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WELCOME TO COMM 222! ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR AND THEORY
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WHY STUDY ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR? Powerful influence on attitudes and behaviors. Impact financial performance. You are part of an organization now, and will continue to be a part of various organizations in various roles.
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WHAT ARE ORGANIZATIONS? Social inventions for accomplishing common goals through group effort.
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WHAT IS ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR ? A field of study that investigates the impact that individuals, groups, and structure have on behaviour within organizations; the aim is to apply such knowledge toward improving an organization’s effectiveness. Robbins & Langton (2003); p. 4
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INDIVIDUAL GROUP ORGANIZATION
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FUNDAMENTAL ASSUMPTIONS b Human behavior matters in organizations b Behavior is predictable
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ORIGINS OF ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR Classical View and Bureacracy Scientific Management ( Taylorism) Importance of job design Advocated specialization and standardization &
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Unformatted text preview: clearly defined work procedures. Bureaucracy ( Weber) Ideal type of organization based on a set of detailed rules, specialization, centralized power, strict chain of command ORIGINS OF ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR Human Relations Movement Human Relations Movement Hawthorne Studies Criticized the classical view since it led to employee alienation, resistance to change, limited innovation, etc. Advocated a more people-oriented and participative management style Origins of Organizational Behavior Contingency approach is the current viewpoint The appropriate management style depends on the requirements of the situation Incorporates the complexity associated with organizational behavior DISCIPLINES CONTRIBUTING TO THE FIELD OF OB Psychology Sociology Anthropology Political Science Economics...
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