Organizational Behavior

Organizational Behavior - Professor Dr. James Bailey Funger...

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ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR BADM 066 (22543), Spring 2007 Professor Dr. James Bailey Funger 315M 202-994-1669 202-994-4930 (fax) jbailey@gwu.edu Office Hours: M 12-3pm, OBA Discussion Instructors Funger 315H Rayshad Holmes (Sections 35) 202-277-1911 rholmes@gwu.edu Office Hours: F 9-1am, OBA Melissa Knott (Sections 30) 703-549-4923 melissaj@gwu.edu Office Hours: T 10-12pm, OBA Jonathan Raelin 617-894-1406 raelin@gwu.edu David Tomczyk 703-944-9560 dtomczyk@gwu.edu Office Hours: W 4-6pm, OBA Lecture Section Discussion Sections 10: M 3:30 - 6:00pm, Funger 103 30: T 8:00-9:50am, Corcoran 111 31: W 8:00-9:50am, Duques 254 32: W 11:10-1:00pm, Duques 360 33: R 8:00 - 9:50am, Duques 358 34: R 11:10-1:00pm, Duques 152 35: F 11:10-1:00pm, Duques 152 Course Objectives In today’s business and managerial climate it is critical for employees at all levels to demonstrate leadership and work effectively in teams. The overarching goal of this course is to offer a conceptual framework for understanding individual and group dynamics as they operate within and through organizations, and to create an opportunity for introspection, participation and skill development around competencies that are highly prized in the modern economy. Department  of Management 2201 G St., NW   Washington, DC 20052
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Specifically, then, this course has four interrelated objectives. The first is to impart a body of knowledge about human social dynamics in organizations. Such knowledge is at the core of mastering the managerial endeavor and serves as a basis for conceiving of and executing behavioral coordination in the pursuit of organizational goals. The second purpose is to test the applicability of this knowledge by using it to better comprehend, anticipate and influence the thinking and behavior of others as conditioned by organizational structure and policy. That is, this course will provide opportunities to examine the usefulness of theory as applied to real-world practice. The third purpose is to encourage students to assume a more reflective posture about their aptitudes, aspirations and interactions. This entails developing a keener sense of self-awareness about one’s strengths and weaknesses in relation to environmental demands. The fourth and final objective is to introduce students to the culture and expectations of a business school education. Business schools are professional in nature and orientation, and this course will furnish a foundation for one’s experience at SBPM. Course Format and Methods The format of the course is a weekly Lecture Section attended by all students enrolled, and a weekly Discussion Section broken down into groups of approximately 25. The Lecture Section is run entirely by the Professor, and addresses the knowledge component of the course. As the name implies, it is predominantly lecture based, but will also use frequent discussions. The Discussion Sections are concerned with the experiential
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