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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Other chapters within the DSST Organizational Behavior: Study Guide & Test Prep course
- Research Methods in Organizational Psychology
- Management Roles & Functions
- Overview of Individual Behavior
- 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