Module Title:Organisational Behaviour 2
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In 4 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lectures, assignments, group work, case studies, class discussion and participation.
Module Aim: This course deals with leadership of groups and the management of organisational change and work related stress (WRS). It aims to equip students with an appreciation of the conceptual and theoretical frameworks relating to leadership and change management. It aims to encourage students to reflect on and apply this knowledge in ways that will enhance their own abilities as a manager and leader .It describes current research in OB and identifies how it can be applied to workplace settings.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Students will be able to identify how current leadership research can be applied to workplace settings internationally.
LO2 Students will understand how application of OB frameworks, tools and concept can enhance managerial ability to manage the global complexities of organisational change as we enter the third decade of the 21st century.
LO3 Students will reflect on organisational stress reduction strategies in the workplace and expand their own approaches to managing work-related stress (WRS) drawing on international case studies.
Pre-requisite learning
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Organisational Behaviour 2
Leadership Organisational Change Management Wellbeing at Work
The distinction between leadership and management; the evolution of theories of leadership from the 'great man' theory to contemporary thought on contingency theories and emerging leadership perspectives about charismatic and transformational leadership; gender and cultural diversity - current issues in leadership; the particular challenges facing 21st century leaders.
Organisation Change Management
What is organisational change? Leading change; forces of change; cultural change; technological change; resistance to change; the role of the change agent; the changing nature of work; AI; automation; digitalization of work; the boundaryless career; Lewin and Kotter models of change; organisational politics; the consequences and ethics of power and politics in times of change.
Organisational Stress Management
Definition of workplace stress; the U-curve of workplace stress; causes, mediating variables and consequences; organisational and employee strategies to mitigate the effects of work-related stress (WRS) on employee performance and welllbeing.Cooper's research on employee wellbeing; the trend towards remote working and its relationship to WRS. Examples of 'great places to work'.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Short Answer Questions MCQ 1 20.00 Week 7
Project Case Study or similar 1,2,3 80.00 Week 12
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

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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
Independent Learning Every Week 7.50
Lecture Every Week 1.50
Total Hours 9.00

Module Delivered In

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