School of Management, Unit Catalogue 2007/08
MN10071 Organisational behaviour
| Credits: 6 |
| Semester: 1|
|Assessment: CW 10%, EX 90%|
Aims: To provide students with an understanding for management and aspects of organisational life through the discussion of classical and contemporary perspectives. The social and structural context of organisations and implications for action and learning at group and individual levels will be explored. Implications of contemporary changes to individuals' working lives and careers will be discussed.
By the end of the unit students will be able to understand the models and debates of organisational behaviour and theory. They will also have gained practice in critically analysing and evaluating ways of organising as well as collective and individual processes that shape our experience of organizational and working life.
Course teaches students in major analytical models and critical debates; facilitates some self-assessment activities; and assesses students' understanding of the concepts conveyed as part of the course as well as their applications.
Classic perspectives on Managing and organizing
* How to organize? Structure & bureaucracy
* Person versus Situation? What is the role of individual differences in OB?
* Understanding organizations in a cross-cultural context
* Power & politics
* Groups and Teams
* How do people in organizations make decisions?
* Organizational Culture
* Leading as the ongoing task of organizational learning.