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Managing People and Activities: An Active Learning Approach

Managing People and Activities: An Active Learning Approach

Tom Burden , Leslie Hamilton , Philip Webster

ISBN: 978-0-631-19674-7

Dec 1995, Wiley-Blackwell

300 pages

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This workbook is divided into two sections looking at both the management of people and activities in detail. Each section gives the student a clear framework in which to review cultural, organizational and operational aspects of business activity including: * Management andleadership.
* Individual and team behaviour.
* Work planning and organization.
* Objectives and performance.

Section I: Managing People:.

Part I:.

1. Management and leadership.

2. Management.

3. Leadership.

4. Categories of management style.

Part II:.

5. The culture of organisations.

6. Culture.

7. Power.

8. Politics.

9. Values and belief.

10. Ideologies.

11. Social influences.

Part III:.

12. Organisational development.

13. Stages in organisational development.

14. Future trends.

15. Team-based organisations.

Part IV:.

16. Individual and interpersonal behaviour.

17. Motivation.

18. Personality.

19. Perception.

20. Role theory and conflict.

21. Organisational issues.

Part V:.

22. Teams.

23. Teams or groups?.

24. Group processes.

25. Stages in the development of teams.

26. Characteristics of teams.

27. Team composition.

28. Conflict resolution.

29. Meetings as aids to decision making.

Part VI:.

30. Performance at work.

31. Identifying training needs.

32. Providing training.

33. Reviewing training activities.

34. Individual performance reviews.

35. Discipline and grievance.

36. Support strategies.

Section II: Managing Activities:.

Part I: .

37. Work planning and organisation.

38. Strategies and plans.

39. Planning tools.

40. Effectiveness and efficiency measures.

41. Organisational analysis techniques.

42. Method study.

Part II:.

43. Communications.

44. Giving orders.

45. Instruction.

46. Training and development styles.

47. Team briefing.

48. Reports.

49. Presentations.

Part III:.

50. Identifying constraints and meeting objectives.

51. External influences.

52. Regulatory controls.

53. Negotiating.

54. Managerial roles.

55. Co-ordinating activities.

Part IV:.

56. Reviewing and monitoring.

57. Establishing performance standards.

58. Reviewing performance standards.

59. Competencies.

60. Value analysis.

61. Auditing.

62. Systems analysis.

63. The impact of new technology.

  • Each of the workbooks is written at a level appropriate for a BTEC Higher National core module, and is directly to the new learning outcomes of the fully revised BTEC syllabus
  • The materials have been designed to permit a paced progression through each module allowing for the individual learning style of each student, and delivering approximately 80 hours of fully supported learning
  • Excercises and self-assessment techniques will regularly test the student's knowledge and case studies are built into the workbooks
  • Comprehensive instruction is available for lecturers explaining how to integrate the material the material into existing or new courses
  • All the materials are highly developed after intense review by panels of lecturers and student focus groups.