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UGBA105: Organizational Behavior Fall 2006 Professor Jim LincolnClass Agenda for TodayWhen organizations do well or poorly, what is the first explanation that comes to mind?What Is Organizational Behavior?OB draws on all of social & behavioral science…Some OB journalsSome OB GurusResearch methods in OB run the social science gamutHow does OB differ from other fields of business education?How does OB differ from HR?Why should business students study OB?Why should business students study OB?Slide 13Some criticisms of OBOther criticismsOB is strategic OB and HR are key to the development of critical & hard-to-imitate capabilitiesSlide 17Slide 18Dilbert’s Perspective on HRM Slide 21Slide 22Slide 23Slide 24So how do they do it? What is the (general) manager’s job? (Kotter, 1996; Mintzberg, 1973; ) “No job is more vital to our society than that of the manager” (Mintzberg, 1975)”Management is Janus-faced:The historical thrust of management science and education has been to:The structure of the course reflects this dichotomyHow has the manager’s role changed in the new economy?Let’s get to down to business …Reader and WebsiteClass meetingsOther course businessCourse RequirementsSlide 35Schedule of topicsCourse overviewNext Tuesday discussion sessionUGBA105: UGBA105: Organizational BehaviorOrganizational BehaviorFall 2006Fall 2006Professor Jim LincolnProfessor Jim Lincoln Walter A. Haas School of BusinessUniversity of California, BerkeleyClass Agenda for TodayClass Agenda for Today1.1.Introduction to OBIntroduction to OB2.2.Course mechanicsCourse mechanics2. Overview of topics 2. Overview of topicsWhen organizations do well or When organizations do well or poorly, what is the poorly, what is the firstfirst explanation that comes to mind?explanation that comes to mind?The CEO did it!The CEO did it! Beware of attribution bias!Beware of attribution bias!–The tendency to attribute The tendency to attribute causation/agency to the actions of causation/agency to the actions of individuals individuals Organizational behavior teaches that Organizational behavior teaches that the effectiveness of people in the effectiveness of people in organizations depends on their organizations depends on their situation-specific relationships with situation-specific relationships with one another one another Louis V. Gerstner, CEO of IBM, 1993-2002Louis V. Gerstner, CEO of IBM, 1993-2002What Is Organizational Behavior?The Study of General/People ManagementThe Study of General/People ManagementThe study of behavior and attitudes of individuals or groups in organizations (Micro OB)The study of structure and culture of org. in relation to their tasks and environments (Macro OB)OB draws on all of social & OB draws on all of social & behavioral science…behavioral science…•PsychologyPsychology•SociologySociology•EconomicsEconomics•Political SciencePolitical Science•AnthropologyAnthropology•HistoryHistoryEven some engineering now and then…Even some engineering now and then…Some OB journals Some OB journals •Practitioner-oriented:Practitioner-oriented:–Academy of Management ExecutiveAcademy of Management Executive–Business HorizonsBusiness Horizons–California Management ReviewCalifornia Management Review–Harvard Business ReviewHarvard Business Review–Sloan Management ReviewSloan Management Review•Scholar-oriented:Scholar-oriented:–Academy of Management JournalAcademy of Management Journal–Administrative Science QuarterlyAdministrative Science Quarterly–Journal of Applied PsychologyJournal of Applied Psychology–Organizational Behavior and Human Decision ProcessesOrganizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes–Organization ScienceOrganization Science–Strategic Management JournalStrategic Management JournalSome OB GurusSome OB Gurus•Warren BennisWarren Bennis•Peter DruckerPeter Drucker•Michael HammerMichael Hammer•Rosabeth KanterRosabeth Kanter•Raymond MilesRaymond Miles•Henry MintzbergHenry Mintzberg•Tom PetersTom Peters•Jeffrey PfefferJeffrey PfefferResearch methods in OB run the Research methods in OB run the social science gamutsocial science gamut–Experiments (both lab and field)Experiments (both lab and field)–SurveysSurveys–EthnographiesEthnographies–Archival Research (documents & records)Archival Research (documents & records)How does OB differ from other How does OB differ from other fields of business education? fields of business education? •Finance, economics, accountingFinance, economics, accounting•MarketingMarketing•Operations Operations •StrategyStrategy•Human resource managementHuman resource managementHow does OB differ from HR? How does OB differ from HR? •OB is a OB is a lineline, not a specialized , not a specialized staffstaff, responsibility, responsibility–Much OB management is CEO-level Much OB management is CEO-level •Vision and cultureVision and culture•Re-orgsRe-orgs•OB is about principles, policies, & strategiesOB is about principles, policies, & strategies–HR is more about tools and implementationHR is more about tools and implementationWhy should business students study Why should business students study OB? OB? •ManagersManagers–How to organize and motivate your employeesHow to organize and motivate your employees–How to initiate and manage changeHow to initiate and manage change•EntrepreneursEntrepreneurs–You have the big idea, you have the venture You have the big idea, you have the venture capital lined up. How do you organize and capital lined up. How do you organize and motivate your team? motivate your team?Why should business students Why should business students study OB? study OB? •ConsultantsConsultants–problem-solving toolproblem-solving tool–useful for case interviewsuseful for case interviews•InvestorsInvestors–will that merger work?will that merger work?–will that reorganization actually add will that reorganization actually add shareholder value? shareholder value? –is that CEO as competent as s/he thinks s/he is? is that CEO as competent as s/he thinks s/he is?Why should business students study Why should business students study OB? OB? •Issues critical to managing your career:Issues critical to managing your career:–understanding culture and person-job fitunderstanding culture and person-job fit–Getting and using power and influenceGetting and using power and influence–implementing your ideas and


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