MF3002-Managing Performance in Organisations through People

Module Provider: Leadership, Organisations and Behaviour
Number of credits: 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Level:6
Terms in which taught: Summer term module
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Module version for: 2017/8

Module Convenor: Dr Richard McBain

Email: richard.mcbain@henley.ac.uk

Summary module description:

A 4-day intensively delivered module, aiming to refresh students management learning experiences from previous years, then aim to develop knowledge and understanding of people based practices and issues that impact on managing people and driving performance. Students will have an opportunity to draw on experiences of experts in the management and business fields in order to enhance their understanding of human resource management, with focus on motivation, inspiration, coaching and mentoring of staff.


Aims:

To further develop previously identified high achieving students from the MPharm programme, allowing them a safe environment to begin to develop a thorough understanding of people management skills required in a number of organisations. Introduction of methods and techniques used to lead teams, management styles for achieving best performance from staff, how to deal with conflict and performance issues appropriately.


Assessable learning outcomes:

By the end of the module participants should be able to demonstrate:



•             Knowledge and understanding key organisational practices related to managing people and how they drive or inhibit performance



•             Ability to reflection and evaluate people based issues and develop logical, justified solutions



•             Ability to apply concepts to help understand organisational and management practice



•             An awareness and reflection of personal development



 



By the end of the module participants should be able to demonstrate:



•             Knowledge and understanding key organisational practices related to managing people and how they drive or inhibit performance



•             Ability to reflection and evaluate people based issues and develop logical, justified solutions



•             Ability to apply concepts to help understand organisational and management practice



•             An awareness and reflection of personal development


Additional outcomes:

Learning pathway - reading and asynchronous activities to develop further knowledge and understanding of the topics will support individual learning.


Outline content:

The module builds on the introductory workshop and aims to develop:



•             An understanding of the external and internal context in which organisations operate and people are managed (including the HR context, culture and structure and external factors that impact on managing people)



•             An awareness of people and team-based practices that drive and hinder organisational and individual performance including recruiting, training and developing, evaluating and rewarding people and performance



•             An understanding of driving performance through engagement, motivation, communication and decision-making



•             An appreciation of power and conflict in organisations


Global context:

This module is considered Part 2 of the Certificate in Business and Administration delivered to MPharm Pharmacy undergraduate students during the Summer term.


Brief description of teaching and learning methods:

A blended learning approach comprising a 4-day workshop, facilitated on-line learning, personal study and assessment.



The workshop will comprise a combination of face-to-face teaching, individual and group activities and the use of a simulation exercise aimed at developing management skills in team-working, using information effectively to make decisions, communicate with others and managing self and others. Participants will be expected to participate in the group work and presentations during the workshop which will be assessed formatively.


Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Practicals classes and workshops 28
Work-based learning 60
Guided independent study 112
       
Total hours by term 200.00
       
Total hours for module 200.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Report 60
Oral assessment and presentation 40

Other information on summative assessment:















Individual Report



1500 word report



60%



Group presentation and oral assessment



15 minute presentation plus 15 minutes questions



40%



Formative assessment methods:

A formal group presentation (15 minute presentation plus 15 minute questions) at the end of the workshop contributes 50 per cent of the overall assessment.   This presentation aims to introduce the concept of personal reflection on students’ learning through the application of models and frameworks to a people-based issue identified from the simulation. 



The second element of the assessment comprises an individual 1,500 word report (50 per cent).  The report is aimed at students’ personal reflection on a management issue (from the workshop or work experience) and relating this to their personal learning and development.


Penalties for late submission:

Penalties for late submission on this module are in accordance with the University policy. 



The Module Convenor will apply the following penalties for work submitted late, in accordance with the University policy.
  • where the piece of work is submitted up to one calendar week after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for the piece of work will be deducted from the mark for each working day (or part thereof) following the deadline up to a total of five working days;
  • where the piece of work is submitted more than five working days after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): a mark of zero will be recorded.

  • The University policy statement on penalties for late submission can be found at: http://www.reading.ac.uk/web/FILES/qualitysupport/penaltiesforlatesubmission.pdf
    You are strongly advised to ensure that coursework is submitted by the relevant deadline. You should note that it is advisable to submit work in an unfinished state rather than to fail to submit any work.

    Length of examination:

    Requirements for a pass:

    40% pass mark for each assessment, with a module overall average of 50%


    Reassessment arrangements:

    Submission of a 500 word written report, reflecting on how/why previous performance did not allow for progression


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