Discussion Leadership and Organizational Behavior
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Organizational behavior is really the combination of four areas of study – psychology, social psychology, sociology, and anthropology. While each of these areas involves an examination of people and their interactions, the focuses are quite different:
Psychology – studies the mind and how people make decisions. Social Psychology – examines how people work in groups. Sociology – explores how systems work within the organization. Anthropology – examines how culture works within the organization.
Now, assume that you are an organizational consultant and have been asked by a new CEO to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the organization.
· Of the four areas of study listed above, which would you focus on first?
· Make sure to explain why you chose this area, and why it would take precedence over the other areas.