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 students an insight into issues related to the design and application of diversity management in practice.
This module will enable students to develop an enquiry based approach to leading and managing change in order to shape the nature and direction of any organisational change. The module will cover a range of classic and contemporary theories of organisational change and debate ideas at the frontier of knowledge around change that offer insights into the psychological impact of being in an organisation or a society that is in transition.
Aims: The module will help students to understand and learn how to tackle into various mechanisms of inclusion and exclusion in various work settings: organizations, 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 enables students 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.
The module aims to provide students 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.
The module will enable students to gain a critical understanding of the law in relation to non-discrimination in the workplace and then to apply this knowledge to their own workplace and workplaces in general. Students 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
The aim of this module is to enable students to develop a critical understanding of the potential and limitations of the contribution of learning and talent development policies and strategies, and to formulate and achieve objectives at individual, group and organisational levels especially in the situations of managing organizational change. The module will cover a wide array of theories and models on learning and talent development.
This module aims to enable learners to develop a critical understanding of the theories and historical development of the practice of organisation design and how it needs to capitalise on the ever-growing diversity inherent within its stakeholder populations and its workforce. Students will be encouraged to appreciate a systemic view of complex change and its implications for designing for adaptation, growth and renewal.
The module applies key concepts from Critical Management Studies (CMS) perspectives – such as identity, discourse and performance – to the study of leadership. It does so to provide students with resources with which to critically reflect on their prior experiences of leadership in organisational settings.
The module offers an insight into a new area of study and expertise to promote well-being and resilience in today’s complex and changing workplace. In a context of austerity and economic change, this course looks critically at individualistic models of ‘wellbeing’ or resilience at work and introduces a relational model of mental health. Using psychodynamic ideas it looks at systemic and organisational factors such as bullying and the impact on individual states of mind.
You can find more information about this course in the programme specification. Module and programme information is indicative and may be subject to change.