Organizational Behavior

Discipline: Semester at Sea Seminars
Instructor: Trittipo
Credits: 3
Day: A
Start: 1300
End: 1415
Field Work: Day 2 - Friday, 27 November | Trinidad and Tobago Download Syllabus

This course deals with human behavior in organizations. Conceptual frameworks, case discussion, and skill-oriented activities are applied to course topics which include; motivation, learning and development, group dynamics, leadership, communication, power and influence, change, diversity, gender, organizational change and culture.

Field Work

Country: Trinidad and Tobago
Day: 2 - Friday, 27 November

The purpose of this field lab will be to meet with a local business (large or small) and discuss the areas of Organizational Behavior within the company. Students will be asked to think about the types of behavior in the United States which are considered part of their culture and then compare and contrast it with those of the business  in Trinidad. Models, social systems, and work life will be compared and contrasted within both countries. After the meeting we will eat lunch at a local Port of Spain restaurant and meet with a business unique to Trinidad  (not found in the United States).

Academic Objectives:

1.      To understand how workers and managers influence group behavior.

2.      Understanding the impact of diversity and global issues facing organizations.

3.      To understand the role of leadership and team building in organizations.