Organizational Behaviour Analysis

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Notes and essays for the workshop to be held on 15th - 16th Novemeber 2007 at The Marriot Hotel Slough Berkshire SL3 8PT
Dr. Lesley Prince, C.Psychol., AFBPsS University of Birmingham
November 2007

© Dr. Lesley Prince 2007.

Organisational Analysis: Notes and Essays

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Introduction to the Workshop Topics And Themes The Nature and Scope of Organisation Theory Levels of Analysis The Metaphorical Approach Organising Processes Understanding Change Conflict, Negotiation, and the Politics of Change Group and Team Working 'Cultures ' and 'Leaders ' as Cultural Agents Trust Linking the Themes Introductory Notes on Organisational
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There are also some elements taken from the arts and humanities such as philosophy, history and (very controversially) literary and art criticism. It is, then, a broad field which, to add to the confusion, also goes under several different names, some of which you will encounter when reading texts on the subject. The two main areas are generally called Human Resource Management (HRM) and Organisational Behaviour (OB), but the field is also sometimes called Organisational Analysis (OA), Behaviour in Organisations (BinO), Organisation Studies (OS), and a host of other names, including the practitioner area called Organisational Development (OD). There are, in fact, subtle nuances and variations in emphasis denoted by the different labels. OB and HRM, for example, are both concerned generally with "people at work", although they focus on different levels of analysis. Roughly speaking, HRM is mostly concerned with individual and group issues, drawing principally, but not exclusively, from psychology, whereas OB tends to focus on organisational factors such as structure, design and culture, having its main theoretical base in

A recent example is Chaos Theory, taken from mathematics and physics and
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