An organization is a place, either physical or virtual, which brings together individuals who share common aspirations, skills and goals.
Organizations are full of individuals, who in addition to a shared vision, also have individual aspirations and motivations. Interactions between these individuals can have important effects on business performance.
Organizational behavior developed as an area of study out of a need to better understand, and in turn manage, the complex inter-relations among individuals within a firm.
Effective application or OB methods plays an important role in modern business and has become a cornerstone of competitive advantage and the deliverly of sustained business performance.
This class will develop a core skill set and understanding of OB that will allow you to better develop into a managerial role.
Organizational behavior: The core text for the course is Fred Luthan's book on Orgnizational Behavior. This is in my opinion one of the best undergrad level textbooks for microeconomics that I have come across and an excellent place to beginning learning the foundations of economics.
Homework sets: Homeworks will be provided in class as and when appropriate, though sometimes may be made available online here.
Online slides below: I like to try and operate a paper-less classroom. The presentations used in class will be made available below for you to check any time. If you have any trouble accessing these just let me know and I will be happy to provide them to you in class.
Please note, the slides here can take a few minutes to load depending on the speed of your internet connection.