BUS520 analyzes the interaction of individual, group, and organizational dynamics that influence human behavior in organizations and determines appropriate management approaches to foster a productive work environment. Examines a variety of theories, models, and strategies used to understand motivation and individual behavior, decision making, the dynamics of groups, work teams, communication, leadership, power and politics, conflict resolution, work design, organizational structure and culture, and managing change. Provides a conceptual base for managers to interpret, assess, and influence human behavior in an organization.
Uhl-Bien, M., Schermerhorn, J. R. Jr., & Osborn, R. N. (2016). Organizational Behavior (13th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES
1. Provide strategic recommendations that are grounded in current best practices related to individual and organizational behavior influences in the workplace to mitigate an issue and achieve organizational goals.
2. Utilize emotional intelligence building blocks to devise a plan for a management approach that motivates teamwork, strengthens interpersonal relationships, and enhances communication and overall performance.
3. Make recommendations for improving an organization’s culture that reflect best practices in leadership behavior, power, influence, and change management.
4. Use technology and information resources to research issues in leadership and organizational behavior.
5. Write clearly and concisely about leadership and organizational behavior using proper writing mechanics.