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Introduction to Organizational Behavior

by: Emily McIlhattan

Introduction to Organizational Behavior OBHR 330

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Emily McIlhattan
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Organizational Behavior and Human Resources
Christine L. Jackson

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This is the basic introduction of the course- what is OB, why it is important?
Organizational Behavior and Human Resources
Christine L. Jackson
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Date Created: 01/15/15
OBHR 330 Wk 1 What is Organizational Behavior You have to be able to utilize the strengths of each person and put everyone in the best position to succeed critical when considering your own team during this course A eld of study that seeks to understand explain and improve human behavior in organizations very practical ie how you get people to do what you need them to do because they want to Why does OB Matter Fortune s 100 Best companies to work for Google 0 How they determine it 1 Evaluation of culture policies bene ts time off 2 Opinions of companies own employees via a survey Google speci cally quotKing of Perksquot it has free food doctors of ces post of ce nap podsetc AtmosphereDemographicsWorkbalance issues Increases productivity commitment and performance are crucial Best Multinational Workplaces Google is also 1 httpwwwgreatplacetoworkcombestcompaniesworlds bestmultinationasbestpractices Good people add vaue hard to nd and hard to retain Based on RBV Resource Based View 0 Rare 0 Inimitable hard to imitate History cant be bought or copied Make numerous small decisions that cannot be observed by competitors Creating sociay complex resources such as culture teamwork trust and reputation is not easy Rule of oneeighth 0 12 of organizations wont believe the connection between how they manage their people and the pro ts they earn 0 12 of those who do see the connection will try to make a single change to solve their problems 0 Of the rms that make comprehensive changes probably only about 12 are ongoing What s so Hard Commitment from top down the leaders of the organizations have to be the example you have to be integrative The culture has to support it Methods of knowing how did OB come up with the Integrative Model Four ways 0 O O 0 Experience our own observations and experiences Intuition stands to reason common sense drives research Authority a respected of cial agency or source said so Science scienti c studies have tended to replicate the results using a series of samples settings and methods textbook Wall StreetJournal Article quotA California City is into Tweeting Chirping Actually in a Big Wayquot 0 Change something response may not necessarily be causal external factors how do we gure outwith X is causing Y


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