MGHD27H3 Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Notes

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Organizations: social inventions for accomplishing common goals through group effort. Social inventions essential characteristic is the coordinated presence of people, regardless of amount of physical capital they have. Ob understand people and manage them to work effectively: goal accomplishment. All orgs work towards achieving desired results (goals of all kinds) Ob concerned with how orgs can survive and adapt to change. Behaviours people must have to survive and adapt: Be motivated to join and remain in the org. Accomplish work reliably, in terms of productivity, quality and service. Willing to continuously learn and upgrade knowledge & skills. Orgs depend on interaction and coordination among people to accomplish goals. Ob concerned with how to get people to practice effective teamwork. Organizational behaviour: the attitudes and behaviours of individuals and groups in orgs manage & change them. Ob studies these attitudes and behaviours and give insights on how to. How org can be structured more effectively (employee learning, motivation, culture, leadership)

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