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Organizational Behaviour and Management

Introduction

In today’s organizations leaders, managers, and co-workers need to have a clear understanding of human behavior and social processes. Organizational Behaviour (OB) examines the behaviors of individuals and groups in organizations and the structures and processes which shape this behavior and the work environment. OB is a subject area that draws on several disciplines ranging from psychology to sociology. By studying OB we can explain how and why people behave the way they do in organizations.  This knowledge better equips us to manage others and ourselves in the work context.

This course is designed to give an introduction and overview of the important topics and concepts in the field of OB, and a good platform for further studies in applied social sciences.

Course content

I. The organizational context

  • Explaining the Organizational Behaviour
  • Environment& Technology
  • Culture

II. Individuals in the organization

  • Learning
  • Personality & Communication
  • Perception & Motivation

III. Groups & Teams in the organization

  • Group formation & Structure
  • Individuals in groups and teamworking

IV. Management and organizations

  • Work design
  • Organization Design

V. Leadership Processes

  • Leadership, Change & Decision making
  • Conflict, Power and Politics

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