Organized Behavior Midterm Review Guide

Organized Behavior Midterm Review Guide - Ch 1&3 I Overview...

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Ch 1 &3 I. Overview Organizational Behavior (OB): A field of study that investigates the impact that individuals, groups, and structure have on behavior within organizations, for the purpose of applying such knowledge toward improving an organization’s effectiveness. Systematic Study: Looking at relationships, attempting to attribute causes and effects, and drawing conclusion based on scientific evidence. o A means of making reasonable and accurate predictions about behavior Positive Organizational Scholarship: An Area of OB research that concerns how organizations develop human strength foster vitality and resilience, and unlock potential. o Aka positive organizational behavior o This is an attempt to study what’s good about organiztions. Ex. Reflected best-self 1. Organization Systems Level 2. Group Level 3. Individual Level a. Perception b. Motivation c. Individual Learning II. Reasons to Study OB Facing the dependent variables that can alter effectiveness and efficiency: o Problems Absenteeism Turnover Deviant Workplace Behavior Attitudes: Evaluative statements or judgments concerning objects, people or events. a.i. Cognative component: The opinion or belief segment of an attitude. a.ii. Affective Component: The emotional or feeling segment of an attitude. a.iii. Behavioral component: An intention to behave in a certain way toward way toward something. Attitudes are important for their behavioral component—cognitive dissonance any incompatibility between two or more attitudes or between behavior and attitudes. Job Satisfaction: A positive feeling about one’s job resulting from evaluation of its characteristics. o Job Involvement: o Psychological empowerment o Perceived Organized Support o Employee engagement
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Organizational Commitment: The degree to which an employee identifies with an employee identifies with a particular organization and its goals and wishes to maintain membership in the organization. 1.
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