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Course BUS120: Organizational Behavior


Organizational Behavior

This course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to explore the behavior of individuals, groups, and organizations within today’s dynamic work environment. Specific topics include communications, motivations, leadership, power structure, and organizational culture.

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites to take Organizational Behavior.

Organizational Behavior Course Objectives:

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Correlate self-concept, personality, emotions, and values to work performance.
  • Correlate intelligence, ability, attitudes, job satisfaction, and learning to work performance.
  • Illustrate strategies to overcome social perception and attribution, diversity, and stress to improve performance.
  • Compare and contrast content and process theories of motivation.
  • Explain the use of goal-setting, feedback, rewards, and reinforcement, in improving performance.
  • Examine the structure, size, and design of teams, and the effect of norms and roles on behavior.
  • Examine techniques for effective team work, especially in problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Examine barriers to communication and apply techniques of effective communication.
  • Differentiate functional and dysfunctional conflict and apply conflict management techniques.
  • Apply influence, power, and political tactics to achieve performance-related goals, consistent with ethical principles.
  • Select elements of organizational structure to optimize employee motivation.
  • Correlate organizational culture to employee motivation.
  • Examine employee responses to organizational change and apply strategies to overcome resistance to change.
  • Apply leadership theories and styles to improve employee motivation.

Textbook: To Be Determined


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