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Organizational Behavior: Chapters 1 and 2 Lectures

by: Sara Fry

Organizational Behavior: Chapters 1 and 2 Lectures MGMT 3720

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These notes are from week one of the Organizational Behavior class on Tuesdays from 3:30-6:20PM.
Organizational Behavior
Dr. James D. Powell
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Management, business, diveristy, organization, levels, manager, behavior
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Sara Fry on Thursday September 15, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to MGMT 3720 at University of North Texas taught by Dr. James D. Powell in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 65 views.


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Date Created: 09/15/16
Refer to your slides along with my notes.     SLIDE TITLE : Describe the Manager’s Functions, Roles, and Skills  MY NOTES:  ● This class will teach you to get good at getting other people to work! That’s what a  manager does.  ● Organizations are more productive than individuals ever are.  ○ Why is this? Consider diversity in skills, assigned tasks, shared work, etc.  ● Management=technical tool operating as a technical employee w/ specialized skills  ● Management position=pay raise, leading, controlling your work environment  ● NOT TESTING ON MINTZBERG  ● Mid­range manager v. Upper  ○ Less people in upper  ○ Upper sees big picture and all other areas beyond mid­range  ○ Think of a triangle in regards to the number of employees in each division of  management  SLIDE TITLE: EFFECTIVE VS. SUCCESSFUL MANAGERIAL ACTIVITIES  ● Refer to slide, the tasks listed are not a recipe for success, but they will help you improve  ● What should you spend your time on as a manager?  SLIDE TITLE: EFFECTIVE VS. SUCCESSFUL MANAGERIAL ACTIVITIES (#2)  ● Three kinds of managers  ○ Average  ○ Successful  ○ Effective  ● How can I best use my time??  ● Find a balance and pick what works for you  ● MAKE SURE YOU REVIEW THE HOW TO SPEND YOUR TIME    SLIDE TITLE: Complementing Intuition with Systematic Study  ● What is intuition?  ○ Instinctual  ○ Gut feeling  ● Men likely don’t listen to their intuition as often as women  ● Women lean more towards emotion which is linked to intuition, rather than cold hard fact  like men.  ● When hiring staff that will hire other staff, who should you hire?  ○ Man or woman with the same qualifications?  ■ Woman. Because she likely will be able to get a feel for the kind of person  she is interviewing, not just listen for the factual answers.  ● Where does intuition come from?  ○ Experience  SLIDE TITLE: Identify the Challenges and Opportunities of OB Concepts  ● Mix of gender, ages, ethnic groups is ideal for employment  ● Competition and diversity changes everything  ● Nowadays social media allows 24/7 contact from work  ● Why don’t people take their vacation days?  ○ Competition  ■ Dictates people being available CONSTANTLY    SLIDE TITLE: Identify the Challenges and Opportunities of OB Concepts(second to last slide  with that title)    ● Often times the relationship between someone and their immediate supervisor  determines how long they stay  ○ Long stay­> likely stronger team  ○ Less time training  ○ Good work environment  SLIDE TITLE: Three Levels of Analysis in this Text’s OB Model  ● Systems model (refer to slide)  ● We want the outcomes  ● How do we do that?  ○ Processes  ● What do we have?  ○ Input  ■ Which we use in our processes  ● How to Raise Starting Income for UNT Business Graduates discussion  ○ Raise entrance standards!   ■ Bring in better students  SLIDE TITLE: Outcome Variables  ● Good attitudes: help productivity­­­> better customer service  ● OCD: Organizational Citizenship Behavior  ○ Going above and beyond their job  ● Effectiveness vs. Efficiency  ○ Efficiency  ■ Using things the best way (fastest,least materials,etc)  ○ Effectiveness  ■ Doing the right thing      END OF CHAPTER 1  I would highly recommend reviewing the Implications for Managers slides at the end of  each chapter.    CHAPTER TWO: DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS    SLIDE TITLE: Workplace Diversity  ● Diversity of customers should probably correlate with the diversity of the organization      SLIDE TITLE: Biographical Characteristics and Organizational Behavior  ● Why would a company hire someone with a disability?  ○ Doing the right thing  ○ Tax break  ○ Getting someone who works harder b/c they were given the chance to work!    SLIDE TITLE: Other Characteristics and Organizational Behavior  ● Positive relationship correlation→ one goes up the other goes up  ● Negative relationship correlation→ one goes up and the other goes down      Be sure to review the implications of managers slides, as well as any vocabulary you  aren’t clear on.   


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