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Spring 2014 Organizational Behavior MG6013

The exploration of the theories, research and practices that allow a better understanding of human behavior in organizations. Topics include motivation and job satisfaction; decision making; group dynamics; work teams; leadership; communication; power, politics and conflict; organization culture, structure and design; impact of technology; management of work stress; organizational change and development; and career management. Analysis of organizational behavior problems by self assessments, case studies and
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Read Chapter 2.

Feb. 11 Attitudes and Job Satisfaction: the relationship between attitudes and behavior; job satisfaction and how we can measure it; the main causes of job satisfaction; employee responses to dissatisfaction. Read Chapter 3.

Feb. 18 Emotions and Moods: differentiating emotions from moods; the sources of emotions and moods; the evidence for and against emotional intelligence; exploring the experience, interpretation and expression of emotions across cultures. Read Chapter 4. Read “Case Incident 1” on page 124 and answer questions 1- 4. Be prepared to discuss this case and submit your answers in class.

Feb. 25 Unit test on Chapters 1 through 4

Personality and Values: defining and measuring personality; the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator personality framework and its strengths and weaknesses; the Big Five personality model; comparing generational differences in values and their roles in today’s workforce; Hofstede’s five value dimensions of national culture. Read Chapter 5

March 4 Perception and Individual Decision Making: defining perception; the shortcuts
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