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Management StylesLeadershipManagementOrganizational Culture

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Course Overview & Week 1: Motivation

Welcome! Before you start today's videos, please have a look at the syllabus. In this first session, I’ll introduce you to one of the central topics of organizational behavior: motivation. We’ll explore why people act as they do so that we can better understand their motivations on the job. These insights will help you understand how managers can influence the people on their teams toward a common goal in the context of organizations. Objectives: To gain insight into human motivation from the different perspectives offered by the diverse prevailing theories in this area.

13 videos (Total 71 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
13 videos
1.- Week 1 Intro5m
2.- Content Theories, Part 15m
3.- Content Theories, Part 23m
4.- The Nature of Our Jobs, Part 15m
5.- The Nature of Our Jobs, Part 27m
6.- The Goals We Want to Achieve5m
7.- Process Theories, Part 14m
8.- Process Theories, Part 25m
9.- Comparisons to Others6m
10.- Learning And Self-Efficacy3m
11.- Outcome Theories, Part 16m
12.- Outcome Theories, Part 23m
5 readings
Course Overview & Syllabus5m
About Week 12m
Required Reading Week 1: Basics in Work Motivation45m
Optional Reading Week 145m
Quiz 1 Solutions10m
1 practice exercise
Week 1- Motivation20m
3 hours to complete

Week 2: Leadership

Type the word “leadership” into Amazon’s search engine and you’ll find 150,000 related books. This is indeed a popular topic! But what is leadership really? Are leaders born or made? What traits and skills makes some people able to influence people to direct their energy towards a common objective? We will discuss all of these questions and explore some of the theories behind the study of leadership. Objective: To understand what leadership is, what makes a good leader, and how managers may develop the relevant skills to evolve in their roles.

10 videos (Total 50 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
10 videos
2.- What Is Leadership?1m
3.- Trait Theories5m
4.- Trait Theories, Part 22m
5.- Behavioral Theories5m
6.- Contingency Theories, Part 16m
7.- Contingency Theories, Part 24m
8.- Contingency Theories, Part 35m
9.- Neo-charismatic Theories7m
10.- Current Perspectives7m
4 readings
About Week 22m
Required Reading Week 2: Business or Enterprise?45m
Optional Reading Week 245m
Quiz 2 Solutions10m
1 practice exercise
Week 2 - Leadership20m
3 hours to complete

Week 3: Teamwork

Teamwork is more than a business school buzz word; it’s a key element on the job today. Teams can be working side-by-side or spread across the world. What are the dynamics at play on different teams? What happens when conflict arises? Can teams evolve and overcome conflict to yield productive outcomes? This week we’ll address all of these questions to help you understand the complexity and importance of teamwork. Objective: To offer you some key insights so that you can take a step back from your own team at work and look back in with a fresh perspective.

10 videos (Total 55 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
10 videos
2.- Team Design, Part 16m
3.- Team Design, Part 24m
4.- Team Composition, Part 17m
5.- Team Composition, Part 25m
6.- Team Processes, Part 17m
7.- Team Processes, Part 24m
8.- Teams Over Time, Part 15m
9.- Teams Over Time, Part 23m
10.- Week 3 Recap3m
4 readings
About Week 32m
Required Reading Week 3: Leadership in Work Teams45m
Optional Reading Week 345m
Quiz 3 Solutions10m
1 practice exercise
Week 3 - Teamwork20m
5 hours to complete

Week 4: Culture

Culture exists on many more levels than one would immediately assume. Each organization can have a unique work culture, and this, in turn, can be greatly influenced by the country in which it operates. This week we will look at how our culture influences how we think and act on the job. Objective: To understand the crucial role culture plays in understanding people’s attitudes and actions in a work environment.

13 videos (Total 77 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
13 videos
2.- Introduction to Rijk Zwaan6m
3.- What Is Culture?7m
4.- The Three Levels of Culture5m
5.- Rijk Zwaan’s Levels of Culture4m
6.- Organizational Culture5m
7: National Culture Part 17m
8.- National Culture, Part 25m
9.- National Culture, Part 34m
10.- Week 4 Recap3m
11.- Organizational Behavior Course Recap, Part 16m
12.- Organizational Behavior Course Recap, Part 25m
13.- Rijk Zwaan Company Video13m
4 readings
About Week 42m
Required Reading Week 4: Cultural Competence45m
Optional Reading Week 445m
Quiz 4 Solutions10m
1 practice exercise
Week 4 - Culture (Part 1)12m
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Course has sufficient theory and examples to explain the fundamental & implementations in practical world. It would certainly help personnel to deal certainly in better and effective manner. hanks

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The professor has taught every single concept beautifully. Excellent course content and highly commendable way of delivering the content. Absolutely great. Thanks a lot to Ms. Raes



Anneloes Raes

Assistant Professor
Managing People in Organizations

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