Organizational Behaviour (OB)

ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR (OB)

 

Organisational behaviour (OB) is the study of human behavior in organizational settings, the interface between human behavior and the organization, and the organization itself”.- Moorhead & Griffin (1995)

History-

Historical roots found in Hawthorne studies (1920s) of Western Electric Company series of studies of the behaviour of workers at its plant in Cicero, Illinois.

 

Nature of Organizational Behaviour

Definition –

“Organizational behaviour (OB) is the study of what people do in an organization and how their behaviour affects organizational performance.”

“Organizational behaviour (OB) is a field of study that investigates the impact that individuals, groups and structure have on behaviour within the organization, for improving organizations effectiveness.”

Organizational behaviour (OB) is the output of a combination of psychology (individual), sociology (people within environment/ culture) anthropology (comparative values, societies).




SUBJECT MATTER/ CONCERNS OF ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR (OB)

    • Employment-related
          • Job,
          • Work,
          • Absenteeism,
          • Productivity,
          • Human performance,
          • Management.
    • Employee related
          • Motivation,
          • Leadership,
          • Interpersonal communication,
          • Change process,
          • Work design,
          • Work stress.




CHARACTERISTICS OF ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR (OB)

    • Systematic study
      • Looking at the relationship,
      • Cause-effect,
      • Conclusions on scientific evidences.
    • Evidence-based management
      • The managerial decision on best available scientific evidences.

 

Reference –

Robbins, S.P., Judge T.A., & Vohra, N. (2018) Organizational behavior N.D. Pearson Prentice Hall.

Aamodt, M.G. (2007). Industrial and organizational psychology: An applied approach. US:
Thomson & Wadsworth.
Berry, L.M. (1998), reprint 2010. Psychology at work: An introduction to Industrial and
Organizational Psychology. N.Y.: McGraw-Hill International Editions.
French (2015). Organization Development: Behavioral Science Interventions for
Organization Improvement, 6/e , Pearson, Education

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