Definition of Organizational Behavior

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What is Organizational Behavior?

Human behaviour within an organization is determined by various factors like motivation, financial incentives, work environment, etc. It is vital that an organization study these factors in order to ensure maximum productivity from its employees. Organisational behaviour is the study and application of human behaviour as applied to organizations. Organizations may be schools, businesses, government, etc. The study of organizational behaviour helps people, structure, technology and environment to work in unison for maximum productivity. The basic assumptions that we come across while studying organizational behaviour are:

Basic Assumptions:

a. An industrial organization is composed of people.

b. These people must be motivated to work effectively.

c. Employees and the employee may have their disagreements.

d. Policy makers should be aware that organizational laws may not always appeal to people.

Additional Readings:

1. Human Relations Movement according to Fred Luthans
2. Definition of Organization Behavior
3. Fundamental Concepts of Organizational Behavior
4. Unconscious Behavior and Sigmund Freud
5. Mechanics of Defense Mechanisms
6. Content and Process, and Abraham Maslow's Need-Hierarchy Theory
7. Theory of motivation by Herzberg
8. Definition of Morale
9. Ego States
10. Determinants of Personality
11. Definition of Perception
12. Attitude, Belief, and Ideology
13. Stress and State of Exhaustion
14. Leadership and Leadership Styles
15. Path-Goal Leadership

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