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  1. Why Study Organizational Behavior?
    • -Understanding
    • -Influencing
    • -Predicting

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  2. Organizations
    -groups of people who work interdependently towards some purpose

    • --structured patterns of interaction
    • --coordinated tasks
    • --have common objectives (even if not fully agreed)

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  3. Organizational Behavior
    - the study of what people think, feel and do in and around organizations

    -- combines, sociology, psychology, cultural, anthropology and business economics

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  4. Behavioral Propositions
    - ideas about behavior we believe to be true.

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  5. Trends of Organizational Behaviors (OB) : Globalization
    - economic, social and cultural connectivity with people throughout the world.

    • - effects of globalization on organizations:
    • -- new organizational structures
    • --different forms of communication
    • --more diverse workforce
    • --more competition, mergers, work intensification and demands for work flexibility

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  6. Trends in OB: Changing Workforce
    • -workforce has increasing diversity along several dimensions
    • -primary categories
    • -- gender, age, ethnicity, etc.
    • -secondary categories
    • -- education, marital status, etc.

    • -Current trends
    • --increased racial and ethnic diversity
    • --more women in workforce
    • --generational diversity
    • --new age cohorts (e.g., gen-x,gen-y, 65+ not retired)

    • -Implications
    • -- leverage diversity advantage
    • -- adjust to the new workforce
    • --how do you effectively manage someone like me?

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  7. Work- Life balance
    • - Number one indicator of career success
    • - priority for many young people looking for new jobs

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  8. Employability
    Continued employment determined by adding value.

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  9. Contingent Work
    no contract for long-term employment; employment contingent on need at given point in time.

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  10. Trends in OB: Virtual Work
    using information technology to perform one's job away from the traditional physical workplace.

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  11. Telecommuting
    Working from home with internet connectivity to office

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  12. Virtual teams
    operate across space, time, and physical boundaries with colleagues who communicate mainly through electronic technologies

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  13. Knowledge Management
    Any structured activity that improves an organization's capacity to acquire, share, and use knowledge for its survival and success
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