Lecture 1 Welcome - WELCOME ILROB 122: Introduction to...

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ILROB 122: Introduction to Organizational Behavior What are organizations and why are we here? Answer : Organizations are everywhere and we operate within organizations almost all of the time. Problem : It is difficult to study and be interested in something we take for granted. I want to convince you that organizations are strange and interesting and worthy of study!
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Exhibit A Employees are rule bound and carefully controlled. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7D5QZS1Ldo
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Exhibit B Employees are unpredictable and difficult to control. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hzTWVE52lI
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How do we explain human behavior at work? Answer : Complex and must take into account many different factors. Goal : To provide you with a theoretical framework that will allow you to explain and predict peoples’ behavior across time and situations. Person X Situation Interaction Framework General theory of human behavior that can be applied to the workplace
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Lecture 1 Welcome - WELCOME ILROB 122: Introduction to...

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