Midterm 1 Study Guide

Systematic study looking at relationships attempting

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Unformatted text preview: mation and processing paperwork Human resource management- motivating, disciplining, managing conflict, staffing, and training Networking- socializing, politicking, and interacting with others Organizational behavior- a field of study that investigates the impact that individuals, groups, and structure have on behavior within organizations, for the purpose of applying such knowledge toward improving an organization’s effectiveness. In other words, OB is the study of what people do in an organization and how their behavior affects the organization’s performance. Generally, it is related to concerns such as jobs, work, absenteeism, employment turnover, productivity, human performance, and management. Complementing Intuition with Systematic Study- Behavior is generally predictable and the systematic behavior is a means to making reasonably accurate predictions. Systematic study- looking at relationships, attempting to attribute causes and effects, and basing our conclusions on scientific evidence. • Evidence- based management (EBM)- complements systematic study by basing managerial decisions on the best available scientific evidence. o EBM argues that managers should become more scientific in how they think about management problems • Intuition- “gut feelings” about what makes others “tick”. Systematic study and Evidence- based management add to intuition. Relying on intuition is made worse because we tend to overestimate the accuracy of what we think we know. Therefore, use evidence as much as possible to inform one’s intuition and exper...
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