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This organizational behavior course encompasses the study of individual and group behavior in organizational settings. Students will learn to examine their role in an organization. Other topics include strategic elements of organizational behavior, workforce diversity, managing change, effective communication, and performance systems.
Faculty and students/learners will be held responsible for understanding and adhering to all policies contained within the following two documents:
University policies: You can access these from the left column of your Materials tab for the course. Instructor policies: This document is posted in the Course Materials forum. This syllabus serves as the contract between you as the student and me as the faculty member for this course. The syllabus is the guiding assignment for all requirements in this course.
University policies are subject to change. Be sure to read the policies at the beginning of each class. Policies may be slightly different depending on the modality in which you attend class. If you have recently changed modalities, read the policies governing your current class modality.
Robbins, S. P., & Judge, T. A. (2011). Organizational behavior (14th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall.
All electronic materials are available on the student website.
Point Values for Course Assignments ASSIGNMENTS| Points|
Individual (70%)| |
Self Assessments (Week 1)| 5|
Employee Portfolio: Management Team (Week 2)| 10|
Employee Portfolio: Motivation Action Plan (Week 3)| 10|
Groups, Teams & Conflict (Week 4)| 10|
Final Exam (Week 5)| 15|
Participation (3 points per week) x 4 weeks| 12|
Discussion Questions (2 points per week) x 4 weeks| 8|
Learning Team (30%)| |
Learning Team Article Review on Corporate Communications (Week 2)| 6.5| Learning Team Activity Report (Week 2)| 1|
Teamwork & Collaboration Simulation (Week 3)| 4|
Learning Team Activity Report (Week 3)| 1|
Learning Team Article Review on Corporate Culture (Week 4)| 6.5| Learning Team Activity Report (Week 4)| 1|
Change Management & Communication Plan| 10|
Week One: Individual Employee Characteristics|
| Details| Due| Points|
Objectives| 1.1 Evaluate individual characteristics of employees. 1.2 Analyze the impact of individual employee characteristics on organizational performance. 1.3 Determine management methods based on individual employee characteristics.| | | Reading| Read Ch. 1 of Organizational Behavior.| | | Reading| Read Ch. 3 of Organizational Behavior.| | | Reading| Read Ch. 4 of Organizational Behavior.| | | Reading| Read Ch. 5 of Organizational Behavior.| | | Reading| Read Ch. 6 of Organizational Behavior.| | | Reading| Read this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.| | | Participation| Participate in class discussion according to UoP Participation Policy. For full participation credit, student/learners are required to contribute two substantive discussion messages four days each week in the Main Forum.| Ongoing| 3| Discussion Questions| Respond to weekly discussion questions. Students are required to respond to 2 DQ’s on both Thursday and Saturday. Your responses to my DQ’s do NOT count toward your Participation score. Discussion question responses must be at least 200 words. UOP expects students to write responses in their own words. No more than 15% of your word count may consist of cited material.| Thursday & Saturday| 2| Individual...