Organizational Behaviour


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Organizational Behaviour

  1. 1. Organizational Behavior <br />
  2. 2. It helps firms achieve effectiveness of their activities <br />e.g. people and resources <br /><ul><li>Features of OB</li></ul>OB is the study of human behavior <br />The study is about behavior in organizations <br />Knowledge about human behavior would be useful in improving an organization’s effectiveness<br />Role of Organizational Behavior <br />
  3. 3. OB refers to the behavior of individuals and groups within organizations and the interaction between organizational members and their external environment <br />OB is a field of study that investigates the impact that individuals, groups and structure have on behavior within organizations for the purpose of applying such knowledge towards improving an organization’s effectiveness <br />To sum up, OB obviously comprises individual behavior, group behavior and of the organization itself <br />Definition and Meaning of OB<br />
  4. 4. Foundations of OB<br /><ul><li>There are differences between individuals
  5. 5. A whole person concept e.g. hiring an individual for an organization
  6. 6. Caused behavior e.g. tackle the issue at its root
  7. 7. Human dignity e.g. proper respect and recognition of all kinds employees
  8. 8. Organizations are social systems e.g. social and psychological laws
  9. 9. Mutuality of interest among organizational members e.g. IDL goals and organizational interests
  10. 10. Holistic organizational behavior e.g. an all encompassing view of people in orgs.
  11. 11. Need for management e.g. improving an organization’s effectiveness </li></li></ul><li>OB provides a road map to our lives in an organization <br />2. The field of OB uses scientific research to help us understand and predict organizational life<br />3. OB helps us influence organizational events<br />4. OB helps an individual understand himself/herself and others better.<br />5. OB helps the manager to understand the basis of motivation <br />6. OB is useful for maintaining cordial industrial relations <br />7. The subject of OB is also useful in the field of marketing <br />8. Career in management and ‘people skill’<br />9. Motivation towards higher productivity and better results <br />Importance of OB<br />
  12. 12. Failure on the domestic front/personal lives<br />OB has not contributed to improved interpersonal relations in organizational settings e.g. jealousies, back-stabbing, leg-pulling, inequalities in reward system etc. go side by side with nice lectures, training programs, smiles, and the like. <br />The subject of OB has almost become a fad with mangers in most of the organizations e.g. common uniforms, open offices and shared canteens etc. <br />OB is selfish and exploitative serves only the interest of management e.g. motivation, efficiency, and productivity <br />The subject breeds a competitive spirit among the employees instead of harmony with one another <br />Shortcomings <br />