At the core of any organization are its people. The competitive demands placed on organizations to be nimble, more innovative, produce more with higher quality, and partner more effectively require a fundamental understanding of individual and collective behavior in organizations.
People-related issues such as leadership, human resource management, motivation, teamwork, conflict resolution, organizational structure, culture, change management, creativity, and innovation are key to the ability of firms to compete effectively in increasingly demanding and rapidly-changing environments.
The organizational behavior area focuses on these issues in its research, teaching, and doctoral training. Our world-class faculty are thought leaders in their areas of specialization and are among the most respected educators and researchers in the field of organizational behavior.