Course Objectives

On completion of this course the participants are expected to

  • To provide an overview of theories and practices in organizational behavior in individual, group and organizational level.
  • To learn how an organization can be designed and developed to deal with the challenges

UNIT I – Focus and Purpose

Definition, need and importance of organizational behaviour – Nature and scope – Frame work – Organizational behaviour models. Disciplines that contribute to OB field. Challenges and opportunities for OB.

UNIT II– Individual Behaviour

Personality–types–Factors influencing personality–Theories–Learning– Types of learners – The learning process – Learning theories Emotions – Emotional Labour– Emotional Intelligence–Theories. Attitudes– Characteristics–Components–Formation–Measurement–Values.Perceptions – Importance – Factors influencing perception – Interpersonal perception– Impression Management. Motivation– Theories – Importance – Types – Effects on work behavior.

UNIT III –Group Behaviour

Group dynamics–Emergence of informal leaders and working norms – Group decision making techniques–Team building – Interpersonal relations–Communication–Control. Organizational strategy–Organizational design –Alternative structures–Management process – Authority and organizational control mechanisms Understanding Culture – Strong and Weak Cultures – Types of Cultures – Importance of Culture--Creating and Sustaining Culture – Culture and Strategy.

UNIT IV Leadership and Power

Meaning – Importance – Leadership styles – Theories – Leaders Vs Managers – Sources of power – Power centers – Power and Politics.

UNIT V Organizational Design

Organizational Design – Determinants – Components – Types – Basic Challenges of design – The Role of Strategic Direction in Organization Design–A Framework for selecting Strategy and Design– Differentiation, Integration, Centralization, Decentralization, Standardization, Mutual adjustment– Mechanistic and Organic Structures– Technological and Environmental Impacts on Design– Importance of Design – Success and Failures in design – Implications for Managers.

Learning Resources

  • Stephen P. Robins, Organizational Behavior, PHI Learning / Pearson Education, Edition 17, 2016 (Global edition)
  • UdaiPareek, Understanding Organizational Behaviour, 3rd Edition, Oxford Higher Education, 2011.
  • Fred Luthans, Organizational Behavior, McGraw Hill, 12th Edition, 2013
  • Gareth R.Jones, Organizational Theory, Design & Change, Pearson Education, 6th Edition 2011.
  • Richard L. Daft, Understanding theory & Design of Organizations, Cengage, Western, 10th Edition 2012.

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