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ORGANIZATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS OB 321 - Fall 2010 Professor: Dr. Kristen Bell DeTienne Office: 584 TNRB, Phone (801) 422-4189 Home Phone: (801) 553-8423 [home/Salt Lake County] or (801) 556-5481 [cell; texts ok] Class Times: MW 12:30 pm - 1:45pm (W310); MW 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm (W308); Wednesday Only 9:30 am - 11:50 am (332 TNRB) Office Hours: Mondays 10:00-noon, Thursdays 10-10:55 am and by appointment (and you are welcome to stop by without an appointment) E-mail: [email protected] T.A.s: All three TAs are available for questions on any class/paper/assignment Kristina Taylor Ricks [12:30 class] (e-mail: [email protected] ) Phone: (801) 319-3324 [texts ok] Office Hour: 575 TNRB; Tuesdays from 3 to 4 pm and by appointment Joshua Tolman [Honors 223 class] (email: [email protected] ) Phone: (801) 669-6470 [texts ok] Office Hour: 575 TNRB; Mondays 9:30 to 10:30 am and by appointment Jacob Quinn [2:00 class] (email: [email protected] ) Phone: (208) 351-2692 [texts ok] Office Hour: 589 TNRB; Thursdays from 10:55-11:55 am and by appointment CourseObjectives The mission of this class is to help you gain a functional knowledge of basic organizational behavior concepts. This course should provide you enough information and experience to be able to answer the following questions: 1. What are some of the fundamental concepts of individual behavior and how do they relate to the organization as a whole? 2. What factors influence group behavior and how can a group maximize its effectiveness? 3. How are effective organizations created and maintained? To achieve this general mission, students should obtain the following skills: 1. The student will know how to help an organization become more effective by achieving its mission and goals 2. The student will be able to understand team dynamics and how to effectively work in a team 3. The student will be able to know how to manage change effectively 4. The ability to understand organizational dynamics and to apply appropriate theories and concepts to diagnose organizational problems and generate effective solutions. By the end of the semester you should have a good working knowledge of concepts and applications related to motivation, group/team dynamics, leadership, and organizational culture, among others. 5. Most importantly, we should learn to learn from each other. The most important knowledge we gain is often from our colleagues, and not always from the professor. 1
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Required Materials Robbins, Stephen P. and Judge, Timothy. 2007. Essentials of Organizational Behavior (Ninth Edition) . Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson Education, Inc. Available at BYU bookstore and online (e.g., AbeBooks.com; Amazon.com). Vango notes are not required. International Edition is OK. PowerPoint slides and other course materials will be available on Blackboard. Some internet reading assignments. Professor Dr. DeTienne has been a professor at BYU since 1991. Prior to coming to BYU, she earned her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California, where she also taught classes and conducted research. She worked as a Consulting Associate for Oasis Management Consultants in Long Beach,
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