FYBMS 2014-15 : Foundation of Human Skills Syllabus


UBMSFSI.1: Foundation of Human Skills


[50 lectures: 3 Credit]


  • To understand the basic behavior pattern of human, the most important resource of a business and to deal with them in a apt manner.


  • It helps in dealing and negotiating with different kinds of human nature and greater awareness of the human behavior.
Unit 1. Understanding of human nature      
  a) Individual Behaviour:   03 lectures  
  • Concept of a man, individual differences, factors affecting
      individual differences.      
    Influence of environment.   06 lectures  
  b) Personality and attitude    
    Determinants of personality.      
    Personality traits theory.      
    Big five model.      
  • Personality
traits  important  for organizational behaviour  
      like authoritarianism, locus of control, Machiavellianism,  
      introversion-extroversion  achievement  orientation,  self  –  
      esteem,  risk  taking,  self-monitoring  and  type  A  and  B  
  • Concept
of   understanding self   through JOHARI  
  • Nature and components of attitude.
    Functions of attitude.      
  • Ways of changing attitude.
    Reading emotions.      
  c)   Thinking, learning and perceptions.    

08 lectures

  • Thinking skills, thinking styles and thinking hat.
  • Managerial skills and development.


  • Learning characteristics, theories of learning (classical conditioning, operant conditioning and social learning approaches).


  • Intelligence, type ( IQ, EQ, SQ, at work place)


  • Perception features and factor influencing individual perception.


  • Effects of perceptual error in managerial decision making at work place. (Errors such as Halo effect, stereotyping, prejudice attributional).



Unit 2 D) Introduction to Group Behaviour    
  Group Dynamics: Nature, types, group behavior model. 06  
    (roles, norms, status, process, structures)    
  •   Team effectiveness: nature, types of teams, ways of
    forming an effective team.    
  Setting goals.    
  E) Organizational processes and system.    
  •   Power and politics: nature, bases of power, politics nature,
    types, causes of organizational politics, political games. 06  
  Organizational conflicts and resolution:    
    Conflict features, types, causes leading to organizational    
    conflicts, levels of conflicts, ways to resolve conflicts    
    through five conflicts resolution strategies with outcomes.    
Unit 3 F) Organizational Culture 05  


  • Characteristics of organizational culture.
  • Types, functions and barriers of organizational culture.


  • Ways of creating and maintaining effective organization culture


G)    Motivation at workplace.


  • Concept of motivation
  • Theories of motivation in an organisational set up.
  (a) A.Maslow need heirachy    
  (b) F.Hertzberg dual factor    
  (c) MC.Gregor theory X and theory Y.    
  • Ways   of   motivating   through   carrot
  reinforcement) and stick (negative reinforcement) at  
Unit 4 H) Organisational change and creativity 05  


  • Concepts of organisational change.
  • Factors leading/influencing organisational change.


  • Kurt Lewins model of organisational change and development.


  • Creativity and qualities of a creative person.


  • Ways of enhancing creativity for effective decision making.


  • Creative problem solving.



I)Organisational Development and work stress


  • Need for organisational development.
  • OD Techniques.
  • Stress, types of stress.




  • Causes and consequences of job stress · Ways for coping up with job stress


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