Module title: People and Organisational Development

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

Module code: HRM11665
Module leader: Lesley McLean
School The Business School
Subject area group: Management
Prerequisites

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


Description of module content:

11. Description of module content

This module includes critical examination of the impact of people management on organisational and individual behaviour in the key areas of organisational change, leadership, motivation, engagement, and employee well-being (including managing emotion at work), within the contexts of HRM, OD and OB. You will be involved in examining the changing role of the HR function, its influence on achieving competitive advantage, and the broader context in which it operates. You will also reflect and develop: a business orientation, a concern with adding value through HR practice, and a range of skills pivotal to successful people management practice and effective leadership. This includes critical reflection, problem solving and decision-making skills; enhanced IT proficiency; a range of team working and interpersonal skills and others associated with developing personal effectiveness and credibility at work.

Learning Outcomes for module:

1 To review and critically evaluate major contemporary research and debates in the fields of human resource management (HRM), Organisational Development (OD) and Organisational Behaviour (OB)
2 To formulate and justify strategies for managing people (individually and in teams) in organisations, evaluating major theories relating to motivation, engagement and wellbeing at work and how these are put into practice by organisations.
3 To develop a critical awareness and understanding of the application of current theories of leadership
4 To critically evaluate the theory and practice of effective change management in organisations.
5 To critically examine the changing role of HR professionals and the HR function.

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