Ch 1: The History & Evolution of Organizational Behavior

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You'll enjoy learning about the history and evolution of organizational behavior as you increase your understanding of the human relations movement, positive organizational scholarship, and other related topics. These videos lessons can assist you with prepping for a test and sharing your knowledge in class.

The History & Evolution of Organizational Behavior - Chapter Summary

In this chapter on the history and evolution of organizational behavior, an engaging lesson explains why the human relations movement is significant to organizational behavior. You can also study intuition as it relates to understanding behavior. After going through the lessons, you should be able to do the following without hesitation:

  • Provide a definition for organizational behavior
  • Recall behavioral sciences that influence organizational behavior
  • Discuss the human relations movement
  • Make a connection between systematic study and understanding behavior
  • Explain evidenced-based management
  • Give an example of a positive organizational scholarship

This chapter enables you to simplify the learning process and quickly grasp concepts related to the history and evolution of organizational behavior. In addition to studying the concepts covered, you can measure your comprehension by taking a short quiz for each lesson. Either study the lessons in order or skip the topics you've already mastered. Our mobile-friendly platform makes studying flexible and fun.

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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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