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Course Goals and Objectives This study in organizational behavior (OB) explores the social context of human behavior in organizations with attention to the fundamental tensions between individual and organizational needs and goals. Organizational Behavior seeks to understand how the behavior exhibited by individuals and groups affects organizational structures, processes, and ultimately, performance and effectiveness. You will be exposed to a variety of concepts, theories, and research on organizations, both classic and contemporary, and you will learn about various ways in which people work together to construct and achieve organizational goals. Thus, organizational behavior can be separated into "micro" and "macro" areas. "Micro" describes the psychology of organizations and includes such aspects as group behavior, task design, individual needs and values, roles, etc. The "macro" area describes the sociology of organizations and covers issues such as structural elements of organizational life, the patterns of decision-making authority, and the functional design of organizations. This course was carefully designed so that the learning activities support your ability to achieve the course goal. The learning activities can be viewed as building blocks. As the course progresses, you will find a variety of assignments, a video review, reaction papers, case studies, and finally, a research project. As you work through the course, you will see that the topics for the activities are inter-related with one another. All activities are designed to help you achieve the course goals. Objectives Your objectives are to: •develop an overall awareness and understanding of the interaction effect between "micro' and "macro" organizational behaviors; •explore, in depth, the facets of individual behavior that affect personal, group, and organizational performance and effectiveness; •develop an understanding of organizational and managerial situations, actions, and outcomes; •examine current forms of organizations and discuss directions of future organizational design.
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