Introduction to Management Theory and Organizational Behavior

What you’ll learn to do: Describe the general history of management theory and practice and frame how organizational behavior has developed from these into a discreet field

Management theory? I thought this was an organizational behavior class, you might be thinking.

You may be wondering why the first section in your organizational behavior text is focused on management theory. Like most modern-day theories and ideologies, organizational behavior has evolved over time as people adapt to changes in society. In order to understand organizational behavior, we must first understand management theory and how the people before us used these theories to guide and direct formal organizations to be more successful.

It is important to remember that organizational behavior has developed from management theory into a distinct field of its own. Let’s move ahead to deep dive into how management theories influenced and formed organizational behavior as it is known today.


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