Organizational Behavior: Team and Personal Performance
- The aim of the course is to develop a detailed understanding of factors affecting people behave at work and how these link to performance.
- The ability to apply modern communication technologies, including in a foreign language(s), for academic and professional interaction.
- The ability to analyze and take into account the diversity of cultures in the process of intercultural interaction.
- The ability to independently make sound organizational and managerial decisions, evaluate their operational and organizational effectiveness and social significance, ensure their implementation in a complex (including cross-cultural) and dynamic environment.
- The ability to find and evaluate new market opportunities, form and evaluate business ideas
- Understanding behavior in organizations. Organizational communication.
- Engage in visionary and inclusive leadership.
- Organizational behavior and change
- Behavioral performance management
- Class attendanceA common challenge for lecturer is managing punctuality among students. We hope to address this point by rewarding the desired behavior with a grading weight of 10%. The grade for class attendance would be calculated as follows: total number of student attendance divided by Number of expected class attendance × 10.
- Learning JournalAt the end of the course, each student will submit a Learning Journal to reflect what you have learned in classes (e.g., insights into managerial duties and responsibilities, a better understanding of analytics at work, self-insights). A reasonable way is to keep a journal throughout the class to make this task easier.
- Article readings, video and case study analysisThe case, video, and articles would have assigned a week before the seminar where they would be discussed and analyzed.
- Final project requirements and evaluation criteriaTopic “What factors related to organizational behavior influence performance in the particular company at individual, group, or organizational levels?” Students may work independently or as a team of 3-4 people for this project. Deliverables will include an assessment of factors related to organizational behavior, gap analysis, and a path forward proposal for improvement. A required component will include the integration of analytics, innovative problem-solving tools, and change management strategies. Students should select his/her/their organization for this project based both on publicly available data and personal experience. The format of the group project is an oral presentation with written comments on PowerPoint slides incorporating personal reflections of the analysis. Extensive written comments are possible. Time for the presentation is 10 minutes, 5-7 minutes for answering questions. The presentation must be uploaded to the SmartLMS not later than the established deadline. All mini-group members must present their projects. The aims of the project are: 1. to demonstrate what organizational behavior-related challenges different companies face and how they can cope with them. 2. for students to prove their analytic abilities and skills to investigate the situation in a particular company, applying the concepts suggested during the course (both in the class and in the assigned literature).
- 2023/2024 1st module0.3 * Learning Journal + 0.1 * Class attendance + 0.3 * Article readings, video and case study analysis + 0.3 * Final project requirements and evaluation criteria
- Fred Luthans. (2015). Organizational Behavior: An Evidence-Based Approach, 13th Ed: Vol. Thirteenth edition. Information Age Publishing.
- Ricky W. Griffin, Jean M. Phillips, & Stanley M. Gully. (2019). Organizational Behavior: Managing People and Organizations, Edition 13 (Vol. 13e). Cengage Learning.
- Essentials of organizational behavior, Robbins, S.P., 2022