Week 1: Introduction to Groups: Groups and types of groups, their functions, stages of group development, reasons of joining groups.
Week 2: Group Processes: Conformity, deviance, cohesiveness, social loafing and facilitation, cooperation and competition.
Week 3: Interpersonal attraction and Social Relationship: Attraction, similarity and liking, measurement issues- Sociometry.
Week 4: Group Communication: Process, formal and informal communication, verbal and non-verbal patterns of communication, social networks, rumors, and grapevine.
Week 5: Interactive Behavior: Conflict and resolution strategies, transactional analysis, JOHARI window.
Week 6: Group leadership: Leadership Styles-Autocratic, Democratic,
and Laissez-faire leadership styles; Characteristics of various types
of group leaders, Contingency models of leadership (Fiedler, Path –
Goal, Leader Participation Model of Leadership), and Contemporary models
of leadership (Leader-Member Exchange, Situational, and Transactional
and Transformational Models of leadership).
Week 7: Organizational Justice, Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility: Meaning and forms of organizational justice. Ethical behavior in organizations and difference between morals and ethics, the guiding principle of global ethics, factors promoting ethical and unethical behavior, Corporate Social Responsibility-meaning and its types, forms of socially responsible behavior, and the virtuous circle
Week 8: Positive Organizational Scholarship: Definition, the principle of POS, the scope of POS (Organizational Resilience, Meaning in work; Virtuousness, Engagement, Appreciative Inquiry, Mindfulness at work and well-being at work)