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Spend just a few weeks studying with our entertaining and concise video lessons to earn an Introduction to Organizational Behavior Certificate. The fun and quick lessons in our organizational behavior course bring to life concepts such as the steps in the rational decision-making model and methods of communication in the workplace. You'll discover techniques for managing stress at work and challenges that managers face in international settings.
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Administrative professionals, consultants, small business owners, human resources workers, event coordinators, writers, teachers or anyone who wants to stay on top of organizational behavior concepts will find this course useful.
Prerequisites aren't needed for this introductory course. You can start learning about organizational behavior right away.
Benefits of the Certificate
Organizational behavior knowledge acquired from this course can help you at home and at work. Take a look at these ways to benefit:
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Introduction to Organizational Behavior Program Breakdown
The Evolution of Organizational Behavior
Kick off the course by learning about the history of organizational behavior and the disciplines and movements that influenced this field. Explore some introductory concepts like positive organizational scholarship.
Management and Organizational Behavior
This chapter teaches you about different management levels, managerial roles and the functions of management.
Foundations of Individual Behavior
In this chapter, discuss individual diversity, intellectual ability, self-esteem and self-monitoring in organizational behavior.
Personality and Behavior in Organizations
Learn about key traits in the Big Five personality model and Myers-Briggs type indicator then examine characteristics of Type A and B personalities, Machiavellianism and narcissism.
Emotions and Moods in the Workplace
This chapter covers functions of emotions in the workplace, types of emotions, emotional dissonance and affective events theory.
Attitudes and Values in the Workplace
In this chapter, study major job attitudes, generational values, deviant workplace behavior and causes for job satisfaction and dissatisfaction.
Ethics in the Workplace
Explore the role of ethics in the workplace in this chapter and learn about concepts such as workplace discrimination, organizational justice and social responsibility.
Perception and Attribution
This chapter teaches you about factors that influence perception in the workplace and the three determinants of attribution. You'll also learn about cultural perceptions of time, power and communication.
Learning in the Workplace
In this chapter, you'll learn about the relevance of classical and operant conditioning in organizational behavior then find out how companies become learning organizations.
This chapter assesses an array of employee motivation theories, including behavioral management theory, needs theory, Herzberg's theory and acquired needs theory.
Individual Decision Making in Organizations
In this chapter, study different methods for making decisions in organizations and assess common decision biases and judgment errors.
You'll study cultural, gender, age, ability and disability diversity in this chapter, which also includes lessons on managing a diverse workforce.
Organizational Communication in Business
Examine functions and types of communication, strategies for effective workplace communication and barriers to effective communication in this chapter.
Groups and Work Teams
Find out the stages of group development in the workplace and types of work teams in this chapter. Explore methods for becoming a cohesive group, how individuals are affected by group norms and characteristics of teams.
Group Decision Making
This chapter teaches you about techniques for making group decisions, cultural and ethical considerations in decision making, group think and team conflict.
Conflict in the Workplace
Learn about types and sources of workplace conflicts, and then get info on stages in the conflict process and different methods for resolving conflicts.
Leadership in Organizational Behavior
In this chapter, learn the differences between managers and leaders and how leading is a function of management. Assess the various types of power and influence tactics and determine how emotional intelligence relates to leadership.
This chapter introduces different leadership theories, including path-goal theory and attribution theory of leadership.
Leadership Styles in Organizational Behavior
Learn about the characteristics of several types of leaders, including bureaucratic and charismatic leaders, and then explore five leadership styles of the Blake Mouton Managerial Grid.
Organizational Structure and Design
You'll examine various organizational structures, organizational design types and the relationship between structure and design.
Discover the purpose of job design in this chapter and examine some approaches and contributions in this area. You'll also study job redesign types and job flexibility.
This chapter covers characteristics and functions of organizational culture and explores some factors that contribute to and maintain it.
Organizational Change and Organizational Behavior
Learn about factors that cause change in organizations, the planned change process and methods for overcoming barriers to change. Change models, internal organizational change types and employee attitudes are also discussed.
Managing Workplace Stress
This chapter teaches you about stress management techniques and consequences of stress at work.
You'll study factors that affect occupational choice, the purpose for realistic job previews and stages of a career.
Global Implications of Organizational Behavior
Characteristics of international managers, cultural differences in handling conflicts and diversity in global groups are examined in this chapter.
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