Ch 3: PLACE Business Education: Behavioral Management Theory

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In this chapter, we jump into behavioral management theories, a critical point of study given the importance of human resources management. Review for the PLACE Business Education exam by completing the self-assessments in this chapter.

PLACE Business Education: Behavioral Management Theory - Chapter Summary

Behavioral management theories have abounded in the business world through theories from folks like Maslow, Nietzsche, and Freud. The PLACE Business Education exam is bound to touch on some of the topics which are included in this lesson. Here we'll discuss, among other things:

  • Different management styles
  • The human relations-focused Neoclassical theory
  • Understanding employees with the behavioral management theory
  • Studying employee productivity through the Hawthorne effect
  • Applying Maslow's hierarchy of needs
  • Understanding two types of managers through Theory X & Theory Y

Each video lesson is developed by our expert instructors with memorable graphics and focused lectures to give you deliberate, meaningful business management concept reviews that fit in your schedule. Use the lesson transcripts as a handy notes page and take the lesson quizzes to check your understanding of key topics. The end-of-chapter test can be taken before or after reviewing the lessons to help you see where you need to focus your time.

PLACE Business Education: Behavioral Management Theory Chapter Objectives

Obtaining educator licensure in the state of Colorado requires one to take a set of PLACE exams on basic teaching principles and subject-matter specific exams for endorsements in particular knowledge areas. The content of this chapter is intended to help you succeed in the PLACE Business Education exam, particularly the subarea of Business Management and Communication. The test itself is given by paper--for which you'll have to bring your own #2 pencils--with a four-and-a-half-hour time limit.

6 Lessons in Chapter 3: PLACE Business Education: Behavioral Management Theory
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Management Styles: Definition, Theory & Types

1. Management Styles: Definition, Theory & Types

Different management styles are constantly rising and falling in popularity. In this lesson, you'll learn about some of the more prominent styles of management and the theory underlying each. You'll also have a chance to take a short quiz after the lesson.

Neoclassical Theory of Management: The Human Relations Approach

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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.

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