MANA6332%20Syllabus%20S10%20Final

MANA6332%20Syllabus%20S10%20Final - Management 6332...

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Management 6332 Organizational Behavior and Management Spring Semester, 2010 Instructor: Dale Rude, 310J Melcher 713/743-4673 drude@uh.edu Office Hours: 12:00-12:50 P.M. TTH, and 5:15-5:45 Th and by appointment. Textbooks Anderson, Chris. 2009. Free: The future of a radical price. Publisher: Hyperion. Auletta, Ken. 2009. Googled: The end of the world as we know it. Publisher: The Penguin Press. Bauer, Talya, & Erdogan, Berrin. 2009. Organizational behavior. Publisher: Flat World Knowledge, Inc. Feiner, Michael. 2005. The Feiner Points of Leadership: The 50 Basic Laws That Will Make People Want to Perform Better for You. Publisher: Warner Business Books. Freidman, Thomas L. 2006. The World Is Flat. Publisher: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. Note. Each student will be assigned to read one of the Anderson and Auletta books but not both. The Course Objectives 1. To enhance your skills for solving problems involving individuals, groups, and organizations by improving your sense-making. This will enable you to more effectively identify causes of organizational events, predict future events, and devise action plans for influencing future events. 2. To develop your skills for identifying organizational leverage points from theories and strategies for exploiting them. (In this class, leverage points are a critical concept. They are causes of important organizational phenomena such attitudes, performance, and motivation. By applying the force of one's efforts to leverage points, one can maximize the probability of achieving desired results.) 3. To increase your understanding of management theory and research. 4. To improve your written communication skills. The Secrets to Success in this Course 1. If you miss class , read the related text carefully in addition to studying your notes. 2. Class examples . When examples are presented in class, jot some of the details down in your notes to aid you when reviewing for the exams. 3. Problems . When problems are assigned, work through them in preparation for class. The problems are excellent practice for exam questions. 4. Case Assignment . Read the instructions. Produce an excellent case assignment. Write to my high standards. Have your cases edited by friends with good editing skills. Using the style guide, check your case carefully to be sure that you have followed all guidelines. 5. Put forth a strong effort as you prepare for the exams . Know the learning objectives forwards/backwards/inside/out for exams . Be able to apply concepts and theories to new situations. When preparing, make up new problems and apply the course concepts. Study with other members of the class.
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