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Intro I Mba Pcm

  1. 1. Introduction to Organizational Behavior PCM 2008-2009 RMS Rouslan KOUMAKHOV
  2. 2. Course Organization, Evaluation Policy and Methods <ul><li>6 seminars; 15 hours </li></ul><ul><li>Grading </li></ul><ul><li>    Case Presentations + G roup Work 40% </li></ul><ul><li>   Individual participation 30% </li></ul><ul><li>    Written work 3 0% </li></ul>
  3. 3. Main methods <ul><li>Case studies </li></ul><ul><li>Group discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Tests and exercises </li></ul><ul><li>Textbooks </li></ul><ul><li>Mini lectures </li></ul><ul><li>Videos </li></ul><ul><li>Simulations </li></ul><ul><li>Sanctions : “professional incivility” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What norms of behavior should we set to ensure that the course is successful? </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Organizational Behaviour <ul><li>An interdisciplinary field dedicated to the study of how individuals and groups tend to act in organizational settings, </li></ul><ul><li>i.e. what people think, feel and do in and around organzations and how all this affect the organizational performance </li></ul>
  5. 5. Objectives of the course <ul><li>1/ To understand why people and groups in organizations feel and behave as they do </li></ul><ul><li>2/ To understand, develop and enhance your own skills as an organizational member or a manager </li></ul><ul><li>3/ To identify methods that can improve the behaviour of others and their effectiveness </li></ul>
  6. 6. 3 Basic Levels of Organizational Behavior Personality Perception Power relationships Foundations of leadership Teamwork and Groups (Organizational Culture) Organization processes Group processes Individual processes
  7. 7. Main topics <ul><li>Personality </li></ul><ul><li>Perception and decision-making processes </li></ul><ul><li>Power Relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Teams and Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul>
  8. 8. Why OB? <ul><li>From Intuition and Experience to </li></ul><ul><li>Systematic Study (based on scientific research and real facts) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Leaders are born, not made” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Success breeds success” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ The first impression is the most important” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Happy workers are productive workers” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Strong shared corporate culture leads to high performance” </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Main contributing disciplines to OB Output Units of analysis Psychology Anthropology Individual Group Organization Social Psychology Sociology Study of OB Political sciences
  10. 10. Main interpersonal skills  Managing Change  Managing Cultures  Managing Groups  Managing Diversity  Managing Conflicts  Managing Self
  11. 11. Managing Self <ul><li>Self-awareness : understand own personality, motivation, abilities and vision of the world </li></ul>
  12. 12. Managing self and across cultures : Accepting expatriation <ul><li>Prior to accepting ask yourself the following : </li></ul><ul><li>Is your spouse interrupting his/her career path to support you? </li></ul><ul><li>Is family separation for long periods involved? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you able to initiate social contacts? </li></ul><ul><li>Can you adjust well to different environments in personal living? </li></ul><ul><li>Can you manage your future reentry into the job market? </li></ul>
  13. 13. Levels of Organizational Behaviour Personality Perception Power Relations Teams and Groups Leadership Organizational Culture (-) Organization processes Group processes Individual processes
  14. 14. Welcome to the world of OB!

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