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Organizational Behavior and Human Resources (659)
Credits: 3


Most acquisition and contracting professionals find themselves working within large task groups and still larger contracting bodies. So Course 659 focuses on understanding and managing the behavior of individuals and groups in a military and civilian-agency context, the human resources through which managers gets things done, and finally on organizational-design tools used to solve the major, recurring problems of complex organizational life.

Subjects covered include:

Introduction to Organizational Behavior The Decision Making Process
Information Technology and Globalization, Diversity and Ethics Understanding and Managing Job Stress
Modern Organization Theories Power and Its Political Implications
Reward Systems The Nature of Groups and Teams
The Process of Perception and the Management of Impression Impact of Job Design and Goal Setting on Performance
Personality and Work-Related Attitudes The Processes, Reward Systems and Behavioral Management of Learning
Basics of Motivation Leadership: Background, Theories and Models
Positive Psychology Approach to Organizational Behavior Effective Leadership: Styles and Skills

Increase Your Understanding of

. Situational leadership
. Principles & practices of Organizational Development
. Reward systems
. Your role within the organizational framework
. Structural change
. Measurement systems
. Educational methods for solving O.D. problems

Improve Your Ability to

. Solve inter-departmental communication problems
. Apply different techniques to resolve conflict among individuals
. Deal with stress
. Judge the effectiveness of working groups

Professor: William Ryan, B.S., M.B.A.
Text: Organizational Behavior, Steven McShane and Mary Ann Von Glinow, McGraw-Hill

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