MGHB02H3 Chapter Notes - Chapter 1: Human Relations Movement, Mary Parker Follett, Human Resource Management

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Organizations: social inventions for accomplishing common goals through group effort. Organizations social inventions their essential characteristics is the coordinated presence of people, not necessarily things: all organizations, regardless of if they produce products or services, contain people who present both opportunities and challenges. The field of organizational behaviour is about understanding people and managing them to work effectively. Individuals are assembled into organizations for a reason. Virtually, all organizations have surviving as a goal: each one with unique goals (besides surviving) The field of organizational behaviour is concerned with how organizations can survive and adapt to change. Innovation and flexibility, which foster adaptation to change, are especially important for contemporary organizations. Organizations are based on group effort: at most general level, this means that organizations depend on interaction and coordination among people to accomplish their goals. Much of the intellectual and physical work done in organizations is performed by groups.

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