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  • 1. ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR Course Description Prerequisite: None Credit: 3 (3 lecture) Course Objectives The primary objectives is to help the student to understand organizational theory, group dynamics, motivation theory, leadership concepts, and the integration of interdisciplinary concepts from the behavioral sciences The students will be able to describe the interactions that are involved in the human resource functional areas. These areas include: 1. Demonstrate knowledge of organizational structure. 2. Describe elements of organizational culture. 3. Demonstrate knowledge of types of organizational behavior. 4. Compare and contrast individual behavior. 5. Describe various aspects of leadership. Textbook Robbins,Stephen P. Organizational Behavior, Twelfth Edition. New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 2007. Instructor in Charge: Trần Anh Dũng, M.A – UBI, Brussel, Belgium Detailed Course Evaluation: Individual Personal Insight Summary Paper 25% Group Report Based on Analysis of Class Group (due 11/24) 40% Vigorous Class Participation 15% Final Exam 30% The standard grading scale of 90-100% equals an quot;Aquot; and so forth will be used. Grade Score A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F 59 and below Make-up Exam Policy: You are expected to take each exam on the scheduled dates. Make-up exams are not guaranteed, but are granted at the discretion of the instructor. If make-up exams are allowed, it is necessary to makearrangements with the instructor prior to exam date. Course Content STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
  • 2. Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to: Explain organizational theory as it relates to management practices, employee relations, and structure of the organization to fits its environment and operation analyze leadership ; styles and determine their effectiveness in employeesituations; discuss experiences in managing and resolving organizational problems; describe the impact of corporate culture and atmosphere on employee behavior; and analyze and discuss team dynamics, team building strategies, and cultural diversity. Course Calendar Chapter 1: What is Organizational Behavior Chapter 2: Foundations of Individual Behavior Chapter 3: Attitudes, and Job Satisfaction Chapter 4: Personality and Values Chapter 5: Perception and Individual Decision Making Chapter 6: Basic Motivation Concepts Chapter 9: Foundations of Group Behavior Chapter10: Understanding of Work Team Chapter 11: Communication Chapter 12: Basic Approaches to Leadership Chapter 16: Foundations of Organization Structure Chapter 17: Organizational Culture Chapter 18: Human Resource Policies and Practice Final Exam DISCUSSION TOPIC/READING ASSIGNMENT 9/29 AM Section 1: Overview of Organizational Behavior Introduction to the Course Course conduct and course requirements Exercise: Formation of class groups 9/29 PM No Class 10/05 AM Section 1: Overview of Organizational Behavior Organizational Behavior Disciplines Each of the four contributing disciplines within the Organizational Behavior (OB) field. The four OB disciplines are: Psychology, Sociology, Social Psychology, and Anthropology Read : Primary text Activity 1 10/05 PM Section 1: Overview of Organizational Behavior Systematic Study of Organizational Behavior The influence that globalization, intuition and diversity have on the manager's role. Read : Primary text Activity 2 10/12 AM Section 2: The Individual
  • 3. Motivation and Decision Making Describe how individual attitudes, values, personality, ethics, and cultural differences influence organizational behavior Read : Primary text Activity 3 10/12 PM Section 3: Emotions/Moods and the Group Personal Organizational Profile Influences, motivations, and expectations to achieve appropriate solutions in time- management scenarios Read : Primary text Activity 4 10/19 AM Section 4: The Organization System Personal Organizational Profile Three types of conflict (task, relationship & process). The influences of leadership, power, and politics affect an organization’s performance Read : Primary text Activity 5 10/19 PM Section 5: Organizational Dynamics Conflict Management Organization dynamics, resistance to change, making firms learning organization, five steps of action research, and managing stress. Read : Primary text Activity 6 10/26 AM Section 7: Final Course Project Read : Primary text Activity 7 Academic Honesty Students are responsible for conducting themselves with honor and integrity in fulfilling course requirements. Penalties and/or disciplinary proceedings may be initiated by College System officials against a student accused of scholastic dishonesty. “ Scholastic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, cheating on a test, plagiarism, and collusion. “ Cheating on a test includes: 1. Copying from another student's test paper; 2. Using materials that are not authorized by the person giving the test; 3. Collaborating with another student during a test without authority; 4. Knowingly using, buying, selling, stealing, transporting, or soliciting, in whole or in part the contents of an unadministered test; 5. Bribing another person to obtain a test that has not been administered. “ Plagiarism means the appropriation of another's work and the unacknowledged
  • 4. incorporation of that work in one's own written work offered for credit. “ Collusion means the unauthorized collaboration with another person in preparing written work offered for credit.