Organizational Behavior

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MANAGEMENT 233 Textbook: Organizational Behavior Managing People and Organizations [8th edition] by Moorhead and Griffin, [Houghton Mifflin Company], 2007 Instructor: Dr JoAnn Long Office: 2-90 Business Bldg Phone: 17438722 E-mail: jalong49@hotmail.com
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An Overview of Organizational Behavior – [OB] Factors important in organizational success: Operational Systems Control Systems [financial, structural, operational, information, strategic, etc] Human Resources
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What is OB? Organizational Behavior is the study of human behavior in organizational settings, the interface [ connection between two or more factors that makes them compatible ] between human behavior and the organization, and the organization itself.
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What is OB? When we look at organizational behavior, we must look at all three factors : the organization human behavior in the organization the interface between the two in order to understand how the organization works. [See Figure 1.1, page 4]
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The Nature of Organizational Behavior
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What is OB? What do individuals bring to an organization? With whom/what do employees interact when they join an organization? Do employees change after some time within an organization? How do organizational policies and/or procedures affect employees? Is it easy to understand, appreciate and manage others in an organization?
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The Importance of Organizational Behavior Organizations influence our lives powerfully Most people are born/educated in organizations. Most people acquire most of their material possessions from organizations. Most people die as members of organizations. Many of our activities are regulated by governmental organizations. Most people spend most of their lives in organizations.
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The Importance of OB In our relationships with organizations, we play many roles: Citizen Competitor Consumer Employee Investor Owner Supplier
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Behavior The study of organizational behavior can clarify the factors that affect how managers manage by: describing the complex human context of organizations defining the associated opportunities, problems, challenges, and issues
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