ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR WHENA Q. BABANON + Organization = Behavior Organizational Behavior “People are an Organization’s Most Important ASSETS” What is Organization? Organizations are simply groups with two or more people that share a certain set of goals and meet at regular times. An organization is a collection of people who work together to achieve individual and organizational goals. Behavior An action/response of an individual , group or species to its environment. Behavior occurs in organization. What is Organizational Behavior? Organizational behavior (OB) is the study of factors that affect how individuals and groups act in organizations and how organizations manage their environments. What is Organizational Behavior? The study of human behavior, performance in organizations. attitudes, and --- Ivancevuch, Knonopaske & Matteson--- Value of OB: Helps people attain the competencies needed to become effective employees, team leaders/members, or managers. Competency= an interrelated set of abilities, behaviors, attitudes, and knowledge needed by an individual to be effective in most professional and managerial positions. What is Organizational Behavior? The study of human behavior in the workplace, the interaction between people and the organization with the intent to understand and predict human behavior. ----- Lester Bowles Pearson----- Organizational Behavior Theories applications: Promote the well-being of employees Evaluate solutions proposed by consultants and managers Predict what will happen in your organization Influence the direction of your organization What is Organizational Behavior? A field of study that investigates the impact that individuals, groups and structure have on behaviour within organizations, for the purpose of applying such knowledge toward improving an organization’s effectiveness.. ----- Stephen P. Robbins----- Why study Organizational Behavior? To learn about yourself and how to deal with others. You are part of an organization now, and will continue to be part of various organizations. Organizations are increasingly expecting individuals to be able to work in teams, at least some of the time. Some of you may want to be managers or entrepreneurs Why study Organizational Behavior? Provides a set of tools that allow: People to understand , analyze, and describe behavior in organizations. Managers to improve, enhance, or change work behaviors so that individuals, groups and the whole organization can achieve their goals. Thank You!