Introduction to Organizational Behavior

How to become an effective and efficient manager.
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  • Lectures 11
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level Expert Level
  • Languages English
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Published 1/2014 English

Course Description

Managers need to develop their interpersonal or people skill if they are going to be effective in their jobs. Organizational behavior is a field of study that investigates the impact that individuals, groups, and structure have on behavior within an organization, and then it applies that knowledge to make organization work more effectively. Specifically, organizational behavior focuses on how to improve productivity; reduce absenteeism, turnover, and deviant workplace behavior; and , increase organizational citizenship behavior and job satisfaction.

This course uses the book of Stephen P. Robbins and Timothy A. Judge-Organizational Behavior 12th edition. All the quizzes are subjective questions that is intended for critical thinking and ethical comprehensions of the students. The perceptions of the students on the additional materials for the specific lectures will help them conceptualize the essence of becoming an effective leader and manager.

The course is 106 minutes long on the instructional part, but with the inclusions of additional materials and quizzes would depend on how the students work on each lectures. This course in a standard classroom would take one semester with five credit hours.

Students should take this course for them to understand, explain, and summarize the importance of attitude, behavior, job satisfaction, and job involvement in the work force.


PhD in Business and Technology with Capella University

MBA with Colorado Technical University

BS in Accounting with University of Nevada Las Vegas

Internal Auditor for five years

Forensic Accountant

Experience in Gaming Industry for fifteen years

Online instructor for a year.

What are the requirements?

  • Basic knowledge of management, business, finance, and accounting.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • By the end of this course the students will be able to understand the interpersonal skills of the managers to become an efficient and effective in the organization.

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is intended for senior students, who are ready to take their capstone. Also, this course is intended for MBA student.

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Section 1: Foundation of Organizational Behavior- Individual
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Introduction to Organization Behavior

After studying this lecture, the students will be able to:

  1. Describe what managers do
  2. Define organizational behavior
  3. list the major challenges and opportunities for managers to use OB concepts
Understanding Individual Behavior
9 pages

The objective of this lecture are as follows:

  • explains the factors that determine an individual's personality
  • describes the Myers-Briggs Type indicator personality framework
  • identifies the key traits in the Big Five personality model
  • explains how the major personality attributes predict behavior at work

Perception. motivation, and emotion are the concepts that are essential in OB for the management to understand. Perception is a process by which individuals organize and interpret their sensory impressions in order to give meaning to their environment. Motivation is the process that account for an individual's intensity, direction, and persistence of effort toward attaining a goal. Emotions in an intense feelings that are directed at someone or something.

Section 2: Organizational Behavior- The Group

Lecture 6 is about group behavior foundation. After this lecture, the students will be able to differentiate between formal and informal groups, compare two models of group development; explain how role requirements change in different situations; describe how norms exert influence on an individual's behavior; explain what determines status; define social loafing and its effect on group performance; and identify the benefits and disadvantages of cohesive groups.


This lecture will explain the growing popularity of teams in organizations, contrast teams with groups, identify four types of teams, and specify the characteristics.


The objectives of this lecture are to describe the communication process, explain the improtance of channel richness to improving communication effectiveness, identify common barriers to effective communication, and describe the potential problems in cross-cultural communication.


After studying this course, the students would be able to:

  1. Contrast leadership and management
  2. Summarize the conclusions of trait theories
  3. Identify the limitations of behavioral theory
  4. Describe Fiedler's contingency theory
  5. Explain Hersey and Blanchard's situational theory
  6. Summarize leader-member exchange theory
  7. describe the path-goal theory

This is the end of the course. After studying this lecture, the students will be able to :

  1. Assess the validity and usefulness of tests as selection devices.
  2. Describe jobs for which interviews are effective selection devices.
  3. identify four types of employee training.
  4. explain the purposes of performance evaluation.

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Instructor Biography

Gloria S. Castro, Ph.D., Adjunct Online instructor/Expert Witness/Expert Consultant

My expertise is forensic accounting with 15 years of experience in auditing and research combined. I have been with the gaming industry in Las Vegas, Nevada, from a table game dealer, pit boss, to the accounting department in the corporate environment for more than 22 years. I worked in Station Casinos from 1997 to 2008, Rio Suites and Casino, Caesars Entertainment, and Mandalay Bay from 2009 to 2013 as compliance and auditing specialist. Currently, I am concentrating my research, online courses, and management consulting with my just started business, GSC CONSULTING based in Las Vegas, NV.

I have earned my BSBA in Accounting at University of Nevada Las Vegas, my MBA at Colorado Technical University, and my PhD at Capella University. Although, I am new at Udemy, I am confident that with my expertise and experience in the accounting and auditing world, I can impart my knowledge to the diversified learners globally.

My concentration on online courses are management, auditing, forensic accounting, APA 6th edition writing, English grammar, and quantitative research.

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