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Organizational Effectiveness Nancy Tobler, PhD Jan. 7, 2011
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List 10 organizations in which you are currently a  member Review of the organizations How important is the organization to you 1 to 10 Is the experience positive/negative for you +/- As a group what types of organizations do you we  belong to?  How enjoyable and important are  these organizations? Put name on paper. Turn in for attendance.  2
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All Communication is Behavior  (Fisher) Effective communicators have three  qualities   (Knapp) Flexible Adaptive Effective 3
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“The flexible leadership theory explains how top executives and other  leaders can influence the financial performance of a business  organization. Three key determinants of financial performance are  efficiency, adaptation, and human capital . A wide range of  leadership behaviors, management programs, structural forms, and  external initiatives can be used to influence these performance  determinants.  Management programs and systems are usually  more effective when they are mutually compatible and  appropriate for the situation. Effective performance requires a  cooperative effort by the multiple leaders in an organization,  and they must be flexible and adaptive as the situation  changes .” 4 Yukl, G. (2008). How leaders influence organizational effectiveness. Leadership Quarterly, 19(6).
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Course Overview/Syllabus Introductions Discuss Why We Study Organizational  Behavior  Analyze How to Make Class Run as an  Effective Organization 5
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Ph.D. from University Utah Consulted local software company, Dell and  Samsung, CEO of failed company Taught at USU and U of U 1987- 2008 Teach at UVU Active researcher in organizational change  and technology   5 children 6
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