ORBE06009 2016 Organisational Behaviour 2

General Details

Full Title
Organisational Behaviour 2
Transcript Title
Organisational Behaviour 2
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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
Colette Armstrong, Caroline Casey, John McNamara, Jimmy Treacy, Mary Gilmartin, Karen McManus
Programme Membership
SG_BBUSS_B07 201600 Bachelor of Business in Business L7 SG_BFINA_H08 201600 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business 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_BAPPL_B07 201900 Bachelor of Business in Applied Sport with Business SG_BACCO_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Business in Business in Accounting L6 SG_BBUSI_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Business in Business in Business Studies L6 SG_BOFFI_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Business in Business in Office Administration SG_BADMN_B07 201900 Bachelor of Business in Business in Business Administration L7 SG_BBUSS_B07 201900 Bachelor of Business in Business in Business L7 SG_BINTE_F06 202000 Level 6 Certificate in International Foundation Studies


This module s designed to help the student develop a conceptual understanding of Organisational Behaviour theories. Its goal is to provide the student with skills to put these ideas and theories into practice. Key techniques and processes to improve efficiencies and effectiveness are fully examined from the perspective of managers, workers and society in general.

Learning Outcomes

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


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


Assess methods to manage organisational change


Explain how diversity can be managed and equality maintained in businesses

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Module will be delivered using a variety of teaching methods - lectures, tutorials, case studies.

Module Assessment Strategies

The module will be assessed by a final examination and a range of continuous assessments. 

Repeat Assessments

Failed elements may be repeated.

Indicative Syllabus

Group Formation

Group formation and structure



Types of teams


Sources of Conflict

Managing Conflict

Frames of Reference

Change Management

Change and the Individual

Resistance to Change


Equality in the Workplace

Managing Diversity 

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
50 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
50 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Continuous Assessment Continuous Assessment Assessment 50 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Examination Final Exam Closed Book Exam 50 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Lecture Theatre Lecture 1 Weekly 1.00
Workshop Flat Classroom Seminar 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2011-10 Introduction to Organisational Behaviour Jaico Publishing House
ISBN 8184952791 ISBN-13 9788184952797

Introduction to organizational behavior provides a rigorous critique of the essential organizational behavior topics in a creative, interactive and visual way. The book provides a global perspective, reflecting today's market-place, integrated through global examples and theories including those from developing countries. Further to this, it has an underpinning focus on employability skills, with tips on how each topic could be linked to different skills. Key features:practitioner case studies presenting real organizational dilemmas accompanied by video interviews online where the practitioners talk about approaches and solutions. Innovative learning features including ethical dilemmas, best and worst practice examples, taking one's learning further, review and discussion questions, applying theory to practice and a glossary.

Recommended Reading
2009-06-29 Managing Behavior in Organizations (5th Edition) Prentice Hall
ISBN 0131992384 ISBN-13 9780131992382

Managing Behavior in Organizations provides a brief tour of the scientific and practical highlights of organizational behavior (OB).

The Field of Organizational Behavior; Organizational Justice, Ethics, and Corporate Social Responsibility; Psychological Processes in Organizations: Personality, Perception, and Learning; Coping with Organizational Life: Emotions and Stress; Work-Related Attitudes: Prejudice, Job Satisfaction, and Organizational Commitment; What Motivates People to Work?; Interpersonal Behavior in the Workplace; Organizational Communication; Group Processes and Work Teams; Making Decisions in Organizations; The Quest for Leadership; Culture, Creativity, and Innovation; Designing Effective Organizations; Managing Organizational Change: Strategic Planning and Organizational Development

MARKET: For readers who have no special background or training in the social sciences to use as a stand-alone guide to the essentials of OB.

Recommended Reading
2010-04-23 Management and Organisational Behaviour Financial Times Prentice Hall
ISBN 0273724088 ISBN-13 9780273724087

The essential introduction to management and organisational behaviour over half a million students worldwide have used Management and Organisational Behaviour to help them learn. Written in an engaging style and packed with contemporary references to management research and practice, this book continues to be the Organisational Behaviour text of choice for today's students. This ninth edition brings a wide range of brand new and intriguing examples and case studies on issues and organisations that are engaging, relevant and contemporary. It also provides the latest research and new coverage of hot topics such as corporate responsibility and ethics, diversity, and organisational learning. The breadth of appeal of this text makes it ideal for Management and Organisation courses from undergraduate up to MBA. A range of real life examples and case studies illustrate the theories of human behaviour at work, and the influence of individuals, leaders and groups on organisational performance. Using frequent questions and exercises, a clear layout, and additional online resources, this book will enable you to * think critically about topical issues and debates. * develop your personal and professional skills for work and study. * reinforce and assess your knowledge and understanding. * navigate your way through the text efficiently and effectively. * succeed in your project work, research and exams.

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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