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Chapter 1: Introduction to Organizational Behavior “M.B.A. students may get by on their technical and quantitative skills the first couple of years out of school. But soon, leadership and communication skills come to the fore in distinguishing the managers whose careers really take off.” -- Director of Leadership at MIT Organizational Behavior - OB - studies the influence that individuals, groups, and organizational structure have on behavior within organizations Chief goal to apply that k knowledge toward improving an organization’s effectiveness Related to jobs, work, employment turnover, productivity, human performance, and management Focuses on three determinants of behavior in organizations: o Individuals o Groups o Organizational structure Core Topics focused: motivation; leader behavior and power; interpersonal communication; group structure and processes; perceptions and attitudes; personality, emotions, and values; change processes; conflict and negotiation; work design Behavior is predictable . Systematic Study
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