Comm 292 Course Outline

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communicate feedback to others during this part of the term, and in the process of working on your team project you will no doubt experience many opportunities for negotiation. 3) Designing and Changing Organizations . Organizations are not fixed entities carved in stone. Rather, effective organizations adjust their design to accommodate the goals of the organization. You will learn about organizational structure, job design, culture and change during this part of the term. 4) Leading Others . One important aspect of being a manager is understanding how to lead others. During this part of the term you will learn about leadership and power, and then reflect on how to lead effectively, whether or not you are the formal leader. Expected Accomplishments During this course you will be exposed to a variety of topics and understandably, you will be expected to master a basic understanding of the concepts of organizational behaviour. Additionally, you will be engaged in an ongoing team process so that you can develop new interpersonal skills such as: 1) awareness of how your values and attitudes affect the dynamics of your team 2) awareness of how feedback, or the lack of it, affects the team process 3) awareness of how motivating others, or failing to motivate others, directly affects team outcomes 4) awareness of how you can more effectively contribute to team processes in the future. Moreover, you will work on a professional team consulting project and analyze a live organization to identify its problems and viable solutions. This will allow you to develop a deeper understanding of organizational processes and structures, and develop skills to manage organizations, their members, and their environments, including: 5) awareness of how you can contribute to the proper functioning of organizations that you encounter as employee, customer, supplier, and stakeholder. 6) awareness of how you can contribute to the wider society. ASSIGNMENTS: READINGS AND EXERCISES You will be working primarily from a textbook and additional materials provided by your instructor. Many concepts of this course might appear simple on the surface but typically they are subtle, complex, and are often difficult to apply. To understand the material covered in this course and do well on the examinations it is crucial that you read the material BEFORE class sessions so that you can contribute thoughtfully to the class discussions and exercises. While it is helpful to bring your materials to each class meeting, it is imperative to bring them when your instructor has designated a particular exercise from the text. A detailed, day-by-day schedule of readings and assignments is included below. It is essential that assignments and any exercises your instructor chooses from the potential exercises be prepared prior to class meetings in the manner indicated by the syllabus and by your instructor. It is your responsibility to note these assignments ahead of time and clarify any questions directly with your instructor. Course Materials to be Purchased
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