Read Chapter 1 for an overview of organizational behavior, which is defined as a systematic study of how individuals and groups act within the organizations where they work. As you read, think about how organizational behavior is related to organizational success. Also, look for some of the trends in organizational behavior (OB), as we will discuss these trends again in the course.
While you watch this video, think about the "what" and "why" of organizational behavior. What is OB? Why do we study OB? How can our knowledge of and implementation of OB concepts contribute to our organization's success?
What is organizational behavior (OB) and why is it important? How has the discipline of organizational behavior evolved over the years? What can you expect to learn as a student of organizational behavior? Review this presentation for an overview of the history and the trends of OB.
Use this quiz to test what you know about organizational behavior so far. Don't worry about getting the answers wrong or receiving a low score. The purpose is to give you a better idea about what you will learn as you progress through this course.
Now that you have a good idea about "what" OB is, let's take a look at the "why". Why is OB important to an organization's success? What are some of the trends on OB? Take a few moments to watch this video, where you will learn about the importance of "highly engaged employees". Pay particular attention to the six drivers of high engagement. How can you become responsible for your own engagement with your organization?