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TECHNOLOGY RECOMMENDATIONSDiversity and InclusivenessSexual ViolenceMental HealthMGB 301: Organizational Behavior & AdministrationMondays 7:00pm – 9:45PM (Eastern Standard Time)Online | RemoteINSTRUCTOR: Michael P. NugentEMAIL: [email protected] (best method of contact)OFFICE HOURS: Mondays from 7pm to 9pm, Eastern Standard Time By Appointment during the weekPHONE: (716) 425-0913 REQUIRED MATERIAL: Stephen P. Robbins, Timothy A JudgeEssentials of Organizational Behavior, 14th EditionISBN: 978-0-13-452385-9COURSE DESCRIPTION:MGB301 explores the systematic interrelation of economic, technological, psychological, and sociologicalvariables useful in observing, predicting, and influencing organizational behavior. Students develop ways of thinking about organizational problems to increase their effectiveness as administrators.Although technical skills are critical for success in management, a comprehensive understanding of human behavior in complex organizations is necessary to thrive in a managerial role. This course will be critical to your future in managing relationships with coworkers, managers, and subordinates. You will also understand the most effective ways to design and change groups you belong to in order to succeed in a professional setting. The study of organizational behavior will equip you with knowledge of individual, team, and organizational development practices necessary to succeed in your career. Managing the human side of any business is a key part of a manager’s effectiveness within their role as a leader.COURSE OBJECTIVES:The purpose of this course is to examine individual, interpersonal, and group behavior to understand how you can help your organization function more effectively, through enhanced communication (both oral and written forms). You will gain a better understanding of the relationship between your individual flexibility and its effects within a team environment, promoting a more efficient result. We will use a variety of learning methods (individual testing, team exercises, classroom discussion, written responses, presentations, videos, etc.) to examine various theories and issues related to Organizational Behavior.STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:At the conclusion of this course, students will develop an understanding of the following:- Understanding foundations of Organizational Behavior- Defining job attitudes and their impact on employees in the workplace- Individual/team personality and values, and their influence on the workplace- Theories of motivation and workplace application- Effective group development and decision making in the workplace- Understanding what makes teams work effectively- Barriers to organizational communication and Best Practices- Leadership theories and application- Power, politics, and their influence on the workplace environment- Conflict and negotiation in the workplace- Understanding of the foundation of organizational structure- Understanding of organizational culture- Organizational change barriers and best practices- Emotions and Moods- Diversity in OrganizationsTECHNOLOGY RECOMMENDATIONSTo effectively participate in this course, regardless of mode of instruction, the University recommends you have access to a Windows or Mac computer with webcam and broadband. Your best opportunity forsuccess in the blended UB course delivery environment (in-person, hybrid, and remote) will require these minimum capabilities listed on the following website: buffalo.edu/ubit/service-guides/hardware/getting-started-with-hardware/purchasing-or-using-an-existing-computer.htmlSTUDENT ENGAGEMENT – for the purpose of student engagement in our remote course setting, please see the assignment on UBLearns under the “Week 1” Folder. All students in the course will be asked to post a 60-90 second intro video to our private MGB301 Flipgrid page. These intros will be important for all of us to get to know eachother a bit, as well as for each student to get to know their Group members.STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES ASSESSMENTSOUTCOMES TestsManagerProjectIndiv.ProcessPaperIn-ClassActivitiesGroupReactionReadingAssignmentsParticipation /ProfessionalismUnderstanding foundations of Organizational Behavior● ● ● ●Defining job attitudes and their impact on employees in the workplace● ● ● ● ●Individual/team personality and values, and their influence on the workplace● ● ● ● ● ●Theories of motivation and workplaceapplication● ● ● ● ● ● ●Effective group development and decision making in the workplace● ● ● ● ● ●Understanding what makes work teams effectively● ● ● ● ● ●Barriers to organizational communication● ● ● ● ● ● ●Best practices in organizational communication● ● ● ● ● ●Leadership theories and application ● ● ● ● ● ●Power, politics, and their influence onthe workplace environment● ● ● ● ● ● ●Conflict and negotiation in the workplace● ● ● ● ● ● ●Understanding of the foundation of organizational structure● ● ● ● ●Understanding of organizational culture● ● ● ● ● ●Organizational change barriers ● ● ● ● ● ●Organizational change best practices ● ● ● ● ● ●COURSE EXPECTATIONSA full understanding of Organizational Behavior is best understood through a mix of learning methods. Reading the assigned chapters in Essentials of Organizational Behavior, 14th Edition will provide you with the foundational background knowledge that we will expand on in class with case studies, videos, activities, group discussions, and other practical application methods. Additionally, individual papers willsolidify your understanding of the course while group assignments will encourage thoughtful debate while gaining a hands-on learning of individual & group effectiveness through team process learnings. Class participation will make the learning experience much richer for you and your classmates.COURSE GRADING CONTRIBUTION (Broken Down into Sections A, B, and C)LETTER GRADE RANGES(A) ADMINISTRATIVE DETAILS- Homework & writing assignments are to be submitted electronically (via UB Learns, email, etc., depending on the expectation/outline of each specific assignment) by the specified due date for each assignment, prior to the due date/time expiring.- Late assignments will not be accepted unless the student communicates extenuating circumstances; reasoning must be accepted, and agreed to, by the


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