This will introduce students to the disciplines of organisational behaviour applied to the defence sector, and to enable them to analyse the structure and culture of defence, to identify possible dysfunction or conflict, and to identify appropriate corrective action.

At a glance

  • Dates
    • 17 - 19 Oct 2021
  • Duration3 days
  • LocationOnline

What you will learn

The aim of this course is to introduce you to the disciplines of organisational behaviour, as they apply within the defence sector.

Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Evaluate the available literature concerning group behaviours within the context of their implications,
  • Critically discuss a range of theories relating to the structure, culture and power relations.

Skills

Participants will be given the skills necessary to:

  • Assess the dynamics of a working group and its environment to inform their own input for the purposes of leading that group,
  • Analyse the structure and culture of defence, to identify possible dysfunction or conflict, and to identify appropriate corrective action,
  • Recognise organisational barriers to effective decision-making and planning in defence and devise techniques to overcome them.

Core content

  • The history and contemporary developments in the structure and organisation of defence in particular the MOD but also the defence supply base
  • The nature of groups, group performance and cohesiveness; situational factors in human behaviour
  • Organisational culture; power and resistance in organisations; organisational structures and design; organisational decision making.

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How to apply

To apply for this course please use the online application form.

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