1 / 5 MGMT 2110: Organizational Behavior Fall 2015 Department of Management School of Business and Management The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Prof. Riki TakeuchiMiss Hoi Ying (Becky) Tsui Professor Instructional Assistant Office: Room 5032 LSK North Room 5018 LSK North Phone: 2358 7741 3469 2239 Email: [email protected][email protected]Office hours: By appointment* Course website: Class Meetings: L10: Mondays & Wednesdays 09:00am-10:20am Room 1009 LSK Building L12: Mondays & Wednesdays 10:30am-11:50am Room 1009 LSK Building Note: You should attend the section that you are officially enrolled in. If you attend a class that you are not enrolled in, please sit in the last row only. If the last row is full, you will have to leave the classroom and attend another class. Course Overview This is an introductory course to organizational behavior (OB) –the field of study that investigates how individuals, groups, and organizational characteristics affect human behaviors and organizational effectiveness. We live in an organizational world. To succeed in your careers and to help your organizations succeed, you have to understand how employees and managers behave and why they behave the way they do. This course will help by covering a wide variety of OB topics such as perception and decision making, motivation, team dynamics, leadership, and power and influence. While this course will not turn you into OB experts right away, it should lay a good foundation to help you become more effective and satisfied organizational members. Course Objectives 1.To demonstrate your understanding of major concepts and theories in OB. 2.To analyze management issues at the individual, team and organizational levels in a critically and creatively. a.Being critical refers to the application of OB theories to solving organizational problems in a manner that shows your awareness of (i) exactly how the theory of your choice applies to the issue being analyzed and (ii) the risks and benefits associated with each solution suggested. b.Being creative refers to finding solutions to management issues not necessarily referred to in your textbook, as long as such solutions are theoretically justified. 3.To apply concepts and theories in OB learned in this course to solve business problems. 4.To communicate and present your ideas clearly, persuasively, and professionally (through writing, presentations, and discussions).