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Unit 3: Organisations and Behaviour

Approaches to management and leadership

Examine different approaches to management and leadership and theories of organisation

Development of management thought: scientific management, classical administration, bureaucracy, human relations approach, systems approach, contingency approach

Functions of management: planning, organising, commanding, co-ordinating, controlling

Managerial roles: interpersonal, informational, decisional

Nature of managerial authority: power, authority, responsibility, delegation, conflict

Frames of reference for leadership activities: opportunist, diplomat, technician, achiever, strategist, magician, pluralistic, transformational, change

Management Links

How to avoid the fatal F-Laws
Uncomfortable truths about the (mistaken) way most organisations are run.

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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