Introduction To Organizational Behavior

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Introduction To Organizational Behavior Organizational behavior (often abbreviate as OB) studies the influence that individuals, groups, and organizational structure have on behavior within organizations. The chief goal of OB is to apply that knowledge toward improving an organization’s effectiveness. And because OB is concerned specifically with employment-related situations, it emphasizes behavior related to jobs, work, absenteeism, employment turnover, productivity, human performance and management. However, there are very few absolutes in OB because there are contingency variables . OB’s goal is to understand and predict human behavior in an organization; the complexities of human behavior are not easy to predict, but neither are they random- certain fundamental consistencies underlie the behavior of all individuals. Systematic Study of behavior is a means to making reasonably accurate predictions. Systematic study is:
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This note was uploaded on 02/05/2011 for the course BADM 066 taught by Professor Bailey during the Spring '07 term at GWU.

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