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Unit 3: Organisations and Behaviour

Working with others, teamwork, groups and group dynamics

Demonstrate an understanding of working with others, teamwork, groups and group dynamics

The nature of groups: groups and teams, informal and formal groups, purpose of teams

Teams and team building: selecting team members, team roles, Belbin’s theory, stages in team development, team building, team identity, team loyalty, commitment to shared
beliefs, multi-disciplinary teams

Team dynamics: group norms, decision-making behaviour, dysfunctional teams, cohesiveness

Impact of technology on team functioning: technology, communication, change, networks and virtual teams, global and cross-cultural teams

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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