|Module Title||ORGANISATION STRUCTURES|
|Co-ordinator||Mr Raymond Youell|
|Semester||Intended for use in future years|
|Next year offered||N/A|
|Next semester offered||N/A|
|Assessment||Assignment||Report writing Outcomes assessed: 3||40%|
|Exam||1.5 Hours Outcomes assessed: 1, 2, 4||60%|
Analyse the relationship between different structures and an organisation?s performance and development
a) identify different organisational environments
b) analyse the relationship between different structures and an organisation's performance and development
c) participate in the management of organisational change
Different environment: placid-random, placid-cluster, disturbed-reactive; influence of technological change and stability.
Different structures: Bureaucratic, functional, divisional, mechanistic, organic matrix; stages of development; phases of growth and decline, expansion, consolidation, contraction;
Responding to change: sources of innovation, classification of control systems; driving and restraining forces.
Evaluate the effectiveness of different communication systems
a) evaluate the effectiveness of different communication systems
b) identify and evaluate relationships between organisation type and communication systems
c) examine and evaluate the impact and implications of technology on communication and administrative systems
d) communicate through formal and informal organisation channels using a variety of appropriate media
e) make recommendations for improving organisational communications
The media of communication: models of communication; formal and informal; advantages and disadvantages; communication channels and networks; controlling communication networks; the communication process and information.
Identify and analyse factors which influence organisational cultures.
a) identify organisational cultures, rules and norms
b) identify and analyse the factors which influence changing organisational cultures, rules and norms
c) identify and evaluate the relationship between organisational cultures, structures and performance
d) influence and adapt to organisational change
Culture: formal, informal, positive, negative; autocratic, democratic; public image.
Influencing factors: history, ownership, size, objectives, external cultural environment.
Influencing and adapting: managerial styles; authority and hierarchy; responsibility and freedom; group needs, task needs, individual needs; reactions to change.