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07/14/2019 ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR 1. ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR Organizational behavior is an applied behavioral science that emerged from many different science disciplines. Organizational behavior uses these sciences to study individuals alone or their dynamics in groups. The observer(s) such as managers can then use this information to predict behavior responses and help managers be prepared for the resulting outcomes. A. Multiple Levels Organizational Behavior i. Individual Level of Analysis- Studies the perception, motivation, learning, creativity and more of an individual. Personality tests, and analysts are usually used at this stage to understand more about how a person develop and works. This stage uses many techniques of study derived from psychology, engineering and medicine. ii. Group Level of Analysis- This study is typically used to view how certain personalities work with different leadership styles as well as company culture. This type of study uses techniques from anthropology and political sciences. The behavior usually observed in this type of study is group dynamics, intra and intergroup conflict, networks, roles and a few more.
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