ORBE06007 2016 Organisational Behaviour

General Details

Full Title
Organisational Behaviour
Transcript Title
Organisational Behaviour
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Subject Area
ORBE - Organisational Behaviour
BUS - Business
06 - NFQ Level 6
10 - 10 Credits
Start Term
2016 - Full Academic Year 2016-17
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Susan Leonard, Caroline Casey
Programme Membership
SG_BBUSO_C06 201600 Higher Certificate in Business in Business in Business SG_BBSOL_C06 202000 Higher Certificate in Business

The subject aims to introduce students to the key theories, concepts and ideas underpinning individual behaviour and group and organisational processes in organisations.  In addition it aims to introduce students to how to apply this knowledge to 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 motivate individuals in the workplace.


Examine the principles of 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.


Explain the dynamics of groups in an organisational setting.


Describe how teams function effectively in the workplace.


Identify ways in which conflict can be handled in business organisations.


Explain methods to manage organisational change.


Understand and explain equality and diversity issues in the workplace.

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 using a combination of continuous assessment and a final examination.

Repeat Assessments

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

Indicative Syllabus

1.       Personality

2.       Perception                                                                                                  

3.       Motivation                                                                                                     

4.       Learning                                                                                                    

5.       Stress    

6.       Leadership Styles

7.       Group and Teams

8.       Conflict

9.        Change

10.      Diverstiy and Equality                                                                              



Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
40 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
60 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Continuous Assessment Continuous Assessment Assessment 40 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam three hour exam, students answer four out of six questions Final Exam UNKNOWN 60 % Week 15 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10

Online Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Not Specified Online Live lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Total Online Learning Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 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 201

Other Resources


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