WORK2218 WEEK13 - WORK 2218 People & Organisations...

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WORK 2218 Lecture Week 13 Exam Revision Daniel Nyberg
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2 Overview Part A: Revision of the subject Part B: Exam details and practicing case study questions.
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3 Aim, Relevance and Outcomes Theories about individual, group and organisational factors Relevance Practical and evidenced based Impact on professional and business careers Importance of teamwork Outcomes Identify, define and analyse problems Recommend creative solutions Work with people from diverse backgrounds
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4 Course Introduction Part 1: Individual behaviour and processes Part 2: Team processes Part 3: Organisational perspectives •Individual behaviour •Perception •Motivation Decisions •Team dynamics •Communication and conflict Power and leadership •Structure Culture •Change Assessment 1 Case Study Assignment Assessment 2,3 Group Presentation and Feedback Assessment 4 Group Case study Assessment 5 Exam
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5 Why study OB? Influence Influence organisational organisational events events Understand Understand organisational organisational events events Predict Predict organisational organisational events events ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR RESEARCH RESEARCH
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Lecture week 2: Foundations of OB Our perception of reality shapes and directs our behaviour; different people may understand the same situation differently. How do selective and interpretive biases shape our perception? Categorization Mental models Identity Stereotyping Attribution error Self-fulfilling prophecy We need to understand how things were perceived, not what happened. How can we shape people’s behaviour in organizations? Positive and negative reinforcement is better than punishment. Learning through social engagement and experience. Bonding with the organisation; satisfaction and commitment. Need to understand how they are motivated!
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Lecture week 3: Motivational theory How can we motivate our employees? Content theories: Maslow’s needs hierarchy; 4 drive theory; McLelland’s
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