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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 1. What Is Organizational Behavior? Plan for today- What is an Organization? What is Organizational Behavior (OB)?- Why study OB? What are we going to learn from the OB class? - How to study OB? What are some of the anchors and perspectives we can use in studying OB? Learning objectives What is OB and why study OB OB trends Understand organizations from an open systems view Describe the knowledge management process Identify the four anchors of OB What are organizations? A consciously coordinated social unit, composed of two or more people, that functions on a relatively continuous basis to achieve a common goal or set of goals Individual participants Interpersonal relationships Technology Goals Environment What are organizations? Groups of people who work interdependently toward some purpose Structured patterns of interaction Coordinated tasks Work toward some purpose Google has leveraged the power of organizational behavior to attract talented employees who want to make a difference in the Internet world. Organizational behavior (OB) The study of what people think, feel, and do in and around organizations Individual, team, and organizational- level characteristics that influence behavior within work settings Why study OB? Why study organizational behavior Understand organizational events Predict organizational events Influence organizational events OB trends Globalization Workforce diversity Evolving employment relationships Virtual work Workplace values and ethics Globalization Economic, social, and cultural connectivity...
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