HST430 - Organizational Behaviour

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Subject Title
Organizational Behaviour

Subject Description
This course examines the various aspects of organizational behaviour within the context of the Canadian business envrironment. Increased global competition, technological change and rising expectations of both employees and employers have underlined the need for a comprehensive analysis of motivation and leadership processes that influence group and individual behaviour within organizations.

Credit Status
One credit.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Discuss individual trait and state characteristics to explain individual behavior.
  2. Analyze the impact of motivation and reward initiative on individual and group behavior within organizations.
  3. Analyze the effects of team processes on organizational behavior.
  4. Recommend appropriate strategies to manage different types of conflict.
  5. Apply theories of leadership to recommend leadership strategies.
  6. Identify the elements of organizational structure and culture that affect organizational goals.
  7. Examine the processes and challenges of decision-making to discuss their impact on organizational behavior and results.
  8. Describe how a learning organization can provide continuous improvement using organizational development techniques and tools.

Essential Employability Skills

    •  Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

    •  Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

    •  Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

    •  Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

    •  Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

    •  Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

    •  Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
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Please visit the Academic Integrity website http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.