Organisations and Behaviour
BTEC Edexcel Level 5 HND in Business
Lecture and workshop programme
This unit provides an introduction to the nature of organisations in relation to management practices. The unit examines the internal nature of organisations from both a theoretical and practical perspective. The unit is also intended to develop an understanding of the behaviour of people within organisations. The significance of different organisation structures and cultures and its effect on people and organisational performance is examined.
1Understand ways of using motivational theories in organisations
Discuss the impact that different leadership styles may have on motivation in organisations in periods of change
Compare the application of different motivational theories within the workplace
Evaluate the usefulness of a motivation theory for managers
2Understand the relationship between organisational structure and culture
Compare and contrast different organisational structures and cultures
Explain how the relationship between an organisations’s structure and culture can impact on the performance of the business
Discuss the factors which influence individual behaviour at work
3Understand mechanisms for developing effective teamwork in organisations
Explain the nature of groups and group behaviour within organisations
Discuss factors that may promote or inhibit the development of effective teamwork in organisations
Evaluate the impact of technology on team functioning within a given organisation
4 Understand different approaches to management and leadership
Compare the effectiveness of different leadership styles in different organisations
Explain how organisational theory underpins the practice of management
Evaluate the different approaches to management and used by different organisations
Brooks, I. (2009) Organisational Behaviour, Individuals, Groups and Organisations. 4th ed. Harlow: Prentice Hall.
Crowther, D. and Green, M (2004) Organisational Theory. London:CIPD.
Huczynski, A. and Buchanan, D. (2007) Organisational Behaviour: An Introductory Text. 6th ed. Harlow: Prentice Hall.
Maccoby, M. (1998) Why Work: Motivating and Leading the New Generation. New York: Simon and Schuster.
Mullins, L. (2007) Management and Organisational Behaviour. 8th ed. Harlow: Prentice Hall.
Robbins, S. and Judge, T.A. (2010) Essentials of Organizational Behavior. 10th ed., global ed. London: Pearson.
These are the most relevant books (and there are many others that will be useful – check with lecturer that they are appropriate)
|Weekly Lecture and Workshop Plan | |Wk |Lecture |Student Presentations |Learning and Writing Skills |Preparation for next week | |1 |Introduction |My experiences of learning and of |Identify two books in bibliography: |Form groups and plan work for next week. | | | |organisation |Which book would you read first, why? | | | | | |Which book covers most of the syllabus? | | | | | |How will you get a picture of each book | | | | |...