• Stages of Evolution
• Current State
• Importance in Management
• The study of human behavior in organizational
settings, the interface between human behavior and
the organization, and the organization itself
(Moorhead and Griffin 1995).
•Organizational Behavior is the systematic study of the
actions and attitudes that people exhibit within
organizations (Aquinas 2006).
•Organizational Behavior is a field of study that
investigates the impact of individuals, groups and
structures on behavior within organizations for the
purpose of applying such knowledge towards
improving an organization's effectiveness (Robbins
Organizational Behavior can be divided into :
• Micro Organizational Behavior.
• Meso Organizational Behavior.
• Macro Organizational Behavior.
(Wagner and Hollenbeck 2010)
Stages of Evolution
• First: began industrial psychology, who teaches the individual
worker in terms of skill, attitudes and trends that characterized
them, such as: intelligence capacity and individual differences
• Second: comes the stage of the school of human relations that are
interested individuals as groups, to see relationships among
themselves and the impact on labor productivity and the job
• Third: Finally comes the stage of human behavior and
organizational interested in studying the individual and the
group, and their interaction individuals and groups with labor
organizations and their surrounding environment and internal, and
knowledge of the interaction between man and the organization
(The Evolution 2013)
• Studied in business schools in management,
industrial psychology and industrial economics
• Its study and practice have expanded throught
• Leadership Understanding.
(Staw and Kramer 2002)
• Counterproductive Work Behavior.
• Decision Making.
• Employee Mistreatment.
• Groups and Teams.
• Job attitudes and emotions.
• Managerial Roles.
• Organizational Culture.
Importance in Management
• Direct relevance for understanding general
• Extends to specialists areas, such as accounting,
production and marketing where, inevitably,
organizing and managing people remain central
• Taken by number of students, either as a singlr
degree or as a core element of degree
programmes in engineering, modern languages
and sports studies among others.
(Knights and Willmott 2007)
• Helped in understanding the definition of
• The current state of the field.
• Different topics covered in organizational
• Its evolution through history.
• Its importance.
• Aquinas, P.G. (2006) Organisation Behaviour, New Delhi: Excel Books.
• Duncan, P.K. (1982) Current Topics in Organizational Behavior Management, New
York: Haworth Press.
• Knights, D. and Willmott, H. (2007) Organizational Behaviour and
pter01.pdf(Accessed: 9 April 2014).
• Moorhead, G. and Griffin, R.W. (1995) Organizational behavior: Managing people
and organizations, 5th edn., Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
• Robbins, S.P. (2009) Organizational Behavior, New Delhi: Dorling Kindersley.
• Staw, B. and Kramer, R.M. (2002) Research in Organizational Behaviour,
Netherland: Elsevier Science.
• Wagner, J. A., & Hollenbeck, J. R. (2010). Organizational Behavior: Securing
Competitive Advantage. New York City: Routledge.
• (2013) the evolution of the concept of organizational behavior, Available at:
concept-of.html (Accessed: 8th April 2014).