LEADING AND DEVELOPING PEOPLE AND ORGANISATIONS - 2021/2
Module code: MANM496
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The effective management and leadership of people in organizations is one of the most important determinants of organizational and individual performance. The rationale for this module is to enable students to understand and critically evaluate a variety of approaches to leading and managing people based on relevant concepts, models and theories from selected aspects of human resource management (HRM) and organizational behavior (OB) (see Content below).
Surrey Business School
MAHON Christopher (SBS)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 7
JACs code: 100078
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Overall student workload
Independent Learning Hours: 108
Lecture Hours: 42
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
The module will be organized into three Blocks (1-3) and sub-ordinate Units (e.g. 1.1) where each Unit corresponds to a three-and-a-half hour teaching and learning session and where each block is led by a member of the module team. The indicative content is as below: 1 Strategic Context 1.1 HRM Strategy 1.2 Strategic Reward (key models and practices) 2 Micro-aspects of Organizational Behaviour 2.1 Identity and Psychological Contract 2.2 Group Processes 2.3 Motivation 2.4 Managerial Cognition and Decision-Making 3 Leading and Learning 3.1 Learning and Development in Organizations 3.2 Leadership and Power 3.3 Inclusive Leadership 3.4 Hubristic Leadership NOTE: The module will also include Guest Speakers at appropriate points in the progra
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||Case Study analysis summative assessment of 3500 words||100|
Case Study analysis summative assessment of 3,500 words. The assignment will require students to analyse the Case Study issued in Session 1, provide a potential solution to the Case Study, and to present key lessons from the Case Study anchored in relevant concepts , models and theory from organizational behaviour (OB) and human resource management (HRM). Students will engage in formative work on the Case Study throughout the course of the module and be given informal feedback in Session 12.
- Introduce students to key of theoretical frameworks which underpin the ways in which organisations manage the employment relationship through the deployment of HRM strategy and policy
- Introduce students to a variety of concepts, models and theories from the behavioural sciences and related fields that may be used to explain the dynamics of individual, group and organizational processes in organizations
- Provide students with the knowledge, skills and analytical capabilities needed to manage, lead and develop people and organizations
|001||Critically analyse how organisations articulate their human resource (HR) strategies and how these strategies are reflected in a variety of organisational practices||CKPT|
|002||Critically evaluate selected concepts, models and theories of organizational behaviour and apply them to the analysis and critical appraisal of decision-making in organizations||CKPT|
|003||Critically evaluate selected concepts, models and theories of learning and development and apply them to the analysis and critical appraisal of learning in organizations||CKPT|
|004||Critically evaluate a range of concepts, models and theories of leadership and apply them to the analysis and critical appraisal of leadership in organizations||CKPT|
|005||Critically analyse approaches to leading and developing people in organizations||CKPT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to give students the opportunity to gain knowledge and understanding of the relevant theory and business practices and problems which are pertinent to the field of managing and leading people in organizations. The learning and teaching methods are likely to include delivery of tutor-led classes and group work . Whilst the lectures are mainly designed to illustrate and explain theoretical concepts and models, in the group work students will have the opportunity to explore concepts, models and theories in more depth and with reference to case study analyses. Prior to attending the classes students are expected to undertake the essential readings for the sessions. The teaching and learning format is designed to emphasize critical understanding and evaluation of contemporary issues in the management and leadership of people in organizations.
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
|Master of Business Administration MBA||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2021/2 academic year.