This activity targets learning about organizational behavior using a student-team based activity conducted both in and out of the classroom over a 6-7 week timeframe. The level appears to be introductory, although the activity should be adaptable to both undergrad and graduate courses. The website for the activity provides a high-level procedural overview and email address for the activity’s creator to obtain materials on the framework, which is XB, or eXperience Base, developed by Roger Putzel.
Treating the classroom as an organization, we apply theories of management and organizational behavior (OB) primarily to our own experience, that is to structures, procedures, events, and people in the class. Groups of students have different functions, take responsibility for administering and running the class, and must work together for the organization to succeed. Members join one of three groups in one of four departments, each group having unique administrative, teaching, and grading responsibilities.