Ch 4: Behavioral School of Management Theory: Help and Review

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The Behavioral School of Management Theory chapter of this Introduction to Management Help and Review course is the simplest way to master behavioral management theory. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of behavioral management theory.

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  • Start at the beginning, or identify the topics that you need help with.
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  • Verify you're ready by completing the Behavioral School of Management Theory chapter exam.

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Students will review:

In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:

  • How has the neoclassical theory of management evolved since the 1920s?
  • How does behavioral management theory explain employee behaviors and motivation?
  • What is meant by the Hawthorne Effect?
  • How can Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs be used to motivate employees?
  • How do Theory X and Theory Y explain the two types of managers?

8 Lessons in Chapter 4: Behavioral School of Management Theory: Help and Review
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Neoclassical Theory of Management: The Human Relations Approach

1. Neoclassical Theory of Management: The Human Relations Approach

In the early 1920s, a shift away from classical management theory took place as theorists began to consider the human side of an organization and the social needs of employees. In this lesson, you will learn about the evolution of the neoclassical theory of management and its two sources: the human relations movement and the behavioral management movement.

Behavioral Management Theory: Understanding Employee Behavior & Motivation

2. Behavioral Management Theory: Understanding Employee Behavior & Motivation

Behavioral management theory was developed in response to the need to account for employee behavior and motivation. The shift moved management from a production orientation (classical leadership theory) to a leadership style focused on the workers' human need for work-related satisfaction and good working conditions.

The Hawthorne Effect: The Study of Employee Productivity

3. The Hawthorne Effect: The Study of Employee Productivity

Does your behavior change when you think people are watching? This lesson describes the purpose and findings of the Hawthorne studies and their contribution to the practice of management.

The Needs Theory: Motivating Employees with Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

4. The Needs Theory: Motivating Employees with Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

Hunger, thirst, security, friendship, respect and being all that you can be are just some of the things that motivate us to take action. This lesson helps us to further understand these needs and how they motivate behavior by showing where they fall in Maslow's hierarchy of needs.

Theory X & Theory Y: Two Types of Managers

5. Theory X & Theory Y: Two Types of Managers

Have you ever thought your boss despises you and all your co-workers? Or maybe you've lucked out and your superiors really encourage you to be yourself. This lesson describes the two types of managers you might have, Theory X and Theory Y. Find out how the idea of self-fulfilling prophecies affects employees actions according to Douglas McGregor.

Halo Effect in Management: Examples & Concept

6. Halo Effect in Management: Examples & Concept

The halo effect is an important concept to understand because it can create errors in analysis and decision-making. The concept was first developed by psychologist Edward Thorndike in 1920. In this lesson, you will learn what the halo effect is and its application to the business world.

Hawthorne Studies in Management: Summary & Conclusions

7. Hawthorne Studies in Management: Summary & Conclusions

Almost a century ago, researchers at a manufacturing plant in Illinois observed a principle of employee behavior that is as true and applicable today as it was then. In this lesson, you'll learn about that principle and its effect in business.

What Is Sensitivity Training for Managers? - Exercises & Importance in the Workplace

8. What Is Sensitivity Training for Managers? - Exercises & Importance in the Workplace

Sensitivity training can help improve the relationships between managers and employees. In this lesson, you'll learn about sensitivity training and its key concepts. You'll also have a chance to take a short quiz after the lesson.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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