Organizational Behavior

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Since the early days of employee and leadership development training programs, training staff about organizational behavior has been an important focus.

And, it should come as no surprise, that employees perform better when they are trained to understand organizational behaviour

Now you can use these course materials to offer your participants a better understanding of organizational behavior. More importantly, you will help participants to understand the evolution of management thought.

Together you can explore the main models of organizational behavior and the excellent organization.

The course includes many practical exercises, case scenarios and handouts that will allow participants improve their organizational behavior skills long after the course is over.

The training material is specifically designed to improve skills at all levels within the workplace (e.g., managers, team leaders, supervisors and front-line staff).

Course overview

The following topics are covered within the slides, manuals and support materials provided.

We believe that it is very important to highlight that the study of organizational behavior has been greatly influenced by a range of disciplines.

To illustrate, psychology (role of personality), sociology (the impact of organizational structure), anthropology (influence of culture) and political science (use of power). A number of perspectives will influence how an individual or manager will behave within an organization.

The course content is divided into the following sections:

What is organizational behavior – Start by exploring what is organizational behavior. Next, discuss the evolution of management perspectives.

Organizational theories – Explore key organizational theories like scientific management, job simplification and classical organizational theory. Examine Fayol’s 14 principles of management and the Hawthorne studies. And, discuss human relations theory and McGregor’s Theory X And Y view on management styles. End this section by looking at the systems and contingency perspectives on organizational behavior.

Models of Organizational Behavior Next, discuss models of organizational behavior.

The Excellent Organization – This section outlines the attributes of effective organizations.

Company Scenario – At Oak Innovation, we believe that all courses must be practical and grounded in the companies where the learning is taken place. As a result, we include a shared group exercise. We also include steps that will encourage to further capture their learning in the form of a post-course test, action plan, evaluation form and a further reading section at the end of the participant manual.

Course objectives

Upon completion of this course your participants will be able to:

– Understand the relationship between behavior and the organization
– Understand the evolution of management thought
– Appreciate models of organizational behavior
– Identify and shape an excellent organization

What you get

You will instantly receive the following training course materials to deliver your own organizational culture training courses:

  • 20 page facilitator manual
  • 50 page participant manual
  • 80 powerpoint slides
  • Practical exercises
  • Further reading
  • Course evaluation form
  • Action plan

Bonus free training materials available

You will also get the following free training guides:

  • Training icebreakers
  • How to select training materials
  • Training games
  • How to increase participation
  • Learn to improve your questioning skills
  • How to improve your listening skills
  • Learn how to deal with difficult people
  • How to evaluate training courses

Frequently asked questions from organizational behavior training courses

What is organizational behaviour?

Organizational behavior is the study and application of how employees behave within organizations

Why study organizational behavior?

Think about the last time you heard about organizational behavior. Chances are it was mentioned in relation to some management theory, linked to an organizational factor, and then discussed with reference to an aspect of performance.

But decoding all the various reasons to study organizational behavior can be a minefield. We've learnt that studying organizational behavior will allow your participants to:

  • Chart the evolution of management thought
  • Understand the organizational factors that influence work
  • Understand how work environment shape organizational performance

What management theories have shaped how we think about organizational behavior?

When we start to explore the management theories that have shaped how we think about behavior, we enter a midst of theories and years of research that have impacted how we think about both organisations and human behavior. The main theories include:

  1. Scientific Management
  2. Classical Organizational Theory
  3. The Hawthorne Studies
  4. Human Relations
  5. Organizational Behavior

What are the four main models of organizational behavior?

If you’ve spent any time studying or observing human behavior, you're probably aware of the four main models of organizational behavior. These are:

  1. Autocratic
  2. Custodial
  3. Supportive
  4. Collegial

What are the eight characteristics of an excellent organization?

Understanding the excellent organization is important because it helps people better view the organization. It will also help them to identify the concept of excellence. Here are the eight characteristics of an excellent organization as identified by Peters and Waterman in their landmark book entitled In Search of Excellence. Characteristics include:

  1. A bias for action
  2. Stay close to the customer
  3. Autonomy and entrepreneurship
  4. Productivity through people
  5. Hands-on management
  6. Stick to the knitting
  7. Simple form and lean staff
  8. Both loosely and tightly organised

Can I edit the content and add my own company logo?

Yes. You can now add your own logo's and customize the course content freely using Microsoft Word and Powerpoint. You can also deliver the course materials where, when and as often as needed.

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