The purpose of this module is to provide an understanding of leading, managing, and developing people across national cultures. The module content is analysed at the individual, group, and organisational levels of organisations and examines the main theoretical frameworks and models that address motivation, communication, negotiation, leadership, multicultural teamwork and diversity in cross-cultural contexts. At the same time, students are encouraged to engage in regular reflection and reading empirical research to develop competences and practical skills for effectively leading, managing, and developing people across cultures.
On successful completion of this module a student will be able to:
1. critically evaluate the impact of national cultures on organizational practices ?from various theoretical perspectives.
2. understand and adequately interpret culturally conditioned managerial behaviours, attitudes and values.
3. develop personally successful methods to function effectively in a culturally diverse environment, both locally and globally.
4. identify opportunities and challenges of cultural influences on human resource management practices regarding communication, negotiation,motivation, leadership in the global environment and obtain skills to manage a multicultural work force.
Enquiry-Based Learning (EBL)
Defined as âan approach based on self-directed enquiry or investigation in which the student is actively engaged in the process of enquiry facilitated by a teacher. EBL uses real life scenarios (for example, from case studies, company visits, and project work) and students investigate topics of relevance that foster the skills of experimental design, data collection, critical analysis and problem-solvingâ.
The enquiry-based learning in this module is that mini-cases are used in the seminar and an assessment of case analysis. Therefore, you will be exposed to questions, problems, or scenarios. Your module tutor will facilitate you to create questions of your own, obtain supporting evidence to answer thequestion(s), explain the evidence collected, collect the explanation to the knowledge obtained from the investigative process, and create an argument and justification for the explanation.Â