Organizational Behavior

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Managing People in Global Economy (Chapter 1) kinicki & kreitner, 2008, defines management as “the process of working with and through others to achieve organizational objectives in an efficient and ethical manner.” Management comprises: Planning, organizing, resourcing, leading/directing/motivating, and controlling.
1. Planning is decision making concerning what needs to happen in the future and generating plans for action. In other words planning is the organizational process of creating and maintaining a plan; and the psychological process of thinking about the activities required to create a desired future on some scale.
2. Organizing is the act of rearranging elements following one or more rules. Elements refer to the simplest or
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3. Positive organizational behavior (POB) derived from positive psychology movement.
When building Human Capital, five measurable outcomes of programs are identified:
1. Leadership/managerial practices: This is the ability of the leader or manager to optimize the human capital of the organization through communication, performance feed back, efforts to instill confidence, and demonstration of key organizational values.
2. Workforce optimization: The ability of the organization to successfully optimize its workforce performance by means of developing and sustaining talents in terms of skills, competencies, abilities, in addition to managing and guiding its application on the job.
3. Learning capacity: The overall ability of the organization to learn, change and improve continually.
4. Knowledge accessibility: The extent of collaborativeness of the organization and its current efforts and ability to share ideas and knowledge across the board.
5. Talent engagement: The ability of the organization to engage, retain, and optimize the value of it talent.
Social capital in organizations is now rare and endangered. Building social capital will allow organizations to capitalize on the volatile, virtual possibilities of today’s business environment that encourages corporate social responsibilities and business ethics. The main focus of discussion in OB relate

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