Organisational Behaviour


Dr. S Kameswar Rao


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Course Name : Organisational Behaviour

Code(Credit) : CUTM1210(3-0-1)

Course Objectives

  • To help students to observe, experience, analyze individual behaviour and Group behaviour.
  • Students will learn in improving employee behaviour, enhancing leadership skills.
  • Students will learn on how to increase employee motivation and satisfaction.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to understand the behaviour of people in the organisation in order to be employed and applicability of the concept of organisational behaviour.
  • Examining the work styles, communication preferences and employee traits that can help to create effective work teams in the organisation.
  • Will be able to understand the own management style as it relates to influencing and managing behaviour in the organization systems thus helping in enhancement of critical thinking and analysis skills.
  • Developing the competency to assess others behaviour, give feedback and integrate into group environment which will help in employees growth in their organisation thus helping in becoming an entrepreneur as well.

Course Syllabus

  • Module - I
    The study of organizational behaviour: Concept, nature, scope and importance of OB. Learning: Concept and theories of learning,
  • Module - II
    Perception: Concept, nature and process; Personality: Determinants of
    personality, theories of personality, individual difference, matching personality and jobs, personality and organisation. Motivation: Concepts and their application, need, content & process theories.
  • Module - III
    Groups and Teams: Definition, difference between groups and teams; stages of group development, group cohesiveness, types of teams; Leadership: Styles and theories. Attitude: Characteristics and components of attitude, attitude & productivity, Cognitive dissonance theory.
  • Module - IV
    Organisational Power and Politics: Nature of organisational politics. Conflict: Concept, sources, types, stages of conflict, management of conflict, Organisational Change: Concept, Kurt Lewin theory of change, resistance to change, managing resistance to change.

Books Recommended
1. Stephen P. Robbins - Organizational Behaviour, PHI
2. L.M. Prasad - Organizational Behaviour, Sultan Chand & Sons.
3. R. Aswathappa - Organizational Behaviour, Himalaya Pub. House.

Session Plan

Session 1

Organisational Behaviour: Definition and Concepts
OB - Def & Concepts

Session 2

Scope, Elements and Major Disciplines Contribution

Scope & Major Disciplines

Session 3

Approaches to the study of OB and Importance of OB

Approaches & Importance of OB

Session 4

Learning- Definition, Elements and Classical Conditioning

Learning & Classical Conditioning

Session 5

Operant Conditioning, Cognitive and Social Learning theories

Operant, Cognitive & Social Learning

Session 6

Session 7

Benefits and Applications of Learning in Work Settings

Benefits &Applications of Learning

Session 8

Discussion on caselet, Students Seminar

Ralegaon Siddhi- Anna Hazare

Session 9

Discussion on caselet, Students Seminar

Unity is Strength

Session 10

Perception - Definition, Perceptual Process

Perception and Process

Session 11

Factors Influencing Perceptual Selection & Interpretation

Perceptual Selection & Interpretation

Session 12

Perception and OB

Factors -Perception & OB

Session 13

Personality - Definition and Determinants

Personality - Determinants

Session 14

Type and Trait Theories of Personality

Type & Trait Theories

Session 15

Psychoanalytic Theory of Personality

Psychoanalytic Theory

Session 16

Big 5 Personality Traits Model

Big 5 Traits

Session 17

Session 18

Motivation- Definition, Importance & Maslow's Need Theory

Motivation- Imp, Need Theory

Session 19

Session 20

Session 21

Session 22

Session 23

Discussion on caselet, Students Seminar

Caselet_Singareni CL - Fostering Trust through Communication 2

Session 24

Discussion on caselet, Students Seminar

Where There's Will, There's a Way

Session 25

Group Dynamics - Definition, Types and Group Formation

Group Dynamics

Session 27

Effective Team Building, Group Vs Team


Session 28

Leadership- Definition and Leadership Styles


Session 29

Session 30

Managerial Grid, Contingencies Theories of Leadership

Managerial Grid

Session 31

Path Goal Theory and Effective Leadership

Path Goal Theory & Effective Leadership

Session 32

Attitude - Definition, Components, Cognitive Dissonance Theory


Session 33

Session 34

Discussion on caselet, Students Seminar

Changing attitudes in rural India

Session 35

Discussion on caselet, Students Seminar

A Step in to the Toilet

Session 36

Power Dynamics and Politics

Power & Politics

Session 37

Conflict - Definition, Types and Stages



Session 38

Conflict Management Techniques

Conflict Management

Session 39

Organisational Change - Definition and Causes

Org Change

Session 40

Types of Organisational Changes and Change Resistnace

Types of Changes and Resistance

Session 41

Session 42

Discussion on Caselet, Students Seminar

Regaining its Lost Glory -State Bank of India (SBI)

Case Studies

Case Studies

Our Main Teachers

Dr. S. Kameswar Rao, is awarded Ph. D in Management. In his doctoral research he has undertaken a study on Local Governance. He has completed¬† MA in Economics, MBA with HR specialization and LLB. He is a Certified HR Manager by VSkills, a JV of Govt. of India. Mr. S. Kameswar Rao has experience of […]