Download Fundamentals of Organizational Behavior, third Canadian by Nancy Langton, Stephen P. Robbins PDF

By Nancy Langton, Stephen P. Robbins

Show description

Read Online or Download Fundamentals of Organizational Behavior, third Canadian Edition PDF

Similar canadian books

The People Who Own Themselves: Aboriginal Ethnogenesis in a Canadian Family, 1660-1900

The hunt for a Métis identification and what constitutes that id is a key factor dealing with many Aboriginals of combined ancestry this present day. the folk Who personal Themselves reconstructs 250 years of Desjarlais kinfolk heritage throughout a considerable quarter of North the United States, from colonial Louisiana, the St. Louis, Missouri area, and the yankee Southwest to pink River and vital Alberta.

Flying Canucks: Famous Canadian Aviators

Flying Canucks tells the interesting tale of aviation in Canada via this choice of 37 biographies of significant aviators in our nation's heritage. As early as 1908, having learn the Wright brothers' invention, alberta farm boys and mechanics in Quebec villages have been developing huge kites, trying to fly them.

A Twist of Orchids

3rd within the acclaimed “Death within the Dordogne” sequence. wintry weather within the Dordogne: scrumptious foodstuff, ruggedly attractive surroundings, unscrupulous orchid hunters, unlawful medicines, a poetic house-breaker, and 3 mysterious deaths and counting . . . Expat Montrealer Mara Dunn and orchid-loving Brit Julian wooden reside jointly in an uneasy, on-and-off means.

Additional resources for Fundamentals of Organizational Behavior, third Canadian Edition

Sample text

9 This is called the fundamental attribution error and can explain why a sales manager is prone to attribute the poor performance of his or her sales agents to laziness rather than to the innovative product line introduced by a competitor. Recent research suggests that journalists often engage in the fundamental attribution error when they over-attribute firm performance to the CEO’s characteristics. 11 We use self-serving bias when we judge ourselves. This means that when we are successful, we are more likely to believe it was because of internal factors, such as ability or effort.

If we carefully consider the arguments favouring either heredity or environment as the main determinant of personality, we are forced to conclude that both are important. Heredity sets the parameters, or outer limits, but an individual’s full potential will be determined by how well he or she adjusts to the demands and requirements of the environment. Chapter 2 Perception, Personality, and Emotions 43 Situational Conditions A third factor, the situation, influences the effects of heredity and environment on personality.

We often interpret others’ behaviours based on our own characteristics. People who take an optimistic approach to life act as if others will be just as upbeat, while those who are dishonest suspect others are equally dishonest. Expectations can also distort our perceptions—we see what we expect to see. For example, if you expect police officers to be authoritarian, young people to have no ambitions, human resource directors to like people, or politicians to be unethical, you may perceive individuals from these categories in this way, regardless of their actual traits.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.81 of 5 – based on 46 votes