Behaviour and Communication in Organizations

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Behaviour and Communication in Organizations

  • Host University

    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

  • Location

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Area of Study

    Behavioral Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    6
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    COURSE OBJECTIVE
    On completion of the course students have (a) an overview of theories and models from organizational sciences, communication science, and other relevant fields of research to explain behavior and communication in the workplace at the level of the individual, the group, and the organization as a whole, (b) knowledge about a wide variety of topics such as work attitudes and motivation, group dynamics and teamwork, decision making and managing conflict, power and leadership, and organizational change, and (c) experience with applying this knowledge to solve relevant cases.

    COURSE CONTENT
    Theories and models from organizational sciences, communication science, and other relevant fields of research are introduced to explain behavior and communication in the workplace at the level of the individual, the group, and the organization as a whole. During the lectures, knowledge is presented about a wide variety of topics such as work attitudes and motivation, group dynamics and teamwork, decision making and managing conflict, power and leadership, and organizational change. In the accompanying workgroups knowledge is applied by solving several relevant cases in teams.

    TEACHING METHODS
    Lectures and workgroups. Attendance for the workgroups is mandatory.

    TYPE OF ASSESSMENT
    Digital exam and solving relevant cases in teams.

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