Which of the following is used in systematic study to determine cause and effect relationships?
Organizational behavior includes all of the following employment situations EXCEPT
Research and development
What is the goal of organizational behavior?
To understand and predict human behavior in organizations
____includes looking at relationships, attempting to attribute causes and effects, and basing our conclusions on scientific evidence—that is, on data gathered under controlled conditions, and measured and interpreted in a rigorous manner.
Which of the following social science disciplines studies people in relation to their social environment or culture?
Learning ways to design motivating jobs, techniques for improving management skills, and skills to create more effective teams are all examples of ________.
Improving people skills
Which of the following is NOT a topic included in organizational behavior?
Course work in human behavior and people skills did not receive much attention from business schools until the ________________.
Which of the following is true of contingency variables?
They refer to situational conditions that impact the relationship between two or more variables.
If employees see that their organization is breaking the law, they have the choice to blow the whistle or not. This is an element of ____________.
Which of the following determinants of behavior does organizational behavior study?
Studying the concept of change is an element of which aspect of organizational behavior?
Which impact of the 2008 recession is directly related to OB?
Increases in layoffs and job losses
Organizational behavior pulls from all of the following sciences EXCEPT __________.
OB can help managers increase the success of interactions with buyers and potential buyers by showing how employee attitudes and behavior influence ___________.
Which of the following is defined as the concept that organizations are becoming more heterogeneous in terms of gender, age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and inclusion of other diverse groups?
_________________ studies how organizations develop human strengths, foster vitality and resilience, and unlock potential.
Positive organizational scholarship
Which of the following best defines “big data”?
The extensive use of statistical compilation and analysis
Which of the following is NOT a critical issue for which OB seeks to provide meaningful insights?
Given the number of employees in the United States who are in single-parent homes or are caring for elderly parents, which of the following is essential for organizations that want to recruit and retain the most capable and motivated employees?
Which of the following social science disciplines seeks to measure, explain, and sometimes change the behavior of humans and other animals?
Which of the following social science disciplines is the study of societies to learn about human beings and their activities?
The OB model presented in the chapter defines the field of OB and stakes out its ____________.
parameters, concepts, and relationships
What is a “foreign assignment”?
A transfer to an employer’s operating division or subsidiary in another country
Intuition can be best described as ___________.