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BUSM 2200 Study Guide - Final Guide: Group Decision-Making, Situational Leadership Theory, Organisational Routines


Department
Business Management
Course Code
BUSM 2200
Professor
Alexander
Study Guide
Final

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Organizational Behaviour
Full Course Notes Package
Winter 2007
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Chapter 1
What is Organizational
Behaviour?
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OB Session 1 Notes
What is Organizational Behaviour?
Behaviour of individuals within organizations
A field of study that investigates the impact that individuals, groups and structure have on
behaviour within organizations, for the purpose of applying such knowledge toward
improving an organization’s effectiveness.
Why Do You Study OB?
To learn about yourself and how to deal with others
You are part of an organization now, and will continue to be a part of various
organizations
Organizations are increasingly expecting individuals to be able to work in teams and to
collaborate effectively with colleagues
Some of you may want to be managers or entrepreneurs
Making Sense of Behaviour
Many common beliefs about people and organizations are incorrect -> OB helps to gain a
more accurate understanding
Knowledge of OB helps to make sense of other’s (and own) behaviour
Knowledge of OB helps to make things more predictable
OB can help you to make sense!
Common Beliefs
“Highly cohesive groups are also highly productive.” F A L S E
“Women are more intuitive than men.” F A L S E
“After you learn something, you forget more of it in the next few hours than in the next
several days.” T R U E
“In small doses, alcohol facilitates learning.” F A L S E
Challenges of the Canadian Workplace
Productivity
Managing / Planning / Coordinating
Developing Effective Employees
OB FINAL NOTES
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