Month: March 2014

Organizational Behavior Glossary U–Z

U Uncertainty avoidance, a national culture attribute that describes the extent to which a society feels threatened by uncertain and ambiguous situations and tries to avoid them Unfreezing, changing to overcome the pressures of both individual resistance and group conformity Unity of command, the idea that a subordinate should have only one superior to whom …

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Organizational Behavior Glossary R–T

R Rational decision-making model, a decision-making model that describes how individuals should behave in order to maximize some outcome Referent power, influence based on identification with a person who has desirable resources or personal traits Refreezing, stabilizing a change intervention by balancing and restraining forces Relationship conflict, conflict based on interpersonal relationships Representative participation, a …

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