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ARE 112 – Spring 2011 Class Notes #4 – Organizations and Management ARE112_Sp11_Notes04_OrgStructures02 Page 1 of 1 I. Class Notes 1. Exam #1 SmartSite folder stated – exam is on Wednesday April 20 th II. Young Woman Case” 1. See separate handout on the survey results in histogram format – know the general results for the exam but not the details. 2. Beliefs Value – that is the main lesson of the case 3. Terms: a. Facts: characteristics or attributes that we know are true i. This class is at UC Davis ii. I am a student at UC Davis iii. I am tired b. Belief: a descriptive thought about something that a person holds about something c. Values: these are beliefs that we want to be true and if fact they may be true d. Norms: Accepted behavior bases on values, beliefs, and facts Examples and comments: For example, speed limits - as norms - are clearly based on a value of public safety. The norm requiring a certain number of years of schooling is justified (in part) on the basis of the
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Unformatted text preview: value that education is good, and on the belief that the more years you stay in school the more educated you will become. Thus, values justify norms and beliefs justify values and facts justify beliefs . Moving in the other direction, however, values can be seen to specify what ought to be important if the belief in question is true, and given that value, the norm specifies appropriate action we need to be sure that our facts are true and that the facts support out beliefs. 4. Beliefs about the organization generally come from facts and observed experiences so we can change beliefs by such facts and experiences be sure you can articulate this from The Goal for the first exam 5. Values more difficult to change and that is a good thing for organizations organizations want shared values and can be sustained over time 6. Values in this context are not political or emotional or religious values but rather organizational values...
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This note was uploaded on 06/08/2011 for the course ARE 112 taught by Professor Butler during the Spring '08 term at UC Davis.

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