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DEPARTMENT OF ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND SUPERVISION OLS 252 Human Behavior in Organizations Monday-Wednesday Schedule - Spring Semester 2011 LECTURE INSTRUCTOR: Vern Dahlstrom (9:30 am) email: [email protected] 494-0411 Young Hall, Room 453 Don Buchman (7:30 am) email: [email protected] 494-0411 Young Hall, Room 453 RECITATION INSTRUCTOR: ____________________________ email: ______________________________ MEETING TIMES: Lecture: Section ______________ Time: _________________ Recitation: Section ___________ Time: _________________ RREQUIRED TEXT: Human Behavior in Organizations , by Vandeveer, and Menefee, Prentice Hall Publishing, 2010 2 nd Edition (with online access card to the Self-Assessment Library 3.4 by Stephen Robbins). COURSE DESCRIPTION OLS 252 is a survey of the human and organizational behavioral concepts and principles that provides a foundation for the understanding of individual and group behavior in organizations of work, with special emphasis on typical interpersonal and leadership behaviors. The focus will be toward the understanding of behaviors for leadership. COURSE OBJECTIVES: ( We move toward what we picture in our mind ) 1. To help students gain an understanding of: The behavior of individuals, the group, and the organization. How to be more effective in his/her relationships with people. 2. To provide an introduction to the concepts of work, motivation, group dynamics, leadership, communication, organization structure, conflict, change, and power. 3. To use self-assessment exercises as a means to assist the learners in discovery of one’s own behavior preference, one’s behavior in groups, and the behaviors used in various organization structures. 4. To study the behavior of individuals and groups within organizations with special emphasis on interpersonal skills, motivation, leadership, communication through a team exercise. 5. To dispel the erroneous notion that effective organizational behavior is simply “common sense” but rather reinforce the systematic study of organizational behavior as a means to better predict behaviors. LEARNING OUTCOMES : ( Only those who risk going too far will ever know how far they can go .) 1. Students will have a basic knowledge of historical and contemporary theories of human behavior elements. 2. Students will experience group dynamics and organizational development by participating in a team research project, topic development and team presentations 3. Students will have the ability to build, develop, and lead cross-functional teams. 4. Students will gain an understanding of the behavior of self, other individuals, groups and organizations. 5. Students will learn how to be more effective in his/her relationship(s) with others. 6.
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