Organisational Behaviour and Management - 2

Building upon the foundational insights gained in Organisational Behaviour and Management part 1, this course covers an introduction to the functioning of an organisation. This course is crafted for higher education students who have embarked on a journey to understand the nuances of strategic management and are eager to delve deeper into its practical applications.

Part 2 of Organisational Behaviour and Management begins by delving into organisational structures, where students explore how different structural configurations and their contingent factors play a pivotal role in strategy implementation. This foundational understanding sets the stage for an insightful journey into organizational dynamics.

The course then navigates the complex realm of corporate decision making and the human elements of organizations. The course covers the role of leadership and motivation, leadership theories and motivational strategies. After studying these topics, students will have gained insight into how these components drive strategy internally.

Subsequently, the strategic role of human resource management (HRM) is discussed. Students will explore how HRM aligns with and propels a company’s strategy, focusing on staffing needs and effective workforce development.

Concluding, the course introduces operations management, guiding students through the essentials of designing, overseeing, and enhancing internal processes to align with strategic objectives. This section ensures students appreciate how the various strategies and theories studied earlier find practical expression in the day-to-day workings of an organization.

Appeal for Teachers:

This course provides a coherent and enriching extension from the first part of Organisational Behaviour and Management, guiding students from strategic development theories to their practical application within an organization’s operational mechanisms. The curriculum is structured to ensure a gradual build-up of complexity and understanding, making it an ideal complement to be taught alongside “Organisational Behavior and Management 2”.


  • Theory, questions, and solutions in a module
  • Developed by industry professionals, ensuring relevance and practical application
  • Case based learning preparing students for exams and/or professional assignments
  • Adaptive question module, offering instant feedback on thousands of questions to accelerate the learning experience
  • Customized learning journey aligned to your course’s learning objectives

Overview of Contents

Organizational Structures

In this section, students explore the fundamental building blocks of organizations by examining various types of organizational structures. The focus is on understanding the characteristics, advantages, and drawbacks of structures such as hierarchical, flat, matrix, and network configurations.

Decision Making

Students will unravel the complexities surrounding different decision types, such as programmed and non-programmed decisions. The exploration continues through various decision-making models, including rational, bounded rationality, and intuitive models, providing a comprehensive understanding of how strategic choices are made.

Leadership and Motivation

Students will learn about the human aspects of organizations and leadership theories. The discussion then transitions into motivational strategies and theories, including Maslow's hierarchy of needs, Herzberg's two-factor theory, and expectancy theory, offering students insights into how leadership and motivation synergize in driving organizational strategy.

Strategic Role of Human Resource Management

The exploration of HRM brings to light its strategic relevance in organizations. Students delve into how HRM aligns with corporate strategy, understanding aspects such as workforce planning, talent acquisition, performance management, and employee development. The discussion underscores the importance of HRM in not just fulfilling staffing needs but also in nurturing and maintaining an effective workforce.

Operations Management

Concluding the course, the focus shifts to operations management, where students explore the essentials of designing and managing internal processes. This section sheds light on how organizations ensure that their operations align seamlessly with strategic objectives. Key topics include process design, quality management, supply chain management, and continuous improvement methodologies.
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