“One Course, which in retrospect, I feel, should’ve been taken more seriously during my Post Graduate Course in Management was Organizational Behaviour, especially, since, after a certain point, it’s all about managing people & that’s what matters the most…”

– Mr. Bhargav Dasgupta – M.D – ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company Limited – excerpts from a talk given at IIM-B – courtesy –

Prof. Girishchandran Pillai | IBS-Ahmedabad | July 10, 2020


To give a brief summary of the covered topics for a basic level understanding to students of IBS Class 2022 of some of the important topics that were covered during the 10 sessions that were predominantly conducted online, thereby to ensure an overall subject understanding to our students across India.

Topics Covered:

1) Management Thought and OB

    1. Definition of Management
    2. Approaches to Management – Classical, Behavioral & other Key approaches
    3. Management Principles of Taylor, Weber, Fayol
    4. Hawthorne Studies – Contribution to OB
    5. Managers Roles & Functions
    6. OB in context of Globalization
    7. Workforce Diversity

2) Individual Learning and Behaviour

    1. Definition of Learning
    2. Theoretical Process of Learning
    3. Application of Learning Theories for Behaviour Modification

3) Attitudes, Values and Job Satisfaction

    1. The Nature and Dimensions of Attitudes
    2. Components of Attitudes – Sources and Types
    3. Cognitive Dissonance Theory
    4. Values &   the   effect   of   Job   Satisfaction  on   Employee Performance

4) Perception

    1. Factors Influencing Perception
    2. Perceptual Selectivity
    3. Rational Decision-Making Model
    4. Linkage between Perception & Individual Decision Making

P.S  : Additional Knowledge should be taken from Quicforce and Synchronous Learning sessions undertaken by respective faculty

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