PERFORMANCE, ENGAGEMENT AND WELL-BEING - 2021/2
Module code: MANM359
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Occupational, and work and organizational psychologists adopt a dual-focus on outcomes for people in organizations, emphasizing both performance and well-being and engagement at work. This module explores these two areas of focus and considers the measurement and management of performance, and how motivation theories explain performance variation. The module also looks at well-being at work, considering issues of workplace health and stress, employee engagement, satisfaction and commitment, and the role of emotion in all of these aspects.
Surrey Business School
ZHOU Ying (SBS)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 7
JACs code: C811
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Indicative content includes:
Peformance modelling and measurement
Theories of motivation
Concepts of well-being at work
Workplace stress and health
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||INDIVIDUAL ESSAY (3000 WORDS)||50|
|Coursework||INDIVIDUAL CASE STUDY (3000 WORDS)||50|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate
Practical, technical, problem solving and planning skills relevant to managing performance and well-being at work.
Critical and conceptual perspectives on performance, motivation, well-being and psychological health at work.
Thus, the summative assessments for this module consists of:
A 3000-word critical essay in the areas of performance measurement, motivation or well-being at work.
A case-study report (3000-words) based on an analysis of the performance management needs of an organizational case, and proposal for intervention to manage performance and well-being effectively.
In writing on both assignments and verbal feedback from the module team based on case-study preparation.
- Introduce and provide frameworks of concepts and processes of performance measurement and management in organizations.
- Develop students' critical analysis of theories and models of motivation and job design.
- Develop students' critical analysis of concepts and research on employee engagement, satisfaction, commitment, and other markers of well-being.
- Provide an integrative understanding of stress and health at work.
- Provide an evidence-based and strategic appreciation of managing performance and well-being at work.
- Enable students to develop practical transferable skills in analyzing performance management needs in an organization.
|1||Understand models of job performance and techniques of performance measurement.||KCP|
|2||Understand and evaluate frameworks of performance management.||CP|
|3||Critically evaluate models and theories of motivation.||KC|
|4||Critically evaluate concepts and models of well-being at work (including engagement, satisfaction and commitment).||KC|
|5||Describe risk factors for stress at work, how they are managed, and critically evaluate theories of workplace stress.||KCP|
|6||Identify performance management needs of an organization and propose evidence-based, strategic solutions to address those needs.||CPT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 117
Lecture Hours: 33
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
Enable students to develop a practical and critical theoretical perspective on performance, engagement and well-being
The learning and teaching methods include:
Seminar-type small-group activities
Case study activity
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
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Programmes this module appears in
|Occupational and Organizational Psychology MSc||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
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