OB Ch 1 - An Introduction Organizational Behaviour and...

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An Introduction: Organizational Behaviour and  Management Chapter One
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What Are Organizations? What is Organizational Behaviour? Why Study Organizational  Behaviour?
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Goals of the Field n Predicting  organizational behaviour and  events. n Explaining  organizational behaviour and  events in organizations. n Managing  organizational behaviour.
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Management n Management is the art of getting things  accomplished in organizations through others. n Prediction and explanation involves analysis  while management is about action.
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Early Prescriptions Concerning Management n The Classical View n The Human Relations View n The Contingency View
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Early Prescriptions: The Classical View n Classical studies tends to adopt the pessimistic view  of human nature  .Bureaucracy  is Max Weber’s ideal  type of organization that includes: n Strict chain of command n Technical competence n Detailed rules, regulations, and procedures n High specialization n Centralization of power 
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