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Organizational behavior: Learning theories; employees 'upper hand'

1. Do you believe in learning theories? Couldn't people just be born with certain talents and abilities and others not? Your thoughts?

2. How does an employee have the "upper hand" in today's time. When you think about it jobs are scarce right now so if a person doesn't do what the organization wants it will find someone else. What can be done to grow this relationship between employees and the organization?

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Your questions are:
1. Do you believe in learning theories?
2. Couldn't people just be born with certain talents and abilities and others not?
3. How does an employee have the "upper hand" in today's time? When you think about it jobs are scarce right now so if a person doesn't do what the organization wants it will find someone else.
4. What can be done to grow this relationship between employees and the organization?

Let me start with some definition of Learning Theories as provided by some authors:
- theory of behaviour conditioning: the theory that behaviour can be explained in terms of how people and animals learn to respond to a stimulus, especially learning by rewards and punishments operant conditioning and learning by association classical conditioning -Encarta 2009
- In psychology and education, learning is commonly defined as a process that brings together cognitive, emotional, and environmental influences and experiences for acquiring, enhancing, or making changes in one's knowledge, skills, values, and world views (Illeris, 2004; Ormrod, 1995).
- an attempt to describe how people and animals learn, thereby helping us understand the inherently complex process of learning. Learning theories have two chief ...

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Organizational behavior, learning theories and employees have the 'upper hand' are examined.

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