Organizational behavior

A.A. 2018/2019
Insegnamento per
9
Crediti
60
Ore totali
SSD
M-PSI/06
Lingua
Inglese
Obiettivi formativi
Organizational outcomes are the results of the behavior of many people who, interacting with each other within organizational settings, face problems, make decisions, build knowledge, and try to make sense at their everyday life at work. The course introduces students to theoretical and methodological frameworks to understand the impact that personal factors, group dynamics and organizational characteristics have on human behavior at work. The program primarily focuses on the contributions of a psychological perspective applied to organizational problems.
At the end of this course, students should be able to:

· Describe the individual differences and explain their relationships with organizational behaviors.
· Explain the individual and social factors that can shape, and sometimes distort, perception, attribution of causes, judgment and decision making in organizations.
· Explain how the personal and situational factors can influence employees' attitudes and job performance.
· Analyze the structure and the properties of work groups and teams
· Explore the quality of the interaction and communication within groups (intragroup relationships) and between groups (intergroup relationships).
· Recognize the dynamics of international teams and plan strategies to promote collective work engagement.
· Mindfully apply theoretical and methodological models to evaluate the quality of working life, to formulate hypotheses on the antecedents of organizational problems (e.g. people disengagement, burnout, counterproductive behaviors, absenteeism) and to design action plans.
· Connect scientific evidence on Organizational Behavior with issues and decisions in HRM.
· Present their analysis in a proper format of a written report.
Edizione unica
Edizione attiva
Responsabile
M-PSI/06 - PSICOLOGIA DEL LAVORO E DELLE ORGANIZZAZIONI - CFU: 9
Lezioni: 60 ore
Docente: Gilardi Silvia
STUDENTI FREQUENTANTI
Programma
What organizational behavior is.
Organizational Behavior and the Management Process.
Individual differences and their influence on behavior at work.
Perception, Judgments about others, decision making: Heuristics and biases.
Motivation process: its personal, interpersonal and organizational antecedents and its outcomes
Assessing and managing motivational and stress processes.
Foundations of group behavior.
Work teams and outcomes.
How to manage effective international teams.
Leadership and trust.
Managing conflicts in organizations.
Organizational culture and subcultures.
Cultivating an ethical organizational culture.
Approaches to cultivating learning communities.
HRM practices and employee well-being.
Prerequisiti e modalità di esame
The final exam is a written test aimed at evaluating:
- knowledge on theoretical and methodological frameworks and their empirical evidence
- the ability to apply theoretical and methodological frameworks to analyse organizational/managerial problems and to hypothesize solutions
- the ability to use a proper disciplinary language

Further information on assessment methods will be provided at the start of the course.
Metodi didattici
Teaching methods:
- lectures
- group works
- individual and team written assignments.

Students will be involved in a process of inquiry and knowledge production on organizational and managerial problems. This process will include:
a) In-class activities (e.g., case studies, group discussions, presentations of group projects to the class).
b) Outside class activities (e.g.: self-test multiple choice questions, reading of scientific articles, preparation of group projects)
Materiale didattico e bibliografia
Exam program for attending students:
Robbins S.P. & Judge T.A (2017). Essential of Organizational Behavior, Global Edition, 14/E. Pearson

Further nformation on required readings will be provided at the beginning of the course.
STUDENTI NON FREQUENTANTI
Programma
What organizational behavior is.
Organizational Behavior and the Management Process.
Individual differences and their influence on behavior at work.
Perception, Judgments about others, decision making: Heuristics and biases.
Motivation process: its personal, interpersonal and organizational antecedents and its outcomes
Assessing and managing motivational and stress processes.
Foundations of group behavior.
Work teams and outcomes.
How to manage effective international teams.
Leadership and trust.
Managing conflicts in organizations.
Organizational culture and subcultures.
Cultivating an ethical organizational culture.
Approaches to managing organizational change.
HRM practices and employee well-being.
Prerequisiti e modalità di esame
The final exam is a written test aimed at evaluating:
- knowledge on theoretical and methodological frameworks and their empirical evidence
- the ability to apply theoretical and methodological frameworks to analyse organizational/managerial problems and to hypothesize solutions
- the ability to use a proper disciplinary language
Materiale didattico e bibliografia
Robbins S.P. & Judge T.A (2017). Organizational Behavior, Global Edition, 17/E. Pearson

Further information on required readings will be provided at the beginning of the course.
Periodo
Terzo trimestre
Periodo
Terzo trimestre
Modalità di valutazione
Esame
Giudizio di valutazione
voto verbalizzato in trentesimi
Siti didattici
Docente/i
Ricevimento:
Lunedì: 16,00 - 19,00. Nel mese di Luglio 2019 ricevo solo su appuntamento via email
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