MANA6332.NOTES.Complete.Spring.2010

MANA6332.NOTES.Compl - MANA 6332 Organizational Behavior and Management Complete Class Notes Department of Management Spring Semester 2010

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MANA 6332 Organizational Behavior and Management Complete Class Notes Department of Management Spring Semester, 2010 Instructor: Dale Rude 1
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TABLE OF CONTENTS Setting the Stage: Introductory Problems 4 Bloom’s Taxonomy of Learning 6 Bloom’s Taxonomy of Leaning Problems 8 Rationalist vs. Behavioralist Paradigms 10 Rationalist vs. Behavioralist Paradigm Problems 16 The Global and National Competitive Contexts 19 Power 22 Power Problems 25 Teams 27 Teams Problems 33 Communication: Feedback Techniques 35 Communication Problems 36 Decision Making 37 Decision Making Problems 43 Change 44 Organizational Theory 45 Organizational Theory Problems 56 Personality Theory 59 Personality Theory Problems 62 Culture 63 Perception 67 2
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Perception Problems 69 Attribution Theory 73 Attribution Theory Problems 74 Operant Learning Theory 75 Operant Learning Theory Problems 78 Expectancy Theory 80 Expectancy Theory Problems 82 Job Design 84 Job Design Problems 87 Equity Theory 89 Equity Theory Problems 90 Goal Setting Theory 91 Goal Setting Theory Problems 91 Leadership 92 Leadership Problems 95 3
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Setting the Stage: Introductory Problems 1. A major purpose of this course is to enable you to "manipulate" your work environment and the people within it more effectively. Is it ethical to "manipulate" your work environment and the people within it? Yes, it is ok to manipulate the work environment and the people within it. Even though the word had negative connotation to it, in our everyday life everyone does it. The whole idea of management revolves around the manipulation. 2. The following quote is from Managing by Harold Geneen (former CEO of ITT). Theory G: You cannot run a business, or anything else, on a theory. Theories are like those paper hoops I remember from the circuses of my childhood. They seemed so solid until the clown crashed through them. Then you realized that they were paper-thin and that there was little left after the event; the illusion was gone. In more than fifty years in the business world, I must have read hundreds of books and thousands of magazine articles and academic papers on how to manage a successful business. When I was young, I used to absorb and believe those theories and formulas propounded by professors and consultants. Their reasoning was always solid and logical, the grains of wisdom true and indisputable, the conclusions inevitable. But when I reached a position in the corporate hierarchy where I had to make decisions which governed others, I found that none of these theories really worked as advertised. Fragments here and there were helpful, but not one of those books or theories ever reduced the operation of a business, or even part of one business, to a single formula or an interlocking set of formulas that I could use. Assess the validity of the following statements:
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MANA6332.NOTES.Compl - MANA 6332 Organizational Behavior and Management Complete Class Notes Department of Management Spring Semester 2010

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