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Organizational Effectiveness Nancy Tobler, PhD Jan. 7, 2011 List 10 organizations in which you are currently a member Review of the organizations How important is the organization to you 1 to 10 Is the experience positive/negative for you +/- As a group what types of organizations do you we belong to? How enjoyable and important are these organizations? Put name on paper. Turn in for attendance. 2 All Communication is Behavior (Fisher) Effective communicators have three qualities (Knapp) Flexible Adaptive Effective 3 The flexible leadership theory explains how top executives and other leaders can influence the financial performance of a business organization. Three key determinants of financial performance are efficiency, adaptation, and human capital . A wide range of leadership behaviors, management programs, structural forms, and external initiatives can be used to influence these performance determinants. Management programs and systems are usually more effective when they are mutually compatible and appropriate for the situation. Effective performance requires a cooperative effort by the multiple leaders in an organization, and they must be flexible and adaptive as the situation changes . 4 Yukl, G. (2008). How leaders influence organizational effectiveness. Leadership Quarterly, 19(6). Course Overview/Syllabus Introductions Discuss Why We Study Organizational Behavior Analyze How to Make Class Run as an Effective Organization 5 Ph.D. from University Utah Consulted local software company, Dell and Samsung, CEO of failed company Taught at USU and U of U 1987- 2008 Teach at UVU Active researcher in organizational change and technology 5 children 6 Paul Howell... View Full Document

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