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organisational behaviour

- study of what people think, feel, do in and around organisations

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organisations

- a social arrangement for achieving controlled performance in pursuit of collective goals (Huczynski & Buchanan, 2013)

- To atleast survive
- Strong firm boundaries

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Strong Firm Boundaries

- boundary maintenance and demarcation consume lot of energy

- Someones job

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Relationship with state

recognised by government entity = legitimized by state

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Work

- Define work so that all activities that are work are included

- impossible

- based on presence or absence

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what did work mean to ppl

- greeks and romans
-> curse, for only slaves

- feudal times
-> lower class service
-> allowed serfs to make contribution

- renaissance
-> intrinsically meaningful
-> recognise and appreciate art and science

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more contemporary perspectives

- taylor and other theorists 1911
-> mans worth depended on level of productivity

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hawthorne study 1924

- beg. of end of scientific management philo.
-> ppl are poly motivated, social emotional and other outcomes are as important to them as work itself

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- business decisions frequently based on:

=> hope and fear
=> what others seem to be doing
=> senior leaders have done or what has worked in the past
=> ideologies
=> not facts

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casual benchmarking

-> what others seem to be doing

-> e.g. united arlines adopted southwests approach, but missed culture, management philo., emphasis on employees

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evidence based management

- using data changes the power dynamic

- people often dont want to hear the truth

- people dont believe the evidence

- marketplace for ideas is messy and inefficient

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empirical research

- based on data and careful study