Organisational (mis)Behaviour

This module information is representative of what is included in the module in a given year. Details of actual reading, lectures and coursework may vary year to year and will be available at the beginning of the semester.

Module Co-ordinator

Staff

Semester

Spring

Level

11

Credit value

10

Contact hours

25 hours

Assessment

Assessment is 100% coursework

Objectives

Students will understand the core theories of organisational behaviour in the context of operational realities, i.e. employees do not always think and act in ways that corporate strategy imagine or plan that they will.  Case studies and insightful scenarios will highlight the day-to-day employee experience and how they react to different situations. 

The module will add to the School’s core goal of educating reflective practitioners in that they will engage in interrogating core theories with a keen eye on the reality of practice in organisations and employees that have to meet competing demands.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the module students will be able to:

  • To understand core theories in organisational behaviour
  • To recognise the competing demands that organisations and employees face
  • To gain insights into the employment relationship beyond a functional understanding of human exchange
  • To understand the management process when dealing with a range of human behaviours
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