Chapter 1: Organizational behaviour and Management Section 1.1 Organizations: These are social inventions for accomplishing common goals through group efforts. - Examples: The Toronto blue jays, CTV, College frats Basic characteristics Of Organizations 1. Social Inventions : The main characteristic of an organization is its ability to coordinate the the presence of people not necessarily things. The field of
organizational behaviour is about understanding and managing them to work effectively. 2. Goal Accomplishment: The field of organizational behaviour is concerned with how the organization will survive and adapt to change in order to continue to achieve its desired goals. Certain behavioural criteria is necessary in order for survival. people must be …… - motivated to join and to remain in the organization - Carry out their basic tasks reliably in terms of productivity, Quality and service - willing to continuously learn and upgrade their knowledge and skills - Be flexible and innovative 3. Group Effort: Organizations require interaction and coordination among people to accomplish their goals. Many tasks are preformed as a team. Therefore the field or organizational behaviour is concerned with how to get people to practice effective teamwork. Section 1.2 Organizational Behaviour: The attitudes and behaviours of individuals and groups in an organization. The study of this concepts allows for organizations to create better working environments that boost productivity, reduces conflict and increases effectiveness and worker moral. Human resources management : Programs, Practices and systems to acquire, develop, motivate and retain employees in organizations. Why Study Organizational Behaviour: Its…..
- Interesting - Important - Makes a difference Goals Of Organizational Behaviour - Predicting Organizational Behaviour : If we are able predict behaviour we can learn how to shape the behaviour of people to our advantage. - Explaining Organizational Behaviou r: Learning why events occur in the behaviour of our workers will allow us to better shape the working environment to become more efficient and problem free. - Managing Organizational Behaviour: If behaviour can be predicted and explained then it can mostly likely be managed to the benefit of the organization in its attempt to create the best possible efficient work environment. Section 1.3 Management: The art of getting things accomplished in organizations through controlling other people. Evidence-based management: Translating principles based on the best scientific evidence into organizational practices. (best way to accomplish goals) - Managers acquire allocate and utilize physical and human resources to accomplish goals Section 1.4
Classical viewpoint: An early prescription on management that advocated a high specialization of labour intensive coordination and centralized decision making.
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