Organizational Behavior Terminology and Concepts


Organizational Behavior Terminology and Concepts Paper
Organizational Behavior and Group Dynamics
Dr. Fathiah Inserto
25 October 2010

      According to Schermerhorn, Hunt, and Osborn (2008) Organizational behavior is the study of human behavior understanding individual and group behavior, interpersonal processes, and organizational dynamics with the goal of improving the performance of organizations and the people in them. It is also an academic discipline studied by scientists and used by companies to study the behavior of individuals within the organization. The study of organizational behaviors helps us to better understand the thought process and how they behave and interact with each other. The goal of studying behavior is like anything else it is used to help improve the overall performance of the company, as well as the employees. Many factors influence the behavior and culture of organizations such as organizational culture, organizational behavior, diversity, and communication. This paper will discuss how the components of organizational behavior influence an organization in today’s environment.
      All organizations work on creating their own culture, they try to build this culture from within the company, and the goal is to have a culture that is well supported and communicated and supports the vision. Organizational culture is the collection of shared beliefs. Organizations with a constructive culture like AT&T is a highly motivated company that is performance based. The employees work together constantly to achieve its goals. In this type of culture people tend to feel better about them as well as have more job satisfaction. I have also been with organizations that could be considered an aggressive/defensive culture such as Toyota. As a salesperson you were taught to be very aggressive with the customers and let them know that you were in charge. Now this culture changed the...