Organization Theory and Behaviour notes – KNEC Diploma

Organization Theory and Behaviour

Topics covered in this unit/subject are as follows:

Topic 1: Introduction to organisation theory and behaviour
Topic 2: Individual behaviour in organisations
Topic 3: Group behaviour
Topic 4: Management of conflict
Topic 5: Stress Management
Topic 6: Change Management
Topic 7: Power of politics in an organisation
Topic 8: Organisational effectiveness
Topic 9: Organisational culture
Topic 10: Emerging issues organization theory and behaviour

Introduction
This module unit is intended to equip the trainee with knowledge, skills and attitudes that will enable him/her to understand the internal and external setting within which an organisation operates.
General Objectives
At the end of this module unit, the trainee should be able to:

  1. Recognise the importance of organisation theory in an organisation
  2. Recognise the importance of organisation behaviour in an organisation
  3. Apply the principles and concepts of organisation theory and behaviour in an organisation
  4. Follow the process of change and development in an organisation

Topic 1: Introduction to Organization Theory and Behaviour

  • Meaning of organisation theory and behaviour
  • Importance of studying organisation theory and behaviour
  • Levels of organisation behaviour
  • Theories of organisation behaviour

Topic 2: Individual Behaviour in Organizations

  • Psychological processes underlying individual behaviour
  • Factors that influence behaviour
  • Variables used to evaluate the behaviour of individuals

Topic 3: Group Behaviour

  • Meaning of the term group
  • Reasons for the formation of groups in an organisation
  • Types of groups in an organisation
  • Factors affecting group performance
  • Process of group decision making
  • Stages in group formation
  • Functional and dysfunctional consequences of group behaviour

Topic 4: Conflict Management

  • Definition of conflict
  • Causes of conflict in an organisation
  • Levels of conflict in an organisation
  • Methods of handling conflicts in an organisation
  • Role of the management in handling conflict
  • Consequences of conflict in an organisation

Topic 5: Stress Management

  • Meaning of stress
  • Causes of work stress
  • Consequences of stress
  • Ways of managing stress

Topic 6: Change Management

  • Meaning of organisational change
  • Reasons for organisational change
  • Consequences of change
  • Why people resist change
  • Methods of implementing change
  • Ways of coping with change

Topic 7: Power Politics in an Organization

  • Definition of power
  • Meaning of politics
  • Sources of power in an organisation
  • Types of power relationship in an organisation

Topic 8: Organisational Effectiveness

  • Meaning of organisational effectiveness
  • Meaning of organisational goals
  • Types of organisational goals
  • Process of measuring organisational performance

Topic 9: Organisational Culture

  • Meaning of culture
  • Meaning of organisational culture
  • Factors leading to development of an organisation culture
  • Importance of culture in an organisation
  • Reasons for different organisational cultures
  • Types of organisation cultures
  • Indicators of organisational culture
  • Limitations of an organisation culture to organisational employees

Topic 10: Emerging Issues and Trends

  • Emerging issues and trends in organisation theory and behaviour
  • Challenges posed by emerging trends and issues in organisation theory and behavior
  • Coping with challenges posed by emerging trends and issues in organisation theory and behaviour



 

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