and conflict management and the role of HR||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|4||analyse the principles and concepts of organisational behaviour and the role of the human resource manager in fostering positive organisational behaviour.||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
- Wood, J, Zeffane, R, Fromholtz, M, Wiesner, R, Hunt., J & Osborn, R. , 2012, Organisational Behaviour: Core Concepts and Applications, 3rd edn, John Wiley. ISBN: 9781118389478.