WHAT IS ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR? . . . 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 toward improving an organization’s effectiveness.
CONTRIBUTING DISCIPLINES TO THE OB FIELD Psychology Sociology Anthropology Political Science Social Psychology
PSYCHOLOGY Psychology is a science, an academic, and applied discipline that involves the scientific study of human or animal mental functions and behaviours. It involves:
SOCIOLOGY Sociology is the study of society. It is a social science—a term with which it is sometimes synonymous—that uses various methods of empirical investigation and critical analysis to develop and refine a body of knowledge about human social activity, often with the goal of applying such knowledge to the pursuit of social welfare.
Social psychology is the study of the relations between people and groups. Scholars in this interdisciplinary area are typically either psychologists or sociologists, though all social psychologists employ both the individual and the group as their units of analysis. SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
ANTHROPOLOGY The study of societies to learn about human beings and their activities is known as Anthropology
POLITICAL SCIENCE Political science is a social science concerned with the theory and practice of politics and the description and analysis of political systems and political behaviour. In other words, it is the study of behavior of individuals and groups within a political environment.
Social psychology Psychology Behavioural science Contribution Unit of analysis Output Anthropology Sociology Political science Study of Organizational Behaviour Organization system Learning Motivation Perception Training Leadership effectiveness Job satisfaction Individual decision making Performance appraisal Attitude measurement Employee selection Work design Work stress Group dynamics Work teams Communication Power Conflict Intergroup behaviour Formal organization theory Organizational technology Organizational change Organizational culture Conflict Intraorganizational politics Power Organizational culture Organizational environment Behavioural change Attitude change Communication Group processes Group decision making Group Comparative values Comparative attitudes Cross-cultural analysis Individual AT A GLANCE
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