700 Organizational Behavior

700 Organizational Behavior

  • Study programme and level: Interdisciplinary University Study Programme in Administrative Information Science - 1st Cycle
  • 2nd or 3rd year
  • 6 ECTS
  • Course type: Elective
  • Lectures: 20
  • Other forms of study: 70
  • Individual work: 90
  • Lecturer: Tatjana Kozjek, PhD

1. Objectives and competences

Objectives:
Student:

  • discover the features of organizational behaviour in the organization
  • compare the impact of various relationships in the operation of the organisation
  • use various ways of establishing relations within the organization
  • analyse and deal with problematic situations
  • find and use appropriate elements of business communication.

Competences:

  • Ability to understand the role and importance of organizational behaviour.
  • To be able for structuring, maintaining, control and predict employee's behaviour.
  • Recognition of informal organization as a manner of organizational behaviour.
  • Ability to create in use team work and motivation in contemporary organizations.
  • Ability to know culture and clime within the organizations and its impact on the behaviour.
  • To be able to recognise and solve conflicts in contemporary organization.
  • Know the basis of ethic and moral and their influence upon employee's behaviour.
  • Recognition and managing stress in contemporary organizations.
  • Be able to understand the elements of environment and their effect on employee's behaviour.

2. Content

Defining organizational behavior
Formal and informal organization

  • Micro organizational behavior
    • Personnel selection
    • Personality an d individual differences in organizational behavior
    • Motivation and Performance
    • Stress
  • Meso organizational behavior
    • Group within organization
    • Teams within organization
    • Group dynamic an team effectiveness
    • Communication, decesion making and negotiation
    • Leadership of groups and organization
  • Macro organizational behavior
    • Politics
    • Conflicts
    • Organizational structures and organizational
    • design
    • Organizational culture
    • Organizational development
    • Organizational climate
  • International organizational behavior

3. Readings

  • Ivanko, Š. (2007). Organizacijsko vedenje. Fakulteta za upravo, Ljubljana.
  • Ivanko, Š. (2013). Organizational Behavior. Fakulteta za upravo, Ljubljana.
  • Wagner & Hellenbeck (2010). Organizationa Behavior Securing Competitive Advantage. Taylor & Frances, New York.

4. Intended learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding:

  • Recognition and understanding the role and importance of employees’ behaviour.
  • To be able to structuring, maintaining. Controlling in predicting employee's behaviour in contemporary organizations.
  • Know and able to manage interconnecting action agents, affected organizational behaviour in contemporary organizations.
  • Ability use knowledge and skills of organizational behaviour in contemporary organization.
  • Active and critical evaluation and reflecting events of organizational behaviour in contemporary organization.
  • Critical evaluation skills and experiences of organizational behaviour in contemporary organization.

5. Learning and teaching methods

  • Lectures, seminar, case studies

6. Assessment

  • Written exam (50%),
  • Seminar paper (50%)