Impact of globalization on organizational behavior
Organizational behaviour is a field of study that investigates
the impact that individuals, groups and structures have on
behaviour within an organization for the purpose of applying
such knowledge towards improving an organization's
It is an interdisciplinary field that includes sociology,
psychology, communication, and management
Globalization is the free movement of goods,
services and people across the world in a
seamless and integrated manner.
Globalization means to increase their base of
operations, expand their workforce with
minimal investments, and provide new
services to a broad range of consumers
Thirty years ago, national borders acted to
insulate most firms from foreign competitive
Capitalism is replacing the government
control and now organizations are no longer
constrained by national borders.
Multi national corporations developed
operations world wide and companies
developed joint ventures with foreign
Workers increasingly chased job
opportunities across national borders.
As organizations have become more global ,
their work force has become culturally
Globalization has created a large shift in
organizational behavior as increasing
diversity has brought together people of
different backgrounds with different values,
cultures and beliefs all working together for
Globalization affects a manager’s skill in two
1.In a foreign country and
2.In your own country.
Work force diversity
Unsupportive and hostile work environment
Fears of discrimination
Resistance to change
Organizations are becoming more and more
one of the most important and broad based
challenges currently facing organization is
adapting people who are different.
Melting pot assumption
The melting pot assumption is replaced by
one that recognizes and values differences.
Diversity, if positively managed, can increase
creativity and innovation in the organization.