How people in organizations think and behave. Focuses on how leadership and motivation affect individuals and teams in the workplace and a global business context. Prerequisites: Business Administration, Computer Science & Information Systems, Engineering Management, Dietetics, Nutrition & Food Sciences major, Business Administration minor; Sports Management minor by permission; minimum Junior standing.
Dates: May 22 - June 16, 2017; Minimum Junior standing;
This course is about people in organizations, focusing on how management and leadership practices affect the attitudes, motivation, behaviors, and performance of employees and teams. Course content is derived mostly from contemporary theory, research, and practice in the organizational behavior and management disciplines and is divided into 3 segments: employees, teams, and leadership. Students will be encouraged to use course material to be self-aware and mindful about how they lead and interact with others, and to adopt an ethic of continuous self-improvement in their leadership, teamwork, and interpersonal skills.
This course is experiential and interactive. Real case examples will be presented often along with exercises, paired discussions, and experiential exercises. There is a required text: Colquitt, Lepine, & Wesson (2016). Organizational Behavior: Improving Performance and Commitment in the Workplace (5th Edition). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. ISBN # 1259733181. in addition, students should plan on spending 1-2 hours reading and doing other preparation outside of class almost daily. The capstone of experiential learning occurs through students working in teams in which they apply course material from all three units to diagnose events in a case involving multiple employment relationships in a complex organizational context. Two class periods will be dedicated to providing time and assistance to teams for the case paper analysis and presentations.
Individual Tests 50% (25% each test) Case Analysis Paper 30% Team Presentation 10% Participation 10%
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