Organizational Behavior

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Organizational Behavior
BUS 502
Md. Lutfar Rahman
Faculty
College of Business Administration
IUBAT—International University of Business Agriculture and Technology

Text
• Organizational Behavior 13th Edition
• Author: Stephen P. Robbins

Chapter

ONE

What is
Organizational
Behavior?

Organizational Behavior
• Organizational behavior (often abbreviated
OB) is a field of study that investigates the impact that individuals, groups, and structure have on behavior within organizations, for the purpose of applying such knowledge toward improving an organization’s effectiveness. That’s a mouthful, so let’s break it down.

• To sum up our definition, OB is the study of what people do in an organization and how their behavior affects the
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Management
Management Functions
Functions (cont’d)
(cont’d)
Controlling
Monitoring activities to ensure they are being accomplished as planned and correcting any significant deviations.

Mintzberg’s
Mintzberg’s Managerial
Managerial Roles
Roles

Source: Adapted from The Nature of Managerial Work by H. Mintzberg. Copyright © 1973 by H. Mintzberg. Reprinted by permission of Pearson Education.

E X H I B I T 1–1
E X H I B I T 1–1

Mintzberg’s
Mintzberg’s Managerial
Managerial Roles
Roles (cont’d)
(cont’d)

Source: Adapted from The Nature of Managerial Work by H. Mintzberg. Copyright © 1973 by H. Mintzberg. Reprinted by permission of Pearson Education.

E X H I B I T 1–1 (cont’d)
E X H I B I T 1–1 (cont’d)

Mintzberg’s
Mintzberg’s Managerial
Managerial Roles
Roles (cont’d)
(cont’d)

Source: Adapted from The Nature of Managerial Work by H. Mintzberg. Copyright © 1973 by H. Mintzberg. Reprinted by permission of Pearson Education.

E X H I B I T 1–1 (cont’d)
E X H I B I T 1–1 (cont’d)

Management
Management Skills
Skills
Technical skills
The ability to apply specialized knowledge or expertise.

Human skills
The ability to work with, understand, and motivate other people, both individually and in groups. Conceptual Skills
The mental ability to analyze and diagnose complex situations.

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