MGMT 5032 – Human Behavior in Organizations

MGMT 5032

Human Behavior in Organizations

Professor Alex Valenti, Ph.D.

Description:

  1. To develop an understanding of basic behavioral theory and its application to contemporary organizations
  2. To illustrate an understanding of basic behavioral techniques and their use in the world of management
  3. To develop the conceptual and analytical frameworks necessary to become a diagnostician of organizational systems, structures, and processes
  4. 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.”

Reflection

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.