December 2013

Organizational Behavior Glossary G–I

G Gain sharing, a formula-based group incentive plan Goal-setting theory, a theory that says that specific and difficult goals, with feedback, lead to higher performance Grapevine, an organization’s informal communication network Groups, two or more individuals, interacting and interdependent, who have come together to achieve particular objectives Groupshift, a change in decision risk between a […]

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Organizational Behavior Glossary D–F

D Deep acting, trying to modify one’s true inner feelings based on display rules Defensive behaviors, reactive and proactive behaviors to avoid action, blame, or change Demands, responsibilities, pressures, obligations, and even uncertainties that individuals face in the workplace Departmentalization, basis by which jobs are grouped together Dependency, B’s relationship to A when A possesses

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