Organizational behavior (OB) is the study of people at work, as well as group behavior in the workplace and the culture of the organization itself. These are all seen as contributing factors to three measures of employee performance: productivity, absenteeism, and turnover. The OB discipline is based on a large number of scientifically based research studies used to accurately predict "cause and effect" of certain individual and group behaviors that occur in the workplace. By its very nature, it is a deliberate blend of the scientific and the practical--an applied science in the truest sense. Classes will combine these two components of OB--the research and its applications--to understand how they improve the functioning of organizations and the satisfaction of the people who work there.
Human Resource Management (MGMT-210).