COM 2504 Organizational Behavior & Human Resource Management

These course subjects include major two courses which evaluated on equal manner. Human resource Management is aim to provide the students with basic understanding of Human Resource Management functions from a general managerial point of view. The other major part is Organizational Behavior which basically deals with understanding human behavior in organization. It deals involves individuals, groups, and organizational processes. It recognizes the fact that human beings are complex.  Therefore it requires a systematic approach to understanding human behavior. Therefore Organizational Behavior knowledge and skills would be beneficial for any manager or employee who will have to deal with people in different work settings.

  • To understand how well an organization obtains, maintains, and retains its human resources,
  • To determines its success or failure,
  • To explain the human resource activities of job design, job analysis, selection, training and development, performance evaluation, pay management and relationships with each factors
  • To understand the historical evaluation and theoretical framework
  • To understand individual differences like perception, personality, attitudes, values in behavior

Upon completion of this course, the students will be able to:

  • Develop skills to analyze organizational conflicts, job stress and organizational careers and individual development
  • Define and understand groups and group behavior, leadership, organizational culture, organizational power and politics and change and development.

1. Define Human Resource Management
1.1 Introduction

2. Preparation and selection
2.1 Job analysis and design
2.2 Human resource planning
2.3 Recruitment
2.4 Selection

3. Development and evaluation
3.1 Induction and placement
3.2 Training and development
3.3 Performance appraisal
3.4 Career planning

4. Compensation and employee relation
4.1 Compensation management
4.2 Security, safety and health
4.3 Union management relation

5. Introduction to organizational behavior its origin and the theoretical perspective of OB
5.1 What is OB?
5.2 Defining the scope of OB
5.3 Origin of OB
5.4 Theoretical frameworks of OB

6. Individual differences in behavior
6.1 Perception
6.2 Personality
6.3 Attitudes
6.4 Values

7. Management of job stress
7.1 Definition and nature
7.2 Causes of stress
7.3 Managing stress
8. Managing organizational careers and individual development
8.1 Definition
8.2 Career stages and life cycles
8.3 Career planning and development aids

9. Managing organizational conflicts
9.1 Definition
9.2 Level of conflicts
9.3 Types of conflicts
9.4 Causes of conflicts
9.5 Managing conflicts

10. Interpersonal and group behavior
10.1 What is group?
10.2 Groups and teams
10.3 Group impact on organizational and individual effectiveness
10.4 Group cohesiveness

11. Leadership, culture, power and politics and organizational
11.1 Definitions of the concepts
11.2 What do culture leadership power and politics really do
11.3 Types of change
11.4 Steps of change process
11.5 People approach to change

Lectures, seminars, course manuals, workshops, assignments, self study.


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