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OBHR 2P91: Organizational Behaviour

Sources to help you research class assignments on Organizational Behaviour topics.

Identify Trends & Issues in Organizational Behaviour

Identifying TrendsThe following sources & strategies can be used to identify emerging trends and cutting edge issues in Organizational Behaviour:

  • Look for insights from Organizational Behavior thought leaders
  • Scan recent headlines of professional magazines that cover Organizational Behaviour issues

What is a Thought Leader?

A thought leader is "one whose views on a subject are taken as authoritative and influential". (New Oxford American Dictionary, 3rd ed.).

Who are thought leaders in Organizational Behavior?

Thought leaders in Organizational Behavior may be individual practitioners, consultants, or academic researchers. Thought leaders may also be found in organizations such as "think tanks". A think tank is "a body of experts providing advice on specific political or economic problems" (Oxford Dictionary of English, 3rd ed.).

Management Consulting Firms

  • Some management consulting firms may include aspects of OBHR in their practice including Human Capital, Talent Management, Total Rewards, or other keywords.
    • These firms may offer insights into topical & cutting edge workplace issues based on their own consulting assignments, on employee and executive surveys, or other research studies, and often publish the results on their websites.
    • Look for studies that include details on the methodology, so that you can assess the quality of the information provided.