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Indian Institute of Management Bangalore

Understanding Organizational Behaviour

Indian Institute of Management Bangalore via Swayam


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An organization is a purposive social unit intended to harness human skills for creating products and services of social and economic value. However, a deeper insight into human nature and the nature of organizations is needed to address this purpose. The present course offers an in-depth insight into the fundamentals of Organizational Behaviour as a discipline and its applications for analyzing, managing, and predicting people's behaviour in the group and organizational setting.The course begins by offering a historical overview of the evolution of the discipline and locates its place in the present management literature in light of the latest research and theoretical perspectives. Through various topics covered in this course, the instructor discusses the dynamics of human values, personality, motivation, attitudes, learning, mindset, along with understanding group and team behaviour in the organizational setting. The instructor will follow a case-oriented discussion approach for each topic by bringing relevant business case studies, examples and exercises into the course.The course is designed to provide an in-depth learning experience through a combination of methodologies, including engagement in dialogues on various theoretical perspectives through case studies, discussions, quizzes, experiential exercises, simulations, self-analysis, and feedback. Students enrolling in this course would have opportunities to hone their conceptual and behavioural skills as a manager in a safe learning environment and implement them to become effective managers in the future.This course is designed to:• Provide a robust conceptual understanding of managerial behaviour in an organizational setting• Offer a comprehensive and in-depth coverage of the fundamental issues pertaining to behaviour in organizations along with their underlying theories• Provide opportunities to practice the discussed conceptual frameworks through their application to organizational problems.• Develop the behavioural skills and organizational fit of the learners at individual, team, and organizational levels• Groom learners for managerial or leadership roles in the business organizations• Develop sensitive, ethical, and emotionally mature managers capable of managing the future


Week 1: Introduction to Organizational Behaviour (OB)
Week 2: Basic Psychological Processes at Work: Perception, Attribution, and Learning
Week 3: Personality
Week 4: Motivational Processes in Organizations
Week 5: Differences at Work: Attitudes, Job Satisfaction, and Mindset
Week 6: Understanding and Managing Team Behaviour

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Taught by

Sanjay Singh



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