ORGB 2811: Organizational Behaviour

Students examine the behaviour of individuals and how they interact with each other in different workplace organizations. Topics include an orientation to organizational behaviour; individual behaviour; individual and behavioural processes; team processes; organizational dynamics; and organizational processes.

Objectives

After successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Apply important theories and models of OB.
  • Be conversant with OB concepts and key terms.
  • Analyze OB situations to identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Propose effective strategies for each OB situation.
  • Improve your teamwork skills while working with others to address OB issues.
  • Integrate your OB knowledge and skills from coursework, various media, and experience as you apply them to your life and career.

Course outline

  • Module 1: Orientation to Organizational Behaviour
  • Module 2: Individual Behaviour
  • Module 3: Individual and Behavioural Processes, cont.; Team Processes
  • Module 4: Team Processes, continued
  • Module 5: Organizational Dynamics
  • Module 6: Organizational Processes

Required text and materials

Students will receive the following:

McShane, S.L., Tasa, K. (2018). Canadian organizational behaviour, Connect with Smartbook Online Access (10th ed.), Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson
Text book. ISBN-13: 9781260193787

Assessments

Please be aware that due to COVID-19 safety guidelines all in-person exams have been suspended. As such, all final exams are currently being delivered through ProctorU, which has an approximate fee of $35 involved. There will be more information in your course shell, on how to apply, if your course has a final exam.

In order to receive a passing grade for the course, students must obtain 50% overall and 50% on the mandatory final exam.

Assignment 1: Orientation to Organizational Behaviour 12%
Assignment 2: Individual Behaviour 12%
Assignment 3: Individual Behaviour and Team Processes 12%
Assignment 4: Organizational Dynamics 12%
Assignment 5: Organizational Processes 12%
Final Examination (mandatory) 40%
Total 100%

Open Learning Faculty Member

An Open Learning Faculty Member is available to assist students. Primary communication is by phone if you are taking the print version of the course and through your Learning Environment's "Mail" tool if you are taking the web version. Students will receive the necessary contact information when starting the course.

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