Busi 405 Midterm #1 Study Guide.docx - Busi 405 Midterm#1 Study Guide Lecture#1 Intro to Organizational Behavior Vertical Capabilities Strategy finance

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Busi 405 Midterm #1 Study Guide Lecture #1: Intro to Organizational Behavior Vertical Capabilities Strategy, finance, accounting, etc Horizontal Capabilities Managing Conflict, Teamwork, Motivating/Developing Others, Decision-Making, Visioning Important Qualities for managers Emotionally stable, cared about employees, build relationship Ironically technical expertise is not that important Most Important Behavioral Skills Develops others, collaboration, relationship-building Evidence-Based Correlation Conscientiousness, GPA, pay incentives, and physical height are all positively correlated with job performance Height and Career Success Tall people more likely to receive high ratings, high salary, attain leadership roles Higher self-esteem (greater personal confidence) Higher social esteem (greater respect from others) Levels of Analysis Individual, group, inter-group, not just behavior of individual Lecture #2: Personality Personality Trait Habitual pattern of cognition, affect, and behavior Difficult to change, strong genetic basis Family and culture influences Free Trait Theory Biogenetic versus sociogenic vs ideogenic identity Big Five Personality Traits: Most comprehensive and universal framework 1. Openness to experience 2. Conscientiousness 3. Extraversion 4. Agreeableness 5. Neuroticism Personality over life span Childhood traits are highly predictive of adulthood traits Personality is pretty stable across lifetime, validated across culture Extraversion (strongest predictor of performance in social/ sales job) Attention-seeking and sensitive to stimulation
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o Friendliness, assertiveness, activity level, excitement-seeking Strengths: large network, motivated by rewards, quantity of work, assertive leadership Weaknesses: Impulsivity, quality of work, impact on introverts *Sociable introvert vs. shy extravert Conscientiousness Dependability o Competence, orderliness, dutifulness, achievement striving, self-discipline, cautiousness Strengths: setting and achieving goals, greater dedication and vigilance (correlated with individual job performance) Weaknesses: Flexibility, creativity, reactions to less conscientious people Self-Discipline Essential facet of conscientiousness Strong predictor of GPA, job performance, ability to maintain relationships Agreeableness Prosocial orientation o Trust, morality, cooperation, modesty, sympathy Strengths: Depth of relationships, reputation and motivation to help Weaknesses: being a sucker Neuroticism: NOT emotionally stable Anxiety, anger, depression, self-conscious, vulnerable Strengths: critical thinking Weaknesses: overreacting, performance under pressure Openness Broad-minded o Imagination, artistic interest, emotional, liberal Strengths: originality, diversity of interest/experience Weaknesses: lack of focus, self-awareness Personality Traits and Correlations Cognitive Ability very strong with job performance (.5) Most positively correlated between .00 and 0.20 Negative Correlations o Conscientiousness and counterproductive o
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