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Systems analysis in organizational behavior

Author: Seiler, John A. Series: Irwin Dorsey series in behavioral science Publisher: Irwin, 1967.Language: EnglishDescription: 219 p. : Ill. ; 24 cm.Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes index
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Systems Analysis in Organizational Behavior Table of Contents PAGE Chapter 1. Systems and the Analysis of Functions ............................................ 1 The Single-Cause Habit. Multiple Causation and the Idea of "System" Equilibrium--A Property of Systems. Feedback--The Mechanism Underlying Dynamic Equilibrium. ' What Is and What Could Be"--Optimal Equilibrium. Normative Judgment and the Process of Analysis. Systems Analysis as an Analysis of Functions. Chapter 2. Sociotechnical Systems .................................................................... Human Inputs. Technological Inputs. Organizational Inputs. A Fourth Input--Social Structure and Norms. Describing Organizational Life by Its Four Inputs. The Categories of Actual Behavior. Functions and Feedback. Applying System Categories to the Analysis of Actual Organizational Behavior. 23 UTILITY POWER COMPANY, Parts 1-4 .............................................................. 32, 39, 46, 48 Chapter 3. Human Inputs by Douglas R. Bunker .................................................................... 51 What Personality Constructs Shall We Use? Ability Constructs. Cognitive Systems as Predispositions. Enduring Motives as Predispositions. Values as Predispositions. The Interaction of Predispositions. The Person as a Set of Predispositions. The Person in the Work Setting. Money. Energy Expenditure. Products. Social Interaction. Social Status. Three Cases of the Influence of Human Inputs. THE BRADDOCK COMPANY, Parts 1-2 ............................................................................ 73, 75 REINER COMPANY, INCORPORATED, Parts 1-2 .............................................................. 77, 79 P. PAPADOPOULOS AND COMPANY, Parts 1-5 .............................................. 80, 82, 83, 84, 85 Chapter 4. Behavior Reconsidered ................................................................... 87 Expectations. Dissonance Problems and Interpersonal Behavior. The Expectation of Reciprocal Exchange in Interpersonal Behavior. Expectation, Dissonance, and Exchange in Two Cases of Interpersonal Behavior. GORDON FOUNDRY COMPANY ....................................................................................................... 94 THE YOUNG FOREMAN ................................................................................................................... 95 Chapter 5. Social Inputs ................................................................................... 99 The Attractions of Group Membership. Social Control. Group Structure: Differential Positions and Relationships within Groups. Social Inputs as a PAGE Function of Human, Technical, and Organizational Inputs. Social Inputs and the Analysis of Behavior. Four Cases of Social Influence. THE MOLDING UNIT, Parts 1-2 .................................................................................... 114, 116 THE THIRD NATIONAL CITY BANK, Parts 1-2 ............................................................. 117, 120 76TH RADIO COMPANY, Parts 1-2 ............................................................................... 121, 124 THE HARLOW COMPANY, Parts 1-4 ............................................................ 126, 128, 129, 131 Chapter 6. Technical Inputs by Paul R. Lawrence ............................................................... Technical and Human Inputs. Technical and Organizational Inputs. Technological Inputs, Individual Satisfaction, and Social Behavior. The Interdependence of Technical, Human, Organizational, and Social Inputs: A Review. Three Cases of Technical Influence. 133 THE TUDOR CORPORATION, Parts 1-2 ........................................................................ 144, 147 THE ABC TACTICAL FIGHTER WING, Parts 1-2 .......................................................... 148, 150 HARLAN SHOE COMPANY, Parts 1-4 ........................................................... 151, 153, 154, 156 Chapter 7. Organizational Inputs by Ralph M. Hower and Jay W. Lorsch 157 Formal Organization Structure. Culture and Organizational Inputs. Management Ideology and Organizational Inputs. Organization Structure and Leadership Style. Organizational and Technical Inputs. Differentiation and Integration in Complex Organizational Systems. The Test of Consistency in Organizational Systems. Summary. Three Cases of the Influence of Organizational Inputs. SPECIALTY CHEMICAL COMPANY, Parts 1-4 ............................................. 177, 179, 180, 181 CARTER STEEL COMPANY, Parts 1-4 .......................................................... 182, 184, 185, 187 DANIELS COMPUTER COMPANY, Parts 1-4 ................................................ 188, 190, 191, 192 Chapter 8. Analysis and Action ........................................................................ Systematic Analysis as a Natural Response to Problems. Internalizing Functional Analysis. Selection of Choices in the Analysis-Action Process. The Selection of Action Choices. Implementing the Plan of Action. Where Do We Go from Here? 193 Index ................................................................................................................... 215

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