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Chapter ONE What Is Organizational Behavior?
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Major Topics of the Course Human Behaviors and OB Organization Leadership and Management
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Organizational Behavior Organizational Behavior (OB) A field of study that investigates the impact that individuals, groups, and structure have on behavior within organizations, for the purpose of applying such knowledge toward improving an organization’s effectiveness
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Why study organizational behavior Understand Understand organizational organizational events events Predict organizational events Influence Influence organizational organizational events events Why Study Organizational Behavior
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Can We Predict Human Behaviors?
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Complementing Intuition with Systematic Study Systematic Study Looking at relationships, attempting to attribute causes and effects, and drawing conclusions based on scientific evidence Provides a means to predict behaviors Intuition “Gut” feelings about “why I do what I do” and “what makes others tick”
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Replacing Intuition with Systematic Study The Facts Preconceived Notions
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