Joint-honours information for 2016 entry

Principles of Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management

Module N1062

Module details for 2016/17.

15 credits

FHEQ Level 4

Module Outline

This module explores the causes and effects of human interaction in an organisation and how humans at individual, group and organisational level influences organisations. Organisational performance depends on appropriate incentives to individuals, develop effective teams, design an attractive job environment and manage organisational structure.

Focussing on these issues, the module is divided into four themes based on the level of analysis: individual, group, organisational and human resource management. At the individual level it will look at the individual's contribution to organisation and the factors affecting their behaviour. At group level, the nature and significance of groups in organisations will be discussed. The range of skills required for effective team work and factors affecting working in group will also be explored. At organisational level, organisational design and culture, inspiring workers through norms, beliefs and behaviour or management at work place, will be explained. Finally, the human resource part will unfold the aspects of developing human capital through recruitment, training and development and reward which will create a sustainable commitment to organisational goals and to ensure high performance.

There will be two form of assessment for this module with an equal weightage for a modulework and an unseen exam. The modulework component will invovle a Group Report analysing concepts of human resource management and organisational behaviour in the chosen organisation. Formative feedback for this assessment will be provided by peers and tutors on the work in progress presentation of group report presented in the seminars.

An unseen exam at the end of the term will cover the remaining assessment. Students will participate in a role playing game in their final seminar analysing and discussing the concepts taught during the lecture as a formative exercise.

Module learning outcomes

Apply organisational behavioural concepts and theories to analyse issues at workplace.

Critically discuss concepts related to human resource management and how they contribute to organisational performance.

Work in a team to analyse dynamics of team roles and critically discuss HR practices in a selected organisation.

Evaluate HR practices and influence of organisation behaviour in a selected organisation.

TypeTimingWeighting
Coursework30.00%
Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.
Group PresentationT2 Week 6 (10 minutes)100.00%
Unseen ExaminationSemester 2 Assessment70.00%
Timing

Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.

Weighting

Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.

TermMethodDurationWeek pattern
Spring SemesterWorkshop2 hours111111111111

How to read the week pattern

The numbers indicate the weeks of the term and how many events take place each week.

Dr Dmitrijs Kravcenko

Convenor, Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/406544

Dr Michelle Luke

Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/307689

Dr Benjamin Everly

Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/324975

Mr Mark Clark

Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/373697

Dr Raphael Silberzahn

Assess convenor, Convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/406543

Dr Elaine Swan

Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/407499

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