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Course SummaryBusiness 107: Organizational Behavior has been evaluated and recommended for 3 semester hours and may be transferred to over 2,000 colleges and universities. This self-paced course offers you a convenient way to learn the basics of organizational behavior and get a head start on your degree.
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The course objective is to examine the principles of organizational behavior, including workplace ethics, conflict management, employee motivation and career management. You will also learn about issues of workplace diversity, organizational change and decision making.
Your grade for this course will be calculated out of 300 points. The minimum score required to pass and earn real college credit for this course is 210 points, or an overall course grade of 70%. The table below shows the assignments you must complete and how they'll be incorporated into the overall grade.
|Proctored Final Exam||200|
Quizzes are meant to test your comprehension of each lesson as you progress through the course. Here's a breakdown of how you will be graded on quizzes and how they'll factor into your final score:
- You will have 3 attempts to take each quiz for a score.
- The highest score of your first 3 attempts will be recorded as your score for each quiz.
- When you've completed the course, the highest scores from your first 3 attempts at each quiz will be averaged together and weighed against the total possible points for quizzes. For instance, if your average quiz score is 85%, you'll receive 85 out of 100 possible points for quizzes.
- After your initial 3 attempts, you can take a quiz for practice as many times as you'd like.
- You will need to pass each quiz with a score of at least 80% to earn course progress for the lesson. However, it is not necessary to earn 80% within the first three quiz attempts.
Proctored Final Exam
The proctored final exam is a cumulative test designed to ensure that you've mastered the material in the course.
- You'll earn points equivalent to the percentage grade you receive on your proctored final. (So if you earn 90% on the final, that's 180 points toward your final grade.)
- If you're unsatisfied with your score on the exam, you'll be eligible to retake the exam after a 3-day waiting period.
- You can only retake the exam twice, so be sure to use your study guide and fully prepare yourself before you take the exam again.
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Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Outline the history and appraise current state of the field of organizational behavior
- Compare and contrast how employees' attitudes affect an organization, including the impact of job satisfaction and absenteeism
- Categorize different types of diversity in the workplace and assess the effect diversity has on an organization
- Summarize the styles of communication used in different organizations
- Identify and distinguish the types of conflict and conflict resolution in the workplace
- Differentiate between the different types of organizations, including centralized and mechanistic
- Assess the effect of organizational culture on the workplace
- Evaluate factors that cause organizational change
- Diagram and explain the process of career development
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Business 107 consists of short video lessons that are organized into topical chapters. Each video is approximately 5-10 minutes in length and comes with a quick quiz to help you measure your learning. The course is completely self-paced. Watch lessons on your schedule whenever and wherever you want.
At the end of each chapter, you can complete a chapter test to see if you're ready to move on or have some material to review. Once you've completed the entire course, take the practice test and use the study tools in the course to prepare for the proctored final exam. You may take the proctored final exam whenever you are ready.
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This course has been evaluated and recommended by both ACE and NCCRS for 3 semester hours in the lower division baccalaureate degree category. To apply for transfer credit, follow these steps:
- If you already have a school in mind, check with the registrar to see if the school will grant credit for courses recommended by either ACE or NCCRS.
- Complete Business 107 by watching video lessons and taking short quizzes.
- Take the Business 107 final exam directly on the Study.com site.
- Request a transcript to be sent to the accredited school of your choice!
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|Personality and Behavior in Organizations||Find out what personality is and how it is measured, including through the Myers-Briggs type indicator. Learn about the big five personality models and how various types of personalities display in the workplace. Examine the role of emotions in the workplace.|
|Attitudes and Values in the Workplace||Discover the various types of attitudes and how they affect the work environment. Examine causes of and reasons for both job satisfaction and dissatisfaction. Relate the effects of deviant behavior in the workplace.|
|Emotions and Moods in the Workplace||Explain the function of emotions in the workplace. Define the effects of emotional labor and dissonance on employees. Describe the relevance of emotional intelligence and its place in the work environment.|
|Groups and Work Teams||See how groups function in an organization with lessons on stages of development, role requirements for members of the group and more. Learn the difference between groups and teams, and find out what constitutes an effective team.|
|Workforce Diversity||Explore various types of diversity and management techniques for diverse workplaces.|
|Organizational Culture||Dig into organizational culture, including how it is created and sustained. Learn about topics including ethical culture and workplace spirituality.|
|Organizational Communication in Business||Delve into the elements of organizational communication, identify barriers, and learn the importance of the wise use of communications technology.|
|Individual Decision Making in Organizations||Analyze the steps in the rational decision making model. Define intuitive decision making and the leader participation model. Look at various decision making styles.|
|Employee Motivation||Learn about the behavior management theory and the needs theory and how they contribute to behavior management theory. Look at various ways managers can motivate employees.|
|Management and Organizational Behavior||Identify the four functions of management and describe management levels and roles. Outline the skills used by managers to promote productivity.|
|Career Management||Find out what is meant by career management, explore the stages of a career, and take a look at training programs and methods.|
|Conflict in the Workplace||Identify sources and types of workplace conflict, and explore strategies for conflict resolution.|
|The Evolution of Organizational Behavior||Define organizational behavior and review the behavioral sciences that contribute to this field.|
|Perception and Attribution||Examine perception and its role in an organization. Look at attributional bias, and cultural perceptions of time, power and communication.|
|Foundations of Individual Behavior||Compare and discuss intellectual and physical abilities, self-concept and self-esteem, and self-efficacy and self-monitoring and describe the role of each of these concepts in organizational behavior.|
|Group Decision Making||Note the strengths and weakness of group decision making. List various techniques of group decision making, such as brainstorming and consensus.|
|Leadership in Organizational Behavior||Take an in-depth look at what leadership is, what leaders do, and how they differ from managers. Learn about Henry Mintzberg's definitions of managerial roles, review the types of power, and examine the legitimate and illegitimate use of it, and much more.|
|Leadership Styles in Organizational Behavior||Look at characteristics of various types of leaders, with examples. Examine task-oriented, people-oriented and bureaucratic leadership styles, and some types and examples of leadership philosophies.|
|Organizational Structure and Design||Explore the impact of organizational structure, work specialization, organizational design and organizational downsizing. List types of traditional and contemporary organizational designs and how technology impacts organizational choices. Relate how organizational design affects behavior and the structure of lean organizations.|
|Job Design||Understand the definition and purpose of job design. Discuss how managers can redesign jobs for improve employee morale and motivation.|
|Organizational Change and Organizational Behavior||Explore planned and unplanned change, resistance to change, and Kotter's change models. Learn about organizational development, sensitivity training and team building as ways to execute change.|
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|Completed the entire Business 107: Organizational Behavior course and achieved 100% Course Progress.|
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