Understanding and Managing Organizational Behavior
Field of Study:
Business Management & Organization
This course is an examination of human relations theory and
individuals, group, and organizational performance in relation to organizational structure
in contemporary business and public agencies. It is an interdisciplinary field, drawing from
on concepts from a variety of subject areas. Covered are personality and attitudes, work
motivation, interpersonal and group processes, organizational design and development, and
After completing this section, you should be able to:
- Define organizational behavior.
- Identify different theories and views on organizational behavior.
- Recognize the managerís job in terms of managerial functions, roles, and skills.
- Recognize different principles on the function of management.
- Identify different aspects of an organization, including ethics, diversity, ways to manage for effectiveness from the perspective of organizational behavior.
- Recognize different theories of motivation and how they apply in the organization.
- Identify how goals can be set to motivate high levels of job performance.
- Identify ways in which jobs can be designed so as to enhance motivation.
- Recognize important characteristics of job satisfaction.
- Identify steps that management can take to improve mentoring programs.
- Identify characteristics of diversity management programs and how management can make them successful.
- Recognize the elements of sexual harassment in the workplace.
- Recognize information communication channels within an organization.
- Identify various methods for improving organizational communication.
- Identify the main types of power in an organization.
- Identify how groups develop and perform in organizations.
- Recognize the advantages and disadvantages of teams vs. individual contributions.
- Recognize leadership styles such as the task oriented and the relationship oriented styles, and how can they affect team behavior.
- Identify the basic tenets of a number of leadership theories, including the LPC contingency theory and the path-goal theory of leadership, and how they can be implemented in an organization.
- Recognize potential conflict triggers within the organization.
- Identify the positive and negative consequences of conflict in organizations.
- Identify techniques for managing conflict in organizations.
- Distinguish between different assumptions regarding the rational decision making process of a company.
- Identify various factors that contribute to imperfect decision making in organizations.
- Recognize forms of unethical thinking.
- Recognize the attributes of an organizational culture.
- Identify the innovation process and how management can promote innovation in the organization.
- Recognize different organizational structures and the advantages associated with them.
- Identify when certain organizational types may be appropriate, and how other organizational forms may develop on their own.
- Identify the general conditions under which organizational change is likely to occur.
- Recognize different examples of Management by Objective goal setting.
- Identify techniques of organizational development and their effectiveness.
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Final examination expiration date:
The program participant will have one year from the date of purchase to complete the course and final examination.
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