Friday, December 3, 2010

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SYLLABUS:
COURSE SYLLABUS
HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN ORGANIZATION


COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Organizational Behavior is an insightful journey towards understanding people in the workplace. It opens doors to the various relationships one can find, build and experience within an organization and how these relationships affect people’s behavior. The concepts on motivation, reward, leadership and empowerment will allow students to learn the art of dealing, handling and living with people from all walks of life. After taking up this subject, one will be ready to work with and handle people with confidence.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

At the end of the course, 90% of the students are expected to:
1. describe specific theories related to perception, motivation, leadership, job design and organizational change through class discussions and group exercises;
2. demonstrate effective teamwork behaviors through a group research activity and peer evaluation;
3. integrate individual, group and organizational level concepts through case studies, and persuasive paper;
4. identify the organizational behavior concepts and theories present in real business world examples through company visits and current events presentation;
5. understand why people and groups in organizations feel and behave as they do;
6. develop and enhance their skills as organizational members and managers; and
7. gain confidence and expertise in dealing with and handling people

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:
1. regular class attendance
2. quizzes, assignments, seatwork
3. major exams
4. group exercise (actual) -weekly
5. case study w/ defense– Final Requirement
6. Self Reflection on O.B. - Midterm

Objectives:
1. to attempt to convince their supervisor (hypothetical) to take a particular action related to an organizational behavior topic
2. to develop in themselves the ability to communicate with people of authority
3. group research project - Company Case Study (Finals)
to apply and integrate the different OB concepts
to expose themselves to real-life OB situations
to gain confidence and mastery in applying the different OB concepts
peer evaluation - Finals

4. to personally experience working with people and evaluate people’s performance in an organization
to be aware of the areas they need to improve in themselves
5. company visit
to expose the students to real-life situations and work conditions
to familiarize themselves with the OB concepts mostly applied and adopted by organizations
to gain confidence in and actual experience of dealing with people at work

COURSE TEXTBOOK:
Newstrom, John W., et. al. Organizational Behavior: Human Behavior at Work, 11th Edition. McGraw-Hill. 2002

REFERENCES:
Dessler, Gary. Human Resource Management, 8th Edition. Prentice-Hall. 2000
Ivancevich, John M. Human Resource Management, 7th Edition. McGraw-Hill. 1998
Ivancevich, John M., et. al. Organizational Behavior and Management, 6th Edition. McGraw-Hill. 2002
Kreitner, Robert and Kinicki, Angelo. Organizational Behavior 6th Ed. Mc Graw Hill 2005
Robbins, Stephen. Organizational Behavior, 8th Edition. Prentice-Hall. 1998

Websites:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organizational_behavior

TOPICS
Midterms
I. Fundamentals of Organizational Behavior
A. The Dynamics of People and Organizations
B. Models of Organizational Behavior
C. Managing Communications
D. Social Systems and Organizational Culture
II. Motivation and Reward Systems
A. Motivation
B. Appraising and Rewarding Performance
III. Leadership and Empowerment
A. Leadership
B. Empowerment and Participation

Finals
IV. Individual and Interpersonal Behavior
A. Employee Attitudes and their Effects
B. Issues Between Organizations and Individuals
C. Interpersonal Behavior
V. Group Behavior
A. Informal and Formal Groups
B. Team and Team Building
VI. Change and Its Effects
A. Managing Stress
B. Stress and Counseling

VII. Emerging Aspects of Organizational Behavior
A. Organizational Behavior across Cultures



Lecture Presentation No. 1 click here:https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=explorer&chrome=true&srcid=0B7uXrqsp4WCTYzk5NWViYTYtOTUwOC00YTNjLWEwOTMtNjE5ZWQ5YmY4YzZh&hl=en&authkey=CMPIk4UO

Lecture Presentation No. 2 click here: https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=explorer&chrome=true&srcid=0B7uXrqsp4WCTMzVhYjZiMmUtNGQ0ZC00MmE4LTg3YjEtZjIwMzY3ZGJmMTEz&hl=en&authkey=CM-HorAB

Activit No. 2
https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1vQcPdxlPH4c5grUeADElS0fzqNcwgnvAF7FILJ8kLsA

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