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Unformatted text preview: College of Business University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign ` INDIVIDUAL BEHAVIOR IN ORGANIZATIONS BADM 311 Professor: Ravi S Gajendran Phone: 217-333-1587 (office) Dept. Fax: 217-244-7969 E-mail: [email protected] Class meetings: M, W 12:30-1:50 pm (A); 9:30-10:50 am (B) Classroom: 2011 BIF Office hours: Mondays 2:15-3:15 pm or by appt. Office: 487, Wohlers Course Compass site: ( http://compass.uiuc.edu ). Note: We will make extensive use of the course compass site. All lecture slides will be posted, as will additional course materials. We will also frequently use it for communication. Make sure you check the site often, including Compass email. I strongly recommend linking your Compass email to an email account that you check regularly. COURSE DESCRIPTION Organizations are ubiquitous. You will likely spend a major part of your life working for one or, perhaps, leading one you have started. Although sound technical skills and relevant knowledge are important reasons for an organization to hire you, your ability to lead and manage people will be critical to your future advancement. This course is focused on the human element of organizations – as opposed to elements such as finance, marketing, operations, etc. A good grasp of the factors influencing individual behavior in organizations will help you succeed in your career . This course will provide a forum to critically engage with theories and concepts that attempt to explain individual behavior in the workplace. It is designed to not only provide you with the basic fundamentals that may be used as tools to become better managers, but also help you question your own assumptions about how people ought to behave and how they actually do behave in organizations. This course, thus, builds on BA 310, but goes much further in detailing out the theories and pointing out the advantages and limitations of these different approaches. What you get out of this course depends a great deal on you. I see my role as a facilitator of your learning. I do not see myself as someone who will lecture for most of the course. Rather, we will use a variety of learning techniques in order to (1) keep the classroom a lively, interactive, learning atmosphere and (2) help maximize your learning experience each class period. We will use cases, group discussion, experiential learning activities, and video clips – all balanced with lecture- discussions. However, it would be your responsibility to stay up-to-date on the readings and actively participate in the exercises and class discussions to benefit the most from this course. REQUIRED COURSE MATERIALS This course is an advanced organizational behavior course that has multiple instructional elements to facilitate your learning. In addition to a required textbook, we will use cases, experiential exercises, book chapters, and articles, all chosen to provide a “hands-on” approach to leading and managing people in organizations. Required materials for this course are:...
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This note was uploaded on 03/07/2012 for the course BUS 375 taught by Professor Siri during the Spring '12 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.
- Spring '12