Module Details

Module Code: BEHV C4307
Module Title: Organisational Behaviour 2
Title: Organisational Behaviour 2
Module Level:: 7
Credits:: 5
Module Coordinator: Martin Meagher
Module Author:: Anne OConnor
Module Description: This course deals with leadership of groups and the management of organisational change and work related stress (WRS). It aims to equip students with an appreciation of the conceptual and theoretical frameworks relating to leadership and change management. It aims to encourage students to reflect on and apply this knowledge in ways that will enhance their own abilities as a manager and leader .It describes current research in OB and identifies how it can be applied to workplace settings.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Learning Outcome Description
LO1 Students will be able to identify how current leadership research can be applied to workplace settings internationally.
LO2 Students will understand how application of OB frameworks, tools and concept can enhance managerial ability to manage the global complexities of organisational change as we enter the third decade of the 21st century.
LO3 Students will reflect on organisational stress reduction strategies in the workplace and expand their own approaches to managing work-related stress (WRS) drawing on international case studies.
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

No recommendations listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Additional Requisite Information
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Indicative Content
Organisational Behaviour 2
Leadership Organisational Change Management Wellbeing at Work
The distinction between leadership and management; the evolution of theories of leadership from the 'great man' theory to contemporary thought on contingency theories and emerging leadership perspectives about charismatic and transformational leadership; gender and cultural diversity - current issues in leadership; the particular challenges facing 21st century leaders.
Organisation Change Management
What is organisational change? Leading change; forces of change; cultural change; technological change; resistance to change; the role of the change agent; the changing nature of work; AI; automation; digitalization of work; the boundaryless career; Lewin and Kotter models of change; organisational politics; the consequences and ethics of power and politics in times of change.
Organisational Stress Management
Definition of workplace stress; the U-curve of workplace stress; causes, mediating variables and consequences; organisational and employee strategies to mitigate the effects of work-related stress (WRS) on employee performance and welllbeing.Cooper's research on employee wellbeing; the trend towards remote working and its relationship to WRS. Examples of 'great places to work'.
Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%


Full Time

Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Short Answer Questions % of Total Mark 20
Timing Week 7 Learning Outcomes 1
Non-marked No
Assessment Description
Assessment Type Project % of Total Mark 80
Timing Week 12 Learning Outcomes 1,2,3
Non-marked No
Assessment Description
Case Study or similar
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Category Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Lecture Contact Lectures Every Week 3.00 3
Independent Learning Non Contact No Description Every Week 6.00 6
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Category Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Independent Learning Non Contact No Description Every Week 7.50 7.5
Lecture Contact No Description Every Week 1.50 1.5
Total Weekly Contact Hours 1.50
Module Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Stephen P. Robbins,Timothy A. Judge. (2018), Organizational Behavior, Pearson, p.768, [ISBN: 9780134729329].
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Laurie J. Mullins,Jacqueline E. McLean. Organisational Behaviour in the Workplace, [ISBN: 9781292245485].
  • Gregory Moorhead,Ricky W. Griffin. (2010), Organizational Behavior, South Western Educational Publishing, p.568, [ISBN: 9780324827316].
  • Frank J. Landy,Jeffrey M. Conte. (2010), Work in the 21st Century, John Wiley & Sons, p.669, [ISBN: 9781405190251].
  • Derek Salman Pugh. (2007), Organization Theory, Penguin UK, p.700, [ISBN: 9780141032702].
  • Mary Jo Hatch,Ann L. Cunliffe. (2013), Organization Theory, Oxford University Press, p.351, [ISBN: 9780199640379].
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
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