Organizational Behavior

Aims of the course

The course is designed to provide students with an overview of the fundamental theoretical frameworks of behavior within organizations and to acquaint them with the latest research in the field. It includes theoretical, empirical and applications issues examined from individual, interpersonal, group and organizational perspectives.

An emphasis throughout the course is given to the practical application of managing within organizations.

Basic objectives include:
- understand the main constructs, theoretical frameworks and terminology of OB
-understand how individual competences influence the group dynamics and vice versa and apprehend the influence of organizational processes on individual and group behavior
-develop a holistic viewpoint towards the interrelatedness of different factors and processes within organizational behavior
-understand how OB knowledge contributes to organizational success and development

Students will be presented with contemporary business challenges related to own and others' behavior in the workplace and identify proactive olutions to solve them.

Course syllabus

1. Introduction to the fieldof organizational behavior

2. Individual
2.1. Individual values
2.2. Personality-related concepts
2.3. Job attitudes, perceptions and learning
2.4. Emotions and happiness
2.5. Motivation

3. Group processes
3.1. Group dynamics
3.2. Teamwork
3.3. Leadership (traditional and contemporary perspective)
3.4. Power,influence, and conflicts

4. Organizational dynamics
4.1. Stress and mindfulness
4.2. Happiness and well-being
4.3. The impact of digitalization

Course director(s)

  • Office Hours
  • Tuesday at 12:45 in P-312
  • Office Hours
  • Wednesday at 15:00 in P-313
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