ORBE06003 2016 Organisational Behaviour 1

General Details

Full Title
Organisational Behaviour 1
Transcript Title
Organisational Behaviour 1
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Subject Area
ORBE - Organisational Behaviour
BUS - Business
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2016 - Full Academic Year 2016-17
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Jimmy Treacy, Caroline Casey
Programme Membership
SG_BBUSS_B07 201600 Bachelor of Business in Business L7 SG_BFINA_H08 201600 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Finance and Investment SG_BEMBE_G07 201600 Bachelor of Business Embedded Award BB L7 in Finance and Investment SG_BEMBE_G06 201600 Higher Certificate in Business in Embedded Award BB(Hons) Finance and Investment SG_BEMBE_G07 201600 Bachelor of Business in Embedded award of BB Ab-initio L8 SG_BEMBE_G06 201600 Higher Certificate in Business in Embedded award of BB Ab-initio L8 SG_BMARK_C06 201600 Higher Certificate in Business in Marketing SG_BDIGI_B07 201900 Bachelor of Business in Digital Marketing SG_BSALE_B07 201900 Bachelor of Business in Business in Marketing and Sales SG_BBUSI_H08 201900 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business L8 (Ab-initio) SG_BACCO_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Business in Accounting L6 SG_BBUSI_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Business SG_BOFFI_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Business in Office Administration SG_BADMN_B07 201900 Bachelor of Business in Business Administration L7 SG_BBUSS_B07 201900 Bachelor of Business in Business L7

The subject aims to introduce students to the key theories, concepts and ideas underpinning individual behaviour in organisations and how this knowledge may be applied in organisational settings.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Describe various personality and perceptual dimensions that are responsible for individual differences in the workplace.


Identify ways in which managers can effectively motivate individuals in the workplace.


Examine the principles of effective learning which underpin effective training in the workplace.


Identify the sources of occupational stress and describe ways to manage it effectively.


Describe  different leadership styles in organisations.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered by lecture with tutorial support as appropriate.  The learner will be encouraged to develop an understanding of the theory and how it may be applied in organisations.  Reference will be made to case study material to support this objective.

Module Assessment Strategies

The module will be assessed on a continuous basis across the semester through the use of a number of individual and group assignments.

Repeat Assessments

Repeat assessments will be developed as appropriate to assess failed elements.

Indicative Syllabus

1.  Personality

2.  Perception

3.  Motivation

4.  Learning & Training

5.  Stress

6.  Leadership Styles 

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 A combination of appropriate assessments which may include individual and group assignments. Continuous Assessment Assessment 100 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Lectures & group work 4 Weekly 4.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Reading and project work 2 Weekly 2.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2011-01-01 Introduction to Organisational Behaviour. by Michael Butler, Ed Rose Chartered Institute of Personnel and Developm
ISBN 1843982471 ISBN-13 9781843982470

This is a brand new core text for organisational behaviour modules. About the book: "Introduction to Organisational Behaviour" is a print and electronic learning package for introductory modules. It includes a textbook full of learning features and a comprehensive set of online resources and video clips. This is an integrated multimedia package with videoed practitioner interviews, key skills, video clips, and author interviews. This is the first text to explicitly and systematically link OB and key skills. It features tailored range of electronic resources with an area targeted at lecturers who have just started teaching OB and an area targeted at those who have taught OB before. There are 'Take your Learning Further' boxes in each chapter with suggestions of seminal books and articles to read. Focus on future employability with key skills boxes and video clips. This title is suitable for undergraduate students taking a module in organisational behaviour.

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Core Text

Introduction to Organisational Behaviour, Butler, M. & Rose, E., Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development, 2011

Recommended Reading

Organisational Behaviour, Pettinger,R., Routledge, 2011, J. Prentice Hall 

Managing Behaviour in Organizations (5th edition), Greenberg 2010

Management & Organisational Behaviour (9th edition), Mullins, L. FT Pearson 2010

Management & Organisational Behaviour, Bloisi W., Cook, C., & Hunsaker, P. McGraw Hill, 2007

Organisation Behaviour (8th edition), Huczynski, D & Buchanan,A. Pearson 2013

Other Resources


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