Organizational Behavior

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Organisational Behaviour (Analysing and Improving Organisational Behaviour) Now known as Analysing and Improving Organisational Behaviour. Main Aim(s) of the Unit:
This unit will contribute towards students’ analysis of, and effectiveness within, a range of work organisations. The unit examines approaches to enhancing personal and organisational effectiveness through focusing on the internal nature of organisations, identifying alternative structures and common patterns of behaviour. The involvement of the host organisations in the work of the unit provides an important commercial background to the overall programme, and the extensive research element provides an opportunity for students to develop their research, planning and organisational skills. Main Topics of Study:

Introduction to Organisations
* Organisation Structure
* Structural Perspective
* Elements of Organisation Structure
* Types of Job
* Line, Staff & Functional Structures
* Formal & Informal Organisations
* Designing Organisation Structure
* Centralisation & Decentralisation
* Management Scientific Management
* Taylorism
* Gilbreth
* Gantt
* Fordism
* Bureaucracy & Roles
* Organisational Structuring
* Rules
* Roles
* Bureaucracy or Adhocracy
* Classical Management Theory
* Henri Fayol
* Applicability of Theory
* Modern Classical Management Theory
* Contingency Approach
* Contingency & Organisational Structure
* Determinism Versus Strategic Choice
* Technological Determinism
* Environmental Determinism
* Strategic Choice
* Environmental Strategic Choice
People in Organisations
* Communication & Perception
* Interpersonal Communication
* Perception
* Non-Verbal Communication
* Motivation
* Motives as Goals of Human Behaviour
* Motives as Individual Decision-Making Processes
* Social Process of Motivating Others
* Empowerment
* Learning
* Learning Process
* Behaviourist Approach to Learning
* Cognitive Approach to Learning
* Behaviour Modification Techniques
* Socialisation & Feedback
* Personality
* Definition
* Personality Types & Traits
* Stress & its Management
* Development of the Self
* Nomothetic & Idiographic
* Psychometrics
Groups and Teams in Organisations
* Group Formation
* Group Level Analysis of Organisational Behaviour
* Historical Background to study of Groups
* Concept of a Group
* Formal & Informal Groups
* Homans Theory of Group Formation Stages of Group Development * Group Structure & Process
* Group Structure
* Status Structure
* Power Structure
* Linking Structure
* Role Structure
* Group Structure & Group Process
* Leadership Structure
* Communication Structure
* Group Control
* Group Influences on Individuals’ Motivations
* Group Influences on Individuals’ Perceptions
* Group Socialisation of Members
* Group Influences on Individuals’ Attitudes & Behaviours * Conformity to & Rebellion Against Authority
* Group Effectiveness
* Effectiveness, Productivity & Satisfaction
* Factors Affecting Group Behaviour
* Making Groups Perform
* Group Cohesion
Development and Change: Issues and Challenges
* Organisational Change
* The Contemporary Imperative
* Project Management & Participative Management
* Resistance to Change
* Understanding Change
* Business Process Re-Engineering
* Change Agent
* Organisation Development
* Goals & Processes
* Levels & Models of Intervention
* OD Techniques
* OD Applications
* OD Consultant
* Corporate Culture
* Rise of Corporate Culture Concept
* Models of Corporate Culture
* Corporate Culture & Economic Performance
* Changing Cultures
* Corporate Culture...
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