INTRODUCTION

This module is intended to provide a knowledge and understanding of the importance of strategic management of the people resource in organisations and how this relates to the wider organisational context and business strategy. It is based on the premise that people are the key and most important resource in the organisation and translate other resources into added value. It explores all elements of successful and effective people management practice. It is a generic module and therefore is applicable across a range of courses. Relevance is achieved through case studies, relevant examples and reading material.

Organisations achieve their objectives through people. The strategic and operational management of people is a crucial concern therefore for any organisation and its leaders and managers who are keen to succeed as more complex business models and organisation structures emerge.

Understanding how to gain the motivation and commitment of an organisations most important resource is crucial for modern leaders and managers as they shape and reshape organisations to meet business need. Technical and analytical expertise are no longer enough and this module reinforces the message that people management is a strategic issue.

At a practical level it equips students with knowledge and appreciation of a broad range of core concepts, theories and models as a toolkit of understanding and analysis to aid them in facing the challenge and complexity of leadership in modern rapidly changing organisations.

OBJECTIVES

On completion of this module, successful participants will be able to:

CONTENTS

DURATION

5 days

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT

In-class activities and Post module assignment