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Organizational Behavior by Bruno Dyck, Mitchell J. Neubert

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ABC framework of attitudes includes affect, behavioral intentions, and cognitions.

Abilities are innate capabilities to perform a specific task.

Adhocracy cultures are entrepreneurial open systems that value innovation, risk-taking, bringing new products and services to market, and staying on the cutting edge of the market.

Administrative appraisals are performance appraisals that are used to justify pay and promotion decisions.

Administrative inertia describes what happens when existing organizational structures and systems persist simply because they are already in place.

Administrative method of decision making is evident when decision makers have some knowledge and at least partial goal consensus.

Agreeableness is a personality trait associated with being good-natured, cooperative, trustful, and not jealous.

Aspiration point is what you hope for in a given situation; it is your preferred result.

Attitudes are summary evaluations of a particular object or person.

Attributions are people's explanations of the causes of behaviors or performance.

Authenticity is the state of being true to yourself; it is a way of living in which your outward actions match up with your inner self because you know who you are and what you want to be.

Authentic leadership is authenticity in organizational leadership roles.

Authority refers to the formal power given to specific members—usually managers—to arrange resources, assign tasks, and direct the activities of other members so as to ...

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