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MGT+4375+Chapter+1+Review+Notes - REVIEW NOTES FOR MGT 4375...

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REVIEW NOTES FOR MGT 4375 Based on Organizations: Behavior, Structure, Processes Gibson, Ivancevich, Donnelly and Konopaske CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR – study of individual and group behavior and processes within the structure of an organization to help improve effectiveness by managers. -Multidisciplinary (sociology, psychology, anthropology, political science) -Multilevels of analysis (individual, group, organization) -Humanistic focus on people and their performance at every level -Impacted by environment -Applications orientation based on Research/Scientific Method -Theory about what you think will happen and test predictions (hypotheses) based on the theory. -Theories produce better understanding of OB. -quantitative/deductive vs. qualitative/inductive CONTINGENCY APPROACH – “It all depends…” SHIFTING PARADIGMS -Commitment to ethical behavior -Importance of human capital -Demise of command-and-control -Emphasis on teamwork -Pervasive influence of IT
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