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Unformatted text preview: Introduction to Organizational Behavior Prof. John Kammeyer-Mueller Overall Structure for OB 1. Understanding what people are 1. Physiological elements of individual differences 2. Personality traits and types 3. Emotions 4. Stress and coping 2. Understanding what people do 1. Perception and decision making 2. Motivation 3. Satisfaction 4. Commitment 3. Understanding people in groups 1. Culture 2. Social identity 3. Socialization 4. Communication and persuasion 5. Negotiation What Does it Add? Practical Issues • Human resources in particular – Staffing: personality, ability, and decision making – Compensation: motivation and justice – Employee relations: social roles, comparisons • Other areas of business organizations – Finance/accounting/purchasing: decision making – Legal: justice theory – Marketing: decision making – Executive mgt.: leadership, communication Effective Versus Successful Managerial Activities • Traditional management – Decision making, planning, and controlling • Communication – Exchanging routine information and processing documents • Human resource management – Motivating, disciplining, managing conflict • Networking – Socializing, politicking, and interacting with others Allocation of Activities by Time Qualities of Good Data: Turning Evaluation into Reality • What are some basic questions in organizational research? – How does a personality trait relate to work effort? – Does allowing people to participate in decisions increase job performance? – Are satisfied workers harder workers? – How do organizational politics affect decision making quality? – How can employee fit with an organization be improved? • Basic form of these questions: – Null hypothesis: A and B are not related to one another – Alternative hypothesis: A and B are related to one another – What we want to know: does A cause B? How would you study these basic OB questions? 1. Is it better to hire people who you judge to be hard working, organized, and dedicated during a traditional interview, or is an IQ test a better way to pick people? 2. Are employees more committed to goals they’ve set themselves?...
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