Module Title:Organisational Behaviour 1
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In 7 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lectures, group and individual self-assessment tools, film studies, YouTube videos, case studies, essays, online tests.
Module Aim: This course deals with human behaviour in a variety of organisations. Conceptual frameworks, case discussions, and skill-oriented activities are applied to each topic. The module aims to help students gain an understanding of the OB model, psychometric frameworks, motivational theories and applications, group theory and its application to increasing group performance.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Students will acquire self-knowledge on psychometric and motivational dimensions, as these apply to human behaviour in organisations internationally.
LO2 Students will develop skills in diagnosing and solving organisational challenges relating to occupational choice and motivating individuals at work using needs and process theories of motivation.
LO3 3. Students will acquire knowledge of how people behave in groups at work, including phenomena such as groupthink, social loafing, and pressure to conform to group norms.
Pre-requisite learning
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
The OB Model
An introduction to the interplay of individual, group, and organisational level variables and their effect on organisational behaviour, effectiveness, and employee wellbeing.
Individual differences and their relevance to work
Personality, psychometric tests, values; Motivation to work - needs and process theories; Job design as empowering motivational tool.
People, processes and performance
Group effectiveness, Belbin's team roles, groupthink, stages of group formation, group phenomena and dynamics, groupthink, synergy, social psychology experiments, communication, conflict and negotiation in organisations.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Examination Class assessment on Big Five and MBTI psychometric tools. 1 20.00 Week 6
Examination Examination or group case study on motivation to work in group settings, using Belbin's group roles and other frameworks. 2,3 80.00 Sem 1 End
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Every Week 6.00
Total Hours 9.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 1.50
Independent Learning Every Week 7.50
Total Hours 9.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_BBLAW_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business with Law 5 Elective
CW_BBHRM_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Human Resource Management 5 Mandatory
CW_HHIBU_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Business 5 Mandatory
CW_BBBBM_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Management 5 Mandatory
CW_BBBUS_D Bachelor of Business in Business 5 Mandatory
CW_BBHRM_D Bachelor of Business in Human Resource Management 5 Mandatory
CW_BBINB_D Bachelor of Business in International Business incorporating Double Degree 5 Mandatory
Discussion Note: As per Head of Departments Instruction: 13/02/2024