MHR 701--Strategy and Strategic Organizational Behavior

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Strategy and Strategic Organizational Behavior MHR 701 Dr. Larry Inks Department of Management and Human Resources Fisher College of Business The Ohio State University
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2 Organizational Behavior’s Roots—Human Relations Strategic Management Strategic Human Resource Management Current Strategic Issues Involving HRM Human Resource Strategic Issues/Questions Overview
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3 Increasing numbers of studies/writings from behavioral scientists focusing on the “human” factor - Mary Parker Follett (1920s) - Elton Mayo “The Human Problems of an Industrial Civilization” (1933) - Hawthorne Studies (1927-1932) Collective bargaining legalized in 1935 Management looking for other ways to manage the workforce McGregor’s “The Human Side of the Enterprise” and his “Theory Y” (1960) Human Relations Movement
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4 Theory X” Assumptions - People dislike work and avoid it whenever possible - People need to be coerced to work - People require close supervision at all times - Most people prefer to be directed, have little ambition and avoid responsibility McGregor’s “Theory Y” (vs. “Theory X”) Theory Y” Assumptions - Work is seen as a natural activity, like play or rest - Given objectives, people can be very self-directed - People become committed to objectives with some reward - Most people are ambitious and can accept (and seek out) responsibility
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5 “The sum of the skills, knowledge, and general attributes of the people in the organization”. Important Concepts Value Rareness Imitability Competitive Advantage= f (Value, Rareness, Imitability) “Human Capital”—A Key Strategic Asset
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Critical to an organization’s success Addresses the competitive challenges faced by the organization
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