The Catholic University of America

CMGT 572 Organizational Theory and Behavior



"... [A]n engineer is hired for his or her technical skills, fired for poor people skills, and promoted for leadership and management skills."
- Journal of Management in Engineering, November/December 1996, 18
This course develops organizational behavior knowledge, skills, and abilities by focusing on four key areas:
Part 1: Introduction and Ethical Foundations
            Chapter 1      Learning about Organizational Behavior
            Chapter 2      Individual and Organizational Ethics
Part 2: The Individual in Organizations
            Chapter 3      Understanding Individual Differences
            Chapter 4      Perceptions and Attributions
            Chapter 5      Learning Concepts to Improve Performance
            Chapter 6      Motivating Employees
            Chapter 7      Motivation: Goal Setting and Reward Programs
            Chapter 8      Workplace Stress and Aggression
Part 3: Leadership and Team Behaviors
            Chapter 9      Interpersonal Communication in Organizations
            Chapter 10    Leadership Effectiveness: Foundations
            Chapter 11    Leadership Effectiveness: New Perspectives
            Chapter 12    Developing and Leading Teams
            Chapter 13    Managing Conflict and Negotiating Effectively
Part 4: The Organization
            Chapter 14    Managerial Decision Making
            Chapter 15    Organization Design
            Chapter 16    Cultivating Organizational Culture
            Chapter 17    Managing Organizational Change


Fall 2014

Required Text


Organizational Behavior & Management  Tenth Edition John M. Ivancevich, Robert Konopaske, and Michael T. Matteson -  Publisher: McGraw-Hill

ISBN: 978-0-07-802946-2

MHID 0-07-802946-5


Credit: 3 semester hours