Apr 25, 2019  
2018 - 2019 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog 
2018 - 2019 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog
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MG 309 - Organizational Behavior

This course explains the intrapersonal (you) and interpersonal (you and others) components within a third dynamic of organizational behavior. What prompts our reactions, our interests and behaviors in the workplace? What impact can personalities have on job motivation and performance levels? What leadership skills are required to influence performance and productivity in the workplace? You will examine theories of motivation, communication, leadership, power and change with practical relation to contemporary issues. We will also study organizations and reward systems aimed at improved performance and organizational efficiency through employee motivation programs, participative management and cooperative decision-making.  

Assignment Overview
  • Assignments: 5 Units
  • Interactivity: Discussion Board
  • Final Assessment: Final Project

Course Learning Objectives
 Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following: 

  • Develop interpersonal competencies in the field of organizational behavior.
  • Explain why human relations skills are important to success in the workplace
  • Demonstrate understanding of how self-concept affects productivity and performance.
  • Describe the role of interpersonal communications and communication channels within an organization.
  • Analyze how interpersonal dynamics affect behavior, performance and productivity.
  • Explain the components of motivation theories and techniques.
  • Explain the interactive role of ethics with leadership skills, organizational culture and hierarchy.
  • Describe the implications of group dynamics and team management.

Credits: 3

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