Organizational Theory and Behavior

This course explores both traditional and contemporary organizational theories, and reviews applied research in organizational effectiveness. Emphasis is on the principles and practices of organizational restructuring, organizational development and planned changes, systems and processes, self-managed teams, and organizational learning. Experiential learning will reinforce systematic inquiry and applied organizational assessment and intervention skills. Includes analysis of the major issues (e.g., change, diversity, ethics, sustainability) that modern complex organizations face. [3 credits]