Managing People and Ideas


This module will introduce students to the management of people and ideas and discuss how different theories and practices can be used to enhance individual and organisational performance.


The aim of this module is to provide the student with a theoretically informed framework for understanding the range of strategies involved in the effective management of people and ideas.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module the student should be able to:

1.  Understand the multifaceted nature of individual and organisational performance;

2.  Identify the influence of broader socio-economic factors on individual and organisational performance;

3.  Understand the nature of ideas and knowledge management;

Indicative Content

1 Management in Context

Organisations as social and economic entities; The influence of social and economic factors on individual and organisational performance; The impact of material and time scarcity on performance.

2 People Management

Selection; Motivation; Employees development; Teamwork; Stress; Workplace diversity and equal opportunity; Unconscious bias; Ethical leadership.

3 Ideas management

Creating climate for creativity and innovation; Knowledge sharing networks; Knowledge management.

4 Using research in managerial practice

Employee opinion survey; Research design; Use of research findings in managerial decision making.

Statement on Teaching, Learning and Assessment

Through the medium of tutorial and lecture content students will be encouraged to become self-reflective learners. Students will be encouraged to keep a learning diary to delineate their experiences of learning within the lecture/tutorial context. Students will be required to research, organise and disseminate material in the tutorial setting. In the latter context role play, case study analysis, and critical review of journal articles in the subject area will be the focus of student-centred activities.

Teaching and Learning Work Loads

Total 200
Lecture 14
Tutorial/Seminar 28
Supervised Practical Activity 0
Unsupervised Practical Activity 0
Assessment 60
Independent 98

Guidance notes

Credit Value – The total value of SCQF credits for the module. 20 credits are the equivalent of 10 ECTS credits. A full-time student should normally register for 60 SCQF credits per semester.


We make every effort to ensure that the information on our website is accurate but it is possible that some changes may occur prior to the academic year of entry. The modules listed in this catalogue are offered subject to availability during academic year 2019/20 , and may be subject to change for future years.