This course is about the human side of enterprises. Key to managing people in organizations is the recognition of the value of employees for organizational effectiveness. This course highlights the behavior of people in organizations. Organizational Behavior is the study of how individuals and groups impact the behavior within an organization. In this course, students explore current issues and challenges people face within organizations.
During this course, students will gain an extensive understanding of organizational behavior concepts, theories, and models and will have the chance to use them in addressing organizational issues. The course covers three core domains of Organizational Behavior: (1) individuals in organizations (e.g., personality, motivation), (2) groups and teams (e.g., teamwork, leadership), and (3) organizational analysis (e.g., organizational culture).
Students are expected to acquire a clear understanding of the major Organizational Behavior topics. They will also develop skills that will enable them to apply theories to practical problems in organizations in a critical manner. Upon completion of this course, you should be able to (a) explain how individuals and groups impact the behavior within organizations, (b) critically evaluate organizational practices, and (c) apply theories and concepts to develop strategies for improving individual work performance as well as the performance of teams in organizations. The knowledge and abilities acquired from taking this course should help you enhance your employment experiences and prepare you for management positions.
The schedule can be found on the Leiden University SBB website
Detailed table of contents can be found on uSis.
Mode of instruction
Interactive lectures, Q&A, class discussions, experiential exercises, and collaborative learning.
Students will be evaluated according to the following two components:
1. Individual written exam (70%)
2. Individual assignment (30%)
The written exam is a closed-book exam, consisting of multiple choice and open questions. All chapters and articles mentioned as weekly readings are compulsory. The exam will also cover what is discussed in class.
Partial grades can compensate for each other in passing the course, but a minimum of 5.0 for both the written exam and the individual assignment is required. Both assessment components can be retaken.
The standard answers of the exam will be discussed a week later than the grades are published. The exact date and room will be announced at Brightspace.
Robbins, S. P., & Judge, T. A. Organizational Behavior (17th global edition). Pearson. ISBN: 9781292146300
Selected articles (see blackboard)
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Students are responsible for enrolling/unenrolling themselves for (partial) exams/retakes.
Students are responsible for enrolling themselves for (partial) exams/retakes.
The deadline for enrolling for an exam/retake is 10 calendar days before the exam/retake takes place (exam date - 10 = deadline enrolling date).
Students who do not enroll themselves for an exam/retake by the deadline are not allowed to take the exam/retake.
Students fail the course if any of the components that make up the final mark of the course is assessed below 5.0.
The final grade is expressed as a whole or half number between 1.0 and 10.0, including both limits. The result is not to be expressed as a number between 5.0 and 6.0.
If one of the components of the final mark constitutes a component that assesses attendance or class participation, students cannot take a retake for this component. Therefore, students fail the course if their mark for this component is less than 5.0.
It is not possible to do retakes for group assignments. Therefore, if students fail the group assignment component, they fail the course.
Students pass the course if the final mark is 6.0 or higher (5.49 will rounded down to a 5 and a 5.5 will be rounded up to a 6.0).
For courses, for which class participation is an assessment component, students may not be penalised for an absence if the student has a legitimate justification for this absence. The student must notify the program coordinator via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) of such an absence BEFORE the lecture, describing the reason for missing the lecture. If the student does not notify the program coordinator before the lecture, the student will be penalised. Students may be required to provide further documentation to substantiate their case, and class attendance requirements are only waived under exceptional circumstances such as illness.
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