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The course presents an integrated social science view of human behavior in organizations. Topics include inter-group relations, conflict in organizations, organization structure, work design, and the quality of work life.
CAVEAT: No graduate credit will be awarded if HBD3173 has been successfully completed.
UPON COMPLETION OF THE COURSE, THE STUDENT WILL BE COMPETENT IN:
- Researching the history of “Organizational Behavior” as a field of study.
- Analyzing the influence of scientific management ideology on business practices.
- Investigating the impact of the human relations movement on organizational behavior.
- Explaining the development of systems thinking in organizational behavior.
- Developing models for building productive workplaces.
- Discussing the relevance of life-long learning within organizations.
- Determining the relationship among organizational structure, work design, and quality of work life.
- Understanding the dynamics of effective teamwork.
- Describing the relationship between corporate culture and individual performance on group productivity.
- Investigating the concept of an organization as a community of shared interests.
- Critiquing human resources strategies for managing individual behavior within organizations.
- Applying effective conflict resolution skills within organizations.
- Analyzing the processes and outcomes of power and politics as they operate within organizations.
- Exploring models of leadership used within successful organizations.
- Developing strategies for organizational change.
- Critiquing the impact of corporate ethical decision making upon organizational behavior.