Organizational Behavior

Fall 2017
Tiffany Johnson
MGT 3101

Organizational behavior (OB) is an interdisciplinary field that seeks to understand human behavior within organizations. It imports, integrates, and expands upon theory and research from areas such as psychology, sociology, economics, political science, anthropology, and communication. It places an emphasis on putting what we have learned from these fields into the context of the workplace. So, it is an “applied social science.” As it relates to the ‘real world,’ organizations are consistently interested in two particular human behaviors: job performance and organizational commitment.In this class, students discuss and learn how to drive job performance and organizational commitment in large corporations, non-profits, and social enterprises in such a way that they are also contributing to more sustainable communities.

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