Lecture 1 (Chapter 1 Intro to OB)

Lecture 1 (Chapter 1 Intro to OB) - Chapter 1. What Is...

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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?
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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
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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
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What are organizations? Groups of people who work  interdependently toward some purpose Structured patterns of interaction  Coordinated tasks Work toward some purpose
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Google has leveraged the power of organizational behavior to  attract talented employees who want to make a difference in the  Internet world.
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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
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Why study OB? Why study Why study organizational organizational behavior behavior Understand Understand organizational organizational events events Predict Predict organizational organizational events events Influence Influence organizational organizational events events
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OB trends Globalization Workforce diversity Evolving employment relationships Virtual work Workplace values and ethics
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Globalization Economic, social, and cultural connectivity  (and interdependence) with people in other 
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Lecture 1 (Chapter 1 Intro to OB) - Chapter 1. What Is...

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