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anthropology
The science of the learned behavior of human beings.
challenge
The call to competition, contest, or battle.
change
The transportation or modification of an organization and/or its stakeholders.
engineering
The applied science of energy and matter.
formal organization
The official, legitimate, and most visible part of the system.
Hawthorne studies
Studies conducted during the 1920s and 1930s that discovered the existence of the informal organization.
informal organization
The unofficial and less visible part of the system.
management
The study of overseeing activities and supervising people in organizations.
medicine
The applied science of healing or treatment of diseases to enhance an individual’s health and well-being.
objective knowledge
Knowledge that results from research and scholarly activities.
opportunities
Favorable times or chances for progress and advancement.
organizational behavior
The study of individual behavior and group dynamics in organizations.
people
The human resources of the organization.
psychology
The science of human behavior.
Six Sigma
A high-performance system to execute business strategy that is customer-driven, emphasizes quantitative decision making, and places a priority on saving money.
skill development
The mastery of abilities essential to successful functioning in organizations.
sociology
The science of society.
structure
The manner in which an organization’s work is designed at the micro level, as well as how departments, divisions, and the overall organization are designed at the macro level.
task
An organization’s mission, purpose, or goal for existing.
technology
The intellectual and mechanical processes used by an organization to transform inputs into products or services that meet organizational goals.