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Organizational Behavior by Bruno Dyck, Mitchell J. Neubert

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contents

Preface

CHAPTER 1 Putting People First

OPENING CASE: Built to Serve

Why Study Organizational Behavior?

What Is Effective Organizational Behavior: Two Approaches

■ My OB: Does Money Buy Happiness?

Description of Two Approaches

■ My OB: The Bottom Line(s) about Effectiveness

Implications of Two Approaches

■ OB in Action: The Importance of Critical Thinking

Organizational Behavior and Management

■ OB in Action: Moonshots for Management 2.0

Planning

Organizing

Leading

Controlling

What You Will Explore in This Book

CLOSING CASE: The Forest and the Trees at Timberland

Summary

Key Terms

Questions for Reflection and Discussion

OB ACTIVITIES

Self-Assessment Exercise: Are You Ready for this Adventure in Learning?

Self-Assessment Exercise: What Is Your View of Effective Leadership?

Ethics Scenario

Discussion Starter: Is It the People or the Place?

Application Journal

CHAPTER 2 Exploring the Landscape of OB

OPENING CASE: Seeds of Community

A Brief History of OB

The Scientific Management Era (1910 to 1930)

The Human Relations Era (1930–1950)

The Systems Era (1950 to 1970)

The Beliefs Era (1970 to 1990)

The Sustainability Era (1990 to present)

OB as a Science

■ OB in Action: Hungry for Evidence

Stakeholder Relationships

■ OB in Action: Communities of Stakeholders

Global Environment

CLOSING CASE: The Bittersweet Story of Chocolate

Summary

Key Terms

Questions for Reflection and Discussion

OB ACTIVITIES

Self-Assessment Exercise: What Are Your Views on the Natural Environment?

Ethics Scenario ...

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