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INTRODUCTION TO ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR. What is??. Is the study of what people do in an organization and how their behavior affects the organization’s performance. OB CORE TOPICS :. Motivation Leader Behavior and Power Interpersonal communication Group structure and processes.
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Is the study of what people do in an organization and how their behavior affects the organization’s performance.
OB CORE TOPICS: • Motivation • Leader Behavior and Power • Interpersonal communication • Group structure and processes
Personality, emotions and values • Attitude development and perception • Change Process • Conflict and Negotiation • Work Design
CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR OB • Responding to Economic Pressure • Responding to Globalization • Managing Workforce Diversity
Stimulating Innovation and Change • Helping Employees Balance Work life Conflict
WORKFORCE DIVERSITY • Acknowledges a workforce of women and men, many racial and ethnic groups, individuals with a variety of physical or physiological abilities and people who differ in age and sexual orientation
MAJOR WORKFORCE DIVERSITY CATEGORIES • Gender • Race • National Origin • Age
Disability • Domestic Partners • Religion
SELF CONCEPT • Refers to an individual’s self beliefs and self evaluation. It is “Who am I?” and “how do I feel about myself”.
SELF ENHANCEMENT A persons inherent motivation to have a positive self concept and to have others perceive him/her favorably such as, being competent, attractive, lucky, ethical and important
DIMENSIONS OF SELF EVALUATION • Self esteem- the extent to which people like, respect, and are satisfied with themselves.
Self efficacy- refers to a persons belief that he or she can successfully complete a task
Locus of Control- persons general beliefs about the amount of control he or she has over personal life events
SOCIAL IDENTITY THEORY • A theory stating that people define themselves by the groups to which they belong or have an emotional attachment.
Is the process of receiving information about and making sense of the world around us