OB test 1 -chp 1 def

  1. Organizational Behavior
    (OB) studies the influence that individuals, groups and organizational structure have on behavior within organizations.
  2. Systematic Study
    • - examine relationships
    • - attempting to attribute cause and effect
    • - basing our conclusions on scientific evidence (controlled conditions)
  3. Evidence based management (EBM)
    involves basing managerial decisions on the best available scientific evidence.
  4. intuition
    "gut feelings" about "what makes other tick."
  5. Psychology
    the science that seeks to measure, explain and sometimes change the behavior of humans and other animals.
  6. social psychology
    blends concepts from both psychology and sociology, though it is generally considered a branch of psychology. focuses on people's influences on one another.
  7. sociology
    the study of people in relation to their social environment or culture
  8. anthropology
    study of socities for the purposes of learning about human beings and their activities.
  9. contingency variables
    OB concepts must reflect situational or contingency conditions. x leads to y but only under conditions specified in the contigency variables.
  10. workforce diversity
    organizations are becoming a more heterogeneous mix of people interms of gender, race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation.
  11. positive oragnizational scholarship
    concerns how organizations develop human strengths, foster vitality and resilience, and unlock potential.
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OB test 1 -chp 1 def
Test 1 - Organizational Behavior, definitions from book, etc...