This course presents the study of factors that business managers need to be aware of that either influence or are influenced by people at work. The focus is on macro factors such as organizational structure, technology and environment; group factors such as group dynamics, leadership, conflict, communication, change and decision-making; and individual factors such as personality, attitudes, perception and motivation. Effective team functioning is emphasized as a key contributor to organizational success.
- No prerequisites are required for this course.
Below is one offering of ORGB 5110 for the Fall 2023 term.
Tue Sep 05 - Mon Dec 11 (15 weeks)
- 15 weeks
- CRN 45974
Class meeting times
|Sep 05 - Sep 09||N/A||N/A||Online|
|Sep 11 - Dec 11||Mon||18:00 - 21:00||Burnaby SW01 Rm. 3170|
Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.
- Departmental approval needed
This course is restricted to students enrolled in the Advanced Diploma in Business Management. For registration approval, please email your name and student ID to firstname.lastname@example.org. This is an in-person class with weekly lectures and labs at the Burnaby campus. Class will be asynchronous week 1, as well as October 2, 9, and November 13 due to holidays.
Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:
- Articulate factors that influence human behaviour in organizations.
- Describe the multidisciplinary origins of the study of organizational behaviour.
- Compare and contrast motivation theories.
- Analyze the correlation of job design and employee motivation.
- Apply motivational theories to resolve problems of employee absenteeism, turnover, stress, job satisfaction, job performance and organizational commitment.
- Describe the evolution of leadership theories.
- Apply Vroom’s situational leadership theory and Blanchard's modified situational leadership theory to the diagnosis/resolution of real leadership problems.
- Assess the impact of power and politics in the workplace.
- Analyze organizational leadership positions in order to determine a leader's source of power.
- Apply the dependence theory of power in simulated bargaining exercises.
- Use a model of communications to analyze organizational communication issues.
- Explain why effective communication systems are particularly important in a pluralistic, multicultural workforce.
- Demonstrate key characteristics of effective team membership and leadership to achieve team goals.
- Respect individual, cultural, social, gender, interdisciplinary differences in a team environment.
- Demonstrate negotiation styles and conflict management techniques.
- Integrate appropriate organizational concepts to facilitate organizational change.
Effective as of Fall 2014
Organizational Behaviour for Managers (ORGB 5110) is offered as a part of the following programs:
School of Business + Media
- Business Management - Advanced Diploma
Advanced Diploma Full-time/Part-time
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