The aim of this module is to promote greater awareness and critical understanding of the importance of diversity, fairness, equality and workplace inclusion. It will also critically explore the link between theory and practical interventions; provide an insight to the implications of diversity from a societal, organisational, and employee standpoint, and offers an insight into issues related to the design and application of diversity management in practice.
The aims of the module are two-fold. Firstly, it will introduce you to the idea of management as a function in work and organisations, particularly the notion that people can be ‘effectively’ managed by gaining understanding of their behaviours. Secondly, it will challenge mainstream functionalist and managerial approaches by questioning the rationality of management. The module will do this by exploring classical topics in organisational behaviour, including motivation, personality, and organisational culture. You will learn to think about each topic critically by actively reflecting on popular assumptions about the nature of work and management in relation to wider society and you will be able to identify implications for your current and future experiences of working life.
This module will help you understand and learn how to tackle various mechanisms of inclusion and exclusion in various work settings including organisations, occulations and the wider labour market. It will explore the nature and various patterns of inclusion and exclusion in the workplace, how they relate to a range of social divisions in society – such as gender, class, race, and so on.
Traditional notions about how work should be organised and performed often prevent organisations from accessing the full extent of qualified workers in the labour force. This module will enable you to take an evidence-based approach to leveraging the importance of the work-life interface and flexible working practices in recruiting from and retaining a diverse talent pool.
This module will provide you with a critical understanding and awareness of the role of national culture, organisational culture and institutional factors and how they impact on people management strategies in a global and diverse context. International strategic human resource management and development will be critically reviewed in terms of its implementation and contribution to the organisation and the interactions of HR with other functional groups within a global context.
This module will enable you to gain a critical understanding of the law in relation to non-discrimination in the workplace and then to apply this knowledge to your own workplace and workplaces in general. You will develop an understanding of what is meant by direct and indirect discrimination, as well as harassment and victimisation, in relation to the nine protected characteristics contained in the Equality Act 2010.
You can find more information about this course in the programme specification. Module and programme information is indivative and may be subject to change.