Organisational Behaviour and Leadership
|Unit||BUS501 Organisational Behaviour and Leadership|
Organisational behaviour is the study of how people as individuals and in aggregate determine the character, dynamic and effectiveness of an organisation. This unit is designed to provide students with an in-depth introduction to the broad range of theory, research, and practise in organisational behaviour. The unit aims not only to provide a better understanding of how individuals, teams, and organisations function, but to elucidate the role of leaders in organisations, the role that individual personality and motivation play in organisational structure, and how group and team dynamics shape organisational goal outcomes and individual performance.
The unit begins with a discussion of research-based models of organisational behaviour, in particular, the organisational citizenship behaviour model proffered by Robbins and Judge, and then considers various aspects of organisational culture, structure and communication, and their impact on individual and collective goals, productivity, and achievement and ability to respond appropriately and effectively to planned and unplanned change.
The unit pays particular attention to the individual analysis of behaviour characterised by factors such as diversity, attitudes, personality, values, emotions, mood, perception, decision-making, job satisfaction and motivation. Topics covered at the organisational level of analysis include organisational structure and design, organisational culture, and the processes involved in organisational change.
Students will undertake a number of self-assessments to facilitate gaining a greater understanding of their own leadership styles. The significance of organisational behaviour inputs of
Organisational behaviour and organisational citizenship behavior