This introductory course (there are no prerequisite courses) is designed to improve your effectiveness as a manager and leader by introducing you to frameworks for understanding organizations and organizational processes. Organizations have been studied from the perspective of several social science disciplines, including psychology, sociology, economics, anthropology and political science. The field on which this course is based, organizational behavior, draws from all of these disciplines and applies the insights derived from the pertinent research. This course will introduce you to this research and ways to apply the knowledge to particular situations through your analysis and subsequent class discussion of case studies.
- Take a holistic approach to addressing issues facing an organization.
- Apply frameworks and theories to analyze situations in which organizations are undergoing change.
- Apply frameworks and theories to analyze tools and methods used to empower, inspire and hold accountable members of an organization.
- Identify and clearly define a problem/issue; analyze and question data and information in a rigorous manner.
- Listen to, respect and heed the advice of others.