Organizational Behavior in Management

The study of individuals and their behavior within an organizational setting.

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    Organizational Behavior Studies

    The workplace is one of the best examples of organizational behavior, so the major will focus largely on how people interact with each other on the job and how their behavior has a crucial impact on the organization as a whole. You’ll learn about why people behave the way they do and how their actions can be understood and analyzed psychologically. In addition to taking a look at human resources, employee compensation, and labor relations, you’ll also examine the more emotional aspects, such as what motivates employees to do their best and what happens when the quality of their work weakens. You’ll study elements of psychology, management, sociology, political science, government, education, and industry in order to reach a deeper understanding of organizational behavior.

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    Organizational Processes

    Organizational Processes enhances students' ability to take effective action in complex organizational settings by providing the analytic tools needed to analyze, manage, and lead the organizations of the future. Emphasis is placed on the importance of the organizational context in influencing which individual styles and skills are effective.

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    In this introductory course, you will learn multiple theories of organizational behavior and apply them to actual cases of organizational change.

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    People and Organizations

    15.668 People and Organizations examines the historical evolution and current human and organizational contexts in which scientists, engineers and other professionals work. It outlines today's major challenges facing the management profession. The course uses interactive exercises, simulations and problems to develop critical skills in negotiations, teamwork and leadership.

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