Apply organizational leadership theories and organizational behavior principles to manage business issues.
|BALM 310x||Organizational Behavior and Leadership||
This course is about people and their behavior within organizations. As an entrepreneur, manager, employee, or participant in a group project students will learn that the interactions, relationships, and overall behavior of employees or peers will have a considerable impact on the success or failure of an organization or the outcome of a particular project. Organizational behavior is about human behavior. The concepts we explore in this project will most likely resonate with students’ experiences, but the scientific rigor of the theory and social-psychological models will add a new depth of understanding to what is sometimes considered simplistic or intuitive. This project is structured to enhance students’ effectiveness as an organizational member and manager. The project is designed to deal with the topics of effective behavior in organizations at three levels: (1) understanding the individual in the workplace; (2) understanding the individual in teams and team dynamics; and (3) understanding and applying the knowledge in an organizational setting within the concepts of leadership, culture, and change. Students will also be asked to evaluate, assess, and recommend appropriate communication styles and strategies related to specific business scenarios.
Required text(s): Saylor Foundation. Business Communication for Success (v. 1.0) and Saylor Foundation. Organizational Behavior (v. 1.1). (Materials provided with project.)
Successful completion of this course satisfies credit equivalents in the following competency areas: Organizational Behavior and Leadership (3.5) and Business Communication (0.5).