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2022/23 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

LUBS5749M People and Behaviour in Organizations

15 creditsClass Size: 65

Module manager: Dr. Militza Callinan

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2022/23

Module replaces

LUBS 5750M

This module is not approved as an Elective


The module aims to provide an introduction and perspective on established concepts, theory and evidence relating to individual, team and collective behaviour in organizations - how work is done and relationships conducted. This will include understandings about the causes of behaviour – how ‘the people make the place’ - and consequential behavioural outcomes such as work performance, motivation and engagement. This knowledge will facilitate deeper understandings about how organizations and created and sustained The focus of discussion will be on the core practical consequences for productively managing and leading team and organizational processes and outcomes.

Learning outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to critically evaluate:
- the central theories, concepts and evidence relating to organizational behaviour
- the connections (and disconnects) between research-based organizational behaviour knowledge and existing management and organizational practices

Skills outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to:
- Communicate about conceptual issues, applying critical-thinking, acquired knowledge, self-awareness and reflection
- Engage in structured self-reflection about their own characteristics, goals, behaviour and impact on others

Subject specific
- Conduct a critical, evidence-based analysis of an organizational behaviour problem or issues in a specific work organisation to identify new or revised approaches and priorities for change
- Apply understanding of research-practice connections to diagnose, explain and generate productive responses to behavioural problems and challenges in specific organizations


Indicative content
- The basic significance of behaviour in organizational life
- Individuals; defining characteristics, predictable outcomes and person-job fit
- Motivation and satisfaction; from individual to organizational impact
- Understanding oneself to work effectively with others
- Diversity; the meaning and consequences of difference
- Team work; design, dynamics and decision-making
- Organizing work; designing jobs and organization structures
- Organization culture; defining, understanding and shaping collective behaviour
- Leadership; roles, goals and effectiveness

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours120.00
Total Contact hours30.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Private study

This could include a variety of activities, such as reading, watching videos, question practice and exam preparation.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Your teaching methods could include a variety of delivery models, such as face-to-face teaching, live webinars, discussion boards and other interactive activities. There will be opportunities for formative feedback throughout the module.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
AssignmentIndividual assignment - 3000 words80.00
Reflective logParticipation & Learning Journal - 10 weeks x 200 words20.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Resits will be assessed by 100% written assignment.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 29/04/2022 15:28:12


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