Textbook Notes (368,401)
Canada (161,862)
Psychology (2,971)
PSY100H1 (1,821)
Chapter 1

psy 332 chapter 1.docx

2 Pages
Unlock Document

Maja Djikic

Chapter 1: organizational behavior and management  Organization: are social inventions for accomplishing common goals through group effort. o Their essential characteristics is the coordinated presence of people, not necessarily things. o OB is to understanding people and managing them to work effectively o Concern with how organizations can survive and adapt to change o Concern with how to get people to practice effective teamwork  Organizational behavior: refer to the attitudes and behaviors of individuals and groups in organizations o How satisfied people are with their jobs, how committed they feel to the goals of the organization, or how supportive they are of promoting women or minorities into management positions  Management: defined as the art of getting things accomplished in organizations through others o Consists of acquiring, allocating, and utilizing physical and human resources to accomplish goals  Evidence-based management: involves translating principles based on the best scientific evidence into organizational practices o More likely to result in the attainment of organizational goals, including those affecting employees, stockholders and the public in general  Classical viewpoint: high degree of specialization of labor and very high degree of coordination o Suggests that managers have fairly few workers, except for lower-level jobs where machine pacing might substitute for close supervision o Adovates that the critical role of control and coordination in getting organizations to achieve their goals o Taylors scientific management and Weber’s views on bureaucracy are in line with the classical position  Bureaucracy: Max Weber’s ideal type of organization that included a strict chain of command detailed rules, high specialization, centralized power, and selection and promotion based on technical competence  Human relations movement: critique of classical management and bureaucracy that advocated management styles that were more partic
More Less

Related notes for PSY100H1

Log In


Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.