Human Behavior in Organizations
Professor Alex Valenti, Ph.D.
- To develop an understanding of basic behavioral theory and its application to contemporary organizations
- To illustrate an understanding of basic behavioral techniques and their use in the world of management
- To develop the conceptual and analytical frameworks necessary to become a diagnostician of organizational systems, structures, and processes
- To demonstrate critical thinking skills through analysis of a case study to management and organizational behavior
“the goal of growing your staff is a strategic and catalyzing step to larger goal achievement.”
This was an eye-opening course for me. While MGMT 5133 had shown me how I can do better at teamwork, this course was a wake-up call that revealed how much change was needed in my career goals and choices. I had been leading in churches and non-profit for twenty-five years and I didn’t know how much I didn’t know! Within the church world we think we are teaching people how to live better. Yet the evaluation techniqes I learned and the training methods I was exposed to in this course led me to realize that the churches I had worked for needed to change to become better learning organizations. I also realized just how much it means to me to be a part of a learning organization. It means being focused on ultimate goals while seeing that the goal of growing your staff is a strategic and catalyzing step to larger goal achievement.