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Organizational Behaviour

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Organizational Behaviour (OB)

People spend most of their life in some organization or the other. Right from this college, to the mode of transport you used to come here, to the food you have, we come across thousands of organizations on a regular basis. Organizations are basically places where there is a constant interaction between people, structures and technology Organizational Behaviour is a field of study that investigates the impact that individuals, groups and structure have on behavior within organizations, for the purpose of applying such knowledge toward improving an organization’s effectiveness. It is a process of explaining, understanding, predicting, maintaining, and changing employee behavior to increase the overall productivity of an organization.

Organizational behavior is the study of human behavior in organizational settings, the interface between human behavior and the organization and the orientation itself. Environment

Human behaviour in
Organizational settings

The Individual-Organizational Interface

The Organization

The above figure illustrates this view of organizational behaviour. It shows the linkage among human behaviour in organizational settings, the individual-organizational interface, the organization, and the environment surrounding the organization. Each individual brings to organization a unique set of personal background and characteristics and experiences from other organizations.


The organization's base rests on management's philosophy, values, vision and goals. This in turn drives the organizational culture which is composed of the formal organization, informal organization, and the social environment. The culture determines the type of leadership, communication, and group dynamics within the organization. The workers perceive this as the quality of work life which directs their degree of...

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