ORGB 2811
Organizational Behaviour

3.0 Credits


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.

Delivery Method

Print-based and Web-based


Recommended: ENGL 1101 - Composition


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

Maximum Completion

30 weeks.

Required Text and Materials

The following textbook is required for this course:

McShane, S.L., Steen, S.L., Tasa, Kevin. Canadian Organizational Behaviour with Connect. 9th edition. McGraw Hill Ryerson, 2015.
Type: Textbook. ISBN: 978-1-259-10483-1

Online Materials (Optional; subject to availability from the publisher)

Your textbook may contain a Student Access Code Card for the textbook publisher's website (Connect). While using the material on this website is optional, you may benefit from the study aids provided.

Thompson Rivers University is not responsible for the content or privacy policies of third-party websites. Please read the terms of use of third-party websites carefully. If you need help accessing the site, please contact the publisher directly.

If you have Internet access, you are encouraged to use: The McShane and Steen website,

Open Learning Faculty Member Information

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.


In order to receive a passing grade for the course, students must obtain 50% overall and 50% on the mandatory final exam. Part of each assignment is devoted to a series of related activities concerning team development. Students may form their own team of friends, co-workers or family.

Assignment 1 10%
Assignment 2 10%
Assignment 3 10%
Assignment 4 10%
Assignment 5 10%
Assignment 6 10%
Final Examination * 40%
Total 100%

* Mandatory