Human Behavior and Organization

Course Code
WMBA 509
2.25 hours
  • Winter 21
  • Winter 22

Human Behavior and Organization --- This is a course in the diagnosis & management of human behavior in organizations. One of the most important keys to your success as a manager is the ability to generate energy & commitment among people within an organization and to channel that energy and commitment toward critical organizational goals. Doing this requires a thorough understanding of the root causes of human attitudes & behavior and how they are influenced by your actions as a manager and by the surrounding organizational context. Thus, the course seeks an understanding of human behavior in hopes that such an understanding will enhance management practice. It is designed to include both individual level and organizational level concepts to enable students to develop an understanding of both psychological and contextual factors that affect behavior in the workplace.

Taught By
Wayne Baker
  • Robert P. Thome Professor of Management and Organizations
  • Professor of Sociology
  • Professor of Organizational Studies, LSA
  • Faculty Associate, Institute for Social Research
  • Faculty Director, Center for Positive Organizations
Wayne Baker is Robert P. Thome Professor of Business Administration and Professor of Management & Organizations at the Ross School of Business,...