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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
|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.|
1. What is Organizational Behavior? - Definition and History of the Field
Organizational behavior studies the performance of individuals and groups within an organization. Discover the definition of internal and external perspectives. Explore the history of organizational behavior that started with the Industrial Revolution.
2. Behavioral Sciences that Impact and Influence Organizational Behavior
Organizational behavior as a field of study has been impacted and influenced by other behavioral sciences. Learn how organizational behavior has been shaped by the five major behavioral science disciplines: psychology, sociology, anthropology, management, and medicine.
3. The Human Relations Movement: Definition and Significance to Organizational Behavior
The human relations movement in organizational behavior is the study of an employee as an individual so to determine what support and motivation one needs to succeed in a work setting. Learn more about this movement's early application and how it is applied still in modern organizational behavior studies.
4. Understanding Behavior: Systematic Study, Evidence-based Management & Intuition
Understanding human behavior is necessary to improving a work environment. Learn about three methods for understanding behavior: intuition study, systematic study, and evidence-based management study.
5. What Is Positive Organizational Scholarship? - Definition and Examples
The study of positive organizational scholarship (POS) began in 2003 and focused on ways that companies could create positive work environments and performance within their organizations. Discover the four main components of POS -- self-efficacy, hope, optimism, and resiliency -- and how they are being implemented today.
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Other chapters within the Business 107: Organizational Behavior course
- Management and Organizational Behavior
- Foundations of Individual Behavior
- Personality and Behavior in Organizations
- Emotions and Moods in the Workplace
- Attitudes and Values in the Workplace
- Perception and Attribution
- Employee Motivation
- Individual Decision Making in Organizations
- Workforce Diversity
- Organizational Communication in Business
- Groups and Work Teams
- Group Decision Making
- Conflict in the Workplace
- Leadership in Organizational Behavior
- Leadership Styles in Organizational Behavior
- Organizational Structure and Design
- Job Design
- Organizational Culture
- Organizational Change and Organizational Behavior
- Career Management
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