Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Examines what people think, feel, and do in organizations. Includes motivation theory and practice and how an individual employee's personality and learning style affects productivity; how team dynamics affect and are affected by the individual employee; how the organization's structure and climate affects individual and team productivity and organizational change and development. Audit available.  (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide ).


Distance Education: Web Course Information

CRN 31598

From the Instructor:
I want to welcome you to MSD 107, Organizations and People. This class introduces you to the study of organizational effectiveness through its employees. We will look into how the personality, skills, and attitude of the employee can impact employee productivity. In terms of individual productivity, we also examine the effects of the team and the the way an organization is structured. This class will have as its foundation a text, Organizational Behavior, 3e, by McShane and Von Glinow (ISBN 9780077720605), and my class notes. The chapter readings, class discussions, and quizzes each week are posted in the Weekly Lessons 'To Do' instructions located on the Content Page. Each week we will engage in discussions based on the subject matter for that week. I will introduce the discussion topics each Monday and you will respond with your ideas on this topic by the end of the week, Sunday night. For the first week only, you must post you discussion by Friday evening. Beginning the second week, you will submit a written assignment each week. These can be accessed in the 'To Do' list or by clicking on the Dropbox and opening the assignment for the week. There will be 3 essay quizzes due throughout the term to determine your understanding of the concepts and vocabulary. There will be no on-sight meetings for this class. That's about it for now, I'm looking forward to helping you in your quest to better understand your employees!
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CRN Campus / Bldg / Rm Time Days Dates
31598 WEB » - 20-Jun-2016 thru 03-Sep-2016
Instructor: Joe B Wright
Notes: $20 fee. 971-722-6147
Tuition: credit Fees: $20.00
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