Accession Number : AD0651633

Title :   SOME NECESSARY STEPS TOWARD AN EFFECTIVE THEORY OF ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : RUTGERS - THE STATE UNIV NEW BRUNSWICK N J

Personal Author(s) : Indik,Bernard P.

Report Date : MAR 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : In our rush to answer practical problems we have fallen into the trap of too much concern for the short run answers. We have accumulated large amounts of very specific data that have not clearly added up to a coherent whole. We have not done some of the basic spade work nor have we taken some important steps. This report attempts to start to remedy this problem. The report delineates and designates a system of classifying data dealing with individual behavior in small groups and organizations that exist in a sociocultural environment. It reinforces the idea that there is nothing so practical as a good theory, since a good theory not only summarizes available evidence but also suggests sound answers to a wide range of applied problems. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GROUP DYNAMICS, *BEHAVIOR), THEORY, ORGANIZATIONS, SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), DECISION MAKING, SOCIAL COMMUNICATION, PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY)

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE