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  • 1.  
  • 2. Organisational Behaviour Dr. Joe O’Mahoney 2007
  • 3. Challenge your assumptions…..
    • Should your personal life be irrelevant to your employer?
    • Should anyone be able to employ another person?
    • Should private company ownership be abolished?
    • Should you own what you produce?
    • Should you have to pay for lighting, fresh air and water at work?
    • Should you have to say prayers before and after work?
    • Should you have to bow to your employer?
    • Should you be forced to live in your workplace?
    • Should your employer be allowed to beat you or kill you?
    • Should work be done only by slaves?
  • 4. 1. What is OB?
  • 5. What is Organisational Behaviour?
    • Why do people act the way they do in organisations?
    I was obeying orders? I wanted to? I am programmed to?
  • 6. Differences and Commonalities
    • The Church
    The State The Army Businesses
  • 7. Commonalities
    • They all have:
      • Aims (money, victory, control) = power
      • Rules
      • People
      • Decision makers
    • They seek to control people
      • Rules
      • Ideology
      • Incentives
    • ..but people also resist
      • Trade unions
      • Democracy?
      • Conscientious objectors
  • 8. Theories of Why People Do Stuff Fashions Culture (Hofstede) Religion (Weber) Economies (Marx) Evolution Machines Psychology
  • 9. Critique: The need for control
    • Individuals vs. organisations
    • Leaders vs. Environments
    • Management vs. Unions
    • Governments vs. Citizens
                                                                                              
  • 10. The Role of the Corporation
    • Markets - e.g. Microsoft
    • Investors - e.g. Enron, Andersen,
    • Law – e.g. Limited Liability
    • Governments - Iraq, Chile, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Haiti
    • Politics – e.g. Clinton, Mozambique and Enron
  • 11. How will we study it?
    • Not trying to make you better managers
    • Understanding people, society and life
    • Critically: not accepting without question
    • Psychology, philosophy, politics, sociology
  • 12. Topics
    • Humans
      • Machines?
      • Hearts?
      • Resistance?
    • Organisations
      • - Control & Conflict
      • - Motivation vs. Stress
      • - Perception vs. culture
    • Management
      • - Leadership
      • - Decision Making
  • 13. Assignments and Support
    • One 2,500 word assignment to be submitted at the end of the Autumn Semester
    • All lecture notes, readings, advice and assessment details to be put on Blackboard (use BB to ask questions)
    • Tutorials start in week 5: groups announced in week 4
    • Issues regarding the course & tutorials: contact Annette
    • Issues regarding first term lectures: contact Joe
  • 14. Interested?
    • Read
      • John Pilger
      • Naomi Klein
      • Joseph Stiglitz
    • Watch
      • The Yes Men
      • The Corporation
      • The Smartest Guys in the Room
    • Visit
      • www.corpwatch.org
      • www.reclaimthemedia.org
      • www.amnesty.org
  • 15. Questions?

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