• Unit 1: Organizations in Business

    Let's start with the basics in considering the following question: what is an organization? An organization is a collection of individuals arranged in a particular way and embedded in an ever-changing environment to achieve a common goal. In this introductory unit, you will learn about organizations in business, focusing on how the individual plays a role in the organization's success. You must understand what influences individual behavior before you can study how individuals interact with organizations. As in psychology and sociology, the person is the focus of organizational behavior. Because sciences like psychology and sociology are older, more established fields of study than organizational behavior, we will look at them to better understand the purpose and applications of OB. This unit will provide you with an introduction to OB, including the history and emerging trends of OB. In addition, we will identify the micro-level factors that contribute to our understanding of the OB field. You will also learn about how OB is connected with other sciences. Finally, we will examine how to evaluate research in OB properly.

    Completing this unit should take you approximately 3 hours.

    • 1.1: Organizational Behavior

    • 1.2: Employee Mindset

    • Unit 1 Assessment