Organizational behavior is the study of how organizational success depends on the behavior of its employees. It investigates how indviduals and environment interact, and how this interaction affects the productivity and survival chances of the organization itself. Individual behavior is the result of latent mental processes, such as perception and motivation, which are in turn influenced by group dynamics. You will notice that a course in organizational behavior builds on principles that you have studied in psychology and sociology
Together with your coursework in organization and strategy, strategic management, and human resource management, organizational behavior comprises the full repertoire of the organizational sciences in the curriculum of Applied Economic Sciences.
Topics to be covered include:
What is organizational behavior?
Individual differences in perception, culture, and personality
Groups and teams