MGMT 508 Fall 2011 OB


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STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT BINGHAMTON SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT COURSE SYLLABUS SOM MBA – Fall 2011 MGMT 508 – ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR SUNY Distinguished Professor Fran Yammarino Class: T 6:00-9:00 p.m. Office Hours: Before class and by appointment Office: A322 Black Board: Phone: 777-6066 Fax: 777-4422 E-mail: [email protected] This course is intended to introduce the theoretical, empirical, and applications issues in organizational behavior , which provides the foundation principles for human resources management in organizations. Key foci are behaviors, processes, structures, trends, and practices related to human beings in work organizations. People are examined as independent individuals (persons or employees), and in terms of dyads (two-person interpersonal relationships), groups/teams, and collectives (systems, departments, organizations). Integrated or multi-level topics (e.g., performance) relevant for individuals, dyads, groups, and organizations also are examined. Various strategies, objectives, underlying assumptions, and approaches to organizational behavior and human resources management in business organizations are explored. The key learning objective for this course is to acquire knowledge (theory and research) and skills (practice and applications) in organizational behavior so that you will become a more effective manager. This is critical because people are the only resources that care how they are managed. Higher-level managers spend the great majority of their time managing and leading people and not doing technical or specialized tasks. Annual surveys of employers continue to list “people management and leadership skills” as the abilities most lacking in potential managers. Moreover, to perform effectively, you must make reasoned behavior, process, and structure- related decisions in work settings. The more specific learning objectives are: 1. Understand and manage individual behavior in organizations. 2. Understand and manage dyadic and group/team behaviors and social processes in organizations. 3. Understand and manage organizational processes, problems, and issues. Each learning objective is linked to specific course material (textbook reading assignments and in-class exercises, cases, videos, and discussions) and all the required assignments (i.e., participation, progress reports, class leadership, and team projects). To fulfill these objectives, an understanding of individual behavior, interpersonal relationships, group and team dynamics, and organizational structures and processes must be gained. The 1
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ability to critically assess and apply a variety of organizational behavior approaches also must be developed. In this MBA program, you will spend a lot of time learning about profit-loss, debit- credit, supply-demand, risk-return, product-price, quantity-quality, revenue-expense, and so forth. This course focuses on people and human behavior. People
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