Undergraduate | TAS-BAA111 | 2024
People and Organisations
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- 14 weeks
- 27 May 2024,
- 22 July 2024
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About this subject
Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- Explain key theoretical concepts of Organisation Studies.
- Apply Organisation Studies concepts to an organisational situation.
- Communicate a reasoned argument to an academic audience for how to manage an organisational situation.
- Refer to MyLO for study topics.
Organisations are composed of people. The study of organisational culture is, therefore, fundamental to understanding how organisations work. The primary purpose of this subject is to enable you to learn how people relate to each other and work together in organisations through theoretical perspectives on, and practical approaches to human relations and organisational behaviour.
The subject will draw upon current concepts from critical management and organisation studies – a field of research engages with a range of disciplinary perspectives including: philosophy, social psychology, sociology, anthropology, political science and economics). Hence, you will benefit from a contemporary research-informed approach to the study of human relations and organisational behaviour.
The topics in the study schedule are divided into three modules, each of which building on the previous module. The first module (individuals in organisations: weeks 1-3) begins with a focus on understanding how individuals make sense of their experiences in organisations by examining theories and everyday examples of organisational situations and sense-making, individual identities, personalities and emotions. The second module (organisational groups: weeks 4-7) investigates conceptual and practical approaches to the analysis of human relations at the group or team level, including culture, power and influence, leadership and motivation. Finally, the third module (organisational culture: weeks 8-12) draws on theories and practices of how organisational communications, knowledge, bureaucracy, change and design influence peoples’ relationships with each other and with their organisations.
Through your active participation in this subject, you will understand, integrate, and apply knowledge on how and why people act the way they do in organisations and learn how this knowledge can be used to improve everyday approaches to managing people and organisations.
- Literature Review (30%)
- Persuasive Essay (30%)
- Group Presentation & Individual Reflection (40%)
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