Organizational Behaviour Introduction

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  • 1. Organizational behavior (OB)

2. Organization ??? Organizations are social entities that are: - goal-oriented - designed as deliberately structured and co-ordinated activity systems - linked to the external environment 3. The organization is above all social. It is people. -Peter Drucker. -According to me organization means people.kulothungan. People are the key. Sam Walton, the founder of Wal-Mart 4. What is OB? 5. Why Study OB? OB Research Understand organizational events Predict organizational events Influence organizational events 6. the study of human behaviour in organizational contexts with a focus on individual and group processes and actions 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 organizations effectiveness An entitative approach [to organizations] fails to represent what it means to be human, misrepresents the qualities of the relational processes and, more generally, grossly distorts the relationships between person and organization (Hoskings and Morley 1991:IX) 7. In the opinion of Kankha,OB is the study and application of knowledge about, how people has individuals and has groups act in organization. In the opinion of Robbins, OB is the study and application of knowledge how people act or behave in an organization for the purpose of applying such knowledge towards improving an organizations effectiveness According to Luthans, OB is concerned with understanding prediction and control of human behaviour in an organization 8. THANK YOU Kulothungan Colbert