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Ch 1: The Evolution of Organizational Behavior

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Watch online video lessons, and learn about the different aspects of the evolution of organizational behavior. These video lessons are short and engaging and make learning easy!

The Evolution of Organizational Behavior - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Organizational behavior is a field of study focusing on how individuals and group interactions affect the behavior in an organization. In this chapter, you will learn about this field. Our lessons will help you to learn about different aspects of the field, what discoveries have been made and different theories that have been developed. Some of the specific things that will be covered in these lessons include:

  • An overview of organizational behavior
  • Behavioral science's contributions to the field
  • Human relations and organizational behavior
  • Three ways to understand behavior
  • Positive organizational scholarship

VideoObjective
What is Organizational Behavior? - Definition and History of the Field Take a look at the definition of organizational behavior and get an overview of the field.
Behavioral Sciences that Impact and Influence Organizational Behavior Learn about the major behavioral science disciplines contributing to organizational behavior, including psychology, social psychology, sociology and anthropology.
The Human Relations Movement: Definition and Significance to Organizational Behavior Examine the significance of the human relations movement on the field.
Understanding Behavior: Systematic Study, Evidence-based Management & Intuition Explore the three ways to understand behavior.
What Is Positive Organizational Scholarship? - Definition and Examples Analyze how research looks at how organizations develop employees to foster vitality, resistance and unlock potential.

5 Lessons in Chapter 1: The Evolution of Organizational Behavior
What is Organizational Behavior? - Definition and History of the Field

1. What is Organizational Behavior? - Definition and History of the Field

Organizational behavior is the study of both group and individual performance and activity within an organization. Internal and external perspectives are two theories of how organizational behavior can be viewed by companies.

Behavioral Sciences that Impact and Influence Organizational Behavior

2. Behavioral Sciences that Impact and Influence Organizational Behavior

The major behavioral science disciplines that have contributed to the development of organizational behavior are psychology, sociology, anthropology, management and medicine. In this lesson, you'll learn about how these behavioral sciences have influenced the development of organizational behavior.

The Human Relations Movement: Definition and Significance to Organizational Behavior

3. The Human Relations Movement: Definition and Significance to Organizational Behavior

The human relations movement in organizational behavior focuses on the person as an individual and not as just another part of the mechanics of production. The implementation of this theory decreases turnover, absenteeism and poor job commitment.

Understanding Behavior: Systematic Study, Evidence-based Management & Intuition

4. Understanding Behavior: Systematic Study, Evidence-based Management & Intuition

Intuition, systematic and evidence-based management are three different ways that employees can be analyzed in an organization. The results of the studies allow companies to improve employee programs, training and daily work environments.

What Is Positive Organizational Scholarship? - Definition and Examples

5. What Is Positive Organizational Scholarship? - Definition and Examples

Positive organizational scholarship focuses on companies creating positive work life and performance. In this lesson, learn how companies that successfully teach their employees these skills have a higher chance of success.

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