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Rationale and Purpose of the Module:

To provide an understanding of the influence of motivation, perception, attitudes and group behaviour upon job performance and job satisfaction To comprehend how attitudes are formed and the interaction between attitudes and behaviour To recognise the impact of perception upon managerial decision making To appreciate how group norms affect behaviour at work To differentiate groups and teams To examine the links between motivation, job satisfaction and performance To explain the relationship between job design and job satisfaction and explore ways of motivating employees via job rotation, job enlargement and job enrichment.


Perception: role stereotyping; Motivation: theories of motivation, relationship between motivation, performance and reward; Job satisfaction: job design, job rotation, job enlargement, job enrichment; Attitudes: formation of attitudes, attitudes and behaviour; Group behaviour: group norms, differences between groups and teams, Belbin Team Type Roles

Learning Outcomes:

Cognitive (Knowledge, Understanding, Application, Analysis, Evaluation, Synthesis)

Recognise how perception and attitudes impact upon managerial judgements and decision making across a wide range of managerial activities from selection, promotion and development to delegation, group behaviour and leadership style. Comprehend and integrate a range of motivation theories and appreciate that each individual requires different motivational challenges in the workplace. Appreciate the impact of group norms upon individual behaviour and how managers may influence group norms. Explain the relationship between motivation, job satisfaction and performance Have greater self-awareness of how own attitudes and perceptions impact upon leadership style and decision-making Apply job satisfaction questionnaires to assess areas for improvement in the workplace. Use Belbin Team Types questionnaire to identify the respective strengths and develop rest of their team Apply motivational theories to assist in the design of personal development plan for team members.

Affective (Attitudes and Values)

Recognise the wide range of different motivates and attitudes amongst team members; Discriminate between different team type profiles held by team members.

Psychomotor (Physical Skills)


How the Module will be Taught and what will be the Learning Experiences of the Students:

In advance of the module participants will complete guided reading on the core concepts and theories covered in the module, and also complete the Belbin Team Types Questionnaire plus a number of motivational questionnaires. The workshop sessions will focus on participating in practical exercises in group behaviour and motivation. Participants will also engage in a one day outdoor management activity centre where the theme will be team working and group behaviour.

Research Findings Incorporated in to the Syllabus (If Relevant):

Prime Texts:

Mullins, Laurie J (2008) Management, Concepts & Practices , FT Prentice Hall

Other Relevant Texts:

Belbin RM (1981) Management Teams: Why they Succeed or Fail , Butterworth - Heinemann

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Generic PRS