Introduction to People, Organization Andmanagement

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Lord Ashcroft International Business School

Introduction to People, Organisations and Management

Module Code: BB130010S

Department: Organisational Behaviour, Human Resource Management and Tourism

Academic Year: 2011/12
Semester: Two

Contents

1. Key Information2
2. Introduction to the Module2
3. Intended Learning Outcomes3
4. Outline Delivery3
4.1 Attendance Requirements4
5. Assessment5
6. Assessment Criteria and Marking Standards16
7. Assessment Offences17
8. Learning Resources17
8.1. Library23
8.2. Other Resources23
9. Module Evaluation25
10. Report on Last Delivery of Module26

1. Key Information

Module title: Introduction to People, Organisations and Management

Module Leader: Hermione McIntosh
Chelmsford/Michael Ashcroft Building/ Room MAB 301

Every module has a Module Definition Form (MDF) which is the officially validated record of the module. You can access the MDF for this module in three ways:

* the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
* the My.Anglia Module Catalogue at www.anglia.ac.uk/modulecatalogue * Anglia Ruskin’s module search engine facility at www.anglia.ac.uk/modules

All modules delivered by Anglia Ruskin University at its main campuses in the UK and at partner institutions throughout the UK and overseas are governed by the Academic Regulations. You can view these at www.anglia.ac.uk/academicregs. A printed extract of the Academic Regulations, known as the Assessment Regulations, is available for every student from your Faculty Office (all new students will have received a copy as part of their welcome pack).

In the unlikely event of any discrepancy between the Academic Regulations and any other publication, including this module guide, the Academic Regulations, as the definitive document, take precedence over all other publications and will be applied in all cases.

2. Introduction to the Module

This 30 credit module covers four key areas.

The organisational context: This module allows students to explore the organisational context and will furnish students with tools to analyse the organisational environment and the degree of dynamism and complexity in which organisations operate. Students will be encouraged to examine organisational responses to environmental turbulence. The development and impact of organisational culture will also be assessed.

Organisation structures and approaches to management: Students will analyse the changes to organisational structure and architecture and the evolution from self-contained structures to boundaryless organisations. Approaches to management from scientific management to postmodern organisations will be evaluated and the way groups and teams are formed and structured. Motivation will also be examined as a motivated workforce can be a sign of a successful organisation and students will be encouraged to reflect critically on theories of motivation and apply them to real life situations and case study scenarios.

Management processes: Intensified competition, technological innovation and increased knowledge intensity has resulted in a pattern of ‘repeat change’. The results of change programmes are often disappointing and students will examine the triggers for change, why change is resisted and organisations’ approaches to change management. This module will also investigate the difference between leadership and management and critically evaluate classical and contemporary approaches to leadership theory and the role power and politics play in organisational life.

Individuals in the organisation: This part of the module focuses on individual differences. The ability to learn, and to continue learning, for individuals and organisations, is crucial in the 21st century. Students will be introduced to a number of learning theories which affect management practices and will have an overview of the learning organisation....
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