Organizational Behavior and Leadership (ORG 501)

2021 Fall
School of Management
Organization(ORG)
3
6.00
Mahmut Bayaz─▒t mbayazit@sabanciuniv.edu,
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English
Doctoral, Master
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Formal lecture,Interactive lecture,Other
Interactive,Communicative,Discussion based learning,Case Study
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CONTENT

Organizational behavior is the study of people in organizations-how and why they think, feel and act the way they do. The field, which borrows extensively from the social sciences, includes but is not limited to, topics such as motivation, decision making, leadership, organizational culture, communication, organizational conflict, power and negotiation, team processes, organization change, structure and change. This course is based on a belief that social science has much to offer the practicing manager and that becoming an effective manager of others requires increasing our own self-awareness and a portfolio of managerial skills. Thus, the course combines traditional lectures with the use of cases, group projects and experiential exercises.

OBJECTIVE

The main objective of this course is to introduce the basic concepts, theoretical perspectives, and practices that are useful for understanding human behavior and improving performance and well-being in organizational settings.

LEARNING OUTCOME

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Describe how individual differences in attitudes, perception, values and abilities influence human behavior in organizational settings.
2. Assess organizational problems using OB theories and concepts.
3. Use motivation principles to enhance personal and other people?s performance.
4. Apply knowledge about individual and organizational decision-making to improve the quality of your decisions.
5. Develop strategies for effective teamwork.
6. Distinguish between evidence-based vs. superficial management of organizational behavior.
7. Develop critical thinking skills and become a critical reader of the academic and business press.
8. Develop writing, interviewing, presentation and time-management skills through various assignments and experiential exercises.

ASSESSMENT METHODS and CRITERIA

  Percentage (%)
Final 50
Assignment 30
Participation 20

RECOMENDED or REQUIRED READINGS

Readings

Readings from various practitioner oriented journals