Module Title:   People, Work and Organisations

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   MAN0131L

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 4

Module Type:   Linked 10+10

Provider:   Management

Related Department/Subject Area:   School of Management

Principal Co-ordinator:   Mrs Margaret Alipoor

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

To develop an understanding of some of the key factors that impact upon and influence human behaviour in organisations and the workplace, and address ethical and corporate social responsibility issues associated with these factors whilst doing so.
To develop an awareness of the assumptions and approaches which underpin the differing theoretical perspectives employed for studying people in organisations and the workplace.
To enable you to understand your own and others` roles in organisations and the workplace more effectively.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Lectures will explore concepts and theories and provide you with information to develop an understanding of factors influencing human behaviour in organisations and the workplace from the perspectives studied (LO 1a and 2a). Student-led seminars will provide opportunities to develop skills of analysis through case studies and videos, to practise skills in group exercises and role-plays, and undertake self-assessment using established instruments. Seminars will aid the development of skills of analysis and evaluation with respect to `people` issues in organisations, including ethical concerns (LO 1a, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 3c and 3d). Oral and informal feedback will be given as part of seminars. Directed study will encourage you to extend the understanding of research and theory in the areas addressed, as well as its implications for people issues in organisations more generally (LO 1a, 1b, 2a, 3a and 3b). assessment is continuous and in the form of four individual assignments and two group assignments. This mix will address all the module learning outcomes, and the assignments are separated to allow you to have structured summative feedback on different aspects of your learning throughout the module and will focus your learning against the disciplines studied and nominated areas addressed in these.

Lectures:   24.00          Directed Study:   152.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   24.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   0.00          Total:   200.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

a) demonstrate an understanding of the study of people in work and organisations through the perspectives studied; and b) explain the assumptions and approaches to study embodied by the perspectives on people, work and organisations studied.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

a) apply evidence-based arguments to people management problems; and b) address ethical concerns with respect to the management of people and organisations with respect fo the perspectives studied.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

a) evaluate your own and others` roles in organisations; b) apply knowledge from perspectives studied to analyse facts and situations in order to solve problems that relate to people, work and organisations; c) understand and apply some of the principles of effective team-working; and d) manage your own work and that of others in order to meet a specified programme of tasks.

  Coursework   40%
  Individual assignment of up to 2,000 words
  Coursework   30%
  On-line test (individual)
  Coursework   30%
  Group Poster
  Coursework   40%
  Supplementary: Individual assignment of up to 2,000 words
  Coursework   30%
  Supplementary: On-line test (individual)
  Coursework   30%
  Supplementary: Individual Poster

Outline Syllabus:
The syllabus will be organised in six units each covering a different area of theory and practice; Organisational Behaviour (OB), Organisational Psychology (OP), Work Sociology (WS), Employee Relations (ER), Organisational Analysis (OA) and Human Resource Management (HRM) as they are relvant to understanding people, work and organisationsl Each area for study will consider the assumptions, approaches and implications of the subject area considered and will address specific introductory content relevant to its discipline.
OB: learning; motivation and job satisfaction; groups and team working.
OP: individual differences; attitudes at work; personality; perception.
WS: the nature of work; skills; Fordism.
ER: recognition, consultation and conflict; equality, diversity and equal opportunities.
OA: organisational culture; organisational structures and design.
HRM: resourcing, performance and development.
An extensive module introduction will be provided that explains the nature of the subject areas studied and the approaches employed. Ethics in business and society and corporate social responsibility will also be developed. A module summary will draw all these subject areas together and introduce you to issues of management and leadership as ways of integrating the perspectives and issues addressed.
The emphasis of units and areas of study will be tailored to take account of current issues and emerging trends in organisations. Employability skills of self-management, team working, and problem-solving will also be addressed.

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