Mgt 311 Week 1

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MGT/311 Organizational
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Course Description
This organizational behavior course encompasses the study of individual and group behavior in organizational settings.
Students will learn to examine their role in an organization. Other topics include strategic elements of organizational behavior, workforce diversity, managing change, effective communication, and performance systems.

Course Dates
Aug 13, 2014 - Sep 16, 2014

Faculty Information
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Faculty and students/learners will be held responsible for understanding and adhering to all policies contained within the following two documents (both located on your student website):
• Academic Policies
University policies are subject to change. Be sure to read the policies at the beginning of each class. Policies may be slightly different depending on the modality in which you attend class. If you have recently changed modalities, read the policies governing your current class modality.

Get Ready for Class
• Familiarize yourself with the textbooks used in this course.

Course Materials
All electronic materials are available on your student website.

Aug, 13 - Aug, 19

Individual Employee Characteristics
• Week 1 Student Guide

1.1 Evaluate individual characteristics of employees.
1.2 Analyze the effect of individual employee characteristics on organizational performance.
1.3 Determine management methods based on individual employee characteristics.

Required Learning Activities
• Organizational Behavior, Ch. 1
• Organizational Behavior, Ch. 3
• Organizational Behavior, Ch. 4
• Organizational Behavior, Ch. 5
• Organizational Behavior, Ch. 6
• Week One Electronic Reserve Readings
• The Benefits and Challenges of Engaging Employees
• Satisfied Employees Equal Satisfied Customers video
• Muddiest Point

See the student website for additional recommended learning activities that may help you learn this week's concepts.



Week 1 Participation

Individual Aug 19, 2014 05:59 PM

Participate in class discussion.




Individual Aug 19, 2014 05:59 PM


Imagine you are a manager of three employees. You have decided to assess each individual’s character, personality, and job satisfaction to improve your ability to manage them.

Resources: Self-Assessment Library, University of Phoenix Material:
How to Save the Self-Assessments Guide

Ask three co-workers, friends, or family members to take the following self-assessments: How Satisfied Am I with My Job?
Am I Engaged?
• How Are You Feeling Right Now?
• What’s My Affect Intensity?
• What’s My Emotional Intelligence Score?
• Am I A Deliberate Decision Maker?
Provide the participants with a copy of University of Phoenix Material:
How to Save the Self-Assessments Guide.

Ask the participants to return hard copies of the completed selfassessments to you.
Note: Be sure your browser is not set to automatically clear your cache and cookies. Your survey results will be cleared if you have your browser set to automatically clear your cache and cookies.
Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

Motivation and Communication

Aug, 20 - Aug, 26

• Week 2 Student Guide

2.1 Determine strategies to motivate employees.
2.2 Create effective organizational communication.

Required Learning Activities
• Organizational Behavior, Ch. 7
• Organizational Behavior, Ch. 8
• Organizational Behavior, Ch. 11
<li>“Performance Evaluation” section in Ch. 17 of Organizational Behavior</li>
• Week Two Electronic Reserve Readings
• Motivating Others: The 3 Levels of Motivation
• Tapping into Intrinsic Motivation
• Companies Valuing Open Communication
• Commitment to Open Communication
• Discussion on