Dr. Suchitra Pal

Dr Suchitra Pal has more than 12 years of teaching experience in Norway and Ireland and joined XIMB in 2011. She has the recipient of Norwegian government doctoral fellowship. In her PhD period she was teaching international master programme in culture, social and community psychology. In the time of her research fellow position in Ireland she was working on many project related to occupational stress and health. Her main research interests are work and family interface, cross-cultural work environment and psychosocial work environment. She has interest in both qualitative and quantitative methodology. She has good number of international publication and currently working on two research project on stress and health in up time and down time, 360 feedback and work and life interface. She also loves to do student counseling. She has conducted many training programmes for POWER GRID, IOCL, MCL, GSI, ESIC, NABARD, NVS. DAV public School NALCO, AXIS Bank, IFS officers, Planning and convergence, OMC etc. She is a certified psychometrician. She is a competent trainer in Stress Management, Leadership, Motivation, Emotional Intelligent at work, Positive attitude at work, Transactional analysis (EGO).

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  1. Course Description

“People tend to be very effective at managing relationships at work when they can understand

and control their own emotions and can empathize with the feelings of others" - Daniel Goleman

This course is constructed on the presumption that each of you aspires to be a productive and effective leader within an organizational setting. Organizational leadership requires a deep, and nuanced, understanding of how individuals behave in organizational settings; effective leaders create environments that are consistent with the fundamentals of human behavior in organizations.

We will begin this course with a set of beliefs and general assumptions about people and how dynamic they are by unlocking their potentials. And those assumptions form the foundation for your beliefs about what motivates individuals; about how individuals make decisions; and about the ways in which the organizational context influences individuals’ behavior. As we will find out through this course, though, our assumptions are sometimes wrong; individuals don’t always conform to our instinctual beliefs. And organizations are complex systems that influence the way individuals behave— often in ways that are very difficult to understand.

2. Student Learning Outcomes

As a result of succeeding in this course, executive students will be able to achieve the following objectives.

  1. Explain and apply major scholarly approaches and empirical findings in Organizational Behavior at the individual and group level.

  2. To understand how people behave in variety of conditions and why people behave as they do.

  3. Increase self-awareness and understanding of your strengths and weaknesses so that you can be more effective in your own career and work place.

  4. Analyze and explain the connection between organizational concepts and personal work experiences.

3. Organization and Delivery of the Course

There are eight online sessions for this course. The sessions consist of Case studies, relevant journal articles, book chapters and psychometric analysis. Each class wise reading materials need to be read before coming to the class for a better discussion in the online platform. The psychometric analysis will help them to understand and manage self and how good they are in working for a team and organization.

4. Course Resources

  • Organizational Behaviour 18th Edition by Robbins, S. P., Judge, T. A. & Vohra, N. (2019).

  • E book on mentioned cases and reading materials Prepared by Prof. Suchitra Pal