Organizational Behavior

Read this section for an overview of organizational behavior, 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 the trends in organizational behavior (OB), since we will discuss these trends again in the course.

Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, you should be able to understand and articulate answers to the following questions:

  1. What is organizational behavior (OB)?
  2. Why does organizational behavior matter?
  3. How can I maximize my learning in this course?
  4. What research methods are used to study organizational behavior?
  5. What challenges and opportunities exist for OB?

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