Chap0. 1 -- What is OB

Chap0. 1 -- What is OB - What is Organizational Behavior?...

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What is O r g a n i z a t i o n a l B e h a v i o r ?
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DEFINITION Organizational Behavior (OB) A field of study that investigates the  impact that  individuals, groups, and  structure (or systems)  have on  behavior  within organizations ,  for the purpose of  applying such knowledge toward  improving an organization’s  effectiveness .
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Basic OB Model, Stage I E X H I B I T 1-6 Model An abstraction of reality. A simplified representation  of some real-world  phenomenon.
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The Dependent Variables x y Dependent Variable: A response that is affected by  an independent variable (what organizational behavior  researchers try to measure and understand).
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The Big 6 Dependent  Variables: PRODUCTIVITY      (Performance that is  Efficient   [use of   resources]   and  Effective   [meets goals] ) ABSENTEEISM      (Failure to report to work) TURNOVER     DEVIANT WORKPLACE BEHAVIORS   
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