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ADM2336 Lecture 1: Lecture 1
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Department
Administration
Course
ADM2336
Professor
Ajax Persaud
Semester
Spring

Description
ADM 1336 ― Lecture 1  B = f(PE)  ○ Environmental  ○ Personality  ■ Paradigm of Organizational Behaviour    Organizations  ● Social inventions for accomplishing common goals through group effort  ● A collection of people working together to achieve a common purpose  ● Organizations provide useful goods and/or services that return value to society and  satisfy customer needs  ○ Profit and nonprofit (and charitable)  ○ Stakeholders    Products and Services  ● Refer to tangible vs intangible diagram from ADM 1300    Organizational Behaviour  ● Understanding and explaining with a view to managing/improving the attitudes and  behaviours of individuals and groups in organizations  ○ Interested with regards to the organizational setting    Five Questions   1. What is ‘critical’ thinking?  ○ Trying to understand why something is… what’s going on here  2. What kind of world do we live in?  ○ Post-industrial, third world…. Who are the stakeholders  ○ We live in a world of post-modernity  3. Where do we work?  ○ Factories, sweatshops, cubicles  4. Who are we...Really?  5. Why is OB taught in business school    Critical Thinking and OB  ● Conventional: Material/financial well being for a narrow range of stakeholders now  ○ Personal: Focused on self-interest  ○ Performance: all levels  ○ Predictability: stability and the ‘explainable’  ○ Commitment: people actions and organizations  ○ Short term consequences: profits  ● Sustainable: multiple factors for a broad range of stakeholders now and future   ○ Personal: focused on community interests  ○ Performance: all levels  ○ Predictability: dynamic and the ‘difficult to explain’  ○ Commitment: People actions and organizations  ○ Short term consequences: profits and what else  ADM 1336 ― Lecture 1  ● Idiosyncratic***  ● Hypothesis vs Theory vs Fact  ○ One common feature for facts, theories, and hypotheses in science is that t
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