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Unit 3: Organisations and Behaviour

This unit provides an introduction to the nature of organisations in relation to management practices. The unit examines the internal nature of organisations from both a theoretical and practical viewpoint. The unit is intended to develop an understanding of the behaviour of people within organisations and the significance of organisational design and characteristics. It also aims to provide the basis for, and to underpin further study in, specialist areas of business.

Summary of learning outcomes

To achieve this unit a learner must:

  1. Explore organisational structure and culture
  2. Examine different approaches to management and leadership and theories of organisation
  3. Examine the relationship between motivational theories
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of working with others, teamwork, groups and group dynamics

Suggested Reading

Introducing Organisational Behaviour/Organizational Behaviour Student Workbook

Organizational Behaviour: An Introductory Text

Why Work?: Motivating the New Generation

Management and Organisational Behaviour

Multi Pack: Essentials of Organisational Behaviour & CD-Rom

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Links

Improving Organisational Performance
Practical policies for the implementation of performance related practices

What is Performance ?
Organisational Performance J.B. Barney: Gaining and Sustaining Competitive Advantage Ch. 2: What is Performance?

Recommended Book

HNC/HND Business Core Unit 3: Organisations and Behaviour: Study Text (2000) - Buy it - Part of the HNC/HND business series, this text on Organisations and behaviour features a blend of topic coverage and practice opportunities with BTEC guidelines, key definitions, timed activities and assignments, and topics for class discussion. It is suitable for both classroom and individual study. Buy it from amazon.co.uk.

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