Course note. Organizational behavior Essay

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Course note. Organizational behavior

ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR

To distinguish and compare the various concepts and models of organizational behavior in a manner that-will help day-to-day conceptual, human, and communication skills of the students.
To develop skills in diagnosing situations by encouraging them to participate actively in cases, topics, illustrations, and incidents that serve to provide operational meaning to the abstract concepts and models of organizational behavior.

To assess and evaluate why certain events and behavioral processes occur in organizations and how, as managers, they can best affect the behavior of subordinates as well as other managers.

COURSE DESCRIPTION
This course utilizes the contingency approach to understanding organizational behavior. This approach seeks to understand the interrelations among the various parts of the organization. Each department, work group, or manager can be analyzed separately or as a unit related to other departments, work groups, or managers.

The contingency approach requires that managers diagnose each situation confronting them, and then apply, as needed, the concepts and approaches presented in the course. These concepts and approaches will help the students to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to understand what is happening in an organization and what can be done about it.

1

ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR

Week

TOPIC
Introduction to Organizational
Behavior:
 What is organizational behavior?
 Organizational behavior and
management.
 Challenges for organizational behavior
and management.

Course
Outcomes
CO1

Delivery
Mode
Lecture
Discussion

Assessment
Tools
 Quiz
 Test

Rubrics

Na

Na

INDIVIDUAL
PROCESSES
Personality and Perception
 The nature of personality.
 Model of personality.
 Personality traits.
 The nature of perception.
 Perception process
 Attribution theory.
Learning and Motivation
 The nature of learning.
 Learning theories.
 The nature of work motivation.
 Motivation theories

CO2

Lecture
Discussion

 Quiz
 Test
 Case Study
Analysis

Na
Na

CO2

Lecture
Discussion

 Quiz
 Test

Na
Na

 Case Study
Analysis

Quiz 1
Mini Case

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ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR

GROUP
PROCESSES
Work Groups and Teams
 The nature of work groups and
teams.
 Formation and development of
groups.
 Effective Work Groups and Teams.

CO3

Lecture
Discussion

ORGANIZATIONAL
PROCESSES
Leadership
 Introduction to leadership.
 Leadership theories.

CO3

Communication
 What is communication?
 The functions of communication.
 The communication process.

Lecture
Discussion

 Quiz
 Test
 Case Study
Analysis

 Quiz
 Test
 Case Study
Analysis
 Quiz
 Test
 Case Study
Analysis

Na
Na

Na
Na

Na
Na

 Quiz II
 Mini Case
Decision Making
 What is decision making?
 Types of decision making.
 The decision making process.
 Group decision making.

CO3

Lecture
 Test
Discussion
 Case Study
Presentation
Analysis
 Group
Presentation

Na

3

ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR

 Test 1
(2hours)
INTERGROUP RELATIONS
IN THE ORGANIZATIONAL
CONTEXT
Organizational Culture
 The concept of organizational culture.
 Determinants of organizational
culture.
 Managing organizational culture.


CO3

 Test
 Case Study
Analysis
 Project
Paper

Na

Lecture
 Quiz
Discussion
 Test
Presentation  Case Study
Analysis
 Group
Presentation

Na
Na

 Quiz
 Test
 Case Study
Analysis
 Group
Presentation

Na
Na

Lecture
Discussion


Quiz III
Mini Case

Power, Politics,
and conflict
 The nature of power and politics.
 Sources of power.
 What is organizational conflict.
 Model of organizational conflict.
 Conflict management techniques.

Organizational Change
 What is organizational change?
 Organizational change theory.
 Forces for and resistance to
organizational change.
 Managing change

CO3

4

ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR

Social
Responsibility and
Managerial Ethics
 What is social responsibility?
 Views of social responsibility.
 Arguments for and against social
responsibility.
 What is managerial ethics.
 Factors that affect employee ethics.
 Ethics in international context.
 Improving ethical behavior.

Lecture
Discussion

 Test
 Case Study
Analysis
 Project Paper

Na

Test 2 (2 hours)

Group / Team Project Presentation

Submission of Group /Team Project:
(Latest Deadline – A week after the
final class/lecture)

5

ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR

TEACHING METHODOLOGY
Lectures/Case Study Analysis/Discussions/Active Learning/Presentations/Projects

ASSESSMENT
1. Test
2. Individual Assignments
3. Group Project
4. Final Assessment

10%
30%
30%
30%
———–100%
————

Total

REFERENCES
Main Reference:
1. Schermerhorn, J. R., Hunt, J. G., and Osborn, R. N. (2008). Organizational Behavior. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Supplementary References:
1. Asma Abdullah (2004). Going Glokal. Kuala
Management (MIM).

Lumpur: Malaysian Institute of

2. George, J. M. and Jones, R. J. (2008). Organizational Behavior (5th. Edition). New Jersey: Pearson Education, Inc.
3. Gibson, J., Ivancevich, J., Donnelly Jr. J., and Konoposke, R. (2005). Organizations: Behavior, structures, processes. Boston: Irwin McGraw-hill. 4. Nelson, D. L. and Quick, J. C. (2006). Organizational Behavior: Foundations, Realities, and Challenges (12th. edition). Ohio: South-Western College Publishing.

Journals




Journal of Organizational Behavior,
Academy of Management Journal,
Journal of International Business Studies,
Journal of Occupational Psychology,
Journal of Applied Psychology

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ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR

Journals
1.
Harvard Business Review
2.
Fortune Magazine
3.
The Edge
4.
Malaysian Business Review
5.
World Executive Digest
6.
The Economist
7.
Other related journals

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