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TEK405 - Organizational behavior orientation
 
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Owner: MPBDP
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Industrial Engineering and Management
Department: 45 - TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMICS


Teaching language: English
Open for exchange students
Block schedule: D
Maximum participants: 90

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0111 Examination 7,5 c Grading: TH   7,5 c   Contact examiner

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Examiner:

Bitr professor  Susanne Ollila


Course evaluation:

http://document.chalmers.se/doc/2632772e-df73-4a81-913b-983289f9f706


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Eligibility:

For single subject courses within Chalmers programmes the same eligibility requirements apply, as to the programme(s) that the course is part of.

Aim

This course deals with human behavior in organizations and provides basic knowledge in Organizational Behavior. It addresses how groups as well as individuals act and communicate in their organizational context. The course aims at providing an understanding of basic human dynamics in organizations. As such the course provides an introduction to topics whose basis can be found in the applied behavioral and social sciences (psychology, sociology, political science, etc.) and that have relevancy to management. The course will explore the interactions between individuals and the systems in which they live and work. Individual and group levels of analysis are included in covering such topics as communication, motivation, group dynamics, group performance, work design, creativity, leadership, and culture.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

a. be able to explain and utilize a selection of some of the most important concepts and theories (perception, motivation, and communication) within behavioral science
b. understand the role of leadership in different situations
c. have insights into management skills relating to problem-definition, problem solving and decision-making in team settings
d. be able to utilize your knowledge on small group dynamics in participating and performing in a team
e. understand core elements of organizational design, culture and
innovation from a human perspective
f. be able to evaluate and adjust your own behavior in different situations due to increased knowledge on yourself and group dynamic processes

Content

The course will explore the interactions between individuals and the systems in which they live and work. Individual and group levels of analysis are included in covering such topics as communication, motivation, group dynamics, group performance, work design, creativity, leadership, and culture.

Organisation

The underlying assumption is that organizations are living, open systems and that learning is best acquired by multiple means. In addition to conceptual inputs, the course will utilize structured & unstructured exercises, case analysis and student's presentations in order to:
- a) provide you with the opportunity to actually experience the behavioral dynamics being studied; and
- b) to provide situations wherein you can assess the relevance of the dynamics being studied.

Because much of the learning and work towards the achievement of course objectives will occur in the classroom, students must
1) attend class regularly,
2) be fully prepare for class and
3) contribute to the team and class discussions.

Literature

The course literature will be listed in the course-PM.

Examination

The course will be examined by means of individual as well as team assignments as listed below:
Individual multiple choice test 40 p
Attendance in compulsory team exercises 15 p
Team assignment 20 p
Team Term Paper about team dynamics 25 p
Total 100 points


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