Organizational Behavior And Group Dynamics –


(3 credits)

This course in organizational behavior encompasses the study of individual and group behavior in organizational settings. Emphasis is placed on strategic elements of organizational behavior, workforce diversity, managing change, effective communication, and performance systems. A comprehensive review of these processes, as well as others, will allow students to examine their role in organizations.
This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Advisor.

Fundamentals of Organizational Behavior and Ethics

  • Explain key concepts and terminology related to organizational behavior.
  • Analyze internal and external forces impacting organizational behavior.
  • Describe observable and non-observable aspects of organizational culture.

Group Dynamics and Processes

  • Analyze conflict management strategies.
  • Explain the differences between a group and a team.
  • Evaluate motivation theories and organizational behavior.
  • Examine the importance of workplace diversity in an organization.

Individual Behavior and Processes

  • Apply the elements of communication to managing organizational behavior.
  • Compare and contrast the dimensions of behavior as outlined in the DISC® profile.

Organizational Trends

  • Evaluate trends in organizational behavior.

Organizational Characteristics and Processes

  • Describe the characteristics of High Performance Workplaces and Organizations.
  • Compare and contrast power and politics in organizations.
  • Analyze management and leadership practices that impact organizations.
  • Compile strategies for managing stress in the workplace.

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