|Module Title||MANAGING PEOPLE AND ACTIVITIES|
|Co-ordinator||Dr John Harries|
|Assessment||Assignment||Outcomes assessed: 4. Staff recruitment and selection||50%|
|Report||Outcomes assessed: 1, 2, 3 Managerial skills report||50%|
Analyse the role of a manager.
a. The role of a manager is analysed into appropriate components.
b. The effectiveness of a manager is critically appraised.
c. Methods of managing time effectively are identified.
Fayol's analysis: Forecasting; Organising; Commanding; Co-ordinate; Control.
Mintzberg's analysis: Interpersonal; Informational; Decisional
Apply a rational process to decision making.
a. Identify different kinds of decisions.
b. Identify methods of making rational decisions.
c. Use appropriate decision making tools.
Decisions: Programmed; Non-programmed; Autocratic; Consultative
Methods: Intelligence; Design; Choice
Tools: Lists; Decision trees; Cause and effect diagrams
Apply a rational process to drawing up and implementing a plan.
a. Basic components of a plan are identified.
b. A rational process for developing a plan is identified.
c. Techniques to assist with preparing a plan are identified.
Components: aims and objectives; specification of activities; estimate of resources.
Process: Definition of objectives; Options; Sequence; Resources; Review; Monitor and
Techniques: Brainstorming; Key Events Charts; Gantt Charts; Control Loops.
Appreciate the skills required to effectively manage people.
a. Appropriate skills for effective personnel selection are identified.
b. Significance and application of motivation theory is appreciated.
c. Purpose and effectiveness of groups are identified.
d. Relevant personnel management legislation is identified.
Personnel Selection Skills: Jop Description; Personnel Specification; Advertisement;
Motivation Theory: Maslow; Alderfer; Herzberg; Expectancy Theory.
Groups: Functions; Determinants of effectiveness.
Legislation: Employment; Health and Safety.