Organizational Behavior Trends

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Organizational Behavior Trends

The current business environment poses many challenges to the organizations today. Numerous trends greatly affect organization's behavioral patterns and beliefs. They impact the way decisions are made and the employees' performances. Nowadays, decisions are based not only on step-by-step coherent choices but also on ethical foundations. Changes and trends affect the organizational behavior including management response to the needs of its employees. Innovations and technology changes how work is done and how fast it is accomplished. However, along with its advantages, the new technology can also negatively affect the organization. It is a great challenge for management to implement decisions that will recognize both the ethics and the organization's position; and the technology's effect on employees' productivity and performance. So how do managers plan and make ethical decisions? What major impact technology has on organization as a whole? Decision making is defined as "the process of choosing a course of action for dealing with a problem or opportunity" (Hunt, Osborn and Schermerhorn, 2005). In order to arrive at a decision, one should first recognize and define the problem or opportunity, identify and carefully analyze the courses of actions and its possible effects on the person of organization. Then, a course of action must be selected for implementation and evaluation of results. These steps are known to be the fundamentals of decision making. Said steps can be appropriate for routine problems that an organization encounters. Management can easily recognize the problem and make decisions based on their past experiences and proven method. However, there are situations that can be relatively new and the above steps will not be applicable. Non-routine problems usually require the management's creative thinking and problem solving skills. Because decision making plays a major role in the success of an organization,...
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