Focuses on how managers become effective leaders. Examines basic principles of managing people, making use of theories that transcend the workplace, including the psychology of individual and group behavior. Emphasizes leadership, strategic thinking, team building, and performance. Offered: AWSpS.
This course will cover how individuals, teams, and organizations function in today's workplace. Full syllabus (still under construction) available at https://canvas.uw.edu/courses/898695
Student learning goals
Move beyond the myths and common sense knowledge of about how people work. We’ll do this by looking at the science behind the behavior of individuals and teams.
Apply leadership and other OB concepts to solve real business problems faced by managers and employees. We’ll do this by applying the scientific theories we discuss to real situations in the workplace.
Develop your leadership and management potential. We’ll do this through a series of assignments in which you’ll experience the phenomena that are presented in lectures or readings.
General method of instruction
Class assignments and grading