Week 1: Individual Assignment- Organizational Behavior Terminology and Concepts Paper

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What is an organization and what does an organizational culture really mean? In this paper we will answer those questions and will discuss key terms to understand how an organization works and the factors involved in making it a successful one. Also, we will discuss BayCare Health’s current culture and behavior in relations with the terms that we discuss in this paper. Organizational culture

Organizational culture is a shared set of beliefs and values within an organization. Organization with a “strong cultures” operate with a clear vision of the future that is supported by the well-developed and well communicated beliefs and values (Schermerhorn, Hunt, & Osborn, 2008). Observable aspect for an organizational culture can be shared values, meanings, and/or organizational myths. Organizational behavior

Organization behavior is the study of individuals and groups in organizations. It is an academic discipline devoted to understanding individual and group behavior, interpersonal processes, and organizational dynamics with the goal of improving the performance of organizations and the people in them (Schermerhorn, Hunt, & Osborn, 2008). Observable aspect for organization behaviors can be management philosophy, management performance, building and reinforcing changing culture. Diversity

Workforce diversity describes how people differ in age, race, ethnicity, gender, physical ability and sexual orientation. This is one of the main factors that enhance a successful organization. And in this respect, consultant R. Roosevelt Thomas males the point that when it comes to people and their diversity, positive organizational cultures tap the talents, ideas, and creative potential of all members (Schermerhorn, Hunt, & Osborn, 2008). Observable aspect for Diversity can be a combination of organization behavior and culture. They could be organization culture, values, standards, management philosophy, management performance, building and reinforcing changing culture....
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