1. Introduction to basic concepts of Organizational Behavior: Functions, Roles and Skills of management, contributing disciplines of OB,
Obsolutes in OB, Challenges & opportunities for OB, OB model.
2. Foundations of Individual behavior, values and personality: Diversity, Ability, Learning, Theories of Learning, reinforcement, Organizational
applications of learning theory. Attitudes, its types, Cognitive dissonance theory, Job satisfaction, Effects of satisfaction on employee
performance, Job satisfaction & organizational citizenship, job satisfaction and customer satisfaction
3. Motivation from a new perspective: Review of Motivation theories, Contemporary issues of motivation, Motivation from concept to
application, motivating by job designs: The job characteristics model
4. Leadership: Basic Approaches to Leadership, Trait theories, Behavioral theories, Contingency theories, Participative leadership, strategic
leadership, LMX theory, Charismatic, transformational and authentic leadership style.
5. Conflict and Negotiation in workplace: Interdependence as a key to understand conflict, transitions in conflict thought from traditional view to
contemporary view, towards a realistic view of conflict, the conflict process, Conflict model, managing intergroup conflict. Defining
negotiation, Bargaining strategies, negotiation process, third party negotiation.
6. Occupational Stress Management: Understanding Stress, A model of stress and work, Stressors, Causes of stress, Managing work related
stress, Stress moderators
7. Group and teams: Group dynamics, group formation process, Group properties, Teams in workplace
8. Organizational power: Concept of power, sources of power, politics: power in action, causes and consequences of political behavior
9. Understanding work teams: Difference between groups and Teams, Type of teams, creating effective teams
Familiarize students with basic organizational behavior concepts, issues, and techniques. Help students begin developing diagnostic framework for the analysis of organizational behavior problems and issues in organizations. Provide students the opportunity to work in groups and apply the group dynamics theory and team concepts being covered in this course.
Course Learning Outcomes
After successful completion of this course, the student will;
• Clearly understand the meaning and nature of organizational behaviour and its importance and relevance to management in a dynamic and
• Demonstrate in-depth knowledge and understanding of people within organizations through analysis of the individual processes at work.
• Understand the nature of groups and group processes. Key principles and practices of management should be related to effective
leadership and the resolution of conflict within organizations.
• Appreciate the nature of interpersonal processes as they impact on people and work performance. Relevant processes include motivation
and the creation of job satisfaction.
• Learn to manage stress at work by knowing the major causes of stress.
• Understand how leaders are different from others and how they can apply their leadership skills at work.
• Learn how to exercise power in their designated domains
What is Organizational Behavior? Part I
Power and Politics
Conflict and Negotiation Part I
Conflict and Negotiation Part II
What is Organizational Behavior? Part II
Diversity in Organizations
Attitudes and Job satisfaction Part I
Attitudes and Job satisfaction Part II
Attitudes and Job satisfaction Part III
Motivation Concepts Part I
Motivation Concepts Part II
Foundation of group behavior
Book Title : Organizational Behaviour
Author : Robbins, P. S., & Judge, T. A. (2009).
Edition : 13th Edition
Publisher : Pearson Hall
Book Title : Organizational Behaviour and Management
Author : Ivancevich, Olekalans & Matteson
Edition : 10th Edition
Publisher : McGraw Hill