436060 VU Organizational Behavior

summer semester 2019 | Last update: 04.03.2019 Place course on memo list
436060
VU Organizational Behavior
VU 2
5
Block
each semester
English

Most adults spend a good portion of their waking hours at work, interacting with co-workers, subordinates, bosses, customers and others. A number of questions arise about this important sphere of life such as: What are the factors that make this an interesting and pleasant experience? What are some potential pitfalls? What can I do to be a success? What situational and environmental factors influence my work experience?

The objective of this course is to provide students with a good understanding of the basic principles of human behavior that effective managers use when managing individuals and groups in organizations. After completing this course students should be able to:

  • Recognize, define, and discuss the terminology, concepts, principles, and theories covered.
  • Identify and apply appropriate terminology, concepts, principles, and theories from the course when analyzing factual situations with organizational behavior problems.
  • Develop reasonable solutions to organizational behavior problems using appropriate terminology, concepts, principles, and theories from the course.
  • Evaluate the quality of their proposed solutions to organizational behavior problems against appropriate criteria, including organizational constraints.
  • Discuss the relevance and application of the concepts, principles, and theories used in organizational behavior to contemporary events.
  • Identify and discuss the interrelationships among the concepts, principles, and theories used in the different areas of organizational behavior, and
  • Will have produced a group paper on an OB topic.

 

  • Approaches for understanding and managing the behavior of people in the workplace
  • Basics of and trends impacting OB
  • Organizational justice and ethics
  • Processes of perception and learning
  • Individual differences and personality
  • Emotions, stress, attitudes, and motivation in the workplace
  • Groups and team work
  • Communication
  • Decision making
  • Conflict, negotiation, power
  • Leadership

Lectures, in-class exercises (e.g., case analyses, debates, simulations), short presentations by students.

Group Paper on Employee Engagement (due 1. April)

Group Video on Leadership (due 8. April)

(50% each)

Greenberg, J. (10th edition, 2011) Behavior in Organizations, Upper Saddle River, NJ, Pearson - Prentice Hall.

(there are 20 copies in the library)

Positive completion of the mandatory modules according to § 7 Z 2 and 3

not applicable
15.03.2019
Group 0
Date Time Location
Fri 2019-03-15
09.00 - 16.45 HS 3 (Sowi) HS 3 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Sat 2019-03-16
09.00 - 16.45 HS 3 (Sowi) HS 3 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Mon 2019-03-18
08.00 - 13.45 MS (Theologie) MS (Theologie) Barrier-free