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Human Resources
MHR 405
Frank Miller

MHR 405 Chapter 1ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOUR A field of study that seeks to understand explain predict and change human behaviourBehavioural Science Research that improves ones ability to understand predict and influence the behaviour of othersHuman Capital The knowledge that employees possess and generate including their skills experience and creativityPsychology The science of human behaviourHawthorne Studies Studies conducted at the Hawthorne plant of Western Electric in the 1920s and 1930s that demonstrated the impact of psychological process and peer pressure on individual behaviour and performanceEngineering The applied science of energy and matterScientific Management Fredrick Taylors system for using research to determine the optimum degree of specialization and standardization for a job taskSociology The science of societyAnthropology The science of the learned behaviour of human beingsManagement The study of overseeing activities and supervising people in organizationsOrganizations Groups of people who work interdependently toward
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