8.27 Welcome Lecture

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

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ILROB 122: Introduction to Organizational Behavior l What are organizations and why are we here? l Answer : Organizations are everywhere and we operate within organizations almost all of the time. l Problem : It is difficult to study and be interested in something we take for granted. l I want to convince you that organizations are strange and interesting and worthy of study!
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Exhibit A: The workplace as a utopia http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=A7D5QZS1Ldo
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Exhibit B: The workplace as an anarchy. http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=1hzTWVE52lI
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How do we explain human behavior at work? l Answer : Complex and must take into account many different factors. l Goal : To provide you with a theoretical framework that will allow you to explain and predict peoples’ behavior across time and situations. l Person X Situation Interaction Framework l General theory of human behavior that can be applied to the workplace
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l Enroll on the course website. l
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This note was uploaded on 03/14/2008 for the course ILROB 1220 taught by Professor Goncaloj during the Fall '07 term at Cornell.

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

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