Organizational Behaviour

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Course TypeCourse CodeNo. Of Credits
Foundation CoreSBP2MB1032

Semester and Year Offered: 1st semester, 1st year

Course Coordinator and Team: Dr. Richa Awasthy

Email of course coordinator: richa[at]aud[dot]ac[dot]in

Pre-requisites: None

Course Objectives/Description:

Since managers achieve organizational goals through and with the efforts of others, and since organizations are basically social entities, management is mainly a people oriented process. In order to be successful, managers must not only understand why people behave the way they do in organizations both as individuals and in groups they must also be able to apply their understanding in practical, complex dynamics of the workplace. At the end of the course, the students would have an understanding of: how behaviour of an individual is caused and influenced by various factors in organization and society; how behaviour of managers impacts there as well as other’s performance; what steps they can take to improve their effectiveness.

Course Outcomes:

  1. On successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  2. Understanding one’s limitations and its impact on others.
  3. Sensitize students to appreciate individual differences and its impact on managerial and interpersonal behaviour
  4. Becoming aware of one’s biases & personal prejudices and their impact on perception;
  5. Understanding how perception influences managerial behavior and its impact on decision making
  6. Recognizing and understanding the needs of people and using this data for motivating others

Brief description of modules/ Main modules:

Unit 1: Introduction to Organizational Behaviour

Management functions, roles and skills.

Unit 2: Personality: Understanding self and others:

Individual differences; managing oneself; JOHARI Window

Unit 3: Basic Psychological Processes: Learning, Perception and attribution

Unit 4: Motivation: concept & Applications, Need hierarchy; Achievement motivation; Theory X & Y; Herzberg Theory;

Unit 5: Self and Interpersonal Relationship, importance of interpersonal relationship; managing peers and boss

Unit 6: Behavioural dimensions of decision making

Unit 7: Stress Management, Causes of stress; stress management techniques

Assessment Details with weights



Mid term


Managerial Interview (Report & presentation)

Report: 15%;  Presentation: 5%


Quiz- Surprise


End-Term Examination



Reading List:

  • Greenberg, J. (2011). Behaviours in Organizations. PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd. (10th edition).
  • Luthans, Fred (2008). Organizational Behaviour. McGraw Hill, New York (11th Edition).
  • Moorhead, G. & Griffin, R. W. (2005). Organizational Behaviour: Managing People & Organizations. Biztantra, New Delhi.
  • Nahavandi, A; Denhardt, R. B; Denhardt, J. V; & Aristigueta, M. P. (2015). Organizational Behaviour. Sage Publications.
  • Nelson, D. L; Qick, J. C. & Khandelwal, P. (2011). ORGB. Cengage Learning, Delhi.
  • Pareek, Udai (2007). Understanding Organizational Behaviour. Oxford University Press, Delhi (2nd edition). Parikh, M. and Gupta, R. K. (2010). Organizational Behaviour. McGraw Hill.
  • Robbins, Stephen P,, Organizational Behaviour, 15th edition, Pearson Prentice Hall, New Delhi, 2013.
  • Sinha, J. B. P. (2009). Culture and Organizational Behaviour. Sage Publications.


  • Additional Cases and Readings / Articles are provided to the participants in form of a course manual as the commencement of the session.