Andrew J. DuBrin

Video Labs: Chapter #1-The Nature and Scope of Organizational Behavior

Positive Organizational Behavior

ill lead to better job satisfaction, happiness on the job, and commitment to the company.

This video presents an overview of positive organizational behavior that supplements the topic on page 12 of the text. Positive organizational behavior represents the study of how positive emotions relate to employee performance in the workplace.  The video explores how positive psychology applies to the workplace and how employees can learn to improve their positive psychological resource capacities. Researchers of positive organizational behavior believe that developing hope, optimism, and resilience leads to higher performing employees.


Studies show that workers, who possess hope, spend energy on meeting goals and using willpower to face challenges will lead to better job satisfaction, happiness on the job, and commitment to the company.

Run Time: 5:43

Top Ten Ways to Improve Your Interpersonal Skills


Although this video is on the comical side, it does present many useful suggestions for improving one’s interpersonal skills, and therefore have good skills in organizational behavior. The rules are as follows: 1) Put on a happy smile; 2) Show appreciation; 3) Be considerate; 4) Settle disputes fittingly; 5) Promote togetherness; 6) Listen carefully; 7) Communicate clearly; 8) Ignite laughter; 9) Put yourself in the shoes of others; 10) Don’t complain.  Run Time: 2:07

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Scientific Management Theory

Scientific management is described on page 10 of the textbook as part of the history of organizational behavior. This video provides a brief, accurate, and entertaining description of a movement that began in the early 1900s in manufacturing settings. Frederick W. Taylor, the father of scientific management, proposed a system that would enable production employees to work like machines. Run Time: 3:14