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.

Learning outcomes

  • Apply important theories and models of Organizational Behaviour (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 topics

  • Module 1: Orientation to Organizational Behaviour
  • Module 2: Individual Behaviour and Organizational Behaviour
  • Module 3: Processes Motivation for Performance
  • Module 4: Team Processes, continued
  • Module 5: Managerial Decision Making and Communication
  • Module 6: Organizational Change and Diversity

Required text and materials

The following Open Education Resources (OER) textbook is required for this course:

  1. Organizational Behavior. (2020). OpenStax. ISBN-13: 978-1-947172-72-2


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.

To successfully complete this course, students must achieve a passing grade of 50% or higher on the overall course, and 50% or higher on the final mandatory exam.

Assignment 1: Orientation to Organizational Behaviour 10%
Assignment 2: Individual Personality and Behaviours 10%
Assignment 3: Motivation and Rewards 10%
Assignment 4: Leadership Analysis, Stories, Values, and Lessons 10%
Assignment 5: Organizational Change and Diversity 20%
Final Exam (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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