People in organizations don’t always behave the way you think they will. As a result, your ability to understand, explain, and predict human behavior within organizations is a rare and valuable skill whether you are a new employee, a middle manager, or a top level executive. This course is an introduction to the basic concepts and topics in Organizational Behavior (OB) and management. It surveys a variety of topics that are related to managing people in organizations.
Throughout this course, students will examine how individuals in organizations function across different contexts and levels of analysis: individually, in groups, and in organizations. The knowledge, skills, and abilities students will develop in this course will help them throughout their working life.
COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES
It is expected that by the end of the course, students will be able to;
Demonstrate a theoretical understanding of the nature of individual and group behavior within organizations.
Draw conclusions and develop inferences about attitudes and behavior, when confronted with different situations that are common in modern organizations.
Have skills in identifying motives and in discriminating between different behavioral and attitudinal mechanisms that affect members of organizations.
Demonstrate abilities and skills in critical thinking, written communications, verbal discussion and debate, teamwork, and decision making.