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Major Challenges of Organizational Behavior

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´╗┐Module: Organization Behavior 1st assignment Major Challenges of Organizational Behavior Prepare by: INTRODUCTION Organizational Behavior (OB) is the study and application of knowledge about how people, individuals, and groups act in organizations. It does this by what you call a system approach. This is, it interprets people-organization relationships in terms of the whole person, whole group, whole organization, and whole social system. Its purpose is to build better relationships by achieving human objectives, organizational objectives, and social objectives... Side by side with that is Organizational Development or OD. This is the systematic application of behavioral science knowledge at various levels, such as group, inter-group, organization, etc., to bring about planned change. Its objectives are a higher quality of work-life, productivity, adaptability, and effectiveness. It accomplishes this by changing attitudes, behaviors, values, strategies, procedures, and structures so that the organization can adapt to competitive actions, technological advances, and the fast pace of change within the environment. To look at it in a more simple perspective, organizational behavior is more on the study and organizational development is more on the application side. Snapshot for major Challenges facing my organization 1- Globalization challenge We can define globalization as when two or more countries joins together by economically, through education, society and politically and view the people or nation of that country as their national identity as well as part of the world. ...read more.


4-Advances in IT Technology challenge A modern example is the rise of communication technology, which has lessened barriers to human interaction and, as a result, has helped spawn new subcultures; the rise of cyber culture has, at its basis, the development of the Internet and the computer. There can be little doubt that computers, robotic technologies and other forms of job automation have been getting far more capable and that as this trend continues, more workers are certain to be displaced in the relatively near future. Most economists dismiss any concern that this might lead to long-term structural unemployment. All of these technological advances sound great; however, there is a down side to all this technology. Competition between companies can sometimes make lives for humans even worse. In this case the company is forced into buying the new technology just so they can stay in business. This has a negative result on the workforce who will be replaced by the new technology. Through all of this employees can lose their sense of common purpose, because this will not do the jobs anymore but assisting the technology achieving the goals. We must be careful not to injected technology at an exponentially rate into the workplace at over a short time. ...read more.


in the organization 5- To increase self-control and self-direction among everyone in the organization, as well as develop and sustain everyone's conflict management abilities 6-To increase awareness levels of the individual and the group, regarding organizational processes as well as its consequences for effective and remarkable performance. With that, here are some assumptions underlying the above-mentioned objectives of Organizational Development: A- Organized and responsive work tends to produce the highest levels of productivity and quality B- most individuals seek challenging work and desire responsibility for accomplishing organizational objectives C- Individuals and work groups which learn to work in a constructively open way (ex. Via feedback) are able to profit from their experiences and become more capable of optimizing their resources D- Professional and personal growth of the employees is facilitated by relationships which are open, supportive, and trusting E- Employees' sustained commitment is assured where there is active participation of everyone in the planning and implementation of any change intervention To conclude, change is truly an essential part of creativity and innovation in organizations. It is inevitable in order to constantly adapt to the environment to survive competition and prosper. From a business' standpoint, change is normally associated with Organizational Development. Change is a fact of life within human systems, and is taken as the only thing constant in a business. ...read more.

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