Core Module Information
Module title: Leadership of People and Organisational Change

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: HRM11124
Module leader: Loliya Kagher
School The Business School
Subject area group: Human Resource Management

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

This provides a theoretical foundation in management and organisational behaviour, which then links with follow-on module on year 2. The module emphasis the key knowledge for the successful completion of the programme. Framed within the wider contexts of employee relations and managing change, this module includes critical examination of the impact of people management and leadership practices on organisational, team and individual behaviour. The module builds on the theories explored in previous modules and sets the basis for understanding the fundamentals of people management and organisational behaviour in changing contexts. Further to this, you will explore the way work is organised (rational and social theories) and how these feed into the contemporary business environments.

The module is also concerned with learner development of a business orientation, a concern with adding value through HR practice, and a range of skills pivotal to successful people management practice, effective leadership and the valuing of difference. This includes critical reflection, problem solving and decision-making skills; a range of team working and interpersonal skills and others associated with developing personal effectiveness and credibility at work.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On successful completion of this module, you will be able to:
1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the complex nature of organisational behaviour in a changing environment.
2. Critically assess key models of employee relations and its contribution to wider organisational behaviour.
3. Explain and evaluate the influence of Organisational Behaviour in leadership, management and employees.
4. Demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to formulate and justify strategies for effectively leading and managing people through change (individually and in teams) in organisations.
5. Reflection of the subject/conceptual knowledge acquired in the module and its application in the context of practice.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Pedro Mendonca Cardoso
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This module has been designed to enable your active engagement in the process of learning and to meet its learning outcomes (LO1-LO5).

You will acquire and practise relevant knowledge and skills through a mix of student-led authentic endeavours, including investigating specific topics, engaging in discussion groups, examining case studies, participating in debates, reviewing videos, and participating in lectures and weekly two-hour seminars. In class you will have the opportunity to engage in group discussions/debate, encouraging and practising the development of critical thinking, verbal presentation of arguments, team working, co-operation and consideration of the views of others.

The module engages with the theme of inclusion by providing recorded and live lectures and tutorials so that students can go back with to the material and recap irrespective of where they are located. This also enables students to follow the discussions held in class at their own pace and using captures.

The module also provides integration between practice and research by using case studies throughout the weeks to show how theories do apply, or not, in practice. All the content presented is informed by up to date research (from the module leader and beyond) that is linked to the ultimate technological advancements and organisation advancements in the field.

The module provides a global outlook as it provides case studies that are not only focused on the global north, but also the global south and Asian contexts. For instance, the module provides case studies of African companies and how their practice integrate local elements to motivate and drive change within organisations.

Sustainability is also a key element of the module because the content provides sustainable work practices and shows students the perspective of the worker/employee, rather than focusing on the productivity/profitability of the business which has been proven to lead to unsustainable business models. The module emphasis the importance of employee well being and sustainable work practices that are employee focused, rather than just business focused.

All these issues are critical for students to become more complete professionals and future managers, which results in an employability that is enhanced and developed. The learning from this module will enable you to apply them in the assessment of strategic management module.

Formative Assessment:
Formative learning opportunities are designed into this module and take a number of formats, including enabling you to engage with sources which will help you to better understand the strengths and limitations of your own work and the facilitation of peer-peer feedback. These opportunities will be scheduled into the module and their timing advised in the Assessment Brief.

Formal formative assessment will focus on the 1st item of summative assessment and will provide the opportunity for you to gain feedback on your report structure and outline plan. Its timing will be specified in the Assessment Brief. Support through reflection across module delivery.

The second formative active is focused on component two assessment and will run through the term so that you can build up from the previous assessment.

Summative Assessment:
There are two items of summative assessment:

1. Management Report 50% - 1500 words submitted in Week 9 (LO 1, 2, 3)
2. A Reflective Report 50% - 1000 words submitted in week 13/14 (LO 3, 4, 5)

Summative assessment takes the form of one management report and one reflective report that critically analysis the theories and concepts addressed throughout the course of the module. First assessment component, students will submit and 1500 word management report, and the second assessment component is a reflective report (50% of module mark) focusing on the authentic application of knowledge to the students own professional development and practice. This will also be submitted online via moodle and written feedback and grade will be provided against the published criteria.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 12
Face To Face Tutorial 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 164
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 50 (LO 1, 2, 3) 9 , WORDS= 2000
Project - Practical 50 (LO 3, 4, 5) 13 , WORDS= 1000
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
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