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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 should your course have a final exam, you are responsible for the fee to the online proctoring service, ProctorU, or to the in-person approved Testing Centre. Please contact with any questions about this.

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 Information

An Open Learning Faculty Member is available to assist students. Students will receive the necessary contact information at the start of the course.

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