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2Learning Objectives1.Define the concepts of organization and organizational behavior (OB).2.Describe the field of organizational behavior’s commitment to the scientific method and the three levels of analysis it uses.3.Trace the historical developments and schools of thought leading up to the field of organizational behavior today.4.Identify the fundamental characteristics of the field of organizational behavior.
3Learning Objectives5.Describe how the field of OB today is being shaped by the global economy, increasing racial and ethnic diversity in the workforce, and advances in technology.6.Explain how changing expectations about the desire to be engaged in work, the need for flexibility in work, and the pressure to promote quality have influenced the field of OB.
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5OB Field CharacteristicsApplies Scientific Method to Managerial ProblemsStudies Individuals, Groups, and OrganizationsMultidisciplinary in NatureEnhances Organizational Effectiveness and Individual Well-Being
6Practical Managerial ProblemsHow Goals Can Enhance Job PerformanceHow Jobs Can Be Designed to Enhance Employee SatisfactionWhen Individuals and Groups Make Better DecisionsHow Organizational Communication Can Be ImprovedHow Work-related Stress Can Be AlleviatedHow Leaders Can Enhance Team Effectiveness
7Three Levels of Analysis
8Multidisciplinary RootsPsychologySociologyAnthropologyPolitical ScienceEconomicsManagement Science
9Organizational Effectiveness andQuality of Life at WorkTheory X vs. Theory Y

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