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Approaches to Organisation and Management

Discover different approaches to organisational and performance management in the context of quality and environmental awareness.

Approaches to Organisation and Management
  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    8 hours

What are the approaches to organisation and management?

This course will develop your understanding of the main approaches to organisation and management. You will explore the importance of the historical context to the development of relevant approaches, and evaluate their applicability to different contexts.

As a result of the course, you will develop an understanding of human resource management and the role it plays within construction management. You will finish the course by exploring the factors that influence human resource management in modern construction organisations.

What topics will you cover?

  • Approaches in organisations and management
  • Classical approach
  • Human relations approach
  • Systems approach
  • Contingency approach
  • Other approaches of organisations and management
  • Human resource management

Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Develop an understanding of the main approaches to organisation and management
  • Explore the importance of historical context to the development of different approaches
  • Evaluate the applicability of different approaches to different contexts
  • Develop an understanding on human resource management
  • Explore the role of human resource management in construction management
  • Explore the factors that influences the human resource management in modern construction organisations

Who is the course for?

This course is aimed at students seeking knowledge about the approaches to organisation and management, and who wish to explore the factors that influence human resource management.

Please note that the individuals detailed in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below, are current staff members and may be subject to change.

Who will you learn with?

Laura, a Fellow of the HEA, holds the position of Lecturer in Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management, with over 10 years of experience. Her qualifications include a PhD, MSc and BSc

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

  • Established

    1992
  • Location

    Coventry

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