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PRINCIPLES OF ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR Organizational Behavior Organizational behavior (OB) is an applied behavioral science that emerged from the disciplines of psychology, anthropology, political science, and economics (Borkowski, 2016). The purpose of organizational behavior is to study individual and group dynamics within an organizational setting. The expected outcome of organizational behavior is to understand the interactions between individuals and groups so managers can easily predict behavioral responses and therefore manage those outcomes. Goals of OB Explain why individuals and groups behave the way they do. Predict how individuals and groups will behave on the basis of internal and external factors. Provide managers with tools to assist with individuals and group behaviors so they willingly put forth their best effort. Different Components There are four different components of organizational behavior which include: Leadership o
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