Unit 1: Introduction to Organizational Behavior LH 6 Concept, Organizational behavior system, basic assumptions, levels of OB analysis, Basic assumptions of OB, Contributing disciplines to the field of OB, challenges for managers.
Unit 2: Understanding Individual Behavior LH 5 Concept, behavior as an input-output system. Mental process-beliefs, attitudes, values, needs, motives and behavior, Sensation, Emotions and Cognitive dissonance.
Unit 3: Perception
Concept, perceptual process, factors affecting perception, specific application of perception in organizations, theories in organizations, Attribution theory, Attribution errors.
Unit 4: Learning LH 3
Concept of learning, Learning theories, Factors influencing learning, Principles of learning, Behavior modification.
Unit 5: Personality LH 5
Concept, Personality traits and characteristics, Determinants of personality, linking an individual's personality and values to the workplace, Major personality attributes influencing OB, application of personality traits and characteristics at work place.
Unit 5: Motivation and Job Satisfaction LH 5 Concept, Motivation theories-Maslow Hierarchy needs theory, Hygiene factors and motivators theory, ERG motivation theory, McClelland Achievement theory and Vroom expectancy theory. Application of motivation theories, Motivation for Performance, Concept of job satisfaction, Effects of job satisfaction on employees’ performance.
Unit 6: Groups and Teams in Organizations LH 5 Concept of group and group dynamics, the dynamics of group formation, types of groups, The dynamics of informal groups, concept and nature of teams, Types of teams, Team processes.
Unit 7: Leadership LH 4
Concept, Effective leadership, Theories of leadership-trait perspective, behavioral theories, contingency theories,
Unit 8: Communication LH 4
Concept, Function and process, System, Types, Communication network, Barriers to effective communication, Overcoming communication barriers, Issues in communication.
Unit 9: Conflict LH 3
Concept, nature, types and nature and types of intergroup conflict, Dynamics of intergroup conflict, Sources of conflict, Approaches to conflict management.
Unit 10: Organizational Change and Development LH 5
Concept, Forces of change, Resistance to change, Approaches to managing organizational change, Concept of organizational development (OD), OD values, OD interventions.