Research Methods in OB
The Scientific Method
Why Does Research Matter?
Why Does Good Research Matter?
The Empirical Research Process
1. State The Problem
Chapter 15 Environment, Strategy, and Technology
The External Environment of the Organization
External Environment: Events and conditions surrounding an organization that influence its
activities. E.g., SARS outbreak, the recent economic crisis, and the
Chapter 16 The Concept of Organizational Change
The way in which changes are implemented and managed is crucial to both customers and
Why Organizations Must Change
Two basic sources of pressure to change: external and internal sources.
Chapter 8 Social Influence, Socialization, and Culture
Social Influence in Organizations
Information Dependence and Effect Dependence
Information Dependence: Reliance on others for information about how to think, feel, and act.
Effect Dependence: Relian
Chapter 10 Communication
What is Communication?
Communication: The process by which information is exchanged between a sender and a
A Model of the Communication Process and An Example:
Sender must encode his/her thoughts into some form that ca
Chapter 12 Power, Politics, and Ethics
What is Power?
Power: The capacity to influence others who are in a state of dependence. Not always perceived
It can flow in any direction in an organization.
The Bases of Individual Power
Chapter 5 Theories of Work Motivation
Why Study Motivation?
Motivation has become more important in contemporary organizations mostly a result of the
need for increased productivity to be globally competitive. Also a result of the rapid changes
Chapter 13 Conflict and Stress
What is Conflict?
Interpersonal Conflict: The process that occurs when one person, group, or organizational
subunit frustrates the goal attainment of another.
Causes of Organizational Conflict
Group Identification and Inter
Chapter 7 Groups and Teamwork
What is a Group?
Group: Two or more people interacting interdependently to achieve a common goal.
Interaction is the most basic aspect of the group and members are interdependent on one
Group membership is importa
Personality - What it it?
Why Use Personality Tests in Organizations?
How is Personality Assessed
What does Personality Measure
Some Popular Personality Measures - and some
that shouldnt be
How Personality is applied in Organiza
The Job Characteristics Model: Its Basic Components
of the work
Motivation: Its Basic
make a good
Work extra hard
Theories of Motivation - Todayss Class
Applications of learning theories to
A relatively permanent change in
behaviour occurring as a result of
Laws of Learning:
Leadership & Leaders
Leadership - the process whereby one individual
influences other group members toward the attainment
of group or o
Managing People in Organizations
Dr. David Zweig
Personal Information Sheets
Introduction to Organizational Behaviour
What is Organizational
What is OB?
The field specializing in the s
What is it?
Why is it important?
What is it?
Why does it matter?
Todays Class: Work Attitudes
Components of Attitudes
Attitude to Behavior Relation
What are attitudes?
Why study attitudes?
What is the nature of attitudes?
Topic II. Time value of money
Esther Eiling MGTB09 Fall 2010
Linda takes on a $7,000 loan to travel around the world.
The loan needs to be repaid in four quarterly installments,
starting one quarter from now. The annual inter
Chapter 14 Organizational Structure
What is Organizational Structure?
Organizational Structure: The manner in which an organization divides its labour into specific
tasks and achieves coordination among these tasks.
The Division and Coordination of Labou