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Making OB Work for Me Smartbook 1. An interdisciplinary field focused on understanding and managing people at work is organizational behavior 2. Instead of trying to rely on “one best way” to manage, a manager may want to use a contingency approach, which calls for using situationally appropriate tools 3. Your understanding of who you are, and your preferences are can be improved by a process called self-assessment 4. Dependence on hindsight, lack of rigor, and being overly subjective are all elements of common sense 5. Which of the following statements about OB is true? It goes beyond common sense 6. The ability to motivate employees in different ways, provide useful feedback, and manage productive teams are all aspects of a manger’s performance, and doing these things will give a manager credibility 7. Select the types of solution response. Resolving, solving, and dissolving 8. Select the three common elements in choosing among alternatives to arrive at an effective solution. Selection criteria, consequences, and choice process 9. Which of the following are important to consider when selecting alternative solutions?
10. OB and problem-solving are at odds and do not go together when studying OB. False
11. Which of the following are potential constraints during problem-solving? Lack of information, insufficient funds, and lack of time
12. A concern with identifying right and wrong behavior is referred to as ethics

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