Organizational Behavior Professional
No matter what industry you look at, individuals and their work product are part of a broad network of individuals arranged in a way that is meant to maximize productivity and decrease redundancy. In order to help move an organization forward, an individual’s communication and behavior is an important element in the success or failure or any organization. To address these issues, Organizational Behavior Specialists are fast-becoming a significant player in organizations across the country. Today’s Organizational Professionals are increasingly involved in company initiatives and strategic planning. With this evolving role, companies are now able to offer unprecedented opportunities for those entering the field. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of HR professions in the US including Organizational Behavior specialists will rise faster than the national average over the next 10 years, making this a great focus for students looking to enter the business world.
This program addresses how a company functions on a daily basis with the makeup of talent, roles and responsibilities, needs and various divisions that can help to effectively break up a large organization into something that can work effectively and efficiently. Students will have the opportunity to explore the behavior of the organization as a whole, the groups and individuals within it and those elements that contribute to a positive (or negative) work environment. Analyzing the impact of corporate politics, balanced and unbalanced power structures as well as individual communication styles and motivations can help individuals to navigate their way through complex organizations, help to improve organizations or even design their own successful organization based on these best practices. This program examines organizational theory and application to provide a comprehensive review of individual, group, and organizational performance in relation to organizational structures in contemporary business settings.
After completing this program, learners will be able to:
- Compare and contrast theories of organizational behavior
- Analyze management issues as related to organizational behavior
- Evaluate ethical issues as related to organizational behavior
- Examine challenges of effective organizational communication
- Differentiate the differences and similarities between leadership, power, and management
- Assess the impact that a company's structure and design can have on its organizational behavior
- Assess the impact of culture on organizational behavior
- Use Microsoft Office®