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TEK030 - Organizational Behavior
 
Owner: TIEKA
5,0 Credits (ECTS 7,5)
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Level: B
Department: 45 - TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMICS


Teaching language: English

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 No Sp
0105 Examination 5,0 c Grading: TH   5,0 c   Contact examiner,  Contact examiner

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Eligibility:

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Aim

The course deals with organizational behaviour and provides knowledge on how organizations - individuals, groups - 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 opportunity to investigate and experience the relevancy to management and administration of topics whose basis can be found in the applied behavioral and social sciences (psychology, sociology, political science, etc.)

Goal

Students will achieve learning as follows: knowledge of behavioral and organizational science theory and concepts as applicable to individuals, teams and organizations; understanding of methods and techniques that are helpful in developing effectiveness in individual, teams, and organizations; development of managerial team skills in problem solving, decision making, and communications; knowledge of small group dynamics; better understanding and awareness of own behavior in a variety of work settings.

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 development and performance, work design, creativity, quality improvement, individual effectiveness & development, leadership, and inter-group behavior.

Three themes are dealt with:
(1) The organizational behaviour context. (The organization as a learning community, leadership dynamics & power)
(2) Managing teams (group dynamics and managing teams, group dynamics and performance, conflict management)

(3) Managing individuals (motivation and development, communication strategies, barriers and enablers)

Organisation

The overall structure of the course is an integration of conceptual input and team based exercises and reflections throughout the course.
In parallel two literature seminars and a team based case study are included:
a) Lectures and reflective exercises;
b) Team assignment; and
c) Literature seminars.

Literature

-Behaviour in organizations - an experiential approach- by Shani, A.B (Rami) & Lau, J.B.

Examination

Examination is by attendance in compulsory activities (lectures and literature seminars) and by one team term paper (about team dynamics) and one individual exam (integrating all course material) by the end of the course. Other factors that will be evaluated are class participation and team performance.


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