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BUSI60022 Leading Teams and Organisations

Lecturer(s): Ms Esther CanonicoMartin


It is widely recognised that there is an increasing need to equip you, as students, with soft skills that complement hard skills or technical skills required for a job you are trained to do. Soft skills fulfil an important role in shaping individuals and improving their performance at work. Working with others, leading teams, making unbiased decisions, and managing conflict are some of the soft skills that are relevant in the workplace. Developing soft skills can greatly contribute to not only enhancing existing expertise but also achieving career goals while increasing job satisfaction. This module will help you answer a number of questions: Why do some leaders prove effective, while others do not? Is it good to have conflict in teams? How can social networks help organisations or individuals achieve their goals? It is based on the premise that effective leadership requires an in-depth understanding of both yourself and how organisations work. It will provide you with tools to get work done effectively with and through others. The module focuses on two aspects of managing and leading organisations: First, we explore how to influence and motivate others to get cooperation for your own goals. Topics include negotiation, leading and managing teams, motivation, and personality. Second, we explore the organisational systems that coordinate individual work to meet business objectives and the impact of technology (e.g., artificial intelligence) and new business models (e.g., gig economy) on how we work.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module, you will be able to: Develop a rounded and balanced view of sustainable global business in the contemporary managerial world. Explain how sustainable business practices may make a positive contribution to the triple bottom line. Critically evaluate the context of a business in order to develop a sustainable business strategy for the organisation. Describe how businesses need to react to planetary limits such as climate change.


Weekly topics: Session 1: Introduction to Organisational Behaviour and Employee Motivation Session 2: Personality and Individual Differences Session 3: Decision-Making Session 4: Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Session 5: Working in Teams Session 6: Understanding Networks Session 7: Leadership and Influencing people Session 8: Organisational Culture Session 9: The Future of work Session 10: Group presentations
Exam Duration: N/A
Exam contribution: 100%
Coursework contribution: 0%

Term: Spring

Closed or Open Book (end of year exam): N/A

Coursework Requirement:

Oral Exam Required (as final assessment): N/A

Prerequisite module(s): None required

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