Evolution of Organizational Behaviour
Nature of Organizational Behaviour (OB): Definition, Features, Purpose, Importance and its
Difference from other Disciplines. Historical Development of OB: Scientific Management, Human Relations Approach and Contemporary Approaches (System and Contingency). Contributing Disciplines to the OB Field: Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, and Political Science.
Behaviour of Individuals
Ability: Nature and Types, Ability and Job Fit; Learning: Nature, Theories in Learning: Classical, Respondent, Operant, Cognitive and Social, Applications of Learning Principles in Organizations; Job: Job Satisfaction, Organizational Commitment, and Job Involvement; Personality: Nature, Theories in Personality Development: Trait, Stage, Cognitive Theories; Personality and Organization Fit. Perception: Nature of Perception, Process of Perception, Social Perception, Applications in Organizations. Motivation: Nature of Motivation, Types of Motives, Theories of Motivation; Content and Process; Organizational Applications.
Group Behavior: Defining and Classifying Groups, Stages of Group Development, Group Decision Making, Merits and Demerits, Techniques; Understanding Work Teams; Types of Teams; Creating Effective Teams. Leadership: Styles of Leadership, Theories in Leadership: Trait Theories, Behavioural Theories, Contingency Theories (Fiedler’s Theory; Hersey and Blanchard Theory). Conflict: Functional vs. Dysfunctional Conflict, Sources, Types of Conflict: Individual, Group, Organizational Conflict, and Conflict Resolution.
Organizational Culture: Nature, Types, Evolution and Importance in an Organization; Organizational Change: Nature and Forces of Change, Resistance to Change, Management of Resistance to Change. Work Stress: Sources, Consequences of Stress, its Management: Individual and Organizational.