BMGT4051H Organisational Behaviour
Academic Year 2022/2023
This course is concerned with the complex nature of contemporary organisations and the behaviour of individuals and groups within them. OB is an interdisciplinary field drawing from social psychology, sociology, anthropology and management studies. OB is traditionally explored at three internal levels (individual, group and organisation). OB and Work emphasises the socially embedded nature of organisations and the sociology of work. While mindful of the practical realities of managing organisations, a final concern of this course is to explore and critically assess the effects of management practices on individual and group behaviour.This course aims to develop your analytical skills in engaging with and understanding OB and work issues. Key themes include group dynamics, motivation, communication and processes such as conflict, politics, and organisational `misbehaviour'. A theme running through the module is the role and impact of individual difference and the ways in which diversity and its voice can sometimes be restricted by group interaction.
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On completing this module, students will be expected to be able to:Reflect critically on key theories of organisational behaviour.Communicate a below-the-surface understanding of individual, interpersonal, group and organisational dynamics.Illustrate, analyse and assess contemporary work organisation and management practice.Demonstrate effective and professional communication, analysis and presentation skills.Independently research an OB problem/issue that interests you.
|Specified Learning Activities
|Autonomous Student Learning
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Not applicable to this module.
Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Organisational Behaviour &Work (BMGT4016H)
||2 hour End of Trimester Exam
|Assignment: Main Assignment
||Varies over the Trimester
Carry forward of passed components
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
How will my Feedback be Delivered?
General feedback is provided to students on all their submitted assessment components.
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