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Introduction to Organizational Behavior The Field of Organizational Behavior Organizational behavior studies the influence that individuals, groups, and structure have on behavior within organizations Its chief goal is to apply that knowledge toward improving an organization’s effectiveness Focal Points of OB Jobs Work Absenteeism Employment turnover Productivity Human performance Management Complementing Intuition with Systematic Study Intuition Gut feelings Individual observation Common sense Systematic Study Looks at relationships Scientific evidence Predicts behaviors Systematic Study Examines relationships Attempts to attribute causes and effects Bases conclusions on scientific evidence: Data measured and interpreted in a reasonable rigorous manner Evidence-Based Management Complements systematic study Bases decisions on the best available scientific evidence Forces managers to become more scientific in their thinking
Contributing Disciplines to the OB Field

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