Chapter 1 - OLS 252 HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN ORGANIZATIONS Chapter 1 What is Organizational Behavior Copyright 2011 Vandeveer Menefee 1 Chapter 1 LEARNING

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OLS 252 HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN ORGANIZATIONS Chapter 1 What is Organizational Behavior? Chapter 1 Copyright 2011, Vandeveer, Menefee 1
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LEARNING OUTCOMES Define organizational behavior Explain some of the differences in organizations Understand the need for a systematic study of organizational behavior (OB) Describe an organization Recognize OB depends on contingencies (circumstances, situations, etc.) Chapter 1 Copyright 2011, Vandeveer, Menefee 2
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WHAT IS ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR? Organizational Behavior is the study of human behavior in the workplace, the interaction between people and the organization with the intent to understand and to predict human behavior (or to anticipate the most likely behavior) . Chapter 1 Copyright 2011, Vandeveer, Menefee 3
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PROCESS FOR UNDERSTANDING HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN ORGANIZATIONS Chapter 1 Copyright 2011, Vandeveer, Menefee 4 Putting It All Together Understanding Me Understandin g Others Understanding Organizations
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WHAT IS AN ORGANIZATION? Leadership is all about dealing with people. The people are the organization, thus an organization is a group with two or more people that share a common set of goals and meet at regular times. Chapter 1 Copyright 2011, Vandeveer, Menefee 5
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WHY STUDY ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR? Understanding human behavior in organizations is a critical skill for leadership and for success in any organization. To be a successful leader, one needs to understand the behaviors of people, organizations, and the situations. Chapter 1 Copyright 2011, Vandeveer, Menefee 6
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WHY STUDY ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR? Success isn’t a destination – it’s a continuing process. The margin between success, being good as to being great, is often very small. Learning the principles of leadership behavior will help you in your journey to be successful. Chapter 1 Copyright 2011, Vandeveer, Menefee 7
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COMMON SENSE QUIZ Please select an True or False to each of the following: When employees are happy workers are more productive . (T/F) Friendly, trusting, and approachable bosses can motivate their workers. (T/F) Leaders who exhibit a stable behavior, regardless of the situations faced, make the best leaders. (T/F) Experiences have shown us that interviews where the interviewer leads with “tell me about yourself” gains useful insights and are very
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Chapter 1 - OLS 252 HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN ORGANIZATIONS Chapter 1 What is Organizational Behavior Copyright 2011 Vandeveer Menefee 1 Chapter 1 LEARNING

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