Discipline/ field of study: Focus: the study of organizations and organizational differences Looking at: management process, organization design and organizational members Branches of (divisions within) the organizational science Macro- organizati
OBM Topic 3: Organizational structure
Organizational structure- formally dictates how jobs and tasks are divided
and coordinated between individuals and groups within the company.
why do some organizations have different structures?
organization chart- dr
OBM Topic 4: Decision-Making
(12/10-12), Ch 8 p. 238-240 (table 8-1 and first 2 lines of text on p.
240), p. 246 (starting with Methods of Decision Making)-250, p. 256
(Summary)-259 and Ch 7 p. 213 (Ethics)-220 (up to Summary: Why are
OBM Topic 2 - Organizational Culture
(12/3-5), Ch 16 p. 517-523, 526-538
Culture- means a great many things to a great many people.
organizational culture- the shared social knowledge within an organization
regarding the rules, norms, and values that shap
OBM Topic 1: leadership
leadership- as the use of power and influence to direct the activities of
followers toward goal achievement.
why are some leaders more powerful than others?
power- the ability to influence the behavior of others and resist unwanted
Withdrawal as a Psychological Phenomenon
Focus of attention:
o Refers to that that occupies ones cognitive space while
they are at work what is your mind doing, and what is
it focused on
o 3 targets that can occ
do we have the motivation
do people have the skills and ability
make sure there are accurate role perception
4th target: environment
the tools, resources, time
metaphor: job of the manager is to clear the path, get out in
front of people and clear a pat
help us understand
help us predict
1. Individual-organization fit
o is there individual organization fit?
2. Organizational Justice
o will what we are doing be preserved as justice?
3. Psychological Empowerment
o will what I am doing as a lea
o Combination of a functional and divisional
o Virtual organization
Has no real core competence at all
Small office that wants to be a business and
Top factors determining a persons happiness at work are
whether they enjoy the actual tasks required, are able to
focus on things they do best and whether they are proud of
Whether you feel in control of your work and of wo
MGTS 3401 (Mencl) Sample Test Questions
Here are 4 questions that I have used in the past (correct answer noted by *); these questions will not be on
any of your exams. Any descriptive information is in brackets for you, and was not on the exam.
OBM Topic 5:
Succesful vs. effective managers
"real organizations"- large and small mainstream organizations mostly in the
mushrooming service industry in middle america
three interpersonal roles
MGTS 3401 Cummings
A broad range of emotions broad that people experience. that Emotions
Intense feelings that are Intense directed at someone or something. something.
Feelings that tend to be Feelings less in