Organizational Behaviour

The primary objective of this course is to teach students about the effects of organizational structures and interpersonal processes on the behaviour of individuals in organizations and the wider implications for the effectiveness and success of organizations.  The course  also considers the entire organization as an actor and examine how it behaves in different types of environments.  Throughout the course an emphasis is placed on how you, as an organizational member or consultant, might experience, interpret, and manage people, structures, and processes in organizations.

The learning objectives for this course are:
  • To develop an understanding of key Organizational Behaviour concepts and how they apply to any setting.
  • To improve team-working skills by gaining an appreciation of team dynamics and working on several assignments, exercises and a presentation together.
  • To improve communication skills by understanding how we interpret information, writing assignments and presenting.
  • To understand how organizations are structured, and the consequences of organizational design and culture.
  • To introduce personal leadership and apply specific lessons that can help fulfil your leadership potential.

Instructor Biography - Zorana Svedic

Course Outline - Class of 2018 (updated August 23, 2017)

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