Learning Styles Inventory
Visual: you learn by reading or seeing pictures. You understand and remember things by sight. You can picture what you are learning in your head, and you learn best by using methods that are primarily visual. You like to see what you are learning.
Auditory: learn by hearing and listening. You understand and remember things you have heard. You store information by the way it sounds, and you have an easier time understanding spoken instructions than written ones. You often learn by reading out loud because you have to hear it or speak it in order to know it.
Tactile: you learn by touching and doing. You understand and remember things through physical movement. You are a "hands-on" learner who prefers to touch, move, build, or draw what you learn, and you tend to learn better when some type of physical activity is involved. You need to be active and take frequent breaks, you often speak with your hands and with gestures
BIO - why is this on the midterm review?
Direct attention and action toward relevant activities
Outcome-cased, not activity based. ex) “Get an A” not “Do all the readings and study”
Specific: who, what, where, when, which why
Measurable: how much? how many?
Attainable: how can i make them come true?
Relevant: willing and able to accomplish goal
Timely: what is your time frame?
Organizations and Organizational Behavior
Organization: a consciously organized social unit, composed of two or more people that functions on a relatively continuous basis to achieve a common goal or set of goals.
Formal organization: official, legitimate, and most visible part of org.
Informal Organization: unofficial, less visible.
Formal and informal elements of an organization can sometimes conflict
What is manager?
Someone who gets things done through other people.
Functions: planning, organizing, leading, and controlling
Mgmt Skills: the ability to apply specialized knowledge or expertise
Human Skills: ability to work with, understand and motivate, other people individually and in groups
Conceptual Skills: the mental ability to analyze and diagnose complex situations.
Successful vs Effective:
Successful: speed on promotion within org (mostly network, then communicate)
Effective: quantity/quality of performance & satisfaction & commitment of employees (mostly communicate, then human resource management)
Organizational Behavior: 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.
Systematic Study of Behavior: behavior generally is predictable if we know how the person perceived the situation and what is important to him/her
Evidence Based Management: complements systematic study; argues for managers to make decisions on evidence
Scientific Management: data driven, rigorous analytic methods - replicable, ideally quantifiable; application of technology
Systematic Study/Scientific Grounding:
Scientific method: basis for prediction + management
Scientific process: iterative - empirical + theoretical relevance
Intuition: systematic student and EBM add to intuition - “gut feelings” about “why I do what I do” and “what makes others tick”
Challenges and Opportunities of CB responding to economic pressure; responding to globalization; managing workforce diversity; improving customer service; improving people skills; stimulating innovation/change; helping with work-life balance; creating a positive environment
Session 3: Perception and Individual Decision Making
Perception: a process by which individuals organize their sensory inputs in order to give meaning to their environments
Social Perception: process of interpreting information about another person. Depends on:
Characteristics of perceiver; characteristics of target; characteristics of