Organizational Behaviour and Structure


Umakanta Nayak


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Course Name : Organizational Behaviour and Structure

Code(Credit) : CUTM1201(3-0-1)

Course Objectives

  • To make aware about the perceptual process and errors therein for better managerial judgment
  • To acquaint the participants with the personality dimensions that influences the work life
  • To develop an understanding of the complexities involved in motivation at workplace
  • To develop interpersonal competencies, teamwork skills and leadership potential.
  • To make students understand the modern variant of organizational structure and culture

Course Outcomes

After completion of the course students will be able to

  • analyze a business situation from the perspective of individual behavior
  • apply organizational behavioral theories/models to reflect critically on specific business context
  • manage conflicts and demonstrate leadership skills required for working in groups in organizations
  • motivate the employees and handle stress for well being
  • develop appropriate structure and imbibe to transformational culture




CO1 analyse a business situation from the perspective of individual behaviour


PO1 (3), PO2 (2)
CO2 apply organizational behavioural theories/models to reflect critically on specific business context PO1 (3), PO2 (2)
CO3 manage conflicts and demonstrate leadership skills required for working in groups in organizations PO1 (3), PO3 (2), PO2 (2), PO5 (2)
CO4 motivate the employees and handle stress for well being PO 1(3), PO4 (3), PO5 (2)
CO5 develop appropriate structure and imbibe to transformational culture PO 1(3), PO2 (3)

Course Syllabus


Introduction:  Concepts and contours of OB, Diversity in Organizations, models & approaches in OB, OB System: Formal Organization System (FOS), (Individual System) & Social System (SS)


Individual System: Personality and organizational requirement, perception and perceptual distortions, emotion and emotional intelligence at work place, behavioural modification through learning process, motivation and employee performance,  relevance of attitudes and values, individual well-being and managing stress


Social System: Group dynamics, group decision making process and team effectiveness, interpersonal conflict and conflict management techniques, leadership in organizations


Organizational Systems: Industry 4.0, Organizations of 21st Century - types, characteristics, culture and structure; organizational learning, organizational transformation (case studies of Indian Organizations)


  1. Problem Identification: concern of students at work, university or in their personal life
  2. Development of one page description of the problem that will be approached from an OB Concept (Examples will be provided)
  3. Problem-based Research: they are required to locate and use at least four  sources in the process of finding solutions to their problem. Faculty will be facilitator to provide broad topics of reading.
  4. Come out with tentative Solutions
  5. Presentations will be there in each phase

Text Book:

  • Organizational Behavior, 18th Edition, Stephen P. Robbins, Timothy A. Judge, and Neharika Vohra, Pearson.

Reference Books:                                                    

  • Organizational Behaviour, 10e, Fred Luthans,Tata McGraw Hill Publication, 2010
  • Organizational Behaviour, 4e, Steven McShane, Mary Von Glinow, Tata McGraw Hill, 2008
  • Understanding Organizational Behaviour, 3e, Udai Narain Pareek, Oxford University Press, 2004
  • Organisational Behaviour, 1st Edition, P S James, Pearson, 2017.

Session Plan

Session 1

Ice Breaking Session: Discussion on Session Plan, Pedagogy, References, Evaluation Pattern, etc.

Session 3

Approaches and Models of OB

System Approach-Individual System, Social System and Formal Organization System

Introduction & Models of OB

Introduction of Project

Session 4

Diversity in Organizations

Caselet:  Increasing Age Diversity in the Work Place

Source: Robbins S, Judge TA & Vohra N (2013), Organizational Behavior, Pearson, P. 68

Session 7

Big five personality traits and behaviour at work &The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

Big Five personality Traits and MBTI

Session 8

The Dark Triad (Machiavellianism, Narcissism, Psychopathy), Other Personality Traits relevant to OB: Core self-evaluation, self-monitoring, Proactive Personality, Locus of Control, Self-esteem

Session 9

Caselet Analysis:

The right Personality for a Global Workplace 

Source: Robbins

Project Presentation on Problem Identification

Session 11

Perceptual Organization (Gestalt Principles/ laws of Perceptual Organization)

Perceptual Organization

Session 13

What are emotions and moods?

Case:  Managers Have Feelings, Too! 


Session 15

Concept of Learning

Learning elements and Process

Concept of Learning

Project Discussion on Resource identification (Broad Area of topics)

Session 17

Session 18

Case: Rewarding Teamwork in the Plains

Source: Luthans F. Organizational Behaviour, Mc-Graw-Hill International

Session 21

Session 22

Session 24

Job Attitudes: Job Satisfaction, Job Involvement, Organizational Commitment, Perceived organizational support, Employee Engagement.

Discussion and class exercise-

What factors are most important to your job satisfaction?

Attitude and Employee Engagement

Session 26

What is stress? Potential sources of stress and stress management

Discussion on Caselet: Manager and Employee Stress during Organizational Change (Source: Robbins S., Organizational Behaviour)


Session 27

Session 31

Contingency theories:

Fiedler's Contingency Model

Situational Leadership Theory

Fiedler's Model and Situational Model

Session 32

Transactional Leadership Vs. Transformational Leadership

Ethics, Gender and Leadership

Transformational Leadership

Leadership Case Study - NARAYANA MURTHY

Glass Ceiling Caselet : Sudha Murthy

Session 34

Session 39

Session 40

Project Presentations

Session 41

Project Presentations

Session 42

Project Presentations

Session 43

Project Presentations

Case Studies

Case Studies

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