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Performance management

Organizational Behavior is the study and application of knowledge about how people, individuals, and groups act in organizations. It does this by taking a system approach.

That is, it interprets people-organization relationships in terms of the whole person, the whole group, the whole organization, and the whole social system.

Its purpose is to build better relationships by achieving human objectives, organizational objectives, and social objectives.

Organizational Behavior is;

  • A Separate Field of Study and not a Discipline Only.
  • An Interdisciplinary Approach.
  • Applied Science.
  • A Normative Science.
  • A Humanistic and Optimistic Approach.
  • A Total System Approach.

These 6 features or characteristics shows the nature of Organizational Behavior that is the study of understanding and control behavior within the organization.

Objectives of Organizational Behavior

Objectives of Organizational Behavior

The organizations in which people work have an effect on their thoughts, feelings, and actions. These thoughts, feelings, and actions, in turn, affect the organization itself.

Organizational behavior studies the mechanisms governing these interactions, seeking to identify and foster behaviors conducive to the survival and effectiveness of the organization.

  1. Job Satisfaction.
  2. Finding the Right People.
  3. Organizational Culture.
  4. Leadership and Conflict Resolution.
  5. Understanding the Employees Better.
  6. Understand how to Develop Good Leaders.
  7. Develop a Good Team.
  8. Higher Productivity.

These 8 objectives of organizational behavior show that OB is concerned with people within the organization, how they are interacting, what is the level of their satisfaction, the level of motivation, and find ways to improve it in a way the yields most productivity.