Oct 17th 2016

Organizational Behavior: Managing People (Coursera)

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The objective of this course is to provide insight into four key areas in the domain of organizational behavior: Motivation, Leadership, Teamwork, Organizational culture.

• Motivation. In this course segment we will understand the concept of motivation and review various perspectives that will help you understand how we can motivate others.

• Leadership. In this part of the course, we will analyze the concept of leadership and consider various perspectives and approaches to help shed light on leadership emergence and effectiveness.

• Teamwork. Here we look at team functioning and effectiveness. Using the widely used input – process – output model of team effectiveness, we consider such topics as team diversity, team processes, and team outcomes.

• Organizational culture. Finally, we'll move to the level of the organization and consider the concept of organizational culture, also touching upon the concept of national culture. We look at the various ways in which culture is expressed, and discuss the implications of culture for people within organizations and cross-cultural collaborations.

Organizational Behavior: Managing People is course 4 of 5 in the Foundations of Management Specialization.

Good management is equal parts knowing and doing. No matter what industry you work in or where you are in your career, a basic understanding of decision-making, influence, and other management fundamentals will help you achieve your professional goals. This Specialization will give you a comprehensive introduction to the practice of management through the lens of four key disciplines: accounting, finance, marketing, and organizational behavior. In each course, you'll analyze real business cases from these four perspectives. In the final Capstone Project, you’ll apply what you’ve learned to develop a holistic solution to a real-world business dilemma. This Specialization will provide you with the skill set needed whether you're just starting out in business, going for a VP promotion, thinking about applying to a MBA program or starting your own company.