Organizational Behavior Digital Stories are created by Professor Charlene Geary's BUSS224.E and BUSS224.F "Organizational Behavior " courses.
The students formulated questions based on different organizational behavior topics that they planned on covering throughout the semester. Sample topics included: absenteeism, work/family issues, teambuilding, managing conflict, etc.). The students formulated these questions and interviewed individuals in management roles regarding different approaches to solving organizational behavior issues. The interviews were conducted at a variety of organizations ranging from small boutiques to large corporations. The interviews were filmed, the information gathered in the interviews was analyzed, and a digital story documentary of the entire project was produced.
The digital stories produced was presented and shared in the class. The digital story project added value to the course objectives by bringing the course material to life. The students had an opportunity to take the material that was presented in the classroom and they learned how managers deal with different organizational behavior issues on a daily basis in the "real-world".
Most students in the two sessions are in their sophomore and junior year. Each student had an opportunity to examine the story gathered from the other groups by viewing the different interviews. The video added a tremendous amount of value to the learning experience.