About This Course
«Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Management»
is a course designed for MBA students. Nowadays, as we know leadership requires effective
management of people and a clear understanding of human behavior and social processes.
Leaders need to have a good understanding both of themselves and of those whom they will lead.
Leaders need to know why people behave as they do in relation to their job, work group, and
organization. This knowledge of individuals’ perceptions, attitudes, and behavior enables leaders
to choose appropriate leadership styles and managerial practices to increase organization
effectiveness and positive human outcomes. The course moves progressively through individual,
group, and organizational levels of behavior drawing on concepts and practices from the field of
Organizational Behavior (OB). It also examines the interrelationship of behavioral phenomena
among these levels. Studying OB provides a basic understanding of your own and others’
behavior, particularly in teams. It enhances your ability to communicate and work effectively
with others, core skills of leadership. Our goal is to help you strengthen your people management
skills so you can be a successful leader in any field you choose. Developing the behavioral skills
you need to be a successful leader of yourself and others, including working in teams.
Understanding the main ideas relating to organizational behavior and their impact on creating a