Organizational BehaviorBack to Course Guide
The course presents an integrated social science view of human behavior in organizations. Topics include intergroup relations, conflict in organizations, organizational structure, work design, and the quality of work life.
UPON COMPLETION OF THE COURSE, THE STUDENT WILL BE COMPETENT IN:
- Outlining the history of “organizational behavior.”
- Defining the scientific management thrust in business and its importance.
- Describing the human relations movement in business and its importance.
- Tracing the development of systems thinking in organizational behavior.
- Discussing the role of the employee as learner.
- Identifying the relationship between organizational structure, work design, and quality of work life.
- Relating corporate culture to performance for both individuals and groups.
- Discussing the concept of an organization as a community of shared interests.
- Examining human resource strategies for managing individual behavior within organizations.
- Exploring the dynamics of intergroup relations and conflict within organizations.
- Relating the concepts of power and politics to organizational behavior.
- Discussing the nature of both intra- and inter-organizational communications.
- Identifying leadership challenges and strategies for successful organizations.
- Differentiating between successful and chaotic organizational change.
- Addressing the impact of corporate ethics upon organizational behavior.
- Discussing individual differences and how they impact the dynamics of effective teamwork.
- Describing the various decision-making and problem-solving strategies utilized by organizations.