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Chapter 1 Chapter 1 Answer
1.1 What is the definition of OB? OB is a field of study devoted to understanding and explaining the attitudes and behaviors of individuals and groups in organizations. More simply, it focuses on WHY individuals and groups in organizations act the way they do.
1.2 What are the two primary outcomes in studies of OB? The two primary outcomes in OB are job performance and organizational commitment.
1.3 What factors affect the two primary OB outcomes? A number of factors affect performance and commitment, including individual mechanisms, individual characteristics, group mechanisms and organizational mechanisms.
1.4 Why might firms that are good at OB tend to be more profitable? The effective management of OB can help a company become more profitable because good people are a valuable resource. Not only are good people rare, but they are also hard to imitate. History, Numerous small decisions, Socially complex resources
1.5 What is the role of theory in the scientific method? A theory is a collection of assertions, both verbal and symbolic that specifies how and why variable are related, as well as the conditions in which they should be related.
1.6 How are correlations interpreted? A correlation is a statistic that expresses the strength of a relationship between two variables (0 to 1). In OB research, .5 = strong, .3 = moderate & .1 = weak
Rule of one-eighth the belief that at best one-eighth or 12% of organizations will actually do what is required to build profits by putting people first
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