Organizational Behavior in Business

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Course Description

There are hundreds of factors that contribute to the success of a business. The clientele, industry, management, strategy, etc. of the business are just some that will have a true impact on a company. Many business leaders and owners will attempt to consider as many of these aspects as possible, if not all, in decisions and daily operations. However, many of those factors can be managed and identified through a single aspect of the business: its organizational behavior.

Outside of the business world or management, organizational behavior isn't something that is thought about very often. Its value is often taken for granted by those impacted by it the most, the employees. The attitudes, views, and actions of those in an organization contribute greatly to its operation and performance, especially in the business world. This course will explore the different components of organizational business and how companies and their staff members can improve theirs to ensure their success. Some of the topics that will be discussed include:

·    Culture and Diversity--How can the backgrounds of employees impact organizational behavior? What factors are involved that can lead to positive results versus negative? These questions and more will be answered throughout the course.

·    Strategy--The strategic influences of the business can shape organizational behavior into whatever form is necessary, so long as it's done correctly. This section will demonstrate how strategy can be used in organizational behavior to the advantage of the business.

·    Stress--Stress is such a common occurrence in people's personal and professional lives that its impact on organizational behavior shouldn't be a surprise. The course will explore how businesses can effectively manage stress and diminish its effects.

This is just a sample of what to expect in this course. We challenge you to take on organizational behavior for yourself! 

Course Requirements

This course will not require you to have previous experience in any particular area but you should have a high school reading level. No books will be required.

Course Topics

Lesson One - Organizational Behavior In Business

Lesson Two - History, Trends, And Ethics

Lesson Three - Culture And Diversity

Lesson Four - Perception And Attribution

Lesson Five - Motivation And Engagement

Lesson Six - Managing Stress

Lesson Seven - Fostering Creativity And Innovation

Lesson Eight - Decision Making

Lesson Nine - Communicating Effectively With Others

Lesson Ten - Working With Groups And Teams

Lesson Eleven - Managing Conflict And Negotiating

Lesson Twelve – Leadership

Lesson Thirteen - Organizational Power And Politics

Lesson Fourteen - Organizational Strategy And Structure

Lesson Fifteen - Organizational Culture And Changes

Course Materials

This course will not require you to have previous experience in any particular area but you should have a high school reading level. No books will be required.

Grading Policy

Several lessons will be accompanied by a brief quiz. Students will successfully complete this course by mastering all learning outcomes with 70% or higher overall grade.

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define what organizational behavior is in business.
  • Describe history, trends, ethics, culture and diversity that all shape organizational behavior.
  • Describe how perception, attribution, motivation and engagement effect behavior in an organization.
  • Describe methods for managing stress and fostering creativity and innovation in an organization.
  • Describe the decision making process and how to communicate effective with others.
  • Describe methods for managing conflict and negotiating, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Lesson 1 Quiz9
Lesson 2 Quiz10
Lesson 3 Quiz10
Lesson 4 Quiz10
Lesson 5 Quiz10
Lesson 6 Quiz10
Lesson 7 Quiz10
Lesson 8 Quiz10
Lesson 9 Quiz50
Lesson 10 Quiz10
Lesson 11 Quiz10
Lesson 12 Quiz10
Lesson 13 Quiz10
Lesson 14 Quiz10
Lesson 15 Quiz10
The Final Exam119
Total Points:308

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