OS 250 - Understanding Worker Behaviors

3 credits (PREREQUISITES: BUS 101 or DEPARTMENTAL PERMISSION)

This course is designed to explore the variety of workplace structures that employees encounter and allows the participant to understand their worker preferences in structuring their work environment, whether as individual or team member, leader or follower. Developing a social perceptiveness to others’ actions in the work place fosters more effective responses to workplace challenges, allows finding better fits between worker styles and tasks, and creating positive work environments. Participants also explore several personality traits of the worker as well as emotional intelligence in the workplace. Students examine the ethical aspects of worker behaviors and their impact on the organization. This course includes the development of a written analytical piece on worker hindering behaviors and solutions via the use of case studies and student observations. (F, Sp, Su)