Organizational Behavior and Concepts
Every successful company realizes that one of the most valued assets within the business is the people. "To attract and retain the best qualified people available without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or disability" (Boeing, 2006, p. 2) . Companies of today focus on continuous personnel development that is necessary to increase the value of an organization's human capital.
The study of people within business is defined as organization behavior. Organizational behavior is the influences that affect people, decision-making, empowerment, ethics, environmental and social issues, diversity and commitment. In today's business environment, companies strive to accomplish harmony within the organization with leadership, management, teams and individual employees to achieve desired goals and objectives (Schermerhorn, Hunt, & Osborn, 2005, p. 3).
Strong communications is essential for any business to achieve the mission, goals and objectives required to sustain market growth and increase in revenues. A company's strategic direction is accomplished through the four basic functions of management: planning, organizing, leading and controlling. These functions are required regardless of the industry, organization or management level within a company. Employee commitment within the four basic functions will promote a strong team environment and business success (Schermerhorn, Hunt, & Osborn, 2005, p. 295).
A company's strategic plan must clearly define the mission, vision, goals and objectives for all employees, customers, and publics to view. These ideas determine the plans a company implements to follow the objectives stated that will be required in obtaining the goals set. The mission and vision provide a sense of direction and principles the company prides their reputation on. The reputation of a company is established over years and can be attributed to factors like the quality of a product, the benefits provided to the workforce, and even the social or environmental contributions made to the communities where they do business (Schermerhorn, Hunt, & Osborn, 2005, p. 7).
The Boeing Company defines its mission as "People working together as a global enterprise for aerospace leadership" (Boeing, 2006, p.1). The proposed strategy that will enable Boeing...