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Title of the subject Organization Behaviour Part II- Managing

Group Dynamics
Name of the faculty Dr. Jyoti Joshi-Pant
Name of the program / PGDM
specialization if any
Course Revision No
Academic Year & Trimester / 2018-20 Trim 2
No of credit hours and sessions 15 hours /8 sessions
Faculty contact details

Introduction: Groups and not individuals are the ideal building blocks for an organization.
The rapid increase of team based organizations suggests that in future it may the effectiveness
of the teams that will lead to organizational success. This course on ‘Managing Group
Dynamics’ will enable future managers, to understand group dynamics and its impact on the

Learning Objectives:
1. Design and structure the work of teams such that their performance can be maximized
while overcoming the deficiencies of group decision making.
2. Understand power dynamics in the environment, develop your own power bases, and
select appropriate influencing strategies to get things done at the workplace.
3. Understand the characteristics of true leadership, inspire those who work with you, and
enable them to reach their fullest potential.

Learning Outcomes (LO):

LO 1. Enhance the basic understanding of key concepts of the foundations of group behaviour
and select appropriate strategies to get things done at the workplace.
LO 2. Design and structure the work of teams such that their performance can be maximized
while overcoming the deficiencies of group decision making.
LO 3. Enhance the qualitative dimensions of effectiveness in the Student’s leadership

Mapping of Learning Outcomes of the subject to the AOL goals

Leader Innovati Critical and Communica Global Role of

ship on Analytical tion skills Perspective self in
Thinking organizat
ion and
LO 1  X
LO 2 X
LO 3 X

Recommended Readings / Books / Websites / Videos:

1. Robins,S; & Judge, T & Vora N (2016). Organizational Behavior, Pearson, 16th
2. Fred Luthans (2011) An Evidence- Based Approach- Organizational Behavior,
McGraw-Hill international edition, Twelfth edition.

Session Plan:

Details of Syllabus Delivery for Subject Managing Group Dynamics


Suggested pedagogical tools are: (Articles / Case

Session Topics to be Covered Study / Presentations/ Videos/ Quiz/
Assignments / etc )
It is mandatory to fill in the data below

Foundation of Group Behavior : Movie: 12 ANGRY YOUNG MEN

Class Activity
a. Definition & Classification of
b. Stages of group Development
c. Bruce Tukman, The five stage
model, Punctuated equilibrium model
d. Foundation of Group Behavior
e. Group Properties :Social Loafing,
Group shift and Groupthink
Understanding Work Teams: Best Practices
a. Differences between groups &
b. Types of teams
c. Understanding Work Teams
d. Creating effective teams

Basic Approaches to Leadership Group Presentations

a. Definition of leadership
b. Theories of Leadership
c. Trait theories Behavioral
theories- Ohio state studies,
University of Michigan studies
Contingency theories- Fiedler
model, Hersey & Blanchard’s
situational theory, path goal
theory, LMX theory.

Foundations of organizational
structure/organization design Class discussion on articles on Teams

a. Work specialization,
b. Departmentalization
c. Chain of command
d. Span of control
e. Centralization &
6 decentralization
f. Formalization
g. Common organizational designs-
The simple structure, The
bureaucracy, The matrix
h. Charles Handy’s Shamrock

Organizational culture Case Study
Organizational Change and Case Study

Evaluation Schedule
Evaluation Methodology % of marks The Learning Outcome that it will
assigned measure *
1. Class Participation 10 LO1
2. Case evaluation
3. Group presentations 10 LO2, LO3
4. Mid Term Evaluation
5. Industry Project
6. Any other evaluation
method : Please specify
7. End Term Exam 30

Please list out the details of any project / assignment that the students will be working on
for the subject. (Map to the Learning Objectives, and mention LO)

Objective of the project:

 Design Performance appraisal forms. (LO2)
 To analyze industry best practices related to PMS. (LO3)

Methodology to be adopted by the students:

 Conduct Secondary research
 Primary data collection
 Data Analysis and Presentations of Findings
 Design the appraisal form

Outcome of the project: Project report on the Industry Best Practices on PMS and the
creation of an appraisal form

Method of evaluation: Regular progress in the project, presentation of the findings and the
report submission
Approved By
TLP submitted Program Head Dean – Dean -
by Specialization Academics
Name of the Dr. Jyoti Joshi Dr. Savitha G R Dr. Savitha G R Dr. Madhavi
Faculty Pant Lokhande