Course title
8M206300
Organizational Behavior

kato kyoko
Class name
Organizational Behavior
Keywords
  • Motivation
  • Decision-making
  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Organization
Course description
This course is a foundational course for students in the Graduate School of Engineering Management (MOT). Students learn theories, research, policies, and practices relevant to objectives listed below.Topics covered include: motivation, leadership, decision-making, group dynamics, and communication (details of topics are identified in the Course Schedule below). Throughout the course, considerable emphasis will be placed on: a) the practical application of relevant theory and research, and b) developing and applying critical thinking skills.
Purpose of class
This course is intended to provide and overview of the field of organizational behavior.
Goals and objectives
  1. To understand behavior in organizations, such as factors influencing behavior, and consequences of various behavior
  2. To develop specific knowledge, skills and abilities that will assist students in effectively managing behavior in organizations.
  3. To experience discussion and active learning processes (e.g. team exercises, case analysis, presentations, guest speakers) throughout the course.
Language
Japanese
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. Orientation - To explain the purpose, contents, the grading system, and an introduction of OB
Introduction – What is Organizational Behavior?
See “preparations for the 1st day” below.
Chapter 1
180minutes
2. Individual-level: Foundations of Individual Behavior – Attitude, ability and learning Chapter 2 of the textbook and other assigned readings 180minutes
3. Individual-level: Attitude (e.g. job satisfaction, job involvement, and organizational commitment) Chapter 6 of the textbook and other assigned readings 180minutes
4. Individual-level: Motivation 1 (concepts) Chapter 4 of the textbook and other assigned readings 180minutes
5. Individual-level: Motivation 2 (applications) Chapter 5 of the textbook and other assigned readings 180minutes
6. Group-level: Foundations of group behavior – group properties and group decision-making Chapter 7 of the textbook and other assigned readings 180minutes
7. Group-level: Understanding Work Teams – types of teams, creating effective teams, teams and quality management Chapter 8 of the textbook and other assigned readings 180minutes
8. Group-level: Leadership theories – trait, behavioral, and contingency theories of leadership, charismatic and transformational leadership Chapter 10 of the textbook and other assigned readings 180minutes
9. Group-level: Power and Politics – Definition, base, tactics, implications for managers Chapter 11 of the textbook and other assigned readings 180minutes
10. Group-level: Communication- function, interpersonal/organizational communication, barriers, and current issues Chapter 9 of the textbook and other assigned readings 180minutes
11. Group-level: Negotiation and Conflict – conflict process, integrative bargaining, implications for managers Chapter 12 of the textbook and other assigned readings 180minutes
12. Organizational-level: Foundations of organizational structure – structure and design, design and employee behavior Chapter 13 of the textbook and other assigned readings 180minutes
13. Organizational-level: Organizational culture – definitions, functions, learning culture by employees, managing cultural changes Chapter 14 of the textbook and other assigned readings 180minutes
14. Organizational level: Organizational change and development – forces for change, resistance, managing change, issues in OC Chapter 15 of the textbook and other assigned readings 180minutes
15. Summary and Wrap-up Preparation for the final assignment 180minutes
Total. - - 2700minutes
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

Group presentation & discussion Weekly assignments Final report Total.
1. 10% 10% 10% 30%
2. 20% 10% 10% 40%
3. 10% 10% 10% 30%
Total. 40% 30% 30% -
Evaluation method and criteria
Weekly Presentation 30%
Class participation 30%
Pair (group) work and presentation 40%
Textbooks and reference materials
Robbins, Stephen P. (2005) Essentials of Organizational Behavior translated by Takagi, Haruo (2009) Soshiki Kodo no Management, Diamond-sha.
Other articles and papers will be provided during the lectures
Prerequisites
Prerequisites: None

Preparation for the 1st day of the class:Think about your workplace and the incidents that you had difficulty to overcome, such as project delay, relationships with supervisors/subordinates, and workplace motivation. Remember how you and related others dealt with these issues. This exercise will provide better understanding of the introduction in the 1st day.
Course objectives
The objectives of the course are as follows:
1) To understand behavior in organizations, such as factors influencing behavior, and consequences of various behavior
2) To develop specific knowledge, skills and abilities that will assist students in effectively managing behavior in organizations.
3) To experience discussion and active learning processes (e.g. team exercises, case analysis, presentations, guest speakers) throughout the course.
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • by appointment
Relation to the environment
Non-environment-related course
Regionally-oriented
Non-regionally-oriented course
Development of social and professional independence
  • Course that cultivates an ability for utilizing knowledge
  • Course that cultivates a basic problem-solving skills
  • Course that cultivates a basic interpersonal skills
Active-learning course
About half of the classes are interactive
Last modified : Wed May 17 22:01:45 JST 2017