Singapore University of Social Sciences

Human Behaviour in Organisations (HRM203)

Synopsis

Developing human capital requires an understanding of why employees behave the way they do and what managers can do to influence that behaviour. This course considers this question at three levels of analysis: the individual, the group and the inter-group organisation. It is designed to provide a basic foundation in organisational behaviour, management and work. Topics focus on individual behaviour in organisations, group processes, social processes and organisational processes.

Level: 2
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every semester
E-Learning: BLENDED - Learning is done MAINLY online using interactive study materials in Canvas. Students receive guidance and support from online instructors via discussion forums and emails. This is supplemented with SOME face-to-face sessions. If the course has an exam component, This will be administered on-campus.

Topics

  • People-Centred Organisations and Ethical Conduct
  • Diversity and Individual Differences
  • Organisational Culture, Socialisation and Mentoring
  • Values, Attitudes, Job Satisfaction and Counterproductive Work Behaviours
  • Social Perception and Attributions
  • Motivation
  • Group Dynamics
  • Developing and Leading Effective Teams
  • Conflict and Negotiation
  • Influence, Empowerment and Politics
  • Leadership
  • Managing Change

Learning Outcome

  • Describe organisational culture and its effect on organisational performance.
  • Explain how individual characteristics such as personality, values and attitudes impact work behaviours.
  • Discuss group, social and organisational processes.
  • Illustrate key issues based on organisational behaviour, management and work psychology concepts in real and simulated situations.
  • Propose feasible solutions to managerial or human resource issues based on organisational behaviour, management and work psychology principles and practices.
  • Develop human resource policies and practices with respect to organisational behaviour, management and work psychology concepts.
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