Option 1: Embrace “failure.” Once per day, tell someone else about something you wanted to succeed in but failed. It could be something from the past or something that happened that day. Be honest in revealing what happened and that it was not what you had hoped or planned.
Option 2: Practice gratitude. Choose a time each day that you will keep a gratitude log. Write 1 thing each day that you are grateful for and why. That is, instead of “I’m grateful for school” you might write “I’m grateful for the chance to go to school and to learn new things, which helps me to be more skilled and contribute to our family income.” Keep in mind the goal to actually feel grateful, not just “checking the box” of having done this assignment. Focusing on your gratitude for people rather than things is especially helpful.
Option 3: Go offline. Spend one waking hour of each day this week “offline.” During this time, do not use your phone, tablet, computer, email, social media, or any form of internet for this one hour of the day.
Choose one of the following options below to do for a full week, then report on the experience by writing a 2 (double-spaced) report.
Identify the option you chose and
Q1. Say something about the experience of doing it (was it hard to do? Or why did you choose that one?).
Q2. How did this affect you (e.g. in mood, productivity, etc.)?
Q3. Would you recommend this practice to others? Why or why not?
Q4. How can you relate this exercise to the course materials?
Considering that an organization’s people are responsible for gaining and sustaining a competitive
advantage, knowing how to mobilize and motivate employees is critical to business strategy
execution. Understanding and practicing organizational behavior (OB) concepts is important for
managerial effectiveness and gives individuals, teams, and organizations the skills and tools they
need to be effective. OB plays a key role in improving and maintaining every aspect of individual
and organisational performance, and it is vital for organisational success. In addition to being the
foundation of personal success in any organisation, OB skills also help managers and employees in
effectively addressing new challenges.
Course-Specific Learning Objectives:
This course is designed to deepen your knowledge of OB from an individual, group, and
organizational perspective. A primary goal is to encourage you to reflect on and apply
this knowledge in ways that will enhance your managerial and professional skills. Specific learning
objectives include that by successfully completing this course you will:
• Understand the importance of OB theories, tools, and concepts.
• Understand how organizations work and why people behave as they do in work settings.
• Apply OB principles to typical problems in organizations to enhance individual, group, and
• Reflect on your own beliefs, assumptions, and behaviors with respect to how individuals,
groups, and organizations act in order to expand skills and increase your professional
• Learn and practice the “soft skills” of managing. Improve skills in reacting appropriately to
organizational situations using OB concepts.
Introduction to Organizational Behavior, Communication, Attitudes, Job satisfaction, Emotion and Moods in organizations, Perception and Individual Decision Making, Diversity in organizations, Motivation, Team, Leadership, Organizational Change and Stress
Management, Organizational Culture
Some expanded topics-
COMMUNICATION – downward communication,lateral communication, upward communication, grapevine communication process (>?
ATTITUDES, JOB SATISFACTION, EMOTION AND MOODS IN ORGANIZATIONS
Attribution theory suggests that when we observe an individual’s behavior, we attempt
to determine whether it was internally or externally caused. That determination depends
largely on three factors: distinctiveness, consensus, and consistency
Understand theories of motivation:
Theories X and Y
McClelland’s Theory of Needs
Goal Setting Theory
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