ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR by 63A1TP

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									      ORGANIZATIONAL
         BEHAVIOR
• A field of study
• that uses concepts, theories, and methods
  of behavioral sciences
• to understand the behavior of individuals
  and groups in organizations
• and applies the knowledge towards
  improving organizational effectiveness
  KEY INFLUENCES ON OB
• Early industrial engineering studies
  – Frederick Taylor
  – Frank and Lillian Gilbreth
• Recent challenges for OB
• The Hawthorne studies
     WHY DO RESEARCH
• To gather a body of information on to
  develop a
• Systematic body of knowledge to aid in
  building theories
• Contradicting theories
• Suggest new theories
• To understand and explain behavior
     RESEARCH DESIGNS
• Experimental designs
• Correlational and survey designs
• Case studies and focus groups
 EVALUATING RESEARCH
• Internal validity -- Can we be confident
  that the outcomes of the study resulted
  from the factor being manipulated or
  might the result be do to some
  unmeasured factor
• External validity -- Can we generalize the
  finding of this study to a larger
  population or is our sample so restricted
  that the findings relate only to a specific
  groups
 REFLECTIVE QUESTIONS
• How can knowledge of organizational
  behavior help managers to be more
  effective in their jobs?
• Why do we need to study behavior of
  individuals, groups, and the organization
  as a whole to understand how and why
  people behave as they do in work
  settings?

								
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