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1.6. Chapter 1 study guide: Summary Questions and Answers

What is organizational behavior and why is it important?

  • Organizational behavior is the study of individuals and groups in organizations.

  • OB is an applied discipline based on scientific methods.

  • OB uses a contingency approach, recognizing that management practices must fit the situation.

  • Shifting paradigms of OB reflect a commitment to ethical behavior, the importance of human capital, an emphasis on teams, the growing influence of information technology, new workforce expectations, changing notions of careers, and concern for sustainability.


  

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