Chapter 1. Introducing Organizational Behavior

chapter at a glance

People in all of their rich diversity are the basic building blocks of organizations. The field of organizational behavior offers many insights on managing individuals and teams for high performance. Here's what to look for in Chapter 1. Don't forget to check your learning with the Summary Questions & Answers and Self-Test in the end-of-chapter Study Guide.

WHAT IS ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?

Importance of Organizational Behavior

Scientific Foundations of Organizational Behavior

Shifting Paradigms of Organizational Behavior

WHAT ARE ORGANIZATIONS LIKE AS WORK SETTINGS?

Organizational Purpose, Mission, and Strategy

Organizational Environments and Stakeholders

Organizational Cultures

Diversity and Multiculturalism

WHAT IS THE NATURE OF MANAGERIAL WORK?

The Management Process

Managerial Activities, Roles, and Networks

Managerial Skills and Competencies

Moral Management

HOW DO WE LEARN ABOUT ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR?

Learning and Experience

Learning Styles

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