Prof. Martin Schulz

Welcome to Critical Organizational Behavior!

This is the main web page for our introductory course to Organizational Behavior, for the Academic Year 2017/18 (Term 2, starting Jan, 2018) for the following sections:




Our Textbook: Nancy Langton, Stephen P. Robbins, and Timothy Judge Organizational Behaviour, 7th Canadian edition. Pearson Canada. 2016. You can obtain a copy of the textbook at the UBC bookstore.

Note, this is how the textbook looks:


NOTE: MYOBLAB is NOT required for this course. It is a website that mainly serves the marketing and sales purposes of the textbook publisher. We will NOT use MYOBLAB and we do not recommend that students use it. You will NOT need an access code from the textbook publisher for this course! WARNING: If you do use MYOBLAB you might fail the OB exams of this course!

Note also that we can't offer any assessment with respect to the extent of similarities between the old and new edition of the textbook. If you decide to use an earlier edition of the textbook, it is at your own risk. The exams and the course are based on the 7th Canadian edition.
Current Course Outline
Sauder Undergraduate Program Office
In case you need a room... Book a Room!
Student Service Centre - This link is where you can update your preferred e-mail address for all class e-mails as well as for other university communications.
UBCcard - Details on where to get your photo taken for class.
Implicit Association Test. This test allows you to measure your attitudes in a novel way. Try it out! It is fun, and you will learn something about yourself!
Writing your report and struggling with citing of sources? There are several sources that can help you with citing of sources. Here are some:
Citing Sources
Avoiding plagiarism
Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing
Paraphrasing Tutorial
APA: Quote and Paraphrase
Study Questions This is a PDF document. Left click to view or right click this link to download. NOTE: These questions can trigger your thinking and understanding of issues in OB. They do not fully cover all the textbook material (nor do they cover the material we cover in class and the slides). They are a learning tool. The questions can facilitate learning that can positively affect your understanding of issues related to quizzes, the team project, and the final exam.
Sample Exam Questions for the Final Exam This is a PDF document. Left click to view or right click this link to download. Please ask your instructor for the PASSWORD for this document.
In case your main worry is getting good grades, please watch this video: A Speech for Students (by Jordan Peterson)
Please read UBC's policies regarding student conduct and discipline:
Academic Misconduct
Non-Academic Misconduct
Withdrawal for Unsatisfactory Conduct

Please bring your student ID to the final exam.
Please bring a No 2 pencil and eraser.
The format is multiple choice.
ESLs: You may bring a clean paper dictionary (of your language) and use it during the exam. Electronic devices are NOT allowed.

Note, the final exam is multiple choice, closed book, and about the entire course (i.e., materials covered in class that is not in the textbook plus material in the textbook). It will focus on assessing your understanding of OB concepts and theories and their application in practice. It will assess your capacity to connect ideas and critically assess them.

Access & Diversity students: Please note the deadlines for filing the exam accommodation form.

Alternate Exams: Students who experience an exam hardship may be eligible for an alternate exam. If you feel that you cannot take our OB final examination on the assigned date, you may be able to take it at another time. If you would like to request an alternate examination, please send an email to the following email address:, and ask them to accommodate your exam hardship. Please provide your name, student number, course and class section. Please also explain in that email why you are eligible for an alternate exam. Thank you.

Read UBC's Exam Policy

Consulting Project Assignment

Detailed instructions (in PDF format) for the consulting project are here: Detailed Instructions for the Confederate Flag Project

Important information about the context of the project can be found in this paper: Moeschberger: “Heritage or Hatred: The Confederate Battle Flag and Current Race Relations in the USA” Download the paper here. Note, this link requires UBC permissions.

The Project Planning Meeting Instructions for your project meeting on Feb 16, 2018 are here.

The project Q&A document is here here.

You will submit the report electronically to us by attaching it to an email to this address:
Please make sure you provide the course number, class section, and team number in the filename (details are in the case project instructions).

If you do not want your name to be associated with the report submitted to turnitin, please remove all personal information from the report, e.g., following instructions on this web page: How to remove identifying information from your report.

Course PAC and Its Components

Fantasy: A Team Building Project Fantasy Project Instructions. This is a PDF document. Left click to view or right click this link to download.
Rewards for Workforce Diversity Workforce Diversity Exercise. This is a PDF document. Left click to view or right click this link to download.
Practicing Feedback Giving Feedback -- Exercise Instructions. This is a PDF document. Left click to view or right click this link to download.
Doing Job Enrichment Exercise Instructions. This is a PDF document. Left click to view or right click this link to download.
Ford Pinto Exercise Instructions. This is a PDF document. Left click to view or right click this link to download.
Peer Evaluation Form This is a MS Word document. Right click this link to download. Use the course password to open it.


Links to Individual Course Sections

Course Sections in Term 2 of the 2017-18 year (starting in Jan 2018):

COMM 292 Section 204 -- MF 11:30-12:50 -- Instructor: Martin Schulz
COMM 292 Section 205 -- MF 1:00-2:20 -- Instructor: Martin Schulz
COMM 292 Section 206 -- MF 2:30-3:50 -- Instructor: Martin Schulz
NOTE: Other COMM 329 or 292 Sections are NOT part of this process this term. For more information, please contact the relevant instructor.


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