Power and Politics
What percentage of time does the average manager spend on dealing with organizational politics?
A Definition of Power
Power: AcapacitythatAhastoinfluencethe behaviorofB,sothatBactsinaccordancewithAs
wishes. NOTE:Power i s the medi um th
Perception and Individual Decision Making
What Is Perception, and Why Is It Important? Perception
Aprocessbywhich individualsorganize andinterprettheir sensoryimpressionsin ordertogivemeaning totheirenvironment. Thus,perception PRECEDEScognition.
Experiencing Organizational Culture
Even classrooms have a culture of their own and no two are alike!
> Think over the many classes youve had as part of
your college curriculum. How have the classroom cultures differed?
The Art of Organizational Analysis
Afieldofstudythatinvestigatesthe impactthatindividuals,groups,and organizationalstructurehaveonbehavior withinorganizations,forthepurposeof applyingsuchknowledgetoward improvinganorganizationseffectiveness.
Organizational Change and Development
Forces for Change: Forces create flux and transformation in the world daily.
TEXT EXAMPLES OF CURRENT FORCES - Nature of the Workforce - Technology - Economic Shocks - Competition - Social Trends - World Politics
What is Motivation?
Theprocessesthataccountforanindividuals intensity,direction,andpersistenceofeffort towardattainingagoal. Whatkicksinthemotivationprocessisan unsatisfiedneed.
Key Elements: Workplace Motivation
1. Intensity: How hard
What Is Leadership?
Theabilitytoinfluencea grouptowardthe achievementofgoals.
HISTORY OF THE TERM, LEADER:
+ Terms manager and leade
Foundations of Group Behavior
Defining and Classifying Groups
+ Formal Group
Adesignatedwork groupdefinedbythe organizationsstructure.
+ Informal Gr
Conflict and Negotiation
Its not a matter of IF but rather, WHEN!
Understanding Work Teams
Group vs. Team: Whats the Difference?
(NOTE: All teams are groups; not all groups are teams!) Work Group: Interactsprimarily
toshareinformationandmake decisionstohelpeachgroup memberperformwithinhisorher areaofresponsibility.