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Overview of Individual Behavior - Chapter Summary
The lessons in this chapter provide a helpful and interesting overview of individual behavior. There's an engaging lesson that covers self-esteem as it relates to organizational behavior. You can also gain a deeper understanding of self-efficacy in organizational behavior. After completing the chapter, you should be prepared to:
- Discuss individual intellect in organizational behavior
- Relate physical abilities to organizational behavior
- Explain how types of group norms influence a person's behavior
- Provide an overview of self-concept as it relates to organizational behavior
- Describe self-efficacy in organizational behavior
Accessing the video lessons in this chapter on individual behavior will make learning fun. Our instructors provide examples to help you quickly comprehend the concepts presented. To ensure you are up to speed, you can take a short quiz for each lesson. If you prefer to study offline, simply print the quiz in worksheet form.
1. Individual Intellectual & Physical Abilities in Organizational Behavior
Employees need to have certain abilities that will make them a valuable addition to an organization. Intellectual and physical abilities are two key types of traits that organizations look for employees to have depending on the job requirements.
2. Self-Concept & Self-Esteem in Organizational Behavior
Companies have to have a clear understanding of employee personality traits in under to motivate, challenge and train them to be productive. Two traits that affect an individual's view of themselves are self-concept and self-esteem.
3. Self-Efficacy & Self-Monitoring in Organizational Behavior
There are many personality characteristics of employees that occur within organizations, which determine their level of success. Self-efficacy and self-monitoring are two traits that can aid companies into developing productive employees.
4. How Types of Group Norms Influence Individual Behavior
Groups, though made up of individuals, have their own sets of norms. These sets develop as the group grows and interacts and can change a person's behavior that might be new to the group. Here we review types of norms present in groups and their potential impact on an individual's behavior.
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Other chapters within the DSST Organizational Behavior: Study Guide & Test Prep course
- The History & Evolution of Organizational Behavior
- Research Methods in Organizational Psychology
- Management Roles & Functions
- Personality & Social Behavior in Organizations
- Emotions & Moods in Organizations
- Overview of Attitudes & Values in the Workplace
- Managing Workplace Stress
- Ethics in the Workplace
- Perception & Attributional Bias in Organizational Behavior
- Learning in the Workplace
- Understanding Employee Motivation
- Individual Decision Making
- Introduction to Workforce Diversity
- Organizational Communication in the Workplace
- Groups, Teams & Group Decision Making
- Managing Conflict in the Workplace
- The Nature of Leadership in Organizational Behavior
- Leadership Theories & Styles in Organizational Behavior
- How Organizations are Structured & Designed
- Introduction to Organizational Culture
- Overview of Organizational Change
- Global Implications of Organizational Behavior
- DSST Informational Resources
- DSST Organizational Behavior Flashcards