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Organizational Behavior And Management

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This course encompasses the study of individual and group behavior in organizational settings, with special emphasis on those that are security-oriented. Management methods for organizational processes and change are presented along with leadership applications.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Organizational Design, Change, and Innovation

    • Discuss how change and innovation can affect security agencies and organizations.
    • Assess the significance of organizational stress from an individual perspective.
    • Relate the issue of organizational stress to the particular missions, goals, and objectives of contemporary security missions in the 21 st century.
    • Describe the principles of organizational structure and design to achieve goals and objectives of security oriented missions.

    The Field of Organizational Behavior

    • Examine the field of organizational behavior, as well as its benefits.
    • Explain the basics of organizational behavior to security organizations, agencies, and practices as compared to traditional organizations.
    • Describe the meaning and significance of organizational culture in security-oriented organizations.

    Understanding and Managing Individual Behavior

    • Discuss individual differences as they relate to work behavior in security environments.
    • Identify methods for motivating personnel.
    • Describe the special role of “vigilance” and “thoroughness” as desirable characteristics for security personnel.
    • Review techniques for evaluating performance, soliciting meaningful feedback, and rewarding individual behavior.
    • Examine the principles of job design and responsibilities, and relate these to security personnel.

    Group Behavior and Interpersonal Influence

    • Analyze group behaviors and the impact on work teams.
    • Discuss methods for negotiating with personnel and dealing with inter-group conflicts.
    • Evaluate the existence and impact of organizational power and politics in security environments.

    Organizational Processes

    • Develop a broad view of leadership concepts.
    • Explore applications for leadership in security organizations.
    • Evaluate the importance of clear, concise, and effective communication for security personnel.
    • Examine the process of effective decision-making in general and crisis circumstances.
    • Discuss the principles of ethics in decision-making for security organizations.
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