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Importance of Organizational Behavior
The environment of business is always changing. With increases in workload and responsibilities, managers have found that their importance in the work environment has also increased. In order to help managers and supervisors learn more about the complexity of the new workforce many different areas of study have been developed. One area of study that has increased in importance over the years is the study of organizational behavior. In order to understand the importance of organizational behavior, we must first define exactly what organizational behavior is and what it covers. Organizational behavior is the study of...
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AbstractAn efficient manager uses organizational behavior tools to understand and work with the psyche of individuals, using the resources available to create a lucrative work environment and a successful company. These tools in the arsenal of a well-informed manager include the use of various people skills (hard & soft) to bring out the best within the individuals working for their organization. Today's manager needs to use these skills in harmony to achieve the objectives of their company. The illustration of good use of these organizational behaviors by Southwest airlines to stay on top of business highlights its impact for achieving success. The metamorphosis of these companies to...
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The Importance of Organizational Behavior
In any organization one can assume that the main goal of that business is to succeed; what exactly does being a winning organization mean and what does it take to get there? In the past companies placed a great amount of emphasis on the numbers and how to achieve those numbers. The people who actually helped achieve those numbers were graded on their technical skills, productivity, and budgets. Employees were moneymaking machines and how they achieved those numbers was not a concern of their managers as long as the numbers were being met. Organizational behavior studies have become more important today than in previous years because...
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An organization is comprised of individuals who make up organizational behavior. From top management down to the last employee, organizational behaviors take shape. How important is Organizational Behavior in the work place? Even though it is determined by the head of an organization to make this decision, I feel it is extremely vital ingredient in the development of a work place. I feel that organizational behavior studies can be very beneficial to almost any organization, or at least I do now after all my readings. I plan on proving my argument with background information and supporting detail, such as the different roles that play in- informational, decisional, environment, productivity,...
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The paper explains the importance of organizational behavior and how these principles add value to the business. Many hard-driving leaders believe the technical competencies of individuals are far more important than the soft skills in making them the most value added to the organization. This paper builds the argument for organizational behavior as a vital ingredient in the development of the work force. The paper describes how the study and practice of organizational behavior can make a difference in the operation of the business.--------------------------------------------------Organizational behavior studies have become more important today than in previous years because corporations...
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Organizational Behaviour is a field of study that investigates the impact that individuals, groups and structure have on behaviour within organizations, for the purpose of applying such knowledge toward improving an organization's effectiveness. An organization is comprised of individuals who make up the organizational behaviour. From top management down to the employee, organizational behaviour takes shape. The effectiveness of the organization largely depends on the structure of the organization, and how well the individuals or groups behave within the structure.Organizational behaviour is important to all management function, roles and skills. Since organizations are built up levels -...
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Organizational Behavior ImportanceOrganizational Behavior Importance PaperOrganizational Behavior ImportanceINTRODUCTIONHow important organizational behavior in the work place is determined by the head of that organization. I feel that organizational behavior studies can be very beneficial to almost any organization. The field of organizational behavior draws on a variety disciplines, including employee empowerment and ethical decisions. These different areas of study should prove that organizational behavior is a vital ingredient in the work force.EMPOWERMENTEmpowerment is certainly not a new idea within the business arena. In fact, its concept has been around since the 1960's when American...
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Organizational Behavior and Its Importance to a Company
What is organizational behavior and why is it important for a company to understand it? There are several crucial reasons why companies should utilize the concepts of organizational behavior, as well as understand the key terms that are associated with organizational behavior. To understand and utilize organizational behavior there are several key terms that must also be understood, for example organizational culture, diversity, communication, organizational effectiveness and efficiency, organizational learning. Intracorp, a bill review company, has the potential to be more efficient and employees could possibly be more eager to...
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Running head: MANAGING CONFLICT MANAGING CONFLICT
Organizational Behavior:Managing Conflict within the WorkplaceAbstractOur team has decided to write our research paper on conflict management. We felt that this topic would be a good choice because we feel that many of today's companies have problems dealing with conflict. If managers are trained and aware of conflict management, conflict can bring out creativity and different points of view. The positive outcomes from conflict management can greatly assist the success of today's organizations.Conflict in the work place has been a problem for just about everyone. It doesn't matter where you work or what kind of work it is, conflict is bound...
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Organizational behavior is the study and application of knowledge about how people, individuals, and groups act in organizations. The purpose of such study is to help internal incorporation, bring employees from all levels of the company closer together, and boost their performance. Employees are what make up an organization or a company. A company must run successfully; therefore, the employees have to work well together. People work differently and yet are alike in many ways. As a result of this characteristic among employees, an understanding of these differences and similarities must be considered again so we build better relationships within our work environment. Organizational behavior...
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A study on the Organizational Behavior of PepsiCo
Table of Contents2About PepsiCo: 2Organizational Configuration 2Organization Structure 2PepsiCo India Structure 2Structure of Sales Department at PepsiCo 2Global Matrix Structure of PepsiCo 2Strategic Intent: 2Mission 2Vision 2Goals: 2Performance with Purpose 2Human sustainability 2Environment Sustainability 2Talent Sustainability 2Porter's Five Forces Analysis of PepsiCo: 2Initiatives to further reduce the supplier power: 2Miles and Snow's Strategy 2Balanced Scorecard approach to effectiveness 2Financial: 2Customers: 2Learning and growth: 2Internal business process: 2Competitor's analysis 2Global Strategy...
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What is the main goal a business or organization strives to achieve? One can assume that success or even survival would be a main objective organizations strive to accomplish. In the past, organizations have emphasized on the output and profitability. Those who contribute to the profitability were evaluated on terms of their skills and budgets. Administrators considered employees as machines. They were not concerned how the profit was made as long as the numbers were met.However, organizational behavior has become important because companies must learn to adjust in a changing market that is competitive and brutal. Administrators did not involve themselves with organizational behavior until...
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International Dimensions of Organizational BehaviorAnalysis by Karen DyalNorth Central UniversityAbstractInternational organizational behavior is essential to fully grasp and truly understand changes that are reshaping organizations. This paper evaluates Alan Nankervis's, Associate Professor of Human Resource Management, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, in-depth review of Nancy Adlerand's book on International Dimensions of Organizational Behavior.Alan Nankervis provides a comprehensive review on the book International Dimensions of Organizational Behavior. The author states the goal of the book is to challenge us "to transcend our parochialism-no matter which country we...
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LITERATURE REVIEWIn simplest terms, an organization is the grouping together of individuals in order to accomplish a given task. Once the demands of completing the task are such that the work must be divided between two or more groups (subgroups/units), interdependence between groups is created. Once interdependence is created, coordination is needed to see that the tasks of different groups are completed in manner consistent with organizational goals. Structure can be described as the way in which the organization: divides its labor into distinct task; and then achieves coordination among them (Mintzberg, 1979).An organizational structure is a formal framework by which job tasks are...
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Learning to manage any organization successfully can be difficult, but without learning the essentials of behavior within any organization, it is almost impossible. Learning to understand people's behavior within an organization would allow any person in a managing position to increase their understanding of his or her workers, their company, and making both work together effectively. There are many key concepts and terms related to organizational behavior, and each are much more complicated than they seem. They include organizational behavior, organizational culture, diversity, communication, organizational effectiveness and efficiency, and organizational learning.Organizational behavior is...
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Organizational behavior is a concept or tool for businesses motivated to meet the needs of its employees while being aware of the impact each individual has on an organization's behavior. Organizations must consider what employees want and what concerns they may have. The answers are not always the same. However, there are some consistent responses such as recognition for work well done, job security, a balance between work and family life, and competitive salary and benefits. There is a fundamental need for organizations and managers to know what their employees value, how they feel, and be accommodating so as to keep the organization on the leading edge of productivity and profitability....
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In today’s corporate world organizations must try to have a competitive advantage against other organizations. The advantage could be a technological advantage, or a product that the competitors do not possess, or anything that will give the organization and advantage against their competitors. Another competitive advantage that an organization could have could be the motivation and leadership that the employees have, which will help the organizations achieve its goals and improve the aspects that make the organization fail to accomplish it goals. When employees possess theses two aspects they could help the organization to succeed in many ways, yet to understand how these two aspects could...
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In the age of globalization, an in-depth study and understanding of the organization’s culture and behaviour have become vital as its people comprise of different race, colour and culture. Organizational behaviour basically defines the interaction of human beings in a given organization and analysis of individuals and groups characteristics facilitates better understanding, prediction and improvisation in work place, leading to improved performance. Workers are the pillars of the organization and his responses to other people and circumstances differ widely as per the values and the principles that he follows in his life. Each person develops certain characteristics or attitude based on...
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A continued globalization of markets, hostile takeovers and rapidly advancing technology has made it very difficult for the organization to achieve competitive advantage. Employees are one of the most important determinants and leading factors that determine the success of an organization in this competitive environment. Every organization must address its employee needs in order to maintain a productive work force. In today’s fast paced society turnover rate of the employees is quite high and employees keep switching among different jobs. One of the reason behind this that employee may not feel any sense of association with the organization and that they may not feel a...
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Importance of the TopicSelf-esteem reflects an individual's overall appraisal of his or her own worth, which has a large influence on an individual's behavior. Accurate prediction on job performance is critical to people in managerial positions, such as managers. Based on the theory of behavioral plasticity and self-monitoring, it is indicated that subordinates' organization-based self-esteem, which reflects an employee's self-perceived value as an organization member, moderates two important subordinate outcomes, namely task performance and innovative behavior (Rank, Nelson, Allen &Xu,2009). Therefore, the question whether self-esteem is an useful indicator of an individual's job...
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Organizational Behavior: a discipline for discoveryAsk a manager of 35, 25 or even 15 years ago what their Organization's Behavioral patterns were or how their employees felt about certain issues and you would probably be met with blank stares. Organizational Behavior (OB) was not a part of the business world in those days. The idea that a manager need only deal with the technical skills of it's employees while disregarding their own listening skills, communication skills and interaction skills was the common mode of thought. A recent study on employee burnout by Northwestern National Life Insurance shows that at least one out of every four employees views their job as the biggest stressor...
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Organizational Theory and Behavior: Frederick Taylor, Max Weber, and Henri Fayol
Since its emergence as a field of study, there have been some important contributions to public administration. Its goal has always been to improve productivity which then improves workplace performance. All of the contributions have been aimed at completing the work with the highest level of efficiency and at the lowest cost.
Public administration disciples have sought to find the best way to rid organizations of inefficiency and waste. This led to changes to the very foundations of management and motivation theories. To increase efficiency, Max Weber and Frederick Taylor made changes to the process and the...
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"Master and Commander" is the best movie to further my understanding of organizational behavior. In short, "Master and Commander" is a story about how to use leadership, motivation, power and politics, decision making and creativity to beat the French competitor that seems bigger, faster or stronger than his ship.In the first part of the paper, I would elaborate the point of leadership in this movie. In terms of this, the captain has the power to influence the seamen. As the British crew pursued its opponent, the captain and his team were searching for a calculated strategy that would allow them to defeat the French captain and take the ship as a prize. As it turns out, their strategy was...
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In the play "Othello" by William Shakespeare, the behavior of Iago was important as his character explored acts of manipulation, his flexibility of acting different roles in many situations at the same time being able to adapt this tone and style to suit any occasion, and more importantly his professional jealousy. All these behaviors were important in the play as it demonstrated to the audience the consequences of trusting people and in addiction the pure jealousy which ultimately destroyed Othello, and ironically Iago too. Iago's behavior contributed especially to the downfall of Othello in which Iago succeeded in destroying a marriage, and two noble characters, as well as himself.In the...
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In today's competitive business environment, a corporate code of conduct and ethics should serve as the foundation upon which employees make decisions based on honesty, integrity, confidence and trust. The presence of corporate codes of ethics can be associated with less wrongdoing in the organization. The presence of strong codes of ethics can also be associated with organizational commitment. In an ethical organization, it is understood that every significant management decision has ethical value dimensions. (Wallace, 1999) This corporate code of ethics holds a company together when its members lose their balance between work and personal life during stressful times.In his book, "Authentic...
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IntroductionIn this era of high business competitiveness, organizations operate in a dynamic and changing environment and consequently have to be adaptive to stay ahead of the aggressive competition.Organizations today recognize that human resource (HR) is their key asset to gaining an edge over competition and achieving organizational success and effectiveness. Thus, human resource management (HRM) has now become an emerging field in the business world and a key ingredient for staying abreast of competition.This essay will focus on what HRM has to offer and how those at the top and HR managers should work together to achieve organizational efficacy. Current HRM theory and concepts will also...
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This paper is basically about what I have learned in this first week of class, "Organizational Behavior", an issue I will carry with me throughout my life. Organizational Behavior, as defined in the book, states: "OB is the study of what people think, feel, and do in and around organizations." There is really no better way of saying that, but in my own works, I think a definition for OB could state- "A field of study that looks at the impact individuals, groups and structures has on the behavior of people within an organization, for the purpose of using the results towards improving an organization's effectiveness.Generalization about behavior is usually wrong; I, myself was a person who...
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A Look at Communication at Hitachi Automotive ProductsIn a successful business organization, one that conducts operations on a global basis, communications is vital to continued viability and strength in a competitive market. This holds especially true at Hitachi Automotive Products, Los Angeles (HAP-LA), with customers, suppliers and contacts that are located in eight countries on four different continents. Most of the time, the communication efforts, between HAP-LA and the customers, or even within the HAP-LA facility itself between team members, is successful. However, there are instances where communication fails due to a breakdown in the communication process.An initial look at an...
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Contents:Introduction to Organizational Behavior pag 2Motivation pag 4Conclusions pag 13References pag 14Organizational behavior: Motivation1. Introduction to Organizational Behavior:Organizational behavior is the study and application of knowledge about how people act within organizations. It is a human tool for human benefit. It applies broadly to the behavior of people in all types of organizations, such as bussines, government, schools, and service organizations. Wherever organizations are, there is a need t ounderstand organizational behavior.The key elements in organizational behavior are people, structure, technology, and the environment in which the organization operates. When people...
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We often become what unconsciously others expect of us, or we ourselves expect. How can such a self-empowering and at the same time discouraging research hold true? Aren't we the makers of our own future? Yes, if we make a conscious attempt in the right direction we can achieve anything we desire. However, people in general tend to align to other people's expectations, especially if that person is your superior. Furthermore, unfortunately, all of us have certain expectations and managers can't escape this reality. We tend to treat our staff according to our expectations of them and as an end result our staff responds the way we envisioned. We reinforce our original expectations, therefore...
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The role of the government has evolved over time and in this day and age, its purpose is to govern the nation well by ensuring peace and prosperity in the country. The People’s Action Party (PAP) in Singapore encapsulates this in their manifesto which is “to build a fair and just society where the benefits of progress are spread widely to all”. It aims to achieve this through its core values system, honesty, being multi-racial, meritocracy and self-reliance.
This is no mean feat and requires the group of leaders to be reliable, pragmatic, united, far-sighted, decisive, compassionate and resilient. (PAP, 2013) As Confucius states, a person is to first, cultivate his moral character; only...
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Workplace Observation: Hitachi Automotive ProductsHitachi Automotive Products, Los Angeles (HAP-LA), located in Torrance, California, is a major manufacturer of alternators, starters, mass airflow sensors, electronic control units, and other automotive electromechanical parts. HAP-LA's major customers, including Ford, GM, Subaru, Nissan, Honda, and Thermoking, along with a large score of OE and aftermarket clients, bring in over $9 million in monthly revenue for the HAP-LA facility alone. As a small part of a large conglomerate corporation, HAP-LA's climate is defined by a long, historical Japanese tradition and work ethic as well as the dynamic practices of the contemporary American...
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RUNNING HEAD: MICRO-ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIORMicro-Organizational BehaviorRobert AlfordGrantham UniversityMICRO-ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIORAbstractDuring the course of this class my focus will be on the use of micro-organizational behavior and to focus on and discuss the finer points of behavior within a large organization such as that of the military or that of Wal-Mart Corporation. Furthermore I will talk about the process of decision-making and cooperation between small groups of people and how it affects the organization or company. The ultimate focus of my project is to gain a full understanding of the concept of micro-organizational behavior and to relay how the issues that surround this...
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Organizational DevelopmentMonique ConePSY428August 23, 2010Antonio BorrelloOrganizational DevelopmentOrganizations themselves are ever changing, as are the people in them. The organizations adapt to change better than the people do. People are resistant to change and are comfortable with what they know from past behaviors. Robbins states that, three major aspects of behavior are focused on when examining the behavior of people in work settings. The three aspects are individuals, groups, and structures. When examining individuals, there are three topics that are researched. These are how personality, attitudes, and...
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The shared characteristics and, in some cases, perception of employees create what is known as organizational culture. A strong culture constructs a unified employee atmosphere, whereas a weak culture lacks a shared sense of distinction between employees. An employee’s heritage or individual culture, although different than, affects the overall organizational culture of companies. Like society, sub-cultures exist within organizations. Formed by departmental function, geographical location, and/or the personalities of employees, sub-cultures include employees who continue to adhere to the organizations’ overall culture, but have additional independent characteristics. Employees’...
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In this paper the author will discuss several key concepts and terminologies as they relate to organizational behavior, organizational culture, diversity, communication, organizational effectiveness and efficiency, and organizational learning.What is organizational behavior and why is it important? Organizational behavior is a concept or tool for businesses striving to meet the needs of its employees while understanding the impact of the individual on an organization's behavior. Formally defined, organizational behavior--OB for short--is the study of individuals and groups in organizations (Schermerhorn, 2003, pg. 2). What do workers want? What are their concerns? The answers are not always...
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AbstractIn today's economy, organizations must be able to adapt to the ever-changing environment. In an effort to reduce negative outcomes from change and improve working conditions, organizations must have a clear understanding of the world within and organization. This paper will define the key concepts of organizational behavior (OB) and the factors associated with such including organizational culture, diversity, communication, organizational effectiveness and efficiency, and organizational learning. Examples relating to ABC Co. will also be provided.Why has organizational behavior research become so important in recent years? Can such research really add value to the success of an...
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AbstractPlanned organizational change can be defined in many different ways, and characterized on many different levels. The common denominator listed after reviewing two related Internet articles, indicates that change cannot take place for "change's sake", but must be implemented to accomplish a specific goal or task. Another common statement states that change must also be accepted and embraced before the desired outcome is achieved.Planned Organizational ChangePlanned organizational change can be defined in many different ways, and characterized on many different levels. The common denominator listed after reviewing two related Internet articles, indicates that change cannot take place...
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AbstractOrganizational Behavior is a field of study that investigates the impact that individuals, groups, and structure have on behavior within the organizations and its effective use for the purpose of such knowledge towards improving its performance. Similar to the evolution of man and its environment there has been a substantial change in the approach for better productivity within an organization through the brainstorming efforts applied by a good manager. Understanding organizational behavior within a corporation and particularly the factors influencing the organizational behavior of a single entity has become the key to the success of any manager. There is no one single approach to...
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Running head: Diversity Paper Diversity Paper XXXX XXXXXX University of Phoenix MGT 331 Organizational Behavior MGBSBM54F Alvin Cooper MSM April 14, 2004Workshop # 3Diversity Paper Diversity is a multi faceted idea that has changed as more business move toward a global marketplace. Most people hold the belief that everyone is of equal...
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Organizational culture can play a very important role in any corporation’s success. As we learn more about how to make a company more successful through effective management of Human Resource, we are learning of the value of people, as a whole, and how they contribute to the success or failure of an organization. That’s even more so true with in healthcare organizations. Nurses play a pivotal role in the health care profession and make up the majority of healthcare workers in a hospital setting. However, there is a nursing shortage globally that is expected to increase as nurses from the baby boom era are set to retire. This is where human resource management and organizational culture...
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Organizational TrendsIn today's competitive business world organizations have realized the importance of their employees as their most important resource. This idea leads to the importance of the study of organizational behavior. In order to understand organizational behavior precisely, we must first understand trends in organizational behavior and how these trends have an impact on employees. Organizational behavior trends may include globalization, diverse workforce, organizational culture, work-related stress, technology, influence of ethics on decision making, team work, politics and power, conflict management and motivation. Trends in organizational...
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Job satisfaction is one of the most prominent correlates of Innovative HR Practices (Bateman & Organ, 1983, Puffer, 1987, Organ & Konovsky, 1989). It inculcates in employees a positive state of mind (Smith, 1983) which in turn motivates them to repay their organisation through OC (Schnake et. al., 2003). Implicit in the cause of OC as argued by Smith et al. (1983) is the existence of some baseline of satisfaction required to trigger altruistic behaviors in the organisation. Studies have revealed that a significant relationship exists between job satisfaction and IHRP (Organ and Lingl, 1995). Bateman and Organ found that job satisfaction as measured by the Job Descriptive Index did correlate...
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There are several key elements involved in the formulation and management of a successful organization. These elements include organizational behavior, organizational culture, diversity, communication, organizational effectiveness and efficiency, and organizational learning. All elements play crucial roles in success and any business lacking one or more of these elements may face failure.Organizational behavior is defined as "the study of individuals and groups in organizations" (Organizational Behavior, 2005). Organizational behavior is better described as a learned discipline that is based on scientific methods and promotes the contingency approach of management. This means that management...
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Organizational Behavior is the study and application of knowledge about how people, individuals, and groups act in organizations (Clark, D. 2000). There are many terminologies and concepts used in the study of organizational behavior. This paper examines how these terminologies and concepts help define the many aspects of organizational behaviors. Some of the terminologies and concepts described include: organizational behavior, organizational culture, diversity, organizational learning, organizational effectiveness and efficiency, and communication.Certainly, large numbers of people have been doing work for a long time. Pyramids and many other huge monuments and structures were built,...
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In this assignment we introduce the idea that the organizational culture is the personality of an organization which can be defined, measured, sustained and changed and have an important impact on an organization's effectiveness.We want to define organizational culture as it is presented by two theorists, indicate levels of expressions of culture in an organization, and provide specific strategies or tools to modify organizational culture.We know that every individual has something that psychologists have termed "personality". An individual's personality is made up of a set of relatively permanent and stable traits. When we describe someone as innovative, relaxed, warm or conservative, we...
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What does it take to ensure that one's business is healthy and continuously progressing? How can a company be sure that their business is in fact on the road to success and that its employees have positive views on its culture? These questions are tied into the concepts and principles of organizational behavior, the study of individual and group behavior within an organization (Schermerhorn, 2005, p. 3). Organizational behavior, also known as OB, helps us better understand these behaviors, interpersonal processes, and organizational dynamics in a real world setting. Its purpose is to build better relationships by achieving human objectives, organizational objectives, and social objectives...
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Organizational Culture and Structure
The structure of an organization determines the allocation of roles, regulations, and responsibilities, and therefore builds a basis for the culture in an organization. There is a constant relationship between organizational structure and organizational culture that provides a theme within an organization. Both can be difficult to clearly define and distinguish when analyzing an organization. Organization culture is a perspective into the company’s personality; it provides descriptive values, principals, traditions, and a way of doing things that effect how members view the organization (Robbins, DeCenzo, & Coulter,...
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Researchers have observed that measuring and evaluation of the organizational effectiveness is an ongoing process. (Steers, 1976) Moreover the measurement factors vary from organization to organization, sector to sector and may involve various functions and areas of an organization. (Zammuto, 1984). Researches have also stated that when conducting a study on organizational effectiveness it is important to specify if the variables selected would predict or indicate effectiveness. (Cameron, 1986) However as the Miles' Ecology Model (Miles 1980) allows the definition of organizational effectiveness to be reflected by the "user"-values and not by the "expert"-values. The variables thus,...
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By Andrea Hansen
Organizational Research/Analysis Paper: StarbucksIn 1971 Starbucks was founded on a love for coffee. Three businessmen, Gordon Bowker, Jerry Baldwin, and Zev Siegl, had a desire to share that love with Seattle by opening a small coffee shop known as Starbucks Coffee, Tea & Spice. Ten years later Starbucks had grown to four retail stores located throughout the Seattle area. Whole bean coffee was sold at all four locations. Upon reaching 100 stores in 1992 the company went public. Starbucks grew at an exponential pace thereafter, into a successful, well-known international organization that helps roughly 35 million customers a...