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
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Organizational Behavior Terminology and Concepts Chase Dodson University of Phoenix Organizational Behavior / MGT 331 Mr. Roberto Coto January 30, 2006 Organizational Behavior Terminology and Concepts 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, communication, organizational effectiveness and efficiency, and organizational learning. Organizational behavior introduces many basic principles of human behavior which seeks to understand individual workers, work groups and entire organizations. Organizational behavior is the study and application of knowledge about how people, individuals, and groups act within an organization. The basic principles of Organizational Behavior include behavioral interventions such as positive reinforcement, feedback, diagnosing performance problems, and goal setting. Measurements in organizational behavior often seek to assess employee perceptions about work within an organization by describing employee attitudes, beliefs, intentions, and behaviors.
According to the American Heritage Dictionary, Diversity is a point or respect in which things differ. Diversity as a concept focuses on a broader set of qualities than race and gender. In the context of the workplace, valuing diversity means creating a workplace that respects and includes differences, recognizing the unique contributions that individuals with many types of differences can make, and creating a work environment that maximizes the potential of all employees within the organization (Why Diversity Matters?). For most people communication is simply talk. It is a natural event. According to the American Heritage Dictionary, communication is the exchange of thoughts, messages or information, as by speech, signals, or writings. People in organizations typically spend over 75% of their time in an interpersonal situation; thus it is no surprise to find that at the root of a large number of organizational problems is poor communications. Effective communication is an essential component of organizational success whether it is at the interpersonal, intergroup, intragroup, organizational, or external levels.
Within an organization there is a diverse working culture formed into one or many different behaviors. Each and every individual must learn how to communicate with one another so that the organization itself remains effective and efficient. In conclusion, an organization must stay focused and keep their sights on the mission and goals at hand to remain successful and if the organization cannot adapt to the changing times, the organization is doomed to fail. Reference Balasubramanian, V. (n.d.). Organizational learning and information systems. Retrieved Jan. 29, 2006, from Organizational Learning and Information Systems Web site: www.e-papyrus.com. Clark, D. R. (2000). Big Dogs Leadership page - Organizational Behavior. Retrieved Jan. 27, 2006, from Leadership - Organizational Behavior Web site: www.nwlink.com. Diagnosis. (2003). Retrieved Jan. 29, 2006, from Organizational Diagnosis and Assessment Web site: www.mistyriver.net. (1991). The American Heritage Dictionary. 2nd ed. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co.. Tosi, H. L. (n.d.). Managing Organizational Behavior 4th edition concepts. Retrieved Jan. 29, 2006, from www.blackwellpublishing.com. University of California Berkeley, (n.d.). Why diversity matters?. Retrieved Jan. 29, 2006, from Managers, Supervisors, and HR Professionals Web site: www.hrweb.berkeley.edu/aaeeo/diverse.htm. ?? ?? ?? ?? Organizational Behavior - 1 -
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