Organizational Behavior is the study of humanbehavior within an organization, and humans are what comprise the workforce.Therefore, organizational behavior is a transitional study, central to everyjob. Currently, I am unsure of the exact career path I hope to take in thefuture; therefore, I believe that studying organizational behavior will give megreater flexibility for jobs and career choices.
Even from my internship thispast summer, I already can see where the concepts we will learn in this classcan apply to everyday work in an office. I hope to leave this course having abetter understanding of organizational dynamics in the work place, as well asthe capacity to be a leader in a variety of roles. Effective leadership skillsare important to any company. Businesses excel when their employees are ledeffectively and are motivated to work their hardest.
I believe that this coursewill provide me with a foundation for effective management and leadership,which will give me a competitive advantage against other employees andapplicants as I will have learned about motivation, communication, leadership,and organization, all essential concepts to any business. I also wanted to gainan understanding of basic business concepts as I hope to apply and be acceptedto the CSOM Management and Leadership minor. Additionally, in whatever I end uppursuing, I want it to be something I am passionate about so that I am happy atmy job. I hope to better understand performance in the workplace, specificallyteam performance, to improve my relationships with my coworkers and create anoverall, healthy and productive work environment, translating to higher job satisfaction.