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Organisational Behaviour in Construction: An Introduction

Study organisational behaviour within the construction industry.

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Organisational Behaviour in Construction: An Introduction
  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    3 hours
This course is part of the program Organisational Theory and Behaviour, which is one of the building blocks that leads to a degree in MSc Construction Management with BIM. Find out more.

Explore the importance of organisational behaviour in construction

How does being part of an organisation affect an individual’s behaviour? How can you manage behaviour at individual and organisational level? Explore the answers to these questions and more with this course.

You will have the opportunity to develop your understanding of organisational behaviour and why it is important within the construction industry.

This course evaluates the importance of behavioural management, examines the behaviour model for organisational efficiency, and explores the roles of organisational behaviour within the industry.

What topics will you cover?

  • Introduction to module
  • Definition of organisational behaviour
  • Levels of organisational behaviour
  • Roles of organisational behaviour within construction organisations
  • Behavioural management
  • Behavioural model
  • Introduction to the coursework

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 organisational behaviour
  • Explore the level of organisational behaviour
  • Identify the importance of organisational behaviour in construction organisations
  • Explore the roles of organisational behaviour in the construction industry
  • Develop an understanding of the importance of behavioural management
  • Explore the behaviour model for organisational efficiency

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone looking to develop an understanding of organisational behaviour and how it is managed within construction.

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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  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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This course is part of the program Organisational Theory and Behaviour, which is one of the building blocks that leads to a degree in MSc Construction Management with BIM.

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