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Ch 2: Foundations of Individual Behavior: Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Foundations of Individual Behavior chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the determinants of individual behavior in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Foundations of Individual Behavior chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Individual diversity Demographics, nationality, absenteeism rates, diverse management
Tuesday Individual intellectual and physical abilities Individual intellect, physical ability, strength, balance, verbal comprehension, problem solving
Wednesday Self-concept and self-esteem Individual views, traits, competencies, values, optimism, pessimism
Thursday Self-efficacy and self-monitoring Self-confidence, past performance, vicarious experience, verbal persuasion
Friday Hofstede's cultural dimensions theory Power distance, masculinity, femininity, uncertainty avoidance, individualism, collectivism

5 Lessons in Chapter 2: Foundations of Individual Behavior: Lesson Plans
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Individual Diversity: Biographical & Demographical Characteristics

1. Individual Diversity: Biographical & Demographical Characteristics

Biological and demographic characteristics such as age, gender, race and length of tenure are easily acquired through work documents, and these characteristics can help predict how individuals will behave at work.

Individual Intellectual & Physical Abilities in Organizational Behavior

2. Individual Intellectual & Physical Abilities in Organizational Behavior

Employees need to have certain abilities that will make them a valuable addition to an organization. Intellectual and physical abilities are two key types of traits that organizations look for employees to have depending on the job requirements.

Self-Concept & Self-Esteem in Organizational Behavior

3. Self-Concept & Self-Esteem in Organizational Behavior

Companies have to have a clear understanding of employee personality traits in under to motivate, challenge and train them to be productive. Two traits that affect an individual's view of themselves are self-concept and self-esteem.

Self-Efficacy & Self-Monitoring in Organizational Behavior

4. Self-Efficacy & Self-Monitoring in Organizational Behavior

There are many personality characteristics of employees that occur within organizations, which determine their level of success. Self-efficacy and self-monitoring are two traits that can aid companies into developing productive employees.

Hofstede's Cultural Dimensions Theory

5. Hofstede's Cultural Dimensions Theory

Dimensions of culture are an important aspect of international business. Knowing how cultures view different aspects of business can help a manager navigate through the international business market.

Chapter Practice Exam
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